Rickey Henderson Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Rickey Henderson

Date of Birth: 12/25/1958
Rookie Card Year: 1980
Investment Rating: 8.5


Overview

Few players in the history of the game have put up the kind of career numbers that Rickey Henderson did. The brash, cocky and confident Henderson brought a winning attitude to each of the nine teams he played for. As a result of this, Ricky Henderson cards and autographed autographed memorabilia will always be popular.

Henderson retired with MLB records for career stolen bases (1,406), stolen bases in a season (130), career lead-off home runs (81) and runs scored (2,295). While records are made to be broken, it's going to be tough for baseball to produce a better lead-off hitter.

Rickey Henderson has one rookie card and it can be found in 1980 Topps Baseball. Collectors are also fond of his two minor league cards. He has one from 1977 with the Modesto A's and another when he was with the Ogden A's in 1979.

Henderson's first certified autograph, isn't on a card at all. In 2001, Donruss Playoff issued a product called Absolute Memorabilia. Each box included a signed baseball. Henderson has 25 such balls from the set.

His first autographed trading cards would be released the following year in several Donruss/Playoff products. Over the years, Henderson has continued to sign for sets regularly but not in huge numbers.

Rickey Henderson's first game-used memorabilia cards were produced in 2001 by several manufactures, including Donruss/Playoff, Fleer and Topps. He has both bat and jersey cards in various quantities.

Rickey Henderson autographed memorabilia carries a premium no matter what the item. His signature is highly desired by multiple types of collectors. On certain occasions he will appear at public signings, typically larger shows like the National Sports Collectors Convention. He is, however, a willing in-person signer in public.

Rickey Henderson Rookie Card

1980 Topps Rickey Henderson RC #482

1980 Topps Baseball Rickey Henderson Rookie Card

Arguably the top rookie cards of the 1980s, it's also one of the most valuable. Besides being notable for its place as the only Rickey Henderson rookie card, it's also an uncorrected error. The stats on the back list his previous year's numbers coming while with Modesto. It was actually Fresno. It is not a significant error and it was never corrected.

Top eBay Listings

1980 Topps Rickey Henderson #482 Oakland Athletics BGS BCCG 9
$52.49

1984 Topps Rickey Henderson Highlight #2 89-card Lot NM-MT
$20.00

1980 TOPPS #482 RICKEY HENDERSON GEM 9
$75.00

Starz Rickey Henderson Baseball Card Rare
$10.93

1991 Finest Nolan Ryan + Rickey Henderson PROMO Silver Star Field of Vision
$6.00

1994 Fleer Update #U74 Rickey Henderson - PSA 10
$10.00

1993 Bowman #625 Rickey Henderson - PSA 10
$10.00

1980 topps #482 RICKEY HENDERSON oakland athletics rookie card BGS BCCG 9
$60.00

Rickey Henderson Autographed Gateway envelope May 1, 1991 Stolen Base Record
$25.00

RICKEY HENDERSON 1989 Fleer GLOSSY #254 PSA 10 GEM MINT HOF New York Yankees
$17.99

100 ASSORTED CARD LOT MINT RICKEY HENDERSON BASEBALL A'S YANKEES
$9.99

70 different MINT RICKEY HENDERSON BASEBALL CARDS A'S YANKEES,PADRES
$9.99

2002 DONRUSS ORIGINALS ON THE RECORD RICKEY HENDERSON OAKLAND 131 800 BOX 48
$5.99

50 RICKEY HENDERSON YANKEE CARDS (MINT) 1986 1987 1988 SPORTFLIC +++
$7.99

1987 BURGER KING SET w HENDERSON RICKEY MATTINGLY PUCKET + CLASSIC 1988 BLUE
$16.44

2013 Topps Archives 1983 All-Star RH Rickey Henderson PSA 9 Mint
$21.99
« Previous1234

Autograph Guide

Rickey Henderson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Rickey Henderson'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.

Ricky Henderson Cut Signature Exemplar:

Rickey Henderson Signature Example

Rickey Henderson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Rickey Henderson signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Henderson's autograph can vary slightly and has changed through the years. However, regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features, which have remained fairly consistent:

  1. It is written on a slightly rising horizontal plane.
  2. A significant lean to the right of about 45 degrees.
  3. The "R" is over-sized.
  4. Noticeable attempts at the letters "i-c-k-y." The "i" is implied by a dot. The "c" is very small. The "k" is indicated by the angled vertical line. The "e" is not attempted.
  5. The "H" often has a hook at the top of the first vertically angled line. The lines are parallel, narrowly spaced and connected towards the bottom.
  6. The "d" is indicated by the elongated oval shape.
  7. The rest of the letters are usually not legible.
  8. Any number of inscriptions may accompany the signature.

Rickey Henderson Signed Baseball Pricing

Active Listings for Rickey Henderson Signed Baseballs

Rickey Henderson Signed Baseball

Rickey Henderson Signed Bat Pricing

Active Listings for Rickey Henderson Signed Bats

Rickey Henderson Signed Bat

Rickey HendersonSigned Jersey Pricing

Active Listings for Rickey Henderson Signed Jerseys

Rickey Henderson Signed Jersey

Rickey Henderson Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Rickey Henderson Signed Photographs

Rickey Henderson Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Rickey Henderson Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA #83378370
$89.00

Rickey Henderson Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA #83383740
$89.00

Rickey Henderson Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA #83378369
$89.00

Rickey Henderson Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA #T45525
$119.00

Rickey Henderson Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo A's PSA DNA #S76645
$79.00

Rickey Henderson Signed Baseball Bat PSA DNA COA K48 Model Autograph Yankees A's
$449.99

RICKEY HENDERSON SIGNED PSA DNA FDC 1982 AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$60.00

RICKEY HENDERSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED OAKLAND ATHLETICS BLACK BASEBALL BAT JSA
$249.99

1990 FLEER RICKEY HENDERSON CARD #10 AUTO AUTOGRAPH SIGNED JSA JAMES SPENCE
$50.00

Rickey Henderson Signed Grey Throwback A’s Jersey (Signed on Front) Steiner COA
$1,009.99

RICKEY HENDERSON SIGNED YANKEES 8X10 PHOTO JSA AUTOGRAPH
$63.00

RICKEY HENDERSON SIGNED JSA CERTED 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$69.00

Rickey Henderson signed 8x10 photo Jsa hologram & coa NY Yankees autograph
$59.99

RICKEY HENDERSON A'S SIGNED BASEBALL CARD 1991 TOPPS #391 JSA COA ID:20988
$59.00

RICKEY HENDERSON BROCK WILLS STOLEN BASE CHAMP 3X SIGNED AUTO USED MACPHAIL JSA
$199.99

RICKEY HENDERSON LOU BROCK SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED WW N.L. BASEBALL JSA COA #J05825
$249.99
« Previous1234

More Info

For general information and player statistics about Rickey Henderson, visit:


 |  E-Mail Author | 
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.

Leave a Comment:

MENU