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 Image

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.

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1969 TOPPS Deckle Edge #12 - Rod Carew
$19.99
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Rod Carew 1968 Topps #80 Rookie RC Twins Angels Hall of Fame
$30.00
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1978 Penn Emblem Baseball Patch Rod Carew
$6.99
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2004 Bazooka One-Liners Relics #RC Rod Carew Bat
$10.50
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1981 TOPPS #100 ROD CAREW ANGELS HOF PSA 9 B1726354-516
$11.99
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1968 TOPPS #80 ROD CAREW GOOD CORNER CREASES *144748
$12.00
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1970 Topps # 453 ROD CAREW All Star Minnesota Twins HOF
$7.99
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1984 TOPPS #276 ROD CAREW PSA 10 B1494010
$8.99
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1976 TOPPS #400 ROD CAREW TWINS
$6.00
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Eddie Murray Ken Griffey Jr. Rod Carew Sportkings Triple Jersey Silver 30 D711
$21.20
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1971 Topps # 210 Rod Carew Twins PSA 4
$9.95
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1986 Star Co Carew #20 Rod Carew PSA 10 LOW POP 2 Angels HOF *LB
$107.99
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1986 Star Co Carew #20 Rod Carew PSA 9 LOW POP 2 Angels HOF *LB
$17.99
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1986 Star Co Carew #21 Rod Carew PSA 9 LOW POP 1 no 10s Twins HOF *LB
$26.99
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1986 Star Co Carew #8 Rod Carew PSA 10 LOW POP Twins HOF *LB
$44.99
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1985 OPC O-Pee-Chee #300 Rod Carew BGS 9.5 (10,9.5,9.5,9)
$23.70
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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

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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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1975 Topps Rod carew Signed Card #600 Twins, Angels JSA COA
$39.99
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ANGELS ROD CAREW "HOF 91" AUTHENTIC SIGNED WHITE MAJESTIC JERSEY PSA DNA
$229.99
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ROD CAREW (Twins) Signed "'77 A.L. MVP" Full Size Batting Helmet- JSA Authentic
$229.00
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ROD CAREW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL 77 MVP PSA DNA
$69.00
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Rod Carew SIGNED Perez Steele Postcard Twins PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$95.00
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Rod Carew psa dna signed 1981 Donruss #169 slabbed Angels HOF
$24.95
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ROD CAREW signed MLB Baseball 67 AL ROY TWINS JSA
$199.99
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ROD CAREW signed MLB Baseball 3053 TWINS ANGELS JSA
$199.99
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ROD CAREW SIGNED 1980 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$39.00
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ROD CAREW JSA AUTOGRAPH AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
$69.00
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ROD CAREW JSA AUTOGRAPH AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
$59.00
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ROD CAREW HAND SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD PSA DNA COA HOF
$30.00
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Rod Carew 16x20, Signed w inscripton 3,053 hits! JSA authenticated..NICE!
$116.10
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ROD CAREW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL ANGELS 79-85 PSA DNA
$99.00
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Rod Carew Signed 1967 Topps #569 RC Rookie AUTO GRADED GEM MT 10 PSA DNA
$349.99
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JSA Authenticated Signed 1969 Topps Rod Carew # 510 Auto BVG Slabbed
$88.95
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