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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2005 05 UPPER DECK HALL OF FAME PHIL NIEKRO AUTO 3 COLOR RARE LOGO PATCH 8 10
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1975 SSPC #5 PHIL NIEKRO PSA 9 B1531082
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1968 Dexter Press baseball cards Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves LOT OF 3
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2006 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball Chronology Phil Niekro #d 138 550
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2012 TOPPS RETIRED NUMBER PATCH CARD PHIL NIEKRO #RN-PN Atlanta Braves
$5.75
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2003 FLAIR GREATS (NO #) PHIL NIEKRO JERSEY CARD - NEW YORK YANKEES, HOF (B)
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1970 Topps Baseball #69 Tom Seaver Phil Niekro Fergie Jenkins Juan Marichal `LL
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1979 Joe Morgan Reds Phil Niekro Braves Don Baylor Hostess Panel Baseball Cards
$17.14
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1984 PHIL NIEKRO OPC #29 O PEE CHEE YANKEES PSA 10!
$18.69
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Phil Niekro Autograph Signed 1967 Topps # 456 PSA DNA Braves HOF
$59.99
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PHIL NIEKRO 2013 LEAF CUT SIGNATURE PRIDE OF THE PINSTRIPE MASTERPIECE AUTO 1 5
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1968 Topps Baseball #257 Phil Niekro
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Phil Niekro 1970 Topps Super #15 Vintage Braves HOF
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Lot of 2 Topps 1966 Baseball Trading Cards PHIL NIEKRO FRANK CARPIN topps 28 71
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Lot of 11, 1978 Topps Leaders Nolan Ryan Phil Niekro
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Lot of 14, 1979 Topps Phil Niekro
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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 autographed Signed official national league Baseball PSA DNA
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Phil Niekro Autograph Signed 1967 Topps # 456 PSA DNA Braves HOF
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PHIL NIEKRO PSA DNA SIGNED 1966 TOPPS CARD MINT AUTOGRAPH CERTIFIED
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Phil Niekro Signed Autographed Official MLB Gold Glove Baseball HOF Braves *JSA*
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Phil Niekro Braves, Yankees, Indians HOF 97 signed bat with JSA
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Steiner Phil Niekro Signed Red Braves Jersey (Signed on Back) (MLB AUTH)
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Steiner Phil Niekro Signed Blue Braves Jersey (Signed on Back)
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PHIL NIEKRO "HOF 1997" SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED HALL OF FAME BASEBALL PSA DNA #V71588
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1968 Topps Phil Niekro - Jim Bunning #7 Signed Autograph PSA DNA
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PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED INDEX CARD MINT PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED AUTO HOF
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Phil Niekro Signed Atlanta Braves Baseball Jersey - JSA #I92443
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Phil Niekro SIGNED 8x10 Photo Atlanta Braves PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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Signed HOFer Phil Niekro Perez-Steele w HOF inscription autographed JSA slabbed
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PHIL NIEKRO SIGNED PSA DNA HOF INDUCTION PROGRAM AUTHENTIC
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