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

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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1962 Topps Lou Brock Rookie Card #387 Nice card!
$75.00

LOU BROCK 1970 TOPPS BASEBALL #330 PSA 8
$25.00

1964 Topps #29 Lou Brock PSA 6 EX-MT 494
$34.99

1967 Topps #63 Cards Clubbers Lou Brock Curt Flood PSA 7 NM 831
$59.99

2000 UD Hitters Club, Lou Brock Auto Issue – #Lou PSA 9! Cardinals! HOF POP 3!
$59.99

1977-84 Galasso Glossy Greats #269 Lou Brock Cardinals B56221
$14.97

2014 TOPPS TRIBUTE #TA-LB LOU BROCK AUTOGRAPH SP #23 50, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS HOF
$40.45

LOU BROCK 1972 Topps Baseball # 200 St. Louis Cardinals HOF
$8.00

2005 Donruss Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals Auto 22 25
$25.00

1972 Topps 200 Lou Brock NM+ o c
$5.00

LOU BROCK CARDINALS 4 - COUNT LOT W 2 SERIAL #ed CARDS
$9.99

LOU BROCK CARDINALS 4 - COUNT LOT W 1 VINTAGE & 2 SERIAL #ed CARDS
$12.99

1974 TOPPS 9 CARD UNCUT SHEET! GAYLORD PERRY PHIL NIEKRO DON SUTTON LOU BROCK
$499.99

1969 Topps Lou Brock #85
$15.00

Beautiful! 2002 Topps Legends Reprint Auto Autograph #387 Lou Brock Chicago Cubs
$49.95

Beautiful! 2002 Topps Legends Reprint Auto Autograph #387 Lou Brock, Cubs *
$49.95
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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

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 3023 PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$70.00

LOU BROCK SIGNED JSA CERTIFIED 1979 FDC AUTHENIC AUTOGRAPH
$39.00

Lou Brock signed St Louis Cardinals Cooperstown Blue Away Jersey - JSA
$299.99

Lou Brock signed St Louis Cardinals Cooperstown Home White Jersey - JSA
$299.99

Steiner Lou Brock Climbing Wall Catch Signed 11x14 Photo w 938 SB Insc.
$159.99

CARDINALS LOU BROCK AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1977 HOSTESS #32 PSA DNA SLABBED 1
$44.99

CARDINALS LOU BROCK AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1977 HOSTESS #32 PSA DNA SLABBED 2
$44.99

Lou Brock Signed Perez-Steele Great Moments, #66 Limited Edition, PSA DNA.
$54.00

Lou Brock Signed Cardinals Baseball HOF Postcard Plaque - COA - JSA - HOF 1985
$99.99

1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock PSA DNA Autograph Signed RC Rookie Cubs Cardinals HOF
$259.99

Lou Brock SIGNED Sports Illustrated Print STL Cardinals PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$155.00

LOU BROCK PSA DNA SLABBED SIGNED PEREZ STEELE BASEBALL CARD HOF AUTO
$39.20

LOU BROCK PSA DNA SLABBED SIGNED PEREZ STEELE BASEBALL CARD HALL OF FAME AUTO
$39.20

LOU BROCK SIGNED INDEX CARD PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED HOF AUTO CUBS CARDINALS
$59.99

1973 TOPPS #320 LOU BROCK HOF PSA DNA SIGNED AUTO JGR946
$49.99

Lou Brock signed St Louis Cardinals Official Home (White) Jersey - JSA
$299.99
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