Orlando Cepeda Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Orlando Cepeda

Date of Birth: 9/17/1937
Rookie Card Year: 1958
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Orlando Cepeda was a gifted five-tool player. He combined power and situational hitting ability to rack up a .297 lifetime batting average, 379 home runs and 1,365 runs batted in. He was named the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1967, the same year he helped lead St. Louis to a World Series Championship. It shouldn't be a surprise then that Orlando Cepeda cards and autographed memorabilia remain popular.

Cepeda's rookie card is from the 1958 Topps Baseball set. That year, he also had a card printed by the San Francisco Call-Bulletin newspaper. A regional release, it is considered to be somewhat rare in today's market.

Orlando Cepeda's first autograph card was in the 1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated Greats of the Game set. It is not serial and the total print run has never been made public.

His first memorabilia card appeared in 1999 Upper Deck Ultimate Victory. The card is not serial numbered. It does, however, have a known print run of 350 total cards.

Orlando Cepeda's lengthy career, combined with being a frequent guest at signing events, has translated to plenty of signed items in the marketplace. As a fan favorite for multiple franchises, demand has held up with supply.

Orlando Cepeda Rookie Card

1958 Topps Orlando Cepeda RC #343

1958 Topps Orlando Cepeda  RC

This card is amazingly affordable for a Hall of Fame rookie from the 1950s. While professionally graded cards do carry a premium, nice condition cards in VG-EX to EX won't break the bank. It makes for a nice addition to any collection.

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1963 Fleer 64 Orlando Cepeda EX-MT #D182369
$23.75

1964 Topps 306 Giant Gunners Willie Mays Orlando Cepeda EX-MT #D182600
$29.25

1975 TOPPS #205 CARL YASTRZEMSKI-ORLANDO CEPEDA PSA 9 B2277564-330
$34.99

1964 Topps Giants #55 Orlando Cepeda PSA DNA Certified Autograph Giants
$77.88

1969 Topps Orlando Cepeda #385 - PSA 6
$8.00

1971 TOPPS #605 ORLANDO CEPEDA VGEX CREASE BOTTOM RIGHT NICELY CENTERED *209141
$10.00

2005 Upper Deck HOF Seasons Autograph Orlando Cepeda 06 15 #D188392
$50.00

2009 UD Sweet spot Carl Yastrzemski Orlando Cepeda Jersey #DS-YC Card Nr Mt
$8.99

1959 Topps #390 Orlando Cepeda EX NM Giants
$14.00

1959 Topps #390 Orlando Cepeda EX NM Giants ID: 68781
$14.00

1959 Topps #390 Orlando Cepeda EX++ Giants
$12.00

1964 Topps #306 Willie Mays Orlando Cepeda VG Giants Giant Gunners
$12.00

2015 Topps Tier One Orlando Cepeda Acclaimed Auto Card #017 149 San Fran Giants
$22.00

2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Framed Printing Plate Cyan #235 Orlando Cepeda # 1 1
$40.00

1961 Topps #435 Orlando Cepeda San Francisco Giants Baseball Card 0d0
$7.25

1982 TCMA Baseball's Greatest Sluggers White Back #1982-33 Orlando Cepeda 5h9
$9.99
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Autograph Guide

Orlando Cepeda Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Orlando Cepeda'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.

Orlando Cepeda Cut Signature Exemplar:

Orlando cepeda Signature Example

Orlando Cepeda Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Orlando Cepeda signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. His signature has gotten very shaky as he has gotten older. However, regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. It is a flowing signature on a slight downward angle.
  2. The "O" looks like a combination of a "C" and "l."
  3. Many of the letters have loops in them. This allows him to keep the pen on the item as seen in the "a-n" combination of the first name.
  4. The "C" starts with a curl that ends up being the center of the letter.
  5. The letters of the last name are usually a bit more legible than the first.
  6. Each of the letters that should have an opening like "e,d,a" do.

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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED OFFICIAL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA
$75.00

ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED 58 ROY 1958 ROOKIE TOPPS RC CARD PSA GRADED 10 AUTOGRAPH
$299.99

ORLANDO CEPEDA -- AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -- PSA DNA
$59.95

ORLANDO CEPEDA 58 ROY AUTO SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SIGNED JERSEY PSA DNA
$58.49

Orlando Cepeda Cardinals Signed 8x10 Photo Autograph Auto Mounted Memories
$39.00

Orlando Cepeda Giants Signed 8x10 Photo Autograph Auto Mounted Memories
$39.00

Orlando Cepeda Signed MLB Baseball w " 67 Champs" Insc (MLB Auth) Steiner COA
$110.00

Orlando Cepeda Signed MLB Baseball w " HOF 99" Insc (MLB Auth) Steiner COA
$180.00

Orlando Cepeda Signed MLB Baseball w " 58 ROY" Insc (MLB Auth) Steiner COA
$110.00

Orlando Cepeda SIGNED ROMLB Baseball + HOF 99 SF Giants PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$75.00

Orlando Cepeda Signed Giants Jersey Inscribed "HOF 99" (JSA COA)
$109.95

Orlando Cepeda signed OML baseball Steiner COA Inscribed Baby Bull
$89.95

Orlando Manuel Cepeda signed OML baseball San Francisco Giants PSA Graded 9
$79.95

ORLANDO CEPEDA (Giants) signed Official MLB Baseball w PSA COA
$59.95

ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 1975 TOPPS AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$37.00

ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED PSA DNA 1964 TOPPS GIANTS AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$40.00
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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