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 209x300 Image

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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1970 Topps Football Card #1 Len Dawson EX-EXMT *1301
$9.99
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1967 Len Dawson #61
$21.00
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1967 Len Dawson #67
$16.50
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1972 LEN DAWSON - Topps Football Card - # 245 - Kansas City Chiefs - Vintage
$6.95
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1991 DOMINO'S QUARTERBACKS #34 LEN DAWSON POP 1 PSA 10 F1552886
$6.99
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2012 Topps Len Dawson AUTO Autograph Numbered Limited Only 10 QB Immortals
$32.00
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1970 Topps 1 Len Dawson VG-EX #D178565
$7.25
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1968 Topps 171 Len Dawson VG-EX #D178443
$6.20
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2011 NATIONAL TREASURES #5 LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPH SP #21 25 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS HOF
$31.45
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1969 TOPPS #20 LEN DAWSON CHIEFS HOF PSA 9 F1667019-683
$199.99
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1966 Topps #67 Len Dawson - EX-MT
$27.60
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1965 Topps #99 Len Dawson SP - EX
$52.00
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1970 Topps card of Len Dawson with the Chiefs football
$5.99
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1970 Kelloggs Football Card #6 Len Dawson-Kansas City Chiefs
$7.00
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1968 Topps Football Len Dawson #171 Kansas City Chiefs VG-EX
$5.99
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1970 TOPPS GLOSSY FOOTBALL LEN DAWSON KANSAS CITY CHIEFS NR MINT
$15.00
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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:

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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:

Active Listings for Len Dawson Signed Footballs

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Len Dawson Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Len Dawson Signed Jerseys

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Len Dawson Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Len Dawson Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Len Dawson Signed Photographs

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FRANK GIFFORD,STAN JONES,LEN DAWSON,HOF JSA COA SIGNED OFFICIAL GAME FOOTBALL
$500.00
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LEN DAWSON autographed signed Chiefs red STAT jersey "HOF 87" JSA #w553263
$82.00
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Len Dawson SIGNED Kansas City Chiefs F S Helmet + HOF 87 PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$250.00
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Len Dawson signed Kansas City Chiefs jersey - PSA AUTHENTICATED - Hall of Famer
$229.95
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LEN DAWSON autographed signed Chiefs red STAT jersey "HOF 87" JSA #w553259
$129.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CHIEFS STAT JERSEY JSA CERTIFIED "HOF 87"
$84.99
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LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED CHIEFS FULL SIZE PRO HELMET *HOF MVP* PSA DNA
$299.99
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Len Dawson Autographed Signed KC Chiefs Stat Jersey w HOF87 INSC JSA Witness COA
$109.99
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Len Dawson Signed Autographed F S Kansas City Chiefs Helmet Double Ins W Jsa
$99.99
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LEN DAWSON CHIEFS SIGNED MINI HELMET HOF 87 TRISTAR AUTHENTICATED
$23.36
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LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHIEFS FULL SIZE HELMET WITH STATS # 16 PSA DNA
$199.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS JERSEY JSA CERTIFICATION
$49.99
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 1970 TOPPS AUTHENIC AUTOGRAPH
$42.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED 1976 TOPPS PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$41.00
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LEN DAWSON CHIEFS HOF SIGNED PSA DNA 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$40.00
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Len Dawson Signed Autographed White Jersey- JSA Authenticated
$129.00
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More Info

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