Lou Brock Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Lou Brock

Date of Birth: 6/18/1939
Rookie Card Year: 1962
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Lou Brock cards and autographed memorabilia are popular with many types of collectors. Not only is he an accomplished Hall of Fame baseball player, he is also the subject of one of the most lopsided trades in major league history. His movement from the Chicago Cubs to the division-rival St. Louis Cardinals had repercussions for the "Lovable Losers" for years. Traded very early in his career, Cubs fans would lament the deal as they witnessed the rise of the eventual superstar.

Brock was a six-time All-Star and would go on to win two World Series titles with the Cardinals. A gifted contact hitter with speed, he is a member of the 3,000 Hit Club. Brock retired as baseball's all-time leader in stolen bases but was later passed by Rickey Henderson.

Brock made his playing debut late in the 1961 season. His first appearance on a trading card would take place the following year with his inclusion as part of the 1962 Topps Baseball set.

Lou Brock's first certified autograph can be found in 1992 Upper Deck Baseball Low Series boxes as part of the Heroes of Baseball insert set. It was issued at a time when a print run of 3,000 was considered rare. Landing one is tough but relatively inexpensive. In 2000, Upper Deck, Topps and Fleer would all issue memorabilia cards of Lou Brock. His cards from the Upper Deck Piece of History set are among the most popular from that year.

A frequent signer on the national autograph circuit, Lou Brock's popularity with both Cubs and Cardinals fans translates to strong demand for his autographed memorabilia. Being a member of the 3,000 Hit Club ensures demand for his signature outside of those fan bases as well.

Lou Brock Rookie Card

1962 Topps Lou Brock RC #387

1962 Topps Baseball Lou Brock RC 212x300 Image

The classic design of the 1962 Topps Baseball set make it instantly recognizable. The wood grain borders, vibrant background and close-up head and and shoulders portraits all work together to make it memorable. The use of an early rookie card logo designates Brock as such for the season. The border of the card serves as a frame for the picture which is further accented with it "rolling" up off the surface to reveal the player's name, team and position.

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2005 SP Legendary Cuts Glory Days GOLD Lou Brock Auto 10 10
$135.00
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1965 TOPPS # 540 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS LOU BROCK CARD
$12.99
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Lou Brock 2003 Timeless Treasures Auto Sig Jsy #6 50
$59.99
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1966 Topps Lou Brock St Louis Cardinals #125 Baseball Card Ex
$5.49
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LOU BROCK 2005 05 DONRUSS GREATS HALL OF FAME SOUVENIRS GAME USED BAT SP 2000
$5.99
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2000 UPPER DECK LEGENDARY SIGNATURES LOU BROCK
$9.99
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1978 TOPPS #1 LOU BROCK CARDINALS HOF PSA 9 B1573159
$31.99
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1975 SSPC #590 KEITH HERNANDEZ RC-LOU BROCK PSA 9 B1573170
$6.99
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2006 SP LEGENDARY CUTS #12 LOU BROCK HOF POP 4 PSA 10 B1574000
$8.99
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2006 SP LEGENDARY CUTS MATERIAL #BC-LO LOU BROCK HOF POP 1 PSA 10 B1574001
$11.99
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1966 Topps Baseball card #125 Lou Brock, St. Louis Cardinals EX
$9.99
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LOU BROCK ST LOUIS CARDINALS TOPPS 1970'S TBT ONLY 10 MADE AND NUMBERED
$99.97
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1966 Topps, #125, Lou Brock(HOF), PSA-6(MC), EX-MT
$29.95
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1973 topps #320 LOU BROCK cardinals BGS BCCG 9
$12.00
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1962 Lou Brock Rookie Card Topps #387 in protective holder
$79.00
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2014 Topps Tribute Tribute to the Throne Green #THRONELB Lou Brock Bat 19 25
$28.00
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Autograph Guide

Lou Brock Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Lou Brock'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, Steiner, Mounted Memories and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Lou Brock Cut Signature Exemplar

Lou Brock Signature Example Image

Lou Brock Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Lou Brock signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A pride of penmanship exists even into his older years.
  2. Fluid cursive writing makes the letters legible.
  3. The "L" includes a large upper loop and smaller loop on the bottom connected by a line on a 45 degree angle.
  4. The pen lifts to write the "o" and "u."
  5. The "B" is over-sized like the "L" - The "B" starts with a down line and then up creating an almost looped back line before beginning the bubbles of the letter, the letter finishes with a large circular swirl.
  6. The "r" is legible as is the "o" which is usually a closed loop.
  7. The "c" consists of a small crook like shape.
  8. The "K" is defined by a very long on a 45-degree angle and a small loop and straight line for the crossing letters.
  9. He inscribes whatever is asked of him.

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Lou Brock Signed Photograph Pricing

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LOU BROCK SIGNED JSA CERTED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$71.00
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LOU BROCK SIGNED PSA DNA 1975 SSPC CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH
$42.00
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Rickey Henderson & Lou Brock Signed 18x24 Lithograph - JSA COA J07767
$160.00
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Lou Brock Autographed Signed 1973 Topps Card PSA DNA #83113707
$49.00
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Lou Brock Autographed Signed 1975 Topps Card PSA DNA #83113708
$49.00
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Lou Brock Autographed Signed 1986 TCMA Card #27 PSA DNA
$49.00
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Lou Brock JSA #H89295 Autographed Signed Official Vintage NL Baseball RARE NICE!
$26.00
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Lou Brock Hand Signed Autographed MLB Baseball Mini Helmet Cardinals PSA DNA
$99.99
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LOU BROCK signed Bart Giamatti National League Baseball with PSA DNA COA
$79.99
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LOU BROCK signed autographed Baseball HOF 85 JSA F06299
$49.99
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Lou Brock Cardinals Signed Baseball Autographed Auto PSA DNA E28883
$69.00
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Lou Brock SIGNED 8x10 Photo + 938 Stolen Bases STL Cardinals PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$115.00
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Lou Brock 1962 Topps #387 Baseball Card signed autograph auto PSA DNA Slabbed
$212.00
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LOU BROCK SIGNED JSA FEENEY NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL CERTED AUTOGRAPH
$90.00
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LOU BROCK SIGNED PSA DNA OLD TIMERS PROGRAM AUTHENTIC
$42.00
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LOU BROCK ST LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA
$50.00
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