Phil Niekro Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Phil Niekro

Date of Birth: 4/1/1939
Rookie Card Year: 1964
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Phil Niekro was one of the more colorful characters in baseball. His career spanned 23-years, playing  for five different teams. The majority of his career was spent with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves from 1964 to 1983. When he retired at the conclusion of the 1987 season, Niekro had racked up 318 career wins, 3,342 strikeouts and a 3.35 ERA. Despite these Hall of Fame numbers, Phil Niekro cards are very affordable.

Niekro's rookie card is from the 1964 Topp Baseball set. He shares the card with fellow Braves rookie, catcher, Phil Roof. Niekro also has one pre-rookie card. It was issued in 1962 by Jay Publishing.

His first certified autograph card is from the 1993 Nabisco All-Stars set. Upper Deck produced his first autographed card by a trading card manufacturer in 2000 Upper Deck Legends. The card is not serial numbered, although a Gold parallel is numbered to 50.

Niekro's first memorabilia cards entered the market in 2001 Leaf Certified Materials and 2001 Upper Deck Legends of New York.  In addition to a  game-used jersey card in Legends of New York, Niekro also has an autographed memorabilia card that has a print run of 195.

Phil Niekro's autographed memorabilia is very affordable for a 300-win pitcher. He has been a frequent participant in regional and national sports collectibles conventions. Signed baseballs are usually the preferred piece of memorabilia collectors pursue.

Phil Niekro Rookie Card

1964 Topps Phil Niekro RC #541

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The card back features an orange color that is prone to showing edge and corner wear. This is unfortunate because it can often drop the value of the card considerably. This is true even if the front of the card looks perfect or nearly perfect.

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1982 FLEER #444 PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES HOF POP 8 PSA 10 B1568514
$29.99
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Phil Niekro 1971 Topps Card # 30
$5.99
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1986 TOPPS #204 PHIL NIEKRO YANKEES POP 6 PSA 10 B1301809
$30.99
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1985 O-PEE-CHEE #40 PHIL NIEKRO YANKEES POP 5 PSA 9 B1308454
$5.99
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Phil Niekro 1977 O-Pee-Chee Printed in Canada backs are Bilingual #43
$7.00
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1984 TOPPS TRADED #84T PHIL NIEKRO PSA 10 B1319573
$14.99
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1970 TOPPS # 160 PHIL NIEKRO NEAR MINT NR MT NM SGC 84=7
$14.99
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1986 TOPPS #204 PHIL NIEKRO YANKEES HOF PSA 9 B1686409-257
$5.99
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1971 TOPPS PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES BASEBALL CARD #30 GRADED EX+ 5.5
$5.95
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1974 O-Pee-Chee #29 Phil Niekro - EX-MT
$8.22
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1982 O-PEE-CHEE STICKER # 20 phil niekro braves PSA 8 (033)
$7.99
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$39 Braves lot 1970-74 Phil Niekro Dusty Baker (10) 1971 Topps 28 different
$7.88
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Phil Niekro 1966 Topps # 28 Braves
$9.99
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1990 PACIFIC PHIL NIEKRO AUTOGRAPH BRAVES *48021
$5.95
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Phil Niekro 2005 Donruss Champions Gold Parallel #'ed 33 50 Atlanta Braves *B394
$9.99
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1966 TOPPS #28 PHIL NIEKRO EX LA2823
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Autograph Guide

Phil Niekro Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Phil Niekro'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.

Phil Niekro Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Phil Niekro Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Phil Niekro signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. It is a very easy autograph to discern on a letter-by-letter basis.
  2. The "P" is not always closed and usually shows a short vertical line.
  3. The"h" resembles more of a "u."
  4. The "i' is dotted.
  5. The "l" is short and contains an open loop.
  6. The "N" can vary in how it is rounded, or not, in the hump.
  7. The "i" is again dotted.
  8. The "e" is very small but does display a small opening.
  9. The "k" resembles a 'b."
  10. The "r" resembles a "i' without a dot.
  11. The "o" is a small flair that comes off the top at a slight angle.

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Phil Niekro Signed Photograph Pricing

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PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES,HOF 97 JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
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PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES,HOF JSA COA SIGNED BIG STICK BAT
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PHIL NIEKRO,MANNY MOTA JSA SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
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PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES 2004 UPPER DECK JSA COA SIGNED CARD
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PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 GLOSSY PHOTO
$45.00
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PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES,HOF JSA COA SIGNED MINI HELMET
$125.00
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PHIL NIEKRO & JOE NIEKRO DUAL SIGNED BASEBALL CARD 1988 TOPPS JSA COA#J80851
$49.00
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Phil "Knucksie" Niekro HOF 97 PSA DNA 318 Wins Autographed Signed OMLB Baseball
$53.99
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PHIL NIEKRO H.O.F. 97 NEW YORK YANKEES SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO JSA SOA
$39.99
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Phil Niekro Braves, Yankees, Indians HOF 97 signed bat with JSA
$79.99
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PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED BASEBALL NEW YORK YANKEES JSA COA
$65.00
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PHIL NIEKRO 318 WIN JSA CERT AUTOGRAPH AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
$59.00
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PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED PSA DNA YANKEES FIRST DAY COVER FDC AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$35.00
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PHIL NIEKRO YANKEES SIGNED JSA CERTED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$34.00
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Phil Niekro Signed 8x10 Photograph Autographed Photo Braves Yankees HOF JSA
$29.99
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PHIL NIEKRO Signed Rawlings OML Baseball JSA
$59.99
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