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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Orlando Cepeda 2004 Timeless Treasures HOF Materials Jersey Signature 14 25
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1958 TOPPS # 343 ORLANDO CEPEDA ROOKIE GIANTS HOF
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1959 TOPPS # 390 ORLANDO CEPEDA HOF NM MT-MT
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Orlando Cepeda Giants Vintage Lot of (3)1961 With Mays 1962 and 1965 HOF BV$$$$$
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Excellent 1971 Orlando Cepeda Topps Baseball Card #605
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1964 Topps Giants Orlando " Peluchin " Cepeda #55 baseball card HOF Puerto Rico
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Orlando Cepeda 1964 Topps Giant Card #55 SF Giants EXMT
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2005 SP Legendary Cuts "Lasting Legends- Orlando Cepeda Pr: 1 1
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2002 Leaf Certified FOTG Fabric Of The Game Worn Jersey Orlando Cepeda 15 80
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1962 POST #136 ORLANDO CEPEDA GIANTS NR-MT 277574
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2003 Donruss Signature Series Legend Of The Summer Autograph Auto Orlando Cepeda
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2003 SP Authentic Chirography Hall Of Famers Autograph Auto Orlando Cepeda 245
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1960 TOPPS #450 Orlando Cepeda SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS HOF EX-MINT + A
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1958 San Francisco Orlando Cepeda Call Bulletin Giants PSA 9 Pop 1 Rookie Issue
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2012 sp signature bob gibson orlando cepeda cardinals auto card 9 15 beckett 9.5
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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 MVP 67 SIGNED JSA NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
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Orlando Cepeda Signed Giants 16x20 Photo (MLB Auth) Steiner COA
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Orlando Cepeda Signed Giants 8x10 Photo (MLB Auth) Steiner COA
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Orlando Cepeda Cha Cha signed 8x10 photo SF Giants Jsa hologram stamp autograph
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Orlando Cepeda 1962 San Francisco Giants Signed Baseball Program PSA DNA T59771
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Steve Garvey Orlando Cepeda Vida Blue Signed Autographed Baseball UDA COA MVP's
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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED OFFICIAL 1999 ALLSTAR BASEBALL JSA COA
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Orlando Cepeda HOF 95 Framed Signed Auto Autographed 8x10 JSA
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Orlando Cepeda Autographed Signed Louisville Slugger Bat PSA DNA #X58170
$149.00

ORLANDO CEPEDA HOF Signed Autograph Check GAI COA
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ORLANDO CEPEDA "HOF99" SIGNED N.L. BASEBALL (LEONARD COLEMAN) - JSA
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Orlando Cepeda HOF 99 Signed Auto Autographed 8x10 JSA
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Orlando Cepeda Autographed Signed 1974 Topps Card PSA DNA #83317530
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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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