Nellie Fox Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Nellie Fox

Date of Birth: 12/25/1927
Rookie Card Year: 1951
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

A key player and fan favorite on the White Sox during the 1950s and '60s, Nellie Fox cards and autographed memorabilia are held in high regard by collectors. Fox was an All-Star 15-times and won the American League MVP award in 1959, a year in which he led the White Sox to the World Series. Fox died in 1975 at the young age of 47. His untimely death contributes significantly to his collectibility.

Fox's rookie card comes from 1951 Bowman Baseball. He also has two regionally issued cards that were released in 1949. One is an A's team issued card and the other from the Philadelphia Bulletin newspaper.

All of Nellie Fox's autographed cards are cut signatures. Having died well before the modern trading card era, this is the only means to acquire Nellie Fox's signature on a trading card. His first such card was produced by Upper Deck as part of their 2001 SP Legendary Cuts set. The card is serial numbered to 9.

His first memorabilia cards also debuted in 2001. Donruss, Fleer, Topps and Upper Deck each produced game-used cards of Nellie Fox in various products that year. In particular, his game-used jersey card from SP Legendary Cuts is very popular with collectors. It is not serial numbered and the exact quantity produced is unknown.

Nellie Fox's autographed memorabilia is considered to be somewhat rare. He was a very willing in-person signer during his career and even after his retirement. He passed away prior to the expanded popularity of the sports collectibles hobby. As a result, he never participated in large, organized signing events. Given his Hall of Fame status, caution should be used when looking to purchase Nellie Fox autographs as his signature is often forged.

Nellie Fox Rookie Cards

1951 Bowman Nellie Fox RC #232

1951 Bowman Nellie Fox RC

This is an extremely popular vintage set. The cards are art renderings of actual photographs. Fox is upstaged, though, by having to share the rookie card spotlight with fellow Hall of Famers Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays.

Top eBay Listings

1964 Topps # 205 Nellie Fox NM
$17.00

1959 Topps # 556 Nellie Fox AS Ex-Mt
$22.00

1951 Bowman Nellie Fox # 232 Rookie VG Good Condition
$62.50

1959 Topps SETBREAK #556 All Star Nellie Fox White Sox HOF PSA 8 NM-MT
$52.18

1961 CHICAGO WHITE SOX Team Set PHOTO PACK NELLIE FOX Aparicio PIERCE Sealed Set
$17.99

1954 Bowman #6 Nellie Fox - EX-MT
$64.00

1954 Bowman #6 Nellie Fox - EX
$48.00

1951 BOWMAN #232 NELLIE FOX EX+
$39.00

1964 Topps Baseball #205 Nellie Fox (Houston Colts 45s) PSA - 7 NM Near Mint
$17.95

1956 Topps SETBREAK Nellie Fox #118 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)
$51.00

04 SP LEGENDARY CUTS 9x ALL BAT JERSEY LOT w NELLIE FOX SNIDER DRYSDALE +
$17.58

1952 Bowman #21 Nellie Fox - VG-EX
$50.00

KEYSTONE COMBO 1959 Topps Baseball # 408 Nellie Fox Luis Aparicio White Sox HOF
$40.00

1957 Topps SETBREAK Nellie Fox #38 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)
$28.00

NELLIE FOX 2002 FLEER GREATS BAT RELIC
$19.95

2012 PRIME CUTS TIMELINE NELLIE FOX TRIPLE GAME USED BAT,JERSEY,BAT 13 25 MVP
$19.00
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Autograph Guide

Nellie Fox Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Nellie Fox'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.

Nellie Fox Cut Signature Exemplar:

Nellie Fox Signature Example

Nellie Fox Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Nellie Fox 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. Written in cursive, he never signed "Nellie" but instead his legal name "Nelson."
  2. The "N" is separated from the rest of the letters in the first name.
  3. The "e" and "l" look very similar. Neither contains an opening and they are distinguished by the "e" being shorter than the "l."
  4. The "s-o-n" are clearly legible and the "o" is circular.
  5. The last name resembles a crossed number "7" and a bow lying on its side.

Nellie Fox Autographed Memorabilia Pricing

Active Listings for Nellie Fox Signed Memorabilia

Nellie Fox Signed Poster

Nellie Fox Cut Signature

Nellie Fox Signed Check

Top eBay Listings

NELLIE NELSON FOX PSA DNA SIGNED VINTAGE PHOTO CUT AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$199.00

NELLIE FOX PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED PEREZ STEELE CUT AUTOGRAPH
$259.00

NELLIE FOX SIGNED INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA 25274
$299.99

NELSON NELLIE FOX SIGNED PSA DNA VINTAGE POSTCARD AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$229.00

1971 Washington Senators Team-Signed Baseball Ted Williams Nellie Fox JSA 29 sig
$175.00

Nelson Nellie Fox Bowl Signed Autographed J.D. McCarthy Postcard JSA LOA
$279.99

Nellie Fox Autographed Signed 1959 Government Postcard PSA DNA #83285932
$239.00

Connie Mack Signed 1949 letter & (2) Autographed NELLIE FOX GPC cards PSA JSA
$749.99

Nellie Fox Autographed Signed 1965 Topps Card Astros JSA #X49584
$239.00

Nelson Nellie Fox Autographed Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA
$295.00

Nelson "Nellie" Fox signed index card PSA DNA
$249.99

1952 NELLIE FOX SIGNED JSA BVG SLABBED PHOTO GPC
$234.99

NELLIE FOX SIGNED PHOTO GPC 1952 PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH
$294.00

NELLIE FOX AUTOGRAPH JSA BGS 1964 TOPPS GIANTS SIGNED
$403.00

NELLIE FOX SIGNED MCCARTHY POSTCARD PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$262.00

NELSON NELLIE FOX PSA DNA SIGNED 1964 TOPPS GIANTS CARD #13, RARE AUTOGRAPH HOF
$349.00
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