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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Joe Dimaggio Ted Williams Yogi Berra Lou Brock ++++ 09 UD Legendary Eight 8 GU
$65.00
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1970 70 Kellogg's Baseball #44 Lou Brock - PSA 10
$74.95
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Lou Brock 1964 Topps Card #29 Cubs EX
$21.50
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1977 Venezuelan Sticker # 147 LOU BROCK St. Louis Cardinals
$18.00
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2004 TOPPS TRIBUTE LOU BROCK GAME USED BAT #TR-LBB HOF HALL OF FAME
$14.95
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3 LOU BROCK BASEBALL CARDS 1965,1966,1968
$49.99
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1969 Topps The Sporting News Lou Brock #428
$7.99
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1968 TOPPS #151 BROCK SOCKS 4-HITS IN OPENER ST. LOUIS EX-MT PLUS VALUE PICK
$8.95
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Topps 1989 Turn Back The Clock Hank Aaron Lou Brock, Dwight Gooden Randy Johnson
$17.00
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1989 Topps Tiffany #662 Lou Brock Cardinals ISA 10 GEM MINT
$10.00
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1972 Topps #200 Lou Brock HOF PSA 8 OC NM-MT 182
$19.99
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1973 TOPPS LOU BROCK #320-NM Cardnials FREE SHIPPING !
$6.99
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Lou Brock - Lot of 6 Different Cards - 1972 1973 1974 1975 Topps Baseball
$15.00
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1975 Topps Baseball #2 Lou Brock - Regular Issue & Mini - Near Mint - Cardinals
$10.00
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1969 Topps #428 Lou Brock All Star PSA 7 Near Mint Super Clean Vintage Cardinals
$14.99
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2001 Lou Brock Fleer Greats of the Game Certified Autograph card SP Cardinals
$29.99
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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 PSA DNA SIGNED GOLD HOF PLAQUE AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$39.00
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LOU BROCK SIGNED PSA DNA 1999 FLEER SI AUTOGRAPH
$38.00
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LOU BROCK SIGNED 1976 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$45.00
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LOU BROCK ST.LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO JSA COA
$49.99
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PSA DNA Lou Brock Signed Cubs 1962 Topps Rookie RC Card #387 - Cardinals
$148.85
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LOU BROCK SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X 10 PHOTO CARDINALS JSA
$60.00
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Lou Brock Hand Signed Autographed Baseball Bat St Louis Cardinals HOF PSA DNA
$189.99
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Lou Brock Hand Signed Autographed Baseball Bat St Louis Cardinals PSA DNA
$179.99
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Lou Brock Signed Autographed Auto Baseball PSA DNA M98097
$75.00
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Lou Brock Signed Autographed Auto Baseball PSA DNA J92024
$75.00
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Lou Brock Signed Autographed Auto Baseball PSA DNA U99970
$75.00
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Lou Brock signed Milton Bradley PSA DNA
$89.95
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PSA DNA SIGNED 1972 TOPPS LOU BROCK 8698
$29.99
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PSA DNA SIGNED 1975 TOPPS LOU BROCK 8693
$24.99
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PSA DNA SIGNED 1973 TOPPS LOU BROCK 8695
$29.99
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PSA DNA SIGNED 1975 TOPPS LOU BROCK 8700
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