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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LOT OF THREE 1974 TOPPS #333 ALL STAR SECOND BASEMEN ROD CAREW JOE MORGAN NRMT
$8.99
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2004 Bazooka One-Liners ROD CAREW Bat (9705)
$9.99
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1983 TOPPS #200 ROD CAREW ANGELS HOF PSA 9 B1662687-926
$5.99
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1984 DONRUSS #352 ROD CAREW ANGELS HOF PSA 9 B1662703-885
$5.99
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1981 DONRUSS #169 ROD CAREW ANGELS HOF PSA 9 B1663231-773
$5.99
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1982 K-MART #31 ROD CAREW ANGELS HOF POP 7 PSA 9 B1664063-892
$10.99
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1982 DONRUSS #216 ROD CAREW ANGELS HOF PSA 9 B1663273-754
$6.99
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2005 Prime Patches #33 Rod Carew Portraits Name Plate Patch Auto #5 5
$59.95
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1976 TOPPS #400 ROD CAREW TWINS LOT NM+ BRAUN #183 BOSTOCK #263 BURGMEIER #87
$7.00
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1974 Topps Rod Carew HOF (#50) PSA7 PSA
$9.95
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1969 TOPPS #510 ROD CAREW TWINS NM-MT
$16.00
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1982 K-MART #31 ROD CAREW ANGELS HOF POP 4 PSA 10 B1659784-747
$49.99
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1977 PEPSI-COLA BASEBALL STARS DISCS ROD CAREW HOF POP 9 PSA 10 B1661251-666
$23.99
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1969 Topps Rod Carew NM - MT 8 Baseball Card
$375.00
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1984 DONRUSS #352 ROD CAREW ANGELS HOF PSA 10 B1659771-760
$22.99
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Rod Carew Paul Molitor 2012 Sportkings E Double Jersey Card Silver 60 C367
$14.95
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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 AUTOGRAPH STEINER OFFICAL MLB BASEBALL SIGNED "HOF 91 "
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Rod Carew Single Signed OAL Bobby Brown Baseball Angels Auto PSA DNA
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TWINS ROD CAREW AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1977 HOSTESS #9 PSA DNA SLABBED
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Twins Angels Rod Carew Signed Mini-Bat 26.5 "Global GAI
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Rod Carew Hof 91 signed 8x10 photo Jsa hologram & coa J07554 Twins baseball
$69.00
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ROD CAREW (Minnesota Twins) signed American League baseball w PSA COA
$79.95
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ROD CAREW ANGELS TWINS SIGNED OMLB BALL HOF PSA DNA
$74.95
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Rod Carew Signed Full-Size Twins Batting Helmet Inscribed "3053" - JSA J51564
$215.00
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Rod Carew signed Minnesota Twins road jersey - PSA DNA Authentic- Hall of Famer
$249.95
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Rod Carew signed Minnesota Twins home jersey - PSA DNA Authentic- Hall of Famer
$249.95
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1975 TOPPS #600 ROD CAREW HOF PSA DNA SIGNED AUTO JGR944
$49.99
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Rod Carew Signed Official (Allan H. Selig) Baseball W "HOF 91" JSA
$65.00
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ANGELS ROD CAREW SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #I47682
$79.99
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ROD CAREW CALIFORNIA ANGELS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 16X20 PHOTO W JSA
$75.00
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ROD CAREW MINNESOTA TWINS 67 ROY SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO JSA COA #J50949
$69.99
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VTG SIGNED TWINS ANGELS HOF ROD CAREW 1983 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED GLOBAL GAI COA!!!
$82.99
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