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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1964 Topps Coin #142 Orlando Cepeda AS a Giants NM MT
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2013 TOPPS CHASING HISTORY GOLD RELIC ORLANDO CEPEDA BAT SER # 83 99
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Orlando Cepeda Jersey Cardinals Swatches SP
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1962 Topps #390 Orlando Cepeda All Star NM
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1969 Topps Baseball # 385 Orlando Cepeda NM-MT Near Mint to Mint
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1960 TOPPS ORLANDO CEPEDA #450
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1960 Topps #450 Orlando Cepeda San Francisco Giants HOF
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Cardinals 1969 Topps Stamp Album (LOU BROCK TIM McCARVER SHANNON ORLANDO CEPEDA
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1974 Topps #83 Orlando Cepeda Red Sox WCG 9 MINT Graded Baseball Card *ONLY*
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Orlando Cepeda 2003 Donruss Champions Call to the Hall Autographs o
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1971 Topps BASEBALL SET BREAK #605 ORLANDO CEPEDA HOF BRAVES (002)
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2014 Panini Classics ORLANDO CEPEDA AUTOGRAPH AUTO JERSEY BAT CARDINALS 10 2743
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2014 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER MINI RED #228 ORLANDO CEPEDA SF GIANTS #20 33
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1971 Bazooka Test Issue Card ORLANDO CEPEDA Atlanta Braves
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1962 Topps Baseball Buck ORLANDO CEPEDA San Francisco Giants
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Orlando Cepeda 2013 Topps Museum CANVAS COLLECTION Card #CC-34 (SF Giants)
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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 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS HOF 99 SIGNED OFFICIAL M.L.BASEBALL W JSA
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ORLANDO CEPEDA "67 MVP" INSCRIPTION SIGNED BASEBALL BALL PSA DNA 4A56116
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Giants Orlando Cepeda, Willie Kirkland,Jim Davenport signed 8x10 photo w JSA Cer
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San Franciso Giant Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda signed Jersey w (JSA) COA
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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED 1972 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED 1961 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED OFF. BASEBALL PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH
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VINTAGE ORLANDO CEPEDA AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED AUTO BASEBALL PSA DNA C03906 NY GIANTS
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Orlando Cepeda signed San Francisco Giants 1961 Topps baseball card Psa Dna
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MLB GIANTS ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED 8x10 HOF 1999 BASEBALL PHOTO PSA DNA COA
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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED PSA DNA NL BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH COA
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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED BASEBALL PSA COA HOF 2 SIGS
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Orlando Cepeda Autograph Signed Baseball PSA Mint 9
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Orlando Cepeda Signed 8 x 10 Photo JSA card authentication Autographed Giants
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ORLANDO CEPEDA Signed Baby Bull Card w 1991 Roast Sticker PSA DNA Slabbed Auto
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