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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1974 Topps : Rod Carew - #50 ..... " Nm Mt " ..... *493072
$12.00

1970 TOPPS #290 ROD CAREW TWINS VG-EX 223581
$5.50

1982 OPC BASEBALL O PEE CHEE 363 ROD CAREW ANGELS NM
$7.99

1982 OPC BASEBALL O PEE CHEE 36 ROD CAREW ANGELS N MINT
$7.99

2012 Topps Series #2 Retired Number Patch "Rod Carew" #RN-RC Minnesota Twins HOT
$12.49

ROD CAREW 1976 KELLOGGS #48
$5.50

Rod Carew , 1977 , O-Pee-Chee , #143
$6.00

1969 TOPPS #510 ROD CAREW TWINS EX 199507
$20.00

Harmon Killebrew & Rod Carew donruss lacquered puzzle plaques 16 x 12 - NEW
$29.99

1972 TOPPS #696 ROD CAREW IA HI# PSA 8 TWINS *19478
$51.92

1969 TOPP'S ROD CAREW DECKLE EDGE Baseball CARD # 12 XF
$14.99

ROD CAREW 1968 Topps Baseball #80 NM Minnesota Twins HOF
$40.00

1973 KELLOGG'S #51 ROD CAREW PSA 10 GEM MINT MINNESOTA TWINS
$24.00

1975 HOSTESS HAND CUT-PANEL BAILEY-ROD CAREW-HEBNER PSA 10 B1819301-358
$32.99

2005 UD Hall Fame ROD CAREW certified auto signed patch card #EE-RC2 & #5 10
$20.63

1977 ROD CAREW Twins HOF Kelloggs #53 - PSA 10 (GEM MINT)
$59.95
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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

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 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph W30455
$25.00

ROD CAREW AUTO SIGNED 3000 HITS AUTOGRAPH FDC PSA DNA ANGELS TWINS ANAHEIM 1985
$63.99

ANGELS MVP SIGNED PHOTO- (REGGIE JACKSON, ROD CAREW, FRED LYNN, DON BAYLOR)- JSA
$130.00

TWINS ROD CAREW AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1983 TOPPS #201 AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA SLABBED
$29.99

Rod Carew Signed Rod Carew's Art and Science of Hitting SC 1986 JSA COA (72177)
$23.99

ROD CAREW TWINS,HOF JSA COA SIGNED MLB BASEBALL
$75.00

ROD CAREW SIGNED OML BASEBALL HOF GAI AUTHENTICATED
$69.99

Rod Carew Minnesota Twins Signed 1971 Topps Card #210 HOF JSA COA #1
$69.99

Rod Carew Minnesota Twins Signed 1974 Topps Card #50 HOF JSA COA #1
$69.99

Rod Carew signed Rawlings Major League Baseball JSA
$86.99

ROD CAREW SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER TOPPS 5X7 AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$34.00

Rod Carew LA Angels Signed AL Bobby Brown Baseball JSA
$99.00

Rod Carew Tim Salmon Mark Langston Signed Angels Stadium Seat Back PSA DNA COA 1
$399.99

Tim Salmon Rod Carew Mark Langston Wally Joyner Signed Angels Stadium Seat PSA
$399.99

Rod Carew Signed Baseball Ball PSA DNA COA Autograph Angels Twins Hall of Fame
$89.99

Rod Carew Signed Framed 11x14 Photo Display JSA Angels
$64.99
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