Robin Roberts Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Robin Roberts

Date of Birth: 9/30/1926
Rookie Card Year: 1949
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Robin Roberts played most of his 22-year MLB career for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was a seven-time All-Star who racked up 286 wins, a 3.41 earned run average and 2,357 strikeouts. Robin Roberts cards are a great bargain for a Hall of Fame pitcher.

Roberts' rookie card is from the 1949 Bowman Baseball set. He also has a couple of first-year regional issues in 1949 Olmes Studios and 1949 Lummis Peanut Butter. Also of interest for Robin Roberts fans is a pop-up-style card issued by the Philadelphia Bulletin in 1948.

Interesting to note is that Roberts is the subject of one of the hobby's rarest cards. In 1951, Topps printed a little-known All-Stars set consisting of 11 cards. However, three of the cards were never released to the public, Roberts being one of them. It is believed that a few copies manged to leave the printing facility and, today, only five copies are known to exist.

Robin Roberts' first certified autograph card is from 1997 Topps Stars. It is a reprint of his 1952 Topps card and features an on-card signature.

His first memorabilia card can be found in 2001 Topps Heritage. The Grandstand Glory insert is not serial numbered.

Rob Roberts' autographed memorabilia is readily available. Signed baseballs and photos are the most commonly found items. He was a frequent participant in organized signing events. In the latter part of his career, Roberts pitched for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs. Collectors of those teams, in addition to those of the Phillies, drive demand for Roberts' signed memorabilia.

Robin Roberts Rookie Card

1949 Bowman Robin Roberts RC #46

1949 Bowman Robin Roberts RC

This card features a colorized photo of Roberts' follow-through after delivering a pitch. It measures 2-1/16 by 2-1/2 inches. The corners are prone to edge wear and are often seen slightly rounded. As a result, professionally graded examples returned with a high grade do carry a premium.

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1964 Topps #285 Robin Roberts EX A39351
$7.75

ROBIN ROBERTS UPPER DECK SWEET SPOT CLASSIC PHILLIES PATCH CARD #SSP-RR 74 150
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1965 Topps #15 Robin Roberts VG A33927
$8.00

1962 Topps #243 ROBIN ROBERTS PSA 8
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1965 TOPPS ROBIN ROBERTS #15 EX BALTIMORE ORIOLES
$6.00

JSA Auth Signed Robin Roberts Auto Louisville Slugger Model M110 Baseball Bat
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1947-66 EXHIBITS ROBIN ROBERTS WHITE SIGNATURE PHILLIES EX-MT AD BACK 256694
$20.00

ROBIN ROBERTS 2010 Topps Update #US100B Phillies (Shortprint)
$10.00

1961 TOPPS #20 ROBIN ROBERTS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
$7.99

1956 Topps Robin Roberts Baseball Card #180 PSA 7 NM
$50.00

Robin Roberts Autographed Shakey's Pizza Card
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1957 TOPPS ROBIN ROBERTS G VG PHILLIES #15 WELL CENTERED; MULTI CREASES 121614
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1961 Topps # 20 Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies EM 0113
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1963 POST CEREAL BASEBALL #66 ROBIN ROBERTS NMMT BEAUTY!! HIGH-GRADE '63 BREAKUP
$25.00

1964 Topps #285 Robin Roberts
$5.60

ROBIN ROBERTS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 1959 TOPPS CARD #352
$7.99
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Autograph Guide

Robin Roberts Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Robin Roberts' 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.

Robin Roberts Cut Signature Exemplar:

Robin Roberts Signature Example

Robin Roberts Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Robin Roberts 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. The signature is written in cursive on a relatively even horizontal plane with just a slight lean to the right.
  2. Both of the letter "R"s are larger than the others. At first glance they resemble more of a letter "P." Upon closer inspection a very small line extends down but does not meet the plane.
  3. The other letters in the first name are not distinguishable. The exception to this is the "i," which is dotted with a slight dash.
  4. The letters of the last name that are most legible are the "t-s."
  5. The "t" is written like a cursive lower-case "l" and then crossed.
  6. The "s" forms a small triangle shape.

Robin Roberts Signed Baseball Pricing

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Robin Roberts Signed Baseball

Robin Roberts Signed Photograph Pricing

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Robin Roberts Signed Photo

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JSA Auth Signed Robin Roberts Auto Louisville Slugger Model M110 Baseball Bat
$71.95

1964 Yellow HOF Plaque Robin Roberts signed auto JSA
$24.99

Robin Roberts Autographed Signed 1986 TCMA Card #26 PSA DNA
$39.00

ROBIN ROBERTS PHILLIES,HOF JSA COA HAND SIGNED JERSEY
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ROBIN ROBERTS PSA DNA AUTHENTIC SIGNED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$65.00

ROBIN ROBERTS PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
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ROBIN ROBERTS SIGNED PSA DNA OLD TIMERS PROGRAM AUTHENTIC
$37.00

ROBIN ROBERTS SIGNED PSA DNA 1947 66 EXHIBIT AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$47.00

ROBIN ROBERTS 1950 SIGNED GPC GOVT PC PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH
$47.00

Robin Roberts Signed Whiz Kids Hardcover Book AUTO PSA DNA COA Phillies HOF
$89.00

Robin Roberts Phillies Auto Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA
$30.00

Robin Roberts (d.2010) Signed 8x10 Photograph Autographed Photo Yankees JSA
$29.99

ROBIN ROBERTS 1991 PEREZ-STEELE #157 SIGNED AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA 83022449
$99.99

ROBIN ROBERTS PHILLIES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTO PSA DNA D98556
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Robin Roberts Autographed Signed 3.5x5.5 Postcard PSA DNA #83739221
$39.00

Robin Roberts Autographed Signed 1977 Baseball's Great Card PSA DNA #83739222
$39.00
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