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.

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RICKEY HENDERSON 2015 LEAF LEGENDS OF SPORT AUTOGRAPH ATHLETICS HOF
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23 card Set Complete 5x7 Topps Rickey Henderson Gold Set #ed 49 made 1980-2002
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1991 STARTING LINEUP 2 CARD PANEL UNCUT RARE KEN GRIFFEY RICKEY HENDERSON
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1980 Topps Rickey Henderson #482 Rc Rookie LOT of 12 Athletics
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(LOT OF 20) 1987 TOPPS #735 RICKEY HENDERSON - NM-MT (YANKEES)
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PSA 10 GEM MINT 1989 FLEER RICKEY HENDERSON #254
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PSA 10 GEM MINT 1992 BOWMAN RICKEY HENDERSON #166
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1980 TOPPS RICKEY HENDERSON RC ROOKIE A'S CARD #482
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RICKEY HENDERSON 2005 DIAMOND KINGS FRAMED GREEN #295 3 50
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UpperDeck Rickey Henderson Mark McGwire Dasccenza Error
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2014 TOPPS MUSEUM COLLECTION #70 RICKEY HENDERSON "GREEN" #111 199, OAKLAND A'S
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Rickey Henderson - 2002 eTopps Baseball #95 - IN HAND [1 of 4083] 1st etopps
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1983 Kellogg's #8 Rickey Henderson PSA 10
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2011 Topps 60 Relic - Rickey Henderson
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1982 Fleer Rickey Henderson HOF (#92) BCCG10 BGS
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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.

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RICKEY HENDERSON Signed Autographed Rawlings OMLB Ball Baseball PSA DNA K67220
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RICKEY HENDERSON SIGNED JSA CERTED 1982 FDC AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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RICKEY HENDERSON SIGNED PSA DNA CERTED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
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Rickey Henderson Signed 16x20 Framed Photo JSA Auto A's Stolen Base Leader
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Rickey Henderson Signed MLB Baseball JSA
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RICKEY HENDERSON SIGNED JSA AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
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RICKEY HENDERSON Signed Oakland Tribune 1991 Newspaper Record PSA DNA COA Auto
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RICKEY HENDERSON SIGNED Autograph 8x10 PHOTO JSA Sticker & COA NY YANKEES AUTO
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Rickey Henderson Signed Holding Base in Air Verticle 8x10 Photo Steiner COA
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Rickey Henderson Signed Leading Off Second Base in 8x10 Steiner COA
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Rickey Henderson Signed Leading Off Of 2nd Base 16x20 Photo Steiner COA
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Rickey Henderson Signed Leading Off 8x10 Photo w Man of Steal” Insc Steiner COA
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Rickey Henderson Signed Sliding Horizontal 8x10 Photo Steiner COA
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Signed 8x10 RICKEY HENDERSON Oakland A's Autographed photo - JSA COA
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LOU BROCK RICKEY HENDERSON PSA DNA First Day Cover FDC AUTO signed Autograph
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Rickey Henderson Signed Postcard Autographed Post Card Yankees A's PSA DNA
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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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