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.

Top eBay Listings

1973 OPC BASEBALL LOU BROCK #320 CARDINALS NRMT O C (ref 0574)
$5.95

1968 TOPPS #151 LOU BROCK PSA 8 B1854804-996
$14.99

1968 TOPPS #372 LOU BROCK ALL-STAR EX *171260
$8.00

2005 Leather and Lumber Gold #145 Lou Brock RET 50
$8.00

2004 Leaf Certified Cuts Marble Red #246 Lou Brock LGD 100
$5.00

1967 Topps #63 Lou Brock Curt Flood "Cards Clubbers" Card
$12.75

1976 Topps #10 Lou Brock PSA 8 NM-MT 21629
$20.00

1976 Topps #10 Lou Brock PSA 8 NM-MT 21628
$20.00

1976 Topps #10 Lou Brock PSA 8 NM-MT 21627
$20.00

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

1979 Topps #665 Lou Brock Autograph PSA DNA Authentic 19984
$37.00

1969 Nabisco Team Flakes Lou Brock SGC A Authentic 23491
$55.00

SHARP 1967 Topps #285 Lou Brock - $25.00 - St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame HOF
$9.99

1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock RC Rookie Auto PSA DNA 9 Mint 25796
$240.00

COMPLETE 1975 SSPC St. Louis Cardinals TEAM SET - Lou Brock Keith Hernandez RC +
$14.99

RARE 1978 OPC St. Louis Cardinals TEAM SET - 2 Lou Brock Ted Simmons Hernandez +
$16.99
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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

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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Top eBay Listings

LOU BROCK DAY JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 1979 FDC AUTOGRAPH
$45.00

LOU BROCK JSA CERTED SIGNED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$68.00

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

Lou Brock Autographed Signed MLB Baseball "HOF 85" PSA DNA #X66707
$79.00

Lou Brock Carl Yastrzemski Pete Rose Signed Framed 11x17 Photo PSA DNA LOA
$349.00

LOU BROCK VINTAGE SIGNED JSA CERTED BASEBALL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$72.00

LOU BROCK VINTAGE SIGNED JSA CERTED BASEBALL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$72.00

LOU BROCK DAY SIGNED PSA DNA 1979 FDC CARDINALS AUTOGRAPH
$42.00

LOU BROCK SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA TRADING CARD 83188874
$99.99

LOU BROCK CUBS SIGNED JSA CERTED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$43.00

LOU BROCK PSA DNA SIGNED PEREZ STEELE AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$42.00

Lou Brock Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA X92804
$49.00

Lou Brock (938 HOF 1985) Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA X92380
$59.00

Henderson Wills Lou Brock Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA Y02611
$129.00

**PSA DNA GEM MINT 10** LOU BROCK Signed HOF Plaque Postcard--CARDINALS + CUBS
$69.95
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