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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GREAT LOT OF 86 1970'S TOPPS BASEBALL CARDS 1970-PHIL NIEKRO # 160
$6.26
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1978 O-PEE-CHEE #155 PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES HOF POP 3 PSA 10 B1591709
$257.99
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1981 Atlanta Braves Police Baseball Card Lot (6) w stars Hank Aaron Phil Niekro
$8.00
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1976 HOSTESS #3 PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES HOF POP 9 PSA 8 B1570498
$7.99
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1969 TOPPS #355 PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES
$6.00
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1968 TOPPS #221 ATLANTA BRAVES TEAM CARD W HANK AARON & PHIL NIEKRO
$6.00
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1967 TOPPS #477 ATLANTA BRAVES TEAM CARD W HANK AARON & PHIL NIEKRO
$8.00
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1966 Topps #28 Phil Niekro
$7.20
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2013 Panini Cooperstown Phil Niekro auto card. PSA 8. Serial # 350. Braves.
$24.95
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1971 Topps Phil Niekro auto card. PSA DNA. Atlanta Braves. Card #30. Knuckballer
$19.95
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1966 TOPPS # 28 PHIL NIEKRO (HOF EXCELLENT) ATLANTA BRAVES
$8.00
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PHIL NIEKRO 1966 TOPPS BASEBALL # 28 ATLANTA BRAVES
$18.00
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1965 Phil Niekro Rookie Graded PSA (7)
$105.00
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1970 Topps #160 Phil Niekro ATLANTA BRAVES NM
$7.50
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Phil Niekro 2014 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Auto BGS 9.5 10 Autograph
$39.90
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1982 Topps Baseball (2) Proof Phil Niekro Braves
$500.00
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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.

Phil Niekro Signed Baseball Pricing

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Phil Niekro Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Phil Niekro Signed Photographs

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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed 8X10 Photo HOF Braves PSA DNA Certified
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BRAVES PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA #G16042
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PHIL NIEKRO AUTOGRAPH FDC 1984 JSA SIGNED
$27.99
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PHIL NIEKRO HOF 92 SIGNED PSA DNA PEREZ STEELE AUTOGRAPH
$79.00
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Phil Niekro Signed 16x20 Photo Framed Braves GAI COA
$150.00
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PHIL NIEKRO ATLANTA BRAVES SIGNED AUTO 8x10 PHOTO W JSA COA #K62758 HOF 97
$39.99
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PHIL NIEKRO ATLANTA BRAVES SIGNED AUTO 8x10 PHOTO W JSA COA #K62757 PITCHING
$39.98
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PHIL NIEKRO ATLANTA BRAVES SIGNED AUTO 8x10 PHOTO W JSA COA #K62753 LEG KICK
$39.96
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PHIL NIEKRO ATLANTA BRAVES SIGNED AUTO 8x10 PHOTO W JSA COA #K62756 POSED
$33.99
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PHIL NIEKRO MILWAUKEE BRAVES SIGNED AUTO 8x10 PHOTO W JSA COA #K62755
$37.99
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed 1975 Topps Card #130 PSA DNA #83504455
$25.00
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PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED YANKEES 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH JSA #I82428
$24.99
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Phil Niekro HOF 97 Signed Mini Cooperstown Helmet Milwaukee Braves JSA COA
$50.00
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Phil Niekro HOF 97 Signed Official Major League Baseball JSA COA
$45.00
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Phil Niekro HOF 97 and Don Sutton Signed 11X14 Photo Autographed JSA COA
$50.00
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PHIL NIEKRO JSA AUTOGRAPH CERT AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
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