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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1977 MSA Test Cup Lid UNUSED nice 3.5" Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves #28
$9.99
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Lot of 9 Baseball Cards,Ron Guidry, Tom Seaver,Phil Niekro, Blyleven,Carlton
$5.00
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2001 Donruss Signature Team Trademarks #34 Phil Niekro 187 AUTO
$13.65
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2001 Leaf Certified Materials Fabric of the Game #53BA Phil Niekro Jsy
$13.65
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2003 (BB) Flair Greats Cut of History Game Used Gold #18 Phil Niekro Pants
$13.65
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1978 Topps #206 Leaders Phil Niekro Nolan Ryan PSA 9 OC
$12.00
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1978 Topps #206 Leaders Phil Niekro Nolan Ryan PSA 8
$14.00
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1993 Phil Niekro Braves Autographed Baseball Card w Certificate of Authenticity
$19.99
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1979 Topps Big League Gum Uncut Atlanta Braves' Phil Niekro Proof Panel
$19.50
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1970 TOPPS SUPER PHIL NIEKRO BASEBALL CARD #15 GRADED PSA 9
$21.50
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1978 Topps #206 Leaders Phil Niekro Nolan Ryan PSA 8 OC
$8.00
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1978 Topps #206 Leaders Phil Niekro Nolan Ryan PSA 7
$8.00
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1969 TOPPS #355 PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES
$6.00
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2014 Topps Archives Phil Niekro Fan Favorite AUTO Atlanta Braves HOF
$20.00
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1973 Phil Niekro Kellogg's Card #29 MINT HOF Atlanta Braves FREE SHIP
$6.00
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1978 TOPPS 206 STRIKEOUT LEADERS PHIL NIEKRO NOLAN RYAN PSA 8
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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 Autograph 16x20 Photograph New York Yankees HOF 97 W GAI
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PHIL NIEKRO JSA 1974 TOPPS SIGNED CARD HOF AUTOGRAPHED
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Phil Niekro Signed ROMLB Baseball JSA Braves HOF All Star MLB
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed MLB Baseball "HOF 97" PSA DNA #I15363
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PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES YANKS SIGNED BASEBALL HOF PLAQUE POSTCARD PSA DNA SLABBED 712
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PHIL NIEKRO YANKEES BRAVES SIGNED BASEBALL HOF PLAQUE POSTCARD MOUNTED MEMORIES
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Phil Niekro 1976 Topps Baseball Card #435 signed autograph auto PSA Slabbed
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PHIL NIEKRO JSA AUTOGRAPH NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
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PHIL NIEKRO JSA CERTED AUTOGRAPH NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC SIGNED
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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
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PHIL NIEKRO HOF 92 SIGNED PSA DNA PEREZ STEELE AUTOGRAPH
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Phil Niekro Signed 16x20 Photo Framed Braves GAI COA
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed 1975 Topps Card #130 PSA DNA #83504455
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PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED YANKEES 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH JSA #I82428
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PHIL NIEKRO HAND SIGNED 3X4" B&W PHOTO PSA DNA COA
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