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 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD GIANTS*ORLANDO CEPEDA*-EX MT * LOOK *
$10.00
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2002 FLEER GREATS #11 ORLANDO CEPEDA HOF POP 1 PSA 10 B1444037
$5.99
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Signed Orlando Cepeda 2003 UD Sweet Spot Classic Greats card
$11.99
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1962 Post #136 Orlando Cepeda (Giants) (GN16) Ex+ (Flat Rate Shipping)
$12.50
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(13473) 1961 Topps 435 Orlando Cepeda Giants-VG
$5.50
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(13474) 1961 Topps 435 Orlando Cepeda Giants-GD
$5.00
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2000 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME ORLANDO CEPEDA GIANTS AUTO CARD
$15.99
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2013 Topps Five Star Silver Signatures Card Autograph Auto Orlando Cepeda 54 65
$29.99
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2001 TOPPS GALLERY HERITAGE #GH4 ORLANDO CEPEDA SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS HOF 8034
$6.95
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1964 Topps #9 Hank Aaron Willie Mays Willie McCovey Orlando Cepeda HOF NM
$30.05
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1968 TOPPS #362 ORLANDO CEPEDA CARDINALS HOF PSA 7 B1555885
$9.99
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TJ) 2012 Leaf Legends of Sport ORLANDO CEPEDA Auto 7 10 Inscription 11 x A.S.
$59.99
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Orlando Cepeda autographed 18 signed RED Refractor Topps Triple Threads auto
$81.99
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2001 TOPPS GALLERY HERITAGE ORLANDO CEPEDA GIANTS GAME USED JERSEY PATCH SP
$11.99
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1968 Topps N.L. RBI Leaders #3 Orlando Cepeda Bob Clemente Hank Aaron
$24.99
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1961 Topps Orlando Cepeda San Francisco Giants # 435
$14.99
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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 San Francisco Giants New Era 59 50 7 3 8 Cap Hat JSA
$195.00
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Orlando Cepeda PSA DNA signed autographed OML HOF baseball
$60.00
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Orlando Cepeda Signed 8X10 Photo Autograph SF Giants Auto GAI Pose with Glove
$20.99
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Orlando Cepeda Signed 8X10 Photo Autograph Cardinals Auto GAI Swinging
$20.99
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Orlando Cepeda Giants, Cardinals, Braves A's, Royals,signed HOF 99 bat JSA
$69.99
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Orlando Cepeda SIGNED 8x10 Photo HOF 99 SF Giants PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$65.00
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Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda Signed OML Baseball PSA authentic
$49.99
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1962 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SIGNED BASEBALL PROGRAM ORLANDO CEPEDA AUTO PSA DNA
$99.99
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ORLANDO CEPEDA VINTAGE SIGNED JSA CERTED STICKER 9X6 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$26.00
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ORLANDO CEPEDA VINTAGE SIGNED JSA CERTED STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$26.00
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ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED JSA CERTED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$62.00
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ORLANDO CEPEDA SF GIANTS PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$41.00
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1962 TOPPS #390 ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED CARD GIANTS HOF PSA DNA GUARANTEE
$29.99
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1960 TOPPS #450 ORLANDO CEPEDA SIGNED CARD GIANTS HOF PSA DNA GUARANTEE
$29.99
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Orlando Cepeda psa dna signed 2003 Topps All-Time slabbed HOF Giants
$25.95
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ORLANDO CEPEDA signed autographed Baseball HOF JSA
$28.99
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