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 196x300 Image

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.

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1975 OPC O PEE CHEE BASEBALL 197 ERNIE BANKS NELLIE FOX
$10.99
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1963 TOPPS NELLIE FOX EX MT CHICAGO WHITE SOX #525 (002)
$30.00
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1963 TOPPS NELLIE FOX NM O C CHICAGO WHITE SOX #525
$25.00
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1965 Topps Nellie Fox #485 NM (2340)
$22.00
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1956 Topps Nellie Fox #118 - White Sox - sharp VgEx (crease) - SE3372
$20.00
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1951 Bowman #232 - Nellie Fox (RC) - PSA 6.5 -- HoF Rookie (mikedenero)
$175.00
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NELLIE FOX 2005 Donruss Champions Impressions WHITE SOX HOF GAME USED BAT
$14.99
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1961 TOPPS Nellie Fox #30 BCCG GRADED 9 Mint Or Better
$43.00
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1960 Topps #429 American League Kings Nellie Fox - Harvey Kuenn NICE!
$10.00
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1952 Bowman Reprint Chicago White Sox Team Set Nellie Fox 14 Cards MINT
$14.50
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Nellie Fox 1958 Topps - Chicago White Sox - EX 400 HOF
$13.99
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1953 Bowman Color #18 Nelson "Nellie" Fox HOF SGC 40 baseball card
$34.99
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1954 Bowman #6 Nellie Fox White Sox HOF
$16.00
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1956 TOPPS # 118 NELLIE FOX NO CREASES !!
$29.99
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2001 SP NELLIE FOX GAME USED BAT NEAR MINT !!
$29.99
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1961 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD #477 NELLIE FOX MVP PSA 6 EX-MT
$18.00
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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 260x62 Image

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

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NELLIE FOX VINTAGE SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 7X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$359.00
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Nellie Fox Autographed Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA #83433233
$249.00
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NELLIE FOX SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA 3x5 INDEX CARD 83219017
$299.99
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NELSON NELLIE FOX SIGNED PSA DNA 1964 TOPPS GIANTS CERTED AUTOGRAPH
$389.00
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Nelson Nellie Fox HOF WHITE SOX SIGNED AUTOGRAPH AUTO 3x5 INDEX PSA DNA
$245.00
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NELLIE FOX INDEX CARD PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED AUTO 83136048
$299.99
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NELLIE FOX SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH 83135930
$299.99
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NELLIE FOX SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH 83188798
$299.99
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NELLIE FOX SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH POST CARD 90534480
$299.99
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NELSON NELLIE FOX AUTOGRAPH 1962 CHECK PSA DNA SIGNED
$1,103.00
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JSA SIGNED 1961 CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL NELLIE FOX WYNN LOPEZ AUTOGRAPH LOA
$319.99
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NELSON NELLIE FOX HOF WHITE SOX SIGNED AUTOGRAPH AUTO INDEX PSA DNA Rare
$185.00
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Nellie Fox HOF Signed 3x5 Index Card JSA LOA
$244.99
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Nellie Fox Signed 1964 Topps Giant Card JSA
$229.45
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Nellie Fox Autographed Signed Cut Signature PSA DNA #65055531
$249.00
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NELSON NELLIE FOX SIGNED JSA CERTED 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH
$329.00
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