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

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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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1980 Topps Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics #482 Baseball Card
$19.99
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Lot of 20 Sports Cards (1969-2013) Ronnie Lott! Rickey Henderson!
$5.00
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Rickey Henderson Yankees Athletics 1991 Star Company Stellar Set (9) Limited 500
$23.00
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1997 Totally Certified Platinum Blue 76 Rickey Henderson 1138 1999 B74139
$5.97
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RICKEY HENDERSON 2012 PLAYOFF PRIME CUTS ICONS AUTO 4 10 AUTOGRAPH RARE
$101.37
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1980 Topps #482 RICKEY HENDERSON A's Rookie RC PSA NM-MT 8
$60.00
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1980 Topps Rickey Henderson Rookie
$15.00
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2011 TOPPS RICKEY HENDERSON JERSEY NEW YORK YANKEES
$13.45
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2004 Leaf Certified Materials Mirror Emerald Rickey Henderson Yankees #5 5 NR-MT
$29.99
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2013 America's Pastime Front Row Fabrics Rickey Henderson Dennis Eckersley 36 49
$39.95
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1984 Donruss Rickey Henderson Oakland A's PSA 8 NM-Mt
$8.10
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2010 Topps Update #US276B Rickey Henderson VAR SP LEGEND VARIATION BOX 2
$12.30
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2012 NATIONAL TREASURES #113 RICKEY HENDERSON JERSEY 56 99
$18.40
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2011 Topps Update #US59B Rickey Henderson SP LEGEND VARIATION BOX 2
$9.84
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1981 Donruss : Rickey Henderson - Rookie ..... " Nm Mt " ..... *128804
$5.00
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1983 Donruss,1984 Fleer, 1985 Donruss Rickey Henderson
$5.00
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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:

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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 Hof 2009 signed MLB Licensed jersey Jsa Witnessed W374272
$459.08
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Rickey Henderson 1990 AL MVP signed MLB Licensed jersey Jsa Witnessed W466680
$499.00
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2000 Fleer Tradition UPDATE Rickey Henderson U95 Signed AUTO Autograph PSA DNA
$44.99
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Rickey Henderson SIGNED 8x10 Photo Oakland A's PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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A's Yankees Rickey Henderson Signed OAL Baseball Autograph Auto JSA Certified
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RICKEY HENDERSON "MAN OF STEAL" SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL JSA #G64632
$229.99
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Hank Aaron Rickey Henderson Pete Rose Nolan Ryan The Kings Signed Baseball JSA
$495.00
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1990 UPPER DECK RICKEY HENDERSON AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA AUTO'd CARD A's SIGNED MLB
$26.13
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RICKEY HENDERSON ATHLETICS AUTHENTIC SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL PSA DNA COA
$99.99
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Rickey Henderson Signed 8x10 Photo- MINT- psa dna
$50.00
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1987-88 NEW YORK YANKEES SIGNED AUTO BASEBALL (4) SIGS PSA DNA RICKEY HENDERSON
$119.99
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RICKEY HENDERSON SIGNED MLB BASEBALL ATHLETICS YANKEES HOF PSA COA
$74.95
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1986 Topps Rickey Henderson AS #716 Signed AUTO Autograph A's Yankees PSA DNA
$57.99
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1980 Topps #482 Rickey Henderson HOF Rookie Card signed autographed PSA DNA
$199.99
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RICKEY HENDERSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL PSA DNA
$99.00
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RICKEY HENDERSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED A'S STEALING BASE 16X20 PHOTO #1 PSA DNA
$109.00
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