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.

Top eBay Listings

1964 TOPPS #541 PHIL NIEKRO POOR WAX FRONT *175543
$35.00

Phil Niekro 1996 Danbury Mint Sealed 22 kt Gold card 35
$8.77

1974 Topps #29 Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves HAll of Famer SGC 84 NM
$8.00

1970 TOPPS SUPER #15 PHIL NIEKRO EXMT *T00369
$9.00

2011 (BB) Topps 60 Years of Topps #27 Phil Niekro Nolan Ryan
$6.00

1972 TOPPS # 620 PHIL NIEKRO UNIQUE PROOF BGS 8 SOLO FINEST GRADED .
$156.00

1969 TOPPS TONY PEREZ & PHIL NIEKRO BASEBALL LOT VG+ EX
$7.00

1965 Topps #461 - Phil Niekro (RC) - PSA 9 -- Braves HoF Rookie (mikedenero)
$540.00

1974 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD #29 PHIL NIEKRO PSA 8 NM-MT
$5.10

1986 Topps Traded #77t Phil Niekro 50 Card Lot Half Case Break
$6.95

1969 TOPPS #355 PHIL NIEKRO BRAVES
$6.00

2001 Topps Archives Reserve 1964 Topps Phil Niekro Rookie Stars 60 100
$11.96

2015 Topps Heritage - ROA-PN - Phil Niekro - Red Auto - 46 66
$79.99

Phil Niekro Upper Deck Pastimes Auto Atlanta Braves
$15.99

Phil Niekro Braves Vintage Lot of (9) Different 1966 1975 1978 1979 HOF
$9.99

2009 SP Legendary Cuts #125 Phil Niekro 550
$5.00
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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:

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.

Phil Niekro Signed Baseball Pricing

Active Listings for Phil Niekro Signed Baseballs

Phil Niekro Signed Baseball

Phil Niekro Signed Jersey Pricing

Active Listings for Phil Niekro Signed Jerseys

Phil Niekro Signed Jersey

Phil Niekro Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Phil Niekro Signed Photographs

Phil Niekro Signed Photo

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PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED PSA DNA NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$65.00

PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED PSA DNA FEENEY NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$76.00

Phil Niekro Signed 8x10 300th Victory Card Photograph Autographed JSA
$24.99

Phil Niekro Signed Louisville Slugger Mini Bat - PSA DNA
$59.00

PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED 1968 TOPPS PSA DNA SLABBED HOF
$49.99

Phil Niekro Signed MLB Baseball w “318 W’s” Inscription Steiner COA
$169.99

Phil Niekro Signed MLB Baseball w “Beware of Knuckler” Inscription Steiner COA
$169.99

PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED PSA DNA FEENEY NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL CERTED AUTOGRAPH
$76.00

Phil Niekro Signed MLB Baseball w “3342 K’s” Inscription Steiner COA
$169.99

Phil Niekro Signed MLB Baseball w “HOF 97” Inscription Steiner COA
$169.99

Phil Niekro Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Braves PSA DNA #T14953
$49.00

Phil Niekro & Steve Carlton Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA #83383832
$39.00

Phil Niekro Signed National League Baseball Ball PSA DNA COA Auto'd Braves HOF
$89.99

Phil Niekro Signed OMLB Baseball Insc. HOF 97 PSA DNA Auto AD005465
$34.99

Phil Niekro 1993 Nabisco All-Star Auto. Signed PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto
$25.00

Phil Niekro Signed Blue Braves Jersey (Signed on Back) Steiner COA
$359.99
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