Len Dawson Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Len Dawson

Date of Birth: 6/20/1935
Rookie Card Year: 1963
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Len Dawson is a well-respected Hall of Fame player. As one of the game's star players at the time of the AFL-NFL merger, Len Dawson cards and autographed memorabilia are very collectible. Dawson led the Kansas City Chiefs to three AFC Championships and would emerge victorious in Super Bowl IV as the game's MVP.

Len Dawson's rookie card is part of the 1963 Fleer Football set. It would be Fleer's last football card set for 13 years. Dawson also has three pre-rookie cards. Two are team issues from the Chiefs and the other is a regional promotion card from National City Bank.

His first certified autograph card is from the 1989 Goal Line Art issue. The card is serial numbered to 100 copies. One of his most popular autograph cards comes from the collector favorite, 1997 Upper Deck Legends.

Dawson's first memorabilia card can be found in 2001 Topps Archives. The card contains a piece of stadium seat from the old Arrowhead Stadium. His first game-used memorabilia card would come a couple of years later. 2002 Donruss Classics has a piece of one of Dawson's helmets embedded into 100 serial numbered cards.

Dawson has always been a willing in-person signer. He also participates in some of the larger autograph signings throughout the year.

Len Dawson Rookie Card

1963 Fleer Len Dawson RC #47

1963 Fleer Len Dawson RC

The card's thin white borders make them prone to centering issues. Cards submitted for professional grading can sell for a substantial premium when returned in high grade.

Top eBay Listings

LEN DAWSON 2006 UD EXQUISITE AUTOGRAPH ON-CARD # 7 25 KC CHIEFS HOF SP
$89.95

1970 Topps# 1 Len Dawson Football Card (#120J)
$6.95

1965 LEN DAWSON TOPPS card #99 -original- Beckett grading of "5.0 - Excellent"
$25.00

1968 Topps #171 Len Dawson EX A3425
$8.00

1968 Topps #171 Len Dawson VG A3271
$5.50

1968 Topps #171 Len Dawson VG EX A2761
$7.50

1965 Topps #99 Len Dawson- Short Print-Fair-Creases
$19.99

1970 Topps #1 Len Dawson VG EX A7925
$6.00

1970 Topps #1 Len Dawson EX A4495
$8.50

1971 Topps Game Inserts #25 Len Dawson EX A101
$8.00

1998 Collector's Edge Football Len Dawson On Card Autograph Chiefs # 301 2000
$30.00

1970 Topps #1 Len Dawson, Kansas City Chiefs Hall Of Famer Near Mint condition
$8.95

1973 Topps #335 Len Dawson EX A1147
$6.50

1975 Topps #120 Len Dawson EX MT A1110
$6.50

1972 Topps #245 Len Dawson EX MT A12905
$10.00

1989 GOAL LINE HOF #38 LEN DAWSON HOF POP 1 PSA 9 F1462101
$8.99
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Autograph Guide

Len Dawson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Len Dawson's authentic signature looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Len Dawson Cut Signature Exemplar:

Len Dawson Signature Example

Len Dawson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Len Dawson signature autograph is very difficult to replicate and will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. His signature has been very consistent through the years, so regardless of the item being signed or the time period in which it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Len Dawson Signature Characteristics

  1. The entire signature is legible and written in traditional cursive script.
  2. The "L" and "D" are larger than the other letters.
  3. All of the vowel letters display an open loop.
  4. The "D" is unique in that it resembles a lower case "n" that then includes a large loop that swoops over the top and back to the left.
  5. The "n" at the end of his name is almost always present. However, as he has gotten older, he sometimes forgets to write it.

Len Dawson Signed Football Pricing:

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Len Dawson Signed Football

Len Dawson Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Len Dawson Signed Jersey

Len Dawson Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Len Dawson Signed Helmet

Len Dawson Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Len Dawson Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TK THROWBACK F S HELMET JSA
$299.00

LEN DAWSON SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$68.00

LEN DAWSON SIGNED AUTO KANSAS CITY CHIEFS STAT JERSEY HOF 87 JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$109.00

Len Dawson SIGNED Chiefs Mini Helmet +SB IV MVP +HOF 87 ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$135.00

Len Dawson Signed Kansas City Chiefs Mini Helmet with GAI COA Just Like JSA, PSA
$49.95

LEN DAWSON SIGNED AUTO KANSAS CITY CHIEFS STAT JERSEY HOF 87 JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$37.00

LEN DAWSON SIGNED AUTO KANSAS CITY CHIEFS STAT JERSEY SB IV MVP JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$109.00

1963 Fleer #47 Len Dawson Rookie HOF Signed Autographed Card Chiefs PSA DNA *531
$350.00

LEN DAWSON signed auto'd CHIEFS Sports Illustrated 11x14 Photo w HOF 87--PSA ITP
$69.99

Len Dawson Signed Kansas City Chiefs Jersey - TRISTAR # 7589892
$149.99

LEN DAWSON AUTO,SIGNED FULL SIZE KC CHIEFS HELMET JSA CERT & CARD HOFER SEE PIX
$149.99

Steiner Len Dawson Signed 8x10 Photo w HOF insc
$89.99

FRANK GIFFORD,STAN JONES,LEN DAWSON,HOF JSA COA SIGNED OFFICIAL GAME FOOTBALL
$500.00

Len Dawson SIGNED Kansas City Chiefs F S Helmet + HOF 87 PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$250.00

LEN DAWSON 1988 SWELL GREATS HOF AUTOGRAPH SIGNED STEELERS BROWNS CHIEFS PSA
$26.99

Len Dawson signed Kansas City Chiefs jersey - PSA AUTHENTICATED - Hall of Famer
$229.95
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