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

1964 Topps Phil Niekro RC

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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1967 Topps #456 Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves Baseball Card 0q3
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1969 TOPPS Baseball #355 PHIL NIEKRO NRMT MT
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2014 TOPPS ARCHIVES BLUE AUTO "1981 TOPPS MINI CARD" PHIL NIEKRO #17 25
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1969 Topps Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves #355 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ Knuckleballer HOF
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1967 Topps #456 Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves Baseball Card 0a3
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1968 Topps #257 Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves Baseball Card 4e8
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2011 Playoff Prime Cuts Icons Materials Memorabilia #28 Phil Niekro 99 Card 1l0
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2005 MLB ARTIFACTS CARD NO.MLB-PN PHIL NIEKRO JERSEY #153 325, ATLANTA BRAVES
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2004 THROWBACK THREADS CARD NO.CC-68 PHIL NIEKRO JERSEY #153 250, YANKEES
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2006 SP Legendary Cuts Materials Silver #LM-PN2 Phil Niekro 199 Card 1j0
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1968 Topps #257 Phil Niekro Braves PSA 8 OC NM-MT 600
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1974 Topps Baseball Stamp Atlanta Braves Set (10) Hank Aaron Phil Niekro
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1967 Topps #456 Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves Baseball Card 0d0
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2002 Upper Deck Piece Of History #W-PN Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves Card 0j6
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1965 TOPPS #461 PHIL NIEKRO ROOKIE HOF Braves sharp centered NM MT
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1975 Topps #130 Phil Niekro *Braves* PSA 8 NM-MT Cert #01705190
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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:

Phil Niekro Signature Example

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 MLB Baseball w “3342 K’s” Inscription Steiner COA
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Phil Niekro Signed MLB Baseball w “HOF 97” Inscription Steiner COA
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Phil Niekro Signed National League Baseball Ball PSA DNA COA Auto'd Braves HOF
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Phil Niekro Signed Rawlings Baseball Inscribed Knucksie JSA COA Braves HOF Rare
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HOF Phil Niekro Signed OML Baseball - PSA
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PHIL NIEKRO Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo Picture Atlanta Braves JSA COA
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PHIL NIEKRO Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo Picture Atlanta Braves JSA COA
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PHIL NIEKRO Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo Picture Atlanta Braves JSA COA
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PHIL NIEKRO Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo Picture Atlanta Braves JSA COA
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Phil Niekro Signed 1969 Topps - PSA DNA
$29.00

Phil Niekro Signed 1982 Topps - PSA DNA
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PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED 1976 HOSTESS PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH
$37.00

PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED 1975 HOSTESS PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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Nolan Ryan & Phil Niekro 2014 Leaf Masterpiece Cut Signature signed auto 1 1 JSA
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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