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.

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1972 Toops Football Len Dawson Card SGC Graded 8
$35.00

2005 ELITE PASSING THE TORCH AUTO 50 LEN DAWSON TRENT GREEN CHIEFS RARE FIND
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LEN DAWSON IN ACTION 1972 Topps #340 (HOF) Kansas City Chiefs NM-MT BVG 8
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1966 TAB var Coca Cola Coke Cap Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs Purdue University
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Swell Greats Printing Plate 1 1 Len Dawson B62004
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1967 Topps #61 Len Dawson NM F43
$75.00

1967 Topps #61 Len Dawson EX F1685
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1967 Topps #61 Len Dawson EX MT F200
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Len Dawson 5 card Relic auto lot!!!!!!!! Read
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1966 Topps #67 Len Dawson EX MT F105
$50.00

1966 Topps #67 Len Dawson EX F632
$35.00

1964 Topps #96 Len Dawson EX MT F972
$95.00

Len Dawson Joe Greene 2012 Panini Prime Signatures #11 Dual Autograph Auto 1 1
$234.95

1972 Topps #340 Pro Action - Len Dawson NM MT F13582
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1972 Topps #340 Pro Action - Len Dawson NM F12986
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1968 Topps #171 Len Dawson PSA 7 F3228
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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

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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

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LEN DAWSON KANSAS CITY CHIEFS HOF 87,SB IV MVP PSA DNA SIGNED FULL SIZE HELMET
$275.00

Len Dawson Signed Autographed White Stat Jersey- JSA Authenticated
$145.00

Len Dawson "HOF 87" Signed Chiefs Jersey Authentic Autograph JSA #J49181
$104.99

Len Dawson "HOF 87" Signed Chiefs Jersey Authentic Autograph JSA #J49184
$104.99

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

LEN DAWSON autographed signed Chiefs red STAT Jersey HOF 87 JSA #w784171
$36.00

Len Dawson Autographed Signed 1972 Topps Card PSA DNA #83367382
$35.00

Len Dawson Autographed Signed 1972 Topps Card PSA DNA #83348796
$35.00

Len Dawson Autographed Signed 1976 Topps Card PSA DNA #83348799
$35.00

Len Dawson Autographed Signed 1976 Topps Card PSA DNA #83365778
$35.00

Len Dawson Autographed Signed 1976 Topps Card PSA DNA #83365777
$35.00

Len Dawson Autographed Signed 1976 Topps Card PSA DNA #83365776
$35.00

Len Dawson Autographed Signed Kansas City Chiefs Red Jersey w HOF insc JSA COA
$104.99

JSA Authentic Signed Len Dawson Auto Kansas City Chiefs String Back Pull Hat
$41.95

LEN DAWSON SIGNED CHIEFS 8x10 PHOTO AUTO SIGNED TRISTAR PHOTOGRAPH AUTOGRAPH
$24.99

Len Dawson Autographed Signed 1975 Topps Card PSA DNA #83366985
$35.00
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More Info

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