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

1962 TOPPS # 73 NELLIE FOX WHITE SOX EX-MT 174271
$15.76

1958 TOPPS #400 NELLIE FOX WHITE SOX VG-EX 174157
$17.00

1961 TOPPS #477 NELLIE FOX MVP WHITE SOX NR-MT 199289
$18.00

7894* 1962 Post # 47 Nellie Fox NM
$15.00

25597* 1962 Jello # 47 Nellie Fox
$10.00

1957 Topps 38 Nellie Fox PSA 6 (7481)
$47.00

Exhibit Card - Nellie Fox, Chicago White Sox
$19.95

1965 TOPPS #485 NELLIE FOX EX+ F186
$10.00

(23357) 1965 Topps 485 Nellie Fox Astros-EM
$12.00

(25193) 1957 Topps 38 Nellie Fox White Sox-EM
$20.00

1953 COLOR BOWMAN #18 NELLIE FOX CHICAGO WHITE SOX VG EX EX CONDITION
$40.00

(25526) 1953 Red Man 5 AL Nellie Fox White Sox w Tab-GD+
$25.00

1963 TOPPS #525 NELLIE FOX EX B9821
$19.99

(18435) 1958 Topps 400 Nellie Fox White Sox-EX
$10.00

(18436) 1958 Topps 400 Nellie Fox White Sox-VGX
$12.00

2012 Prime Cuts HOFer Nelson Nellie Fox Timeline Game Triple Jersey Patch
$89.99
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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

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Top eBay Listings

1964 TOPPS #205 SIGNED CARD NELLIE NELSON FOX HOF COLTS DEC PSA DNA
$249.99

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

JSA NELSON NELLIE FOX SIGNED INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPH HOF WHITE SOX AUTO INSCRIBED
$149.99

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

NELLIE FOX SIGNED PHOTO GPC 1952 PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH
$294.00

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

1952 NELLIE FOX SIGNED JSA BVG SLABBED PHOTO GPC
$234.99

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

NELLIE FOX PSA DNA SIGNED 1952 GPC PHOTO AUTOGRAPH
$262.00

Nellie Fox signed album page cut PSA DNA Chicago White Sox HOF autographed auto
$199.99

NELLIE FOX PSA DNA SIGNED TEAM ISS PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$258.00

Nellie Fox HOF signed autographed color photo PSA DNA
$449.99
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