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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2014 Leaf Metal Draft Phil Niekro Auto 7 35 Buy Back SSP
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Phil Niekro Topps #694 Baseball Card and 1977 Strikeout leaders Topps #206
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02'UPPER DECK Game-Jersey* Phil Niekro* Braves
$5.00
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1968 OPC ERA Leaders #7 --- Phil Niekro - Jim Bunning ---- Rare OPC!!!
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1978 topps #206 NOLAN RYAN - PHIL NIEKRO ldr BGS BCCG 9
$8.00
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1971 O-Pee-Chee Phil Niekro HOF # 30 Atlanta Braves NM
$7.99
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1968 TOPPS # 257 NM+ ATLANTA BRAVES PHIL NIEKRO CARD
$6.00
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1966 TOPPS CARD LOT WILLIE STARGELL CATFISH JIM HUNTER JUAN MARICHAL PHIL NIEKRO
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1987 Donruss Phil Niekro # 465 MLB*
$9.99
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Phil Niekro - #ed Serial 3 5 Cooperstown Calling HOF Braves
$7.99
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1968 TOPPS #257 PHIL NIEKRO PSA 6 EX - MT
$11.95
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1966 TOPPS PHIL NIEKRO # 28 PSA 8
$49.85
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1970 Topps #160 Phil Niekro Braves MINT
$9.00
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PHIL NIEKRO 2007 SWEET SPOT SIGNATURES BLUE INK AUTOGRAPH SPS-PN #18 35 BRAVES
$20.00
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1978 Topps NOLAN RYAN PHIL NIEKRO Strikeout Ldrs #206 PSA 8 NM-MT HOF Angels
$17.00
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1974 Topps BRAVES Team Unmarked Checklist HANK AARON PHIL NIEKRO EVANS GARR EXMT
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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 8X10 Photo "HOF 97" Autograph Braves Hands Over Head GAI COA
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed 1987 Topps Card PSA DNA #83113886
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed 1988 Topps Card PSA DNA #83113889
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed 1986 Topps Card PSA DNA #83113885
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed 1985 Topps Card PSA DNA #83113883
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed 1976 Topps Card PSA DNA #83113881
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed 1982 Topps Card PSA DNA #83113882
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed 1984 Topps Card PSA DNA #83117641
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA #M55757
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA #M55756
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA #M55754
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA #M55753
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA #M55750
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA #M55746
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA #M55751
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Phil Niekro Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA #M55747
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