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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1983 DONRUSS #97 PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES HOF PSA 10 B1730280-570
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1965 Topps #461 - Phil Niekro (RC) - PSA 9 -- Braves HoF Rookie (mikedenero)
$540.00

1972 Topps Baseball #620 Phil Niekro NM *B1958
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2005 DONRUSS CHAMPIONS IMPRESSIONS PHIL NIEKRO #'D 212 250 BOX # 18
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2006 UPPER DECK SP LEGENDARY CUTS AUTO PHIL NIEKRO #28 52 - Atlanta Braves
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1975 TOPPS #130 PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES HOF PSA 8 B1922978-620
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1974 TOPPS 9 CARD UNCUT SHEET! GAYLORD PERRY PHIL NIEKRO DON SUTTON LOU BROCK
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(2) Nolan Ryan Baseball Cards Astros Texas Rangers Phil Niekro PSA BGS graded
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1966 TOPPS #28 Phil Niekro Braves Books $20.00 Ref#112914
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1971 TOPPS OPC O PEE CHEE BASEBALL #30 PHIL NIEKRO NM HOF ATLANTA BRAVES CARD
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1968 TOPPS #257 PHIL NIEKRO EXMT *58423
$7.00

1966 TOPPS # 28 PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES EX-MT 260984
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1967 TOPPS #456 PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES NR-MT 261295
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1965 Topps Clay Carroll Phil Niekro Milwaukee Braves #461 Baseball Card BVG 6
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1993 Nabisco All-Star Autographs Phil Niekro
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1970 TOPPS SUPER VINTAGE BASEBALL Phil Niekro #15 Atlanta Braves HOFer **Nice**
$6.95
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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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Steiner Phil Niekro Signed Baseball w HOF Insc (Case Not Included)
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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 Braves Mini Helmet & JoseCanseco Oakland Athletics Helmet Signed JSA
$25.09

Phil Niekro Signed Hall Of Fame Baseball Braves PSA
$55.25

Phil Niekro HOF 97 and Don Sutton Signed 11X14 Photo Autographed JSA COA
$50.00

Phil Niekro HOF 97 Signed Mini Cooperstown Helmet Milwaukee Braves JSA COA
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Phil Niekro Autographed Baseball Ball Tristar Signed Auto Hologram COA Holo
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Phil Niekro Signed Inscribed Baseball Autographed Ball HA PSA 9.5
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Joe and Phil Niekro Signed Official National League Baseball PSA DNA
$129.95

PHIL NIEKRO "HOF 1997" SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED HALL OF FAME BASEBALL PSA DNA #V71588
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PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED INDEX CARD MINT PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED AUTO HOF
$44.99

PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$26.00

PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$26.00

Phil Niekro 318 Wins HOF 97 Signed Mini Helmet Atlanta Braves JSA COA
$50.00

Phil Niekro signed autographed OMLB Braves Yankees "HOF 97" PSA W89378
$49.99
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