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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1964 WHEATIES STAMPS ORLANDO CEPEDA GIANTS HOF POP 7 PSA 9 B1591813
$142.99
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7266* 1966 Topps # 132 Orlando Cepeda EX
$5.00
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1964 TOPPS COINS #142 ORLANDO CEPEDA GIANTS HOF PSA 7 B1476336
$9.99
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1963 SALADA-JUNKET ALL-STAR BASEBALL #13 ORLANDO CEPEDA HOF POP 3 PSA 6 B1476328
$5.99
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1959 TOPPS #390 ORLANDO CEPEDA WB VG+ CREASE BOTTOM EDGE *136147
$5.50
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1959 TOPPS #390 ORLANDO CEPEDA WB VG CREASE TOP RIGHT *136146
$5.00
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1968 Topps 278 Checklist 4 Orlando Cepeda NM #D32573
$7.25
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1994 UPPER DECK ALL-TIME HEROES #136 ORLANDO CEPEDA PSA 10 B1570671
$5.99
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1963 Topps Peel-offs ORLANDO CEPEDA BLANK BACK PSA 8 Stick-ons Highest GradedPop
$199.99
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1972 7-11 Slurpee Cups ORLANDO CEPEDA Atlanta Braves Seven Eleven Baseball
$12.00
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1965 Topps Embossed insert ORLANDO CEPEDA #45 Giants NO CREASES HOF
$10.00
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2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Orlando Cepeda Giants Signature Auto OC
$27.50
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1968 Topps ORLANDO CEPEDA 4th Series Checklist #278 NRMT Unmarked Cardinals
$5.00
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2010 Century Collection Autograph Stamp Jersey ORLANDO CEPEDA Giants 06 10
$49.95
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1958 Topps 343 (R) Orlando Cepeda PSA 5 (2871)
$64.00
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1968 TOPPS GAME ORLANDO CEPEDA #32 *GROUND OUT* GRADED SGC 35 (2.5) GOOD +
$15.00
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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 ONL baseball auto JSA
$54.99
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Orlando Cepeda signed HOF Jersey Edition, PSA DNA Historic Autographs
$69.95
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Orlando Cepeda Signed Big Stick Baseball Bat Inscribed "HOF 99" (PSA COA)
$100.00
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Orlando Cepeda " HOF 1999 " Single Signed Baseball AUTO JSA COA Giants
$31.00
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Orlando Cepeda " Baby Bull " Single Signed Baseball AUTO JSA COA Giants HOF
$35.99
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San Franciso Giant Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda signed Jersey w (JSA) COA
$65.00
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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED JSA NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL CERTED AUTOGRAPH
$65.00
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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED OFF. BASEBALL PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH
$47.10
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ORLANDO CEPEDA Signed "HOF 99" Rawlings ONL Baseball JSA
$38.99
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ORLANDO CEPEDA "67 NL MVP" INSCRIPTION SIGNED BASEBALL BALL PSA DNA 4A56130
$89.95
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ORLANDO CEPEDA "67 WORLD SERIES CHAMPS" SIGNED BASEBALL BALL PSA DNA 4A56128
$89.95
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ORLANDO CEPEDA "67 N.L. MVP" INSCRIPTION SIGNED BASEBALL BALL PSA DNA 4A56115
$89.95
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ORLANDO CEPEDA "HOF 99" INSCRIPTION SIGNED BASEBALL BALL PSA DNA 4A56122
$89.95
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ORLANDO CEPEDA 18 SIGNED CARD LOT 1958 Topps RC Post Fleer Auto Collection PSA
$1,999.99
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ORLANDO CEPEDA Signed 1958 Topps Rookie Inscribed Auto RC Card #343 PSA DNA
$139.99
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ORLANDO CEPEDA Signed 1960 Topps Autograph Auto Baseball Card #450 PSA DNA
$124.99
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