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


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 1969 Topps AS #419 BVG NM 7
$19.99

1971 TOPPS ROD CAREW #210 (15.00) EX+ 3608B
$8.00

ROD CAREW 2010 PANINI CENTURY COLLECTION GAME USED 3-CLR PATCH #131 200 AF9876
$11.99

2002 Donruss Studio Classic First Ballot CS-18 Rod Carew 91 Minnesota Twins 0b5
$6.20

2015 Topps Tribute Prime Patches #PP-RCA Rod Carew 45 Los Angeles Angels 2f9
$12.00

1969 Topps #419 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins Baseball Card 2r6
$5.25

1969 Topps #510 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins Baseball Card 0p7
$17.99

2014 Panini Hall of Fame Red Shield #69 Rod Carew 75 Minnesota Twins Card 0a6
$7.00

1975 Topps Minis #600 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins Baseball Card 0k9
$6.22

1969 TOPPS #510 ROD CAREW TWINS SGC 55 VG-EX+ 215439 (KYCARDS)
$20.00

1976 Topps #400 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins Baseball Card 2r6
$5.25

Rod Carew Large Size Baseball Card California Angels First Baseman
$10.00

Rod Carew 2003 Timeless Treasures HOF Combos Bat Jsy #92 100 California Angels
$33.33

1969 TOPPS #419 ROD CAREW ALL-STAR EX NICELY CENTERED *164611
$7.20

1967 Topps # 569 Rod Carew RC NM
$115.00

1969 TOPPS #510 ROD CAREW NM *212075
$20.00
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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 AUTOGRAPHED RAWLINGS BASEBALL JSA W COA SIGNED HOF TWINS ANGELS AUTO
$59.00

Rod Carew Index Card PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Autograph Signed *8514
$29.00

Rod Carew Minnesota Twins Signed Official Rawlings MLB Baseball Inscr HOF 91 JSA
$99.00

ROD CAREW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO TWINS "HOF 91" PSA DNA
$64.99

Twins HOF Rod Carew Signed Authentic 8X10 Photo Autographed PSA DNA NICE
$49.99

ROD CAREW JSA CERTED AMERICAN LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL AUTHENTIC SIGNeD
$64.00

ROD CAREW SIGNED JSA 1986 STAR FULL PANEL SET AUTOGRAPH
$42.00

ROD CAREW JSA CERTED AMERICAN LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL AUTHENTIC SIGNeD
$64.00

ROD CAREW Signed Louisville Slugger H & B Bat with "HOF 91" Inscription - PSA
$329.00

ROD CAREW SIGNED 1981 PERMA GRAPHICS CARD PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED
$44.99

Rod Carew Autographed Signed California Angels Custom Jersey PSA DNA U69320
$229.99

Rod Carew Twins (3,053) Signed 8x10 Photo Autograph Auto Mounted Memories
$69.00

NICE Authentic Autographed Rod Carew SI Magazine Twins Signed JSA COA HOF
$69.95

ROD CAREW Signed Autograph OMLB Baseball Ball PSA DNA G99835 Twins HOF
$89.10

ROD CAREW PSA DNA SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$59.40

Rod Carew Minnesota Twins HOFer, Signed Baseball, PSA=F21546 Great Collectable
$59.95
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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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