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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1981 ALL-STAR GAME PROGRAM - ROD CAREW - INSERTS - PSA 10 GEM MINT
$39.99
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2005 Playoff Prime Cuts MLB Icons GOLD Rod Carew Angels HOF Auto 10
$133.50
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$6.00
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1986 Topps Rac w Rod Carew O T
$6.00
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1970 Topps Rod Carew #290 PSA EX 5 P125
$12.00
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1975 ROD CAREW - Topps " All Star " Baseball Card # 600 - Minnesota Twins
$7.95
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1970 TOPPS #290 ROD CAREW NM LA397
$14.99
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RARE 1980 Topps Superstar 5X7 ROD CAREW - ( RARE WHITE BACK) -TEST ISSUE
$7.50
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2011 "60 Years Of Topps" Insert Rod Carew #21 (1972 Topps Reprint) PSA 10
$19.99
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1971 TOPPS #210 ROD CAREW TWINS VG-EX 206066
$6.00
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1971 TOPPS #210 ROD CAREW TWINS VG-EX 206068
$5.90
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1970 TOPPS #290 ROD CAREW TWINS VG-EX 205795
$6.00
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1971 TOPPS #210 ROD CAREW TWINS VG-EX 206067
$5.95
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Rod Carew Donruss Diamond King Puzzle 63 Pieces
$8.70
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Rod Carew 1968 Topps #80 Rookie RC Twins Angels Hall of Fame
$30.00
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1977 TOPPS BASEBALL #120 ROD CAREW PSA 8 HOF
$15.00
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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

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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 MINNESOTA TWINS 67 ROY SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO JSA COA #J50949
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VTG SIGNED TWINS ANGELS HOF ROD CAREW 1983 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED GLOBAL GAI COA!!!
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ROD CAREW SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA TRADING CARD 83188876
$99.99
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ROD CAREW 1985 3000 HITS SIGNED JSA CERTED FDC AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$42.00
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3000 Hits HOF Rod Carew Signed Autograph OAL Bobby Brown Baseball JSA COA J9
$79.99
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Rod Carew Signed Baseball, Graded Mint 9 by PSA DNA.
$129.00
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ROD CAREW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL "HOF 91" PSA DNA
$69.00
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ROD CAREW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL ANGELS 79-85 PSA DNA
$99.00
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ROD CAREW HOF 7 21 91 SIGNED PHOTO- FRAMED W STAT SHEET-MN TWINS-JSA COA
$79.99
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1982 Donruss DK Rod Carew #8 Signed AUTO Autograph Diamond Kings HOF PSA DNA
$29.99
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JSA Authenticated BVG Slabbed Signed 1971 Topps Rod Carew # 210 Auto
$60.00
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JSA Authenticated BVG Slabbed Signed 1970 Topps Rod Carew Team Card # 534 Auto
$65.00
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ROD CAREW PSA DNA SIGNED BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$72.00
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ROD CAREW PSA DNA SIGNED 1980 TOPPS AUTOGRAPH
$44.00
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ROD CAREW SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CALIFORNIA ANGELS 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA COA MINT!!
$28.99
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Rod Carew Signed 7.75x10.75 Magazine Page Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph W32131
$29.00
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