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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1968 Topps # 520 Lou Brock Cardinals Graded Card SGC 96 = 9
$175.00
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1992 ACTION PACKED ASG 24 KT GOLD LOU BROCK 2G * St Louis Cardinals Single
$9.95
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1978 TOPPS #170 LOU BROCK MT
$7.50
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LOU BROCK JERSEY Card 2010 Panini Centry Collection 025 100 Baseball Stamp
$7.99
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1999 St Louis Cardinals Fleer Sports Illustrated Autographed Lou Brock Card
$19.99
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1970 Topps # 330 Lou Brock Cardinals PSA 8
$19.95
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1973 TOPPS LOU BROCK CARDINALS NM++ RAZOR SHARP HOF HIGH GRADE PACK FRESH
$5.00
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Lou Brock 1970 Topps #330, 1972 Topps #200 MINT!, 1969 Topps #165, plus one card
$14.01
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Lou Brock Fred McGriff 1 1 Lot Patches Bat Jerseys Partial Auto True 1 1's
$99.99
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2014 TOPPS TRIBUTE LOU BROCK BAT 50
$9.99
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1975 Topps Lou Brock #309 Baseball Card AUTOGRAPH CARD
$30.00
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1975 Topps — Lou Brock #540 — PSA 8
$34.50
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2010 CENTURY COLLECTION #10 LOU BROCK #109 250 JERSEY JSY (HOF) - CARDINALS
$7.15
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1970 TOPPS MLB HOF EX LOT ROD CAREW CARL YASTRZEMSKI STEVE CARLTON LOU BROCK (5)
$14.00
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1968 Topps Steve Carlton Lou Brock Schoendienst Cepeda Cardinals Card Lot 4 NICE
$9.99
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1980 Topps ST LOUIS CARDINALS Complete TEAM Set LOU BROCK Ted SIMMONS Hernandez
$15.99
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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 AUTOGRAPHED ST. LOUIS CARDINALS HAT PSA DNA COA GEM MINT!!
$54.99
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LOU BROCK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL PSA DNA
$69.00
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Lou Brock Autographed Signed 1987 K-Mart Card #13 PSA DNA #83504803
$29.00
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LOU BROCK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED ST LOUIS CARDINALS #20 BLUE COOPERSTOWN JERSEY PSA
$279.00
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**GEM MINT 10-PSA DNA** LOU BROCK Autographed-Signed HOF Postcard-CUBS-CARDINALS
$64.88
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LOU BROCK SIGNED CARDINALS 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH JSA #I82419
$79.99
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LOU BROCK HOF 85 SIGNED JSA CERTED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$75.00
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Lou Brock Signed Rawlings Official NL Baseball HOF 938 Cardinals PSA COA Cubs
$48.00
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Lou Brock Cardinals Auto Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA
$45.00
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Rickey Henderson & Lou Brock Signed 18x24 Lithograph - JSA COA J07771
$175.00
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LOU BROCK SIGNED 1978 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH
$42.00
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LOU BROCK SIGNED 1975 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$42.00
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CARDINALS LOU BROCK "HOF 85" AUTHENTIC SIGNED MAJESTIC WHITE JERSEY PSA DNA
$279.99
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LOU BROCK SIGNED JSA COA AUTOGRAPHED HAT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AUTO NEW
$55.99
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1974 TOPPS LOU BROCK #60 CARDINALS HOF SIGNED PSA DNA GUARANTEE
$40.00
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Lou Brock signed baseball HOF 85 JSA certified
$50.00
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