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.

Top eBay Listings

1958 Topps Baseball Orlando Cepeda (R) #343 PSA 9 GIANTS MINT HOF
$4,995.00

92211964 Topps # 390 Orlando Cepeda Vg-Ex
$8.00

ORLANDO CEPEDA HOF 1961 TOPPS #435 San Francisco Giants EX
$6.95

1962 Topps #390 Orlando Cepeda AS Giants HOF NM
$7.77

1959 Topps #553 ORLANDO CEPEDA AS Giants HOF graded EX NM 6 by SGC '58 NL ROY!
$34.74

1964 Topps # 306 Willie Mays Orlando Cepeda SF Giants
$15.00

1968 Topps Vintage T.C.G. Baseball #200 ORLANDO CEPEDA CARDINALS CARDS PSA 3 VG
$7.99

1959 Topps #390 Orlando Cepeda GIANTS " EX-MT " LR14678
$12.00

1959 TOPPS #553 ORLANDO CEPEDA - A.S. - GIANTS - EX EX+
$22.00

2002 Topps Archives Orlando Cepeda San Francisco Giants Jersey
$10.50

1963 TOPPS #520 ORLANDO CEPEDA HI NUMBER SP !
$39.99

1964 TOPPS GIANT GUNNERS #306 WILIE MAYS & ORLANDO CEPEDA SAN FRANCISCO EX
$10.00

1958 Topps ORLANDO CEPEDA Rookie RC Giants #343 SGC 6.5
$84.99

1965 Old London Baseball Coin Pin Orlando Cepeda San Francisco Giants MINT PACK
$19.95

2002 Donruss Classics Orlando Cepeda Jersey
$5.00

Signed Orlando Cepeda 2003 UD Sweet Spot Classic Greats card
$9.99
« Previous1234

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.

Orlando Cepeda Signed Baseball Pricing

Active Listings for Orlando Cepeda Signed Baseballs

Orlando Cepeda Signed Baseball

Orlando Cepeda Signed Bat Pricing

Active Listings for Orlando Cepeda Signed Bats

Orlando Cepeda Signed Bat

Orlando Cepeda Signed Jersey Pricing

Active Listings for Orlando Cepeda Signed Jerseys

Orlando Cepeda Signed Jersey

Orlando Cepeda Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Orlando Cepeda Signed Photographs

Orlando Cepeda Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$26.00

ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED JSA CERTED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$56.00

ORLANDO CEPEDA GIANTS HOF SIGNED BASEBALL TRISTAR HOLO COA
$34.99

ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED GIANTS 8x10 PHOTO PSA DNA
$24.99

Orlando Cepeda Giants Signed Baseball Autographed Auto PSA DNA T40978
$29.00

GIANTS CARDINALS ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED AUTO AL BASEBALL STEINER CERTIFED
$59.99

GIANTS ORLANDO CEPEDA 7X INSCRIBED SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL PSA DNA #V16220
$119.99

Orlando Cepeda Autograph Signed Rawlings Adirondack James Spence JSA Giants Bat
$99.00

ORLANDO CEPEDA RARE SIGNED NATIONAL LEAGUE R.O.Y BASEBALL, JSA Coa "MINT"
$185.00

ORLANDO CEPEDA PSA DNA AUTHENTIC SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$54.00

Orlando Cepeda 1966 Topps #132 signed autographed psa dna auto 83192817
$99.00

ORLANDO CEPEDA "58 ROY" INSCRIPTION SIGNED AUTO BASEBALL BALL PSA DNA 4A56109
$89.95

ORLANDO CEPEDA "58 ROY" INSCRIPTION SIGNED AUTO BASEBALL BALL PSA DNA 4A56110
$89.95

ORLANDO CEPEDA "58 ROY" INSCRIPTION SIGNED AUTO BASEBALL BALL PSA DNA 4A56117
$89.95

ORLANDO CEPEDA "11X ALL STAR" INSCRIPTION SIGNED BASEBALL BALL PSA DNA 4A56118
$89.95

ORLANDO CEPEDA "11X ALL STAR" INSCRIPTION SIGNED BASEBALL BALL PSA DNA 4A56113
$89.95
« Previous1234

More Info

For general information and player statistics about Orlando Cepeda, visit:


 |  E-Mail Author | 
Rob Bertrand is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby. He is one of the site's most accomplished writers, as well as the co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio. You can follow him on Twitter @VOTC.

Leave a Comment: