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

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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 Topps Peel Offs Set Orlando Cepeda PSA 5
$20.00
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1973 TOPPS #545 ORLANDO CEPEDA A'S
$5.10
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1963 FLEER #64 ORLANDO CEPEDA GIANTS
$12.75
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1968 TOPPS #200 ORLANDO CEPEDA VGEX NICELY CENTERED *130461
$7.00
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1959 TOPPS #390 ORLANDO CEPEDA WB EXMT *90306
$10.00
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2013 Topps Redemption Gold Autograph Auto Orlando Cepeda 176 199 Giants
$20.99
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ORLANDO CEPEDA (HOF) SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 1960 TOPPS #450 VG-EX
$6.99
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ORLANDO CEPEDA (HOF) SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 1961 TOPPS #435 VG-EX
$5.99
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1964 Topps Orlando Cepeda AS Coin #142 VG+
$5.99
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1965 Topps EMB 45 Orlando Cepeda PSA 7 (4456)
$39.00
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1972 Topps Orlando Cepeda #195 --- Braves HOF -- Very Sharp NM MT!
$6.55
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RARE! 1962 Post Canadian Orlando Cepeda - Giants - NM PSA 7 - The Best - POP 1
$195.00
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1959 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD S.F. GIANTS STAR ORLANDO CEPEDA EX MT * LOOK *see scan
$10.00
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1974 Topps #83 Orlando Cepeda SGC 92 MINT!! 8.5 1967 NL MVP Hall of Famer
$19.95
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ORLANDO CEPEDA 6-PIECE JERSEY BAT CARD 30 36! HIS SAN FRAN GIANTS NUMBER 30!
$30.00
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1964 TOPPS BASEBALL 9 WILLIE MAYS HANK AARON ORLANDO CEPEDA MCCOVEY E-NM LEADERS
$22.39
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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:

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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 Photograph Pricing

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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED BASEBALL PSA COA HOF 2 SIGS
$55.00
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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED "HOF 99" OML BASEBALL BALL PSA DNA #M40865
$59.00
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Orlando Cepeda Autograph Signed Baseball PSA Mint 9
$111.75
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Orlando Cepeda - 1963 Topps PSA DNA - #520 HOF AUTOGRAPHED - SIGNED AUTO
$49.99
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ORLANDO CEPEDA AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO POSING PSA DNA
$25.00
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ORLANDO CEPEDA AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL 67 NL MVP PSA DNA
$49.00
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Orlando Cepeda Signed 8 x 10 Photo JSA card authentication Autographed Giants
$29.95
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ORLANDO CEPEDA Signed Baby Bull Card w 1991 Roast Sticker PSA DNA Slabbed Auto
$56.65
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ORLANDO CEPEDA HAND SIGNED 3X5 B&W PIC POSTCARD PSA HOF
$35.00
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Orlando Cepeda Signed Giants 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA Autograph Picture HOF 1999
$29.99
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Orlando Cepeda SIGNED 8x10 Photo + 11 x All Star SF Giants PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$65.00
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ORLANDO CEPEDA JSA AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED
$65.00
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ORLANDO CEPEDA JSA AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED
$59.00
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Orlando Cepeda San Francisco Giants HOF Signed SS Official MLB Ball PSA DNA COA
$48.00
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Orlando Cepeda PSA DNA signed auto Wilson A2820 Pro baseball glove autograph HOF
$169.99
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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$26.00
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