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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Phil Niekro Card Lot Ex-Mt+
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1973 TOPPS PHIL NIEKRO BASEBALL CARD PSA GRADED 9
$26.00
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1981 Topps Stickers Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves PSA 10 Pop 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! RARE
$24.99
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1970 Topps Super #15 Phil Niekro in PSA 9 Mint. Pop. 22
$45.00
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1987 TOPPS TIFFANY #694 PHIL NIEKRO INDIANS HOF PSA 10 B1746335-286
$9.99
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1984 Fleer #187 Phil Niekro HOF 1991 PSA 10 GEM MINT
$27.99
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2008 SP LEGENDARY PHIL NIEKRO JERSEY CARD ,NR MT ,.. 35
$6.99
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1973 Topps #503 Phil Niekro - EX-MT
$5.00
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1966 Topps Phil Niekro Card # 28 Hall of Fame Braves Pitcher
$12.95
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1966 Topps #28 Phil Niekro EX (BRAVES) HOF
$6.79
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1978 Topps #206 Strikeout Leaders DP Phil Niekro Nolan Ryan - NM-MT
$8.19
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Dale Murphy Phil Niekro 2013 Leaf Masterpiece Cut Signature auto card 1 1 Braves
$99.99
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PSA 10 1975 TOPPS MINI pop 3 # 130 PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES HOF pop 3
$799.99
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1966 Topps #28 authetic Phil Niekro autograph + 1964 Reprint RC NM+
$19.95
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1975 TOPPS # 130 PHIL NIEKRO PSA 6 EX-MT CENTERED HOF
$6.00
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1968 TOPPS #257 PHIL NIEKRO PSA 6 EX - MT
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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 HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL NY YANKEES JERSEY AUTO w JSA COA
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PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES 1978 TOPPS JSA COA SIGNED CARD
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PSA DNA Atlanta Braves HOF Phil Niekro Auto Signed 1977 Topps Card #615
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Phil Niekro Single Signed Autographed Stat Ball Baseball JSA
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Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 1971 Topps signed card JSA
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Steiner Phil Niekro Signed MLB Baseball w HOF Insc (MLB Auth)
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Phil & Joe Niekro Signed Autographed National League Baseball JSA CERT J73676
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PHIL NIEKRO auto signed Baseball JSA
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PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO + HOF 97 ATLANTA BRAVES PSA DNA
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Phil Niekro Autograph Signed 1967 Topps # 456 PSA DNA Braves HOF
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Phil Niekro Braves, Yankees, Indians HOF 97 signed bat with JSA
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PHIL NIEKRO INDIANS SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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Phil Niekro HOF 97 signed Official MLB Baseball PSA\DNA Cert #M74406
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BRAVES PHIL NIEKRO AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1977 HOSTESS #111 PSA DNA SLABBED
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BRAVES PHIL NIEKRO AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1978 HOSTESS #122 PSA DNA SLABBED
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PHIL NIEKRO YANKEES SIGNED AN OML BASEBALL INSC. "HOF 97" JAMES SPENCE COA JSA"
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