Rod Carew Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Rod Carew

Date of Birth: 10/1/1945
Rookie Card Year: 1967
Investment Rating: 5.5


Rod Carew Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Overview

As a member of the 3,000 Hits Club, Rod Carew cards and autographed memorabilia have a niche place in the hobby. Collectors pursuing items signed by multiple members of the esteemed club means that having Carew's signature is a must. Fortunately, Carew is a frequent participant in autograph signing appearances making it easy for collectors to obtain his signature.

Rod Carew made his major league debut at the start of the 1967 season. He would go on to be named the American League Rookie of the Year. Carew made his first trading card appearance in 1967 Topps Baseball. The card was double-printed, making it an easy find at the time. The Minnesota Twins also issued a Carew card as part of their team-issued set.

Carew's first certified autograph card was released in 1997 Donruss Signature Series Significant Signatures set and is serial numbered to 2,000 copies.

His first memorabilia cards would come a few years later, most notably in the Upper Deck Piece of History release. He has a total of four cards as part of the 3,000 Hit Club insert set. A game-used bat card and a jersey card each have print runs of 350. A card with both a bat and a jersey swatch is limited to 100 copies. However, the most popular Carew card from the set includes not only a bat and jersey swatch but also an autograph. It is limited to 30 serial-numbered copies.

Rod Carew Rookie Card

1967 Topps Baseball Rod Carew RC #569 with Hank Allen

1967 Topps Rod Carew RC

Rod Carew shares his rookie card with the Washington Senators rookie Hank Allen. The bright yellow border and red lettering provides a striking contrast. The facsimile signature adds a nice design element, while the vital information of the player's name, team, and position provides all the necessary detail. Being a high number, it's a relatively pricey card compared to similar players from the era. That said, it's not terribly expense when you take into account his Hall of Fame status and the age of the card.

Top eBay Listings

Rod Carew GRADED CARD!! Beckett BCCG 9 Near Mint!! 1970 Topps #453 Twins HOFer!
$19.99

1973 Topps #330 Rod Carew EX MT J30499
$20.00

1982 Donruss #216 Rod Carew Angels PSA 10 Gem Mint
$29.97

1975 Topps #600 Rod Carew NM MT J7481
$53.00

1971 Topps baseball card #210 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins PSA 7 NM
$29.99

1986 STAR CAREW HIT LIST-PRF #12 ROD CAREW HOF POP 2 PSA 10 B2042483-454
$44.99

1971 Topps # 210 Rod Carew Twins PSA 4
$9.95

1981 PERMA-GRAPHICS CALIFORNIA ANGELS TEAM SET ROD CAREW & FRED LYNN
$5.00

1983 PERMA-GRAPHICS ANGELS TEAM SET REGGIE JACKSON, ROD CAREW & DOUG DECINCES
$8.00

1986 Star Co Carew #20 Rod Carew PSA 9 LOW POP 2 Angels HOF *LB
$9.99

2013 Topps Rod Carew Commorative Rookie of the Year Trophy Card Twins
$8.99

1974 Luis Aparicio,1973 Rod Carew,1958 Jim Lemon,Willie Mays,Mantle Check List
$45.00

1970 Topps #290 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins PSA 6 EX-MT 540
$18.99

1973 Topps #61 Batting LDRS Rod Carew Billy Williams PSA 9 MINT 520
$19.99

1984 DONRUSS BCCG 10 ROD CAREW
$8.00

1973 TOPPS #330 ROD CAREW TWINS HOF PSA 7 B2180746-553
$14.99
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Autograph Guide

Rod Carew Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Rod Carew'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.

Rod Carew Cut Signature Exemplar

Rod carew Signature Example

Rod Carew Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Rod Carew 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. A fairly easy autograph to discern by letter.
  2. The "R" has a bit of a flat top and a small tear drop loop to the left.
  3. The pen stays on the item as it flows into the "o" which is almost closed, the letter "d" is formed with a loop for the vertical.
  4. The "C" has a distinct hook to it at the top of the letter.
  5. The remaining letters flow smoothly with the "a" being angular and open.
  6. The "r" resembles a cursive "n", the "e" consists of a small line looking more like an "i" which is not dotted.
  7. The signature finishes with the "w" which has the required dip and are equally spaced apart.

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Rod Carew Signed Photograph Pricing

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ROD CAREW PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 1983 TOPPS AUTOGRAPH
$39.00

ROD CAREW PSA DNA SIGNED ORIGINAL 1 1 PHOTO AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$65.00

HOF ROD CAREW 1986 FLEER SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD #629 PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
$47.96

Rod Carew SIGNED Perez Steele Postcard Twins PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$95.00

Angels Rod Carew 'HOF 91' Signed White Majestic Jersey Autographed On #2 PSA DNA
$299.99

Twins Rod Carew '67 Al Roy HOF 91' Authentic Signed Jersey Autographed PSA DNA
$299.99

Twins Rod Carew '67 Al Roy' Authentic Signed Jersey Autographed PSA DNA
$299.99

Twins Rod Carew Authentic Signed 1991 Spring Training Ticket PSA DNA Slabbed
$34.99

Twins Rod Carew Authentic Signed Card 1977 Hostess #9 PSA DNA Slabbed
$44.99

Angels Rod Carew Signed Authentic 8X10 Photo Autographed PSA DNA #I47682
$79.99

Twins Rod Carew '67 Al Roy 1977 MVP' Authentic Signed Jersey PSA DNA #S84585
$299.99

Twins Rod Carew 'HOF 91' Authentic Signed Jersey Autographed PSA DNA #S84562
$299.99

ROD CAREW signed MLB Baseball 67 AL ROY TWINS JSA
$199.99

ROD CAREW signed MLB Baseball 3053 TWINS ANGELS JSA
$199.99

ROD CAREW JSA AUTOGRAPH AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
$59.00

ROD CAREW SIGNED 1980 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$39.00
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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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