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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PSA 8 NELLIE FOX 1957 CRISP COLOR,CENTRD + MFG CLASSIC GU BAT
$60.00
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1958 TOPPS #400 NELLIE FOX EX D5442
$11.99
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1958 topps #400 NELLIE FOX white sox BGS BCCG 7
$10.00
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1957 TOPPS BB #38 NELLIE FOX W. SOX EX
$18.00
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1958 Topps #400 Nellie Fox - White Sox Ex
$14.95
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02 Greats o Gm Dln Duo G-U Sngl#NF1 NELLIE FOX BT ROCKY
$13.99
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1961 Topps #477 Nellie Fox MVP BVG 5.5
$15.00
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1963 Topps #525 Nellie Fox BVG 4.5
$20.00
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1954 Bowman NELLIE FOX #6 Chicago White Sox - PSA 8
$160.00
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1964 Topps #205 Nellie Fox BVG 7
$20.00
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1953 BOWMAN COLOR NELLIE FOX PSA 7 #18 WHITE SOX
$175.00
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Nellie Fox-1953 Bowman Color-# 18-Vg-EX! No Reserve! Free Shipping!
$12.05
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1956 Topps 118 GB Nellie Fox PSA 5 (1658)
$39.00
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1958 Topps #400 Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox PSA 9 Mint - Centered!!!
$1,350.00
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1961 Topps 570 AS Nellie Fox PSA 8 (7378)
$80.00
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1956 TOPPS #118 NELLIE FOX GB GOOD MULTIPLE CREASES *116875
$12.00
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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 SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA 3x5 INDEX CARD 83219017
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NELSON NELLIE FOX SIGNED PSA DNA 1964 TOPPS GIANTS CERTED AUTOGRAPH
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Nelson Nellie Fox HOF WHITE SOX SIGNED AUTOGRAPH AUTO 3x5 INDEX PSA DNA
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NELLIE FOX Autographed 8x10 Photo Signed Picture **VERY RARE** Auto PSA DNA
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Nellie Fox 1947-1965 Signed Photo Postcard died 1975 HOF Washington Senators JSA
$125.00
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Nelson "Nellie" Fox signed index card PSA DNA
$249.99
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NELLIE FOX SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH 83135930
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NELLIE FOX SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH 83188798
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NELLIE FOX SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH POST CARD 90534480
$299.99
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First Year 1972 Rangers Team 27 SIGNED Baseball JSA Ted Williams Nellie Fox
$399.00
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1960 TOPPS #429 AL KINGS NELLIE FOX HARVEY KUENN SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD PSA DNA
$499.99
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NELSON NELLIE FOX AUTOGRAPH 1962 CHECK PSA DNA SIGNED
$1,103.00
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NELLIE FOX SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 1951 BASEBALL DIGEST AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$269.00
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Nelson Nellie Fox Bowl Signed Autographed J.D. McCarthy Postcard JSA LOA
$279.99
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Nellie Fox Signed 1964 Topps Giant Card JSA
$229.45
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