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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1965 TOPPS #485 NELLIE FOX P CO BCG 7 VERY GOOD OR BETTER
$12.00
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1964 Topps Giants #13 Nellie Fox PSA 8 0518 L1038
$16.96
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1952 BOWMAN NELLIE FOX PSA 7 NM WHITE SOX HOF #21
$135.00
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EXCELLENT 1954 BOWMAN #6 NELLIE FOX - $80 BOOK
$17.95
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VG-EX 1956 TOPPS #118 NELLIE FOX - $80 BOOK
$11.95
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1956 Topps #118 "Nellie" Fox Chicago White Sox ex
$31.99
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EXCELLENT 1953 BOWMAN #18 NELLIE FOX - $150 BOOK
$27.95
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5 1959 TOPPS BASEBALL STARS (HANK AARON, NELLIE FOX, ETC.) - $148 BOOK
$17.95
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1955 Red Man Tobacco #AL4 Nellie Fox SGC 88 NM MT
$450.00
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1958 Topps #479 NELLIE FOX A.S. (HOF) White Sox NM+
$42.99
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1958 Topps #479 NELLIE FOX A.S. (HOF) White Sox VG+++
$11.99
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1955 Red Man AL w Tab #4 Nellie Fox VGEX J604899
$32.51
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1963 Topps — Nellie Fox #525 — PSA 6
$29.50
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1951 Bowman Nelson "Nellie" Fox #232 - PSA 4 - HOF Rookie
$60.00
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1952 BOWMAN #21 NELLIE FOX EX D4772
$39.99
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1965 TOPPS #485 Nellie Fox HOUSTON ASTROS EX - MINT HOF
$11.75
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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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1964 TOPPS NELSON NELLIE FOX #205 COLTS HOF DEC. SIGNED RARE! PSA DNA GUARANTEE
$150.00
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NELLIE FOX signed 1964 Topps Giant Card #13 HOUSTON COLT 45'S JSA
$211.00
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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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Nelson "Nellie" Fox signed index card PSA DNA
$249.99
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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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NELSON NELLIE FOX SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA INDEX CARD
$299.99
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NELSON "NELLIE" FOX JSA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC SIGNED PERSONAL CHECK AUTOGRAPHED
$395.00
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Nellie Fox Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Senators JSA #X40525
$349.00
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Nellie Fox Autographed Signed 1962 Topps Card #73 PSA DNA #83525333
$279.00
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1954 Bowman #6 Nellie Fox Signed Auto Autographed Card White Sox PSA DNA *501271
$399.99
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JSA SIGNED 1961 CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL NELLIE FOX WYNN LOPEZ AUTOGRAPH LOA
$319.99
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WHITE SOX NELLIE FOX AUTHENTIC SIGNED 3X5 POSTCARD AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA SLABBED
$299.99
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