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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6814* 1971 Topps # 30 Phil Niekro NM
$6.00

1965 TOPPS #461 CLAY CARROLL ROOKIE & PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES
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(31970) 1967 Topps 456 Phil Niekro Braves-EM
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2004 DONRUSS CLASSICS Phil Niekro SIGNATURES AUTOGRAPH GOLD AUTO 6 50
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Phil Niekro & Nolan Ryan 1976 Topps Strikeout Leaders #206 X2 - MINT NEAR MINT
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(32145) 1969 Topps 355 Phil Niekro Braves-EM
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2001 Donruss Signature Stats Masters Series #35 Phil Niekro AUTO
$14.85

2005 Upper Deck Game-Worn Jersey Phil Niekro #NL-PN (#44 99) PSA Authentic
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Phil Niekro 2013 Panini Americas Pastime Characters of the Game Insert GOLD 25
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1968 O-PEE-CHEE #7 PHIL NIEKRO-JIM BUNNING POP 6 PSA 6 B2055401-430
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Phil Niekro 1966 Topps BB Card # 28 Atlanta Braves Legend Hall of Famer VG !
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1982 DONRUSS # 475 PHIL NIEKRO LOT OF 55 MINT B42204
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1970 Topps Phil Niekro #15 Baseball Card
$8.58

1978 Topps 206 Strikeout Leaders DP Phil Niekro Nolan Ryan NM #D186345
$7.25

PHIL NIEKRO 2005 DONRUSS DIAMOND KING HERITAGE COLLECTION BAT AUTOGRAPH #10 20
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1978 O-Pee-Chee 6 Phil Niekro Nolan Ryan LL DP NM-MT #D187622
$8.45
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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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HOF Phil Niekro & Joe Niekro (d.06) Signed ONL Giamatti Autograph Baseball JSA
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Phil Niekro Signed 1976 Postcard PSA DNA slabbed
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Phil Niekro Joe Niekro Signed Baseball Autograph Auto Mounted Memories *002
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Steve Carlton Gaylord Perry Don Sutton Phil Niekro Baseball Ball Signed Auto JSA
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PHIL NIEKRO HAND SIGNED 1999 PEREZ STEELE POSTCARD #231 AUTO JSA COA - BRAVES
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Phil Niekro Signed MLB Baseball w HOF Insc (MLB Auth) Steiner COA
$120.00

PHIL NIEKRO HOF 97 BRAVES YANKEES SIGNED AUTO VINTAGE 2000 ALLSTAR BASEBALL JSA
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Phil Niekro Signed Braves Jersey Inscribed "H.O.F. 97" (PSA Hologram)Mr Knuckler
$129.95

Phil Niekro SIGNED 8x10 Photo + HOF 97 New York Yankees PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES HOF SIGNED 16x20 JSA LOA
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PHIL NIEKRO YANKEES SIGNED AN OML BASEBALL INSC. "HOF 97" JAMES SPENCE COA JSA"
$59.97

Phil Niekro Signed MLB Baseball w "5xGG" Insc. (MLB Auth) Steiner COA
$180.00

Phil Niekro Signed MLB Baseball w “3,342 K’s” Insc Steiner COA
$160.00

Phil Niekro Signed MLB Baseball w “318 W’s” Insc Steiner COA
$140.00

HOFer Phil Niekro signed 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic card JSA autographed
$20.99

HOFer Phil Niekro signed Perez-Steele JSA slabbed 01102 10000 autographed Braves
$54.99
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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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