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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1970 Topps #290 Rod Carew - Poor
$5.24
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1971 Topps Rod Carew # 210 Beckett Vintage Grade 7 Near Mint
$15.00
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1972 TOPPS #696 ROD CAREW IA HI# PSA 9 OC HOF TWINS *3924
$65.00
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RARE 1980 Topps Superstar 5X7 ROD CAREW - ( RARE WHITE BACK) -TEST ISSUE
$7.50
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1977 Topps MINNESOTA TWINS TEAM SET ROD CAREW WYNEGAR SMALLEY HISLE NICE EX MT
$7.99
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*****Rod Carew***** Lot of 100 cards 55 DIFFERENT
$22.69
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2012 National Treasures Authentic Game used Jersey Rod Carew 33 99 Angels
$7.99
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Rod Carew Jersey card, Fleer 70's Decade Greats Minnesota Twins
$9.10
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1982 FLEER ROD CAREW BASEBALL CARD GMA GRADED 10
$9.99
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1973 TOPPS #61 BILLY WILLIAMS-ROD CAREW PSA 8 B1725354-112
$5.99
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1977 TOPPS #120 ROD CAREW TWINS HOF PSA 8 B1725388-116
$11.99
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1977 Topps Minnesota Twins Team Set NRMT ROD CAREW
$12.50
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1978 Topps Minnesota Twins Team Set Rod Carew NrMt
$12.50
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ROD CAREW 2008 UD BASEBALL HEROES GAME USED JERSEY#125 ANGELS
$5.69
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ROD CAREW #189 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Red Border Mini #'D 93 99
$8.99
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Rod Carew 079 199 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen black mini #189 Angels
$5.99
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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

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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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ROD CAREW SIGNED PSA DNA 1982 DONRUSS DK AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$41.00
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signed 1991 Rod Carew Jenkins Perry National Baseball Hall of Fame Yearbook JSA
$50.00
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ROD CAREW SIGNED RAWLINGS SWEET SPOT OML BASE BALL PSA DNA GRADE 9 TWINS ANGELS
$119.99
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ROD CAREW SIGNED JSA AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL CERTED AUTOGRAPH
$69.00
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ROD CAREW PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 1983 TOPPS AUTOGRAPH
$39.00
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1975 Topps Rod carew Signed Card #600 Twins, Angels JSA COA
$39.99
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Rod Carew signed PSA DNA cert. 1982 Angels View Score Card & Magazine
$29.95
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Steiner Rod Carew Signed Louisville Slugger Engraved Bat ( MLB Auth Holo Only)
$409.99
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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 SIGNED Perez Steele Postcard Twins PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$95.00
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1981 FLEER ROD CAREW #268 ANGELS HOF SIGNED PSA DNA GUARANTEE
$30.00
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ROD CAREW RoY,MVP,18xAS HoF ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL JSA LOA
$23.00
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Rod Carew Signed Minnesota Twins Majestic Cooperstown Collection Jersey JSA
$26.51
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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 HAND SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD PSA DNA COA HOF
$30.00
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