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.

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Rod Carew 2003 Piece Of The Game Worn Pants Angels #80
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1973 Topps #330 Rod Carew EX U8810
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1997 Leaf Thomas Leukemia #1 Frank Thomas Rod Carew Michelle Carew(on back)
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ROD CAREW TWINS ON CARD AUTO 49 99 SP from 2016 topps strata baseball
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ROD CAREW 2003 PIECE OF THE GAME WORN PANTS ANGELS #POG-80
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1969 Topps #419 Rod Carew ALL STAR Minnesota Twins NM
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1976 MSA Disc Red Barn Restaurants RARE ad back var Rod Carew Minnesota Twins
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1967 Topps #569 A League Rookie Stars (Rod Carew Hank Allen) BVG 4.5 Rod RC 1l7
$290.00

1979 Hostess All-Star Team #37-39 Leon Roberts Rod Carew John Henry Johnson 1r8
$9.73

2004 UDeck Ultimate Autograph Game Patch ROD CAREW Minnesota Twins #13 30 RARE
$59.99

1970 TOPPS #290 ROD CAREW TWINS HOF PSA 8 B2313139-611
$49.99

1972 TOPPS #695 ROD CAREW TWINS HOF PSA 9 (OC) B2312985-795
$64.99

2005 TOPPS PRISTINE LEGENDARY YEARS ROD CAREW GOLD REFRACTOR 33 65 TWINS
$26.99

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen #189B Rod Carew Rev Neg SP - NM-MT
$9.00

2012 Topps Tier One Top Shelf Relics #TSR-RCW Rod Carew 150 Baseball Card 0a9
$5.98

2015 Topps Tribute Black #2 Rod Carew 50 Minnesota Twins Baseball Card 2u5
$7.45
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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 OML BASEBALL HOF GAI AUTHENTICATED
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Rod Carew Game Used Signed Baseball Bat Full PSA LOA JSA 1976 Bicentennial Rare
$3,000.00

Rod Carew Twins Angels Signed Autographed ROMLB Official Baseball JSA COA
$199.99

HOF Rod Carew Signed OML Baseball - JSA
$109.95

Rod Carew Signed Team Issued Photograph Autographed Photo Twins JSA
$24.99

ROD CAREW signed MLB Baseball auto Minnesota TWINS HOF TriStar hologram
$149.99

GEORGE BRETT,ROD CAREW,TONY GWYNN,BOBBY COX,DAVE WINFIELD,HOF JSA COA SIGNED BAT
$900.00

Rod Carew Signed SI Magazine Cutout Photo JSA COA Minnesota Twins (sku-72700)
$39.99

JSA Authenticated BVG Slabbed Signed 1970 Topps Rod Carew Team Card # 534 Auto
$52.95

Rod Carew signed 1985 3000 Hits Cachet PSA DNA Cert# W40430
$39.99

Rod Carew Signed 1985 '3000 Hits' Baseball Cachet *California Angels PSA
$39.99

ROD CAREW Signed ROAL Bobby Brown Baseball PSA MINNESOTA TWINS FREE STEINER CASE
$149.95

Rod Carew Signed Hall of Fame Baseball HOFMLB "HOF 91" *Angels JSA WP153795
$169.99

Rod Carew Signed Angels 50th Anniversary 1961-2011 MLB "HOF 91" JSA WP153821
$169.99

Rod Carew Signed Major League Baseball MLB "HOF 91" *Angels *Twins JSA WP153825
$89.99

Rod Carew Signed Hall of Fame Baseball HOFMLB "HOF 91" *Twins JSA WP153798
$169.99
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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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