Roy Halladay Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Roy Halladay

Date of Birth: 5/14/1977
Rookie Card Year: 1997
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Roy Halladay was one of baseball's most dominant pitchers for most of the new millennium's first decade. During this stretch, Roy Halladay cards and memorabilia became popular, especially once he went to Philadelphia.

Starting his career in Toronto, he quietly earned a reputation for being a workhorse on the mound. His achievements went largely unnoticed, though, as the Blue Jays aren't the same draw as they were a couple of decades ago.

After years of being the ace in Toronto, "Doc" Halladay was sent to the Phillies in a blockbuster off-season deal in December, 2009. The switch to the National League didn't hurt the pitcher. He went 21-10 with an NL-leading nine complete games and four shutouts on his way to his second Cy Young Award. Halladay also won in 2003 with the Blue Jays.

In May, 2010, Halladay tossed a perfect game against the Marlins. He followed it up with a no-hitter in his first postseason start versus Cincinnati in the opening game of the 2010 National League Division Series.

Injuries took their toll on the pitcher and Halladay retired following the 2013 season.

It took Roy Halladay cards and memorabilia a while to get the recognition they deserve, but the pitcher did finally emerge as one of the hobby's elite. At least when it comes to pitchers.

Roy Halladay has just three rookie cards, all from 1997 Bowman-brand products. Halladay's most popular base card is easily his 1997 Bowman Chrome Baseball rookie card. High-end and autograph collectors will want to consider his 1997 Bowman Baseball autographs, which come in three color variations (blue, black and gold). Halladay also has a 1995 Signature Rookies Tetrad Baseball autograph. However, the card, which is numbered to 5,000 copies, is a minor league issue.

1997 Bowman Baseball Gold Autographs Roy Halladay

Considering Halladay's credentials, he doesn't have a ton of autographed cards on the market. As a result, they carry more value than similar-caliber players. Other popular pieces of Halladay memorabilia include signed baseballs and jerseys. Philadelphia-related may have more mainstream appeal, but the pitcher was also viewed as a hero in Canada, creating a captive market for Halladay's Toronto collectibles.

As far as future values go, it could go either way. Some see Halladay as a Hall of Fame candidate. If he is elected, expect a spike in interest. However, his career numbers don't stack up as strongly as a lot of other players so he's not guaranteed a spot in Cooperstown.

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Roy Halladay Bowman Chrome 1998 75 Minor Leagues Rookie RC
$6.99

ROY HALLADAY 2010 Upper Deck Supreme BLUE RARE!
$5.37

2000 Pacific Emerald Green #445 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Card
$10.00

2000 Pacific Emerald Green #445 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Card
$10.00

2013 Topps Desert Camo Foil 410 Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Card
$10.45

2013 Topps Desert Camo Foil 410 Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Card
$10.45

1997 BOWMAN ROY HALLADAY RC + 1997 BOWMAN HALLADAY INTERNATIONAL RC NM MT COND.
$28.00

2007 Upper Deck Artifacts MLB Apparel MLB-HA Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Card
$8.24

2007 Upper Deck Artifacts MLB Apparel MLB-HA Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Card
$8.25

2007 Upper Deck Artifacts MLB Apparel MLB-HA Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Card
$8.24

1997 Bowman Roy Halladay Rookie Graded BCCG 10
$24.95

1997 BEST ROY HALLADAY RC PSA 9 MINT # 47 Rookie Premium Preview
$8.99

2010 Topps Chrome Roy Halladay #64 Orange REF PSA 9
$9.99

2009 Upper Deck Icons Jersey Card Roy Halladay numbered 11 25
$10.00

ROY HALLADAY 2011 TOPPS CHROME GOLD REFRACTOR 50
$19.99

2006 Flair Showcase Stitches #SS-RH Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Card
$7.25
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Rookie Cards

Roy Halladay Rookie Cards

1997 Bowman Roy Halladay RC #308

Halladay's cheapest rookie card is also the toughest one to keep in mint condition due to its black borders and soft card stock. Shot from the point of view of a batter, the card depicts the pitcher ready to deliver to home plate. The lone parallel is the foil International card.

1997 Bowman Baseball Roy Halladay Rookie Card

1997 Bowman Chrome Roy Halladay RC #212

A chromium take on his regular Bowman card, this is an essential piece of Halladay collection. It's also available in several parallels: Refractors, International and International Refractors.

1997 Bowman Chrome Baseball Roy Halladay RC

1997 Bowman's Best Roy Halladay RC #134

Somewhat overlooked because of the popularity of 1997 Bowman Chrome, Halladay's 1997 Bowman's Best rookie is another chromium card. The full-body shot is very similar to the photo used on his Bowman card, just a little further along in the motion. The baseball card is paralleled by both a Refractor and an Atomic Refractor.

1997 Bowman's Best Baseball Roy Halladay Rookie Card

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Roy Halladay Bowman Chrome 1998 75 Minor Leagues Rookie RC
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1997 BOWMAN ROY HALLADAY RC + 1997 BOWMAN HALLADAY INTERNATIONAL RC NM MT COND.
$28.00

1997 Bowman Roy Halladay Rookie Graded BCCG 10
$24.95

1997 BEST ROY HALLADAY RC PSA 9 MINT # 47 Rookie Premium Preview
$8.99

1997 Bowman's Best Roy Halladay Rookie RC #134 *66516
$6.00

1997 Bowman Baseball Complete Set Roy Halladay Tejada Kerry Wood Rookie Card RC
$17.99

1997 Bowman #308 Roy Halladay RC
$12.00

Roy Halladay 1997 Bowmans Best, Rookie of the Year,BGS 9.5
$30.79

Roy Halladay 1997 Bowman, Rookie of the Year,Beckett 10
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ROY HALLADAY - 140 Card Lot 1997-2012 W (2) Bowman Rookies RC's + Inserts
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1999 Pacific Paramount Roy Halladay Platinum Rare Rookie Card
$29.96

1997 Bowman International #308 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Rookie
$19.95

1997 Bowman's Best #134 Roy Halladay RC NM MT Blue Jays Phillies
$7.99

Roy Halladay Bowman's Best 1997 Rookie RC 134
$10.99

Roy Halladay Bowman's Best 1999 MInor League Pre Rookie 136
$6.99

1995 Signature Rookies Tetrad Autograph Auto #72 Roy Halladay RC Toronto
$19.99
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Autograph Guide

Roy Halladay Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Roy Halladay'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 company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: Steiner Sports, PSA, JSA, and Mounted Memories.

Roy Halladay Cut Signature Exemplar:

Roy Halladay Signature Example

Roy Halladay Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Roy Halladay signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Despite his signature having a tendency to vary depending upon the venue, the type of item or when it was signed, look for at least some of the following signature features:

  1. The signature is typically seen written on an upward angle of about 25-30 degrees.
  2. The letter "R" is pronounced with the hump coming more to a point than roundedthe capping line of the hump does not touch the first vertical line.
  3. The letter "o" is implied and the "y" is discernible by the triangular shaped loop on the bottom.
  4. The letter "H" consists of three lines with the two vertical lines differing with the first resembling a "7" a loop is used to connect the lines and forms to the left of the first line.
  5. Several letters in the last name are non-existent with only an "l" and the "y" being discernible.
  6. The "l" is a simple up down stroke with no loop and the bottom loop of the "y" differs from the first, this time resembling more of a backwards "D."

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Roy Halladay Signed Photo

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ROY HALLADAY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES White SIGNED Jersey JSA COA J20866
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Roy Halladay Signed Inscribed Phillies Jersey JSA Witness COA Autograph Auto
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Roy Halladay Signed Autographed Baseball Hat JSA COA Blue Jays
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ROY HALLADAY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES SIGNED ROAD GRAY JERSEY JSA COA E76831
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ROY HALLADAY BLUE JAYS PHILLIES SIGNED "DOC" MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA U78677
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Former Cy Young Award Winner, Roy Halladay, Signed Phillies Jersey, JSA COA
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Roy Halladay Signed Official Major League Baseball - JSA COA
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Roy Halladay signed baseball PSA DNA Blue Jays autographed Philadelphia Phillies
$169.99

ROY HALLADAY 2010 CY PHILLIES BLUE JAYS SIGNED AUTO L E # 8 BASEBALL JSA
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ROY HALLADAY 2010 PG PHILLIES BLUE JAYS SIGNED AUTO L E ETCHED BASEBALL JSA MVP
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Autographed Signed ROY HALLADAY Phillies NLDS No Hitter 16x20 Photo JSA COA Auto
$149.99

Roy Halladay Signed Authentic Majestic MLB Phillies Jersey Auto PSA DNA Z25658
$149.00

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES ROY HALLADAY signed PERFECT GAME ALTERNATE JERSEY JSA COA
$350.00

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES ROY HALLADAY signed PERFECT GAME JERSEY SIZE 52 JSA COA
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Roy Halladay Signed Framed Rookie Card & Photo Display JSA No Hitter Phillies
$134.99

2001 TOPPS ROY HALLADAY AUTO SIGNED PSA DNA #185 PHILLIES BLUE JAYS
$99.99
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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