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 216x300 Image 1995 Signature Rookies Tetrad Baseball Autographs Roy Halladay 215x300 Image

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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2013 Topps Chasing History 2 Color Game Jersey Roy Halladay Phillies
$5.49
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2010 Topps Heritage #495 Roy Halladay AS SP PHILLIES
$7.00
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1999 upper deck #269 ROY HALLADAY rc rookie BGS 9.5 10
$29.00
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2011 Topps Tribute ROY HALLADAY 17 50 Gold Parallel
$9.00
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ROY HALLADAY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 2010 TOPPS RARE "PSA-9 GRADED" MLB CARD#PP125
$8.32
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2011 TOPPS MARQUEE TITANIC THREADS ROY HALLADAY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES SWATCH 49
$30.00
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2011 Topps Lineage Giants COMPLETE YOUR SET #TG6 ROY HALLADAY
$5.99
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2005 Ultra Roy Halladay Game Used Jersey 32 Toronto Blue Jays
$18.00
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Gaylord Perry Roy Halladay 2008 UD SP Leg Cuts Generations dual game used jersey
$12.00
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1997 BOWMAN BASEBALL SET - SERIES 2 - GREAT ROOKIES LANCE BERKMAN ROY HALLADAY +
$12.99
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1997 Bowman Baseball Set - Series 2 #222-441 - Roy Halladay & Lance Berkman RC's
$19.99
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ROY HALLADAY 2012 TOPPS ARCHIVES 1977 CLOTH STICKER INSERT
$5.00
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ROY HALLADAY 1998 Topps Prospects Inaugural D-Backs #264 BGS MINT 9 RC
$14.99
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2012 TOPPS GOLDEN MOMENTS ROY HALLADAY 24 KARAT GOLD # 2 5 MINT PHILLIES HOT
$299.99
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1997 Bowman's Best #134 Roy Halladay RC PSA 9 *3066
$39.01
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1997 Bowman Baseball Complete Mint Set with Roy Halladay Tejada Berkman Rookies
$59.00
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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 212x300 Image

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.

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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 Bowmans Best Baseball Roy Halladay Rookie Card 212x300 Image

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1999 upper deck #269 ROY HALLADAY rc rookie BGS 9.5 10
$29.00
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1997 Bowman Baseball Set - Series 2 #222-441 - Roy Halladay & Lance Berkman RC's
$19.99
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ROY HALLADAY 1998 Topps Prospects Inaugural D-Backs #264 BGS MINT 9 RC
$14.99
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1997 Bowman's Best #134 Roy Halladay RC PSA 9 *3066
$39.01
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1997 BOWMAN BASEBALL ROY HALLADAY ROOKIE CARD #308
$7.99
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ROY HALLADAY 1997 Bowman's Best RC BGS 9.5 GEM Phillies
$135.99
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1997 bowman international #305 ROY HALLADAY rookie BGS BCCG 10
$35.00
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ROY HALLADAY - 1997 BOWMAN RC ROOKIE LOT OF 7 - Phillies - Blue Jays HOF
$39.99
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ROY HALLADAY 1997 BOWMAN CHROME RC ROOKIE LOT OF 3 - Phillies - Blue Jays HOF
$39.99
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1997 Bowman Chrome Baseball Factory Sealed HOBBY Box Roy Halladay Rookie?
$75.00
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1997 Bowman Roy Halladay Rookie #308 BGS 9.5 Future HOF
$26.99
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1997 Bowman's Best Roy Halladay Rookie #134 PSA 10 Future HOF
$20.00
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Lot Of 5 Baseball Cards - 4 Roy Halladay Minor League & David Price Rookie Card
$6.50
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1999 TOPPS FINEST #140 ROY HALLADAY RC ROOKIE CARD MINT
$5.99
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1999 ROY HALLADAY RC FLEER MYSTIQUE 2999 ROOKIE #114 MINT
$5.99
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ROY HALLADAY 1997 97 BOWMAN CHROME ROOKIE RC #212 MINT
$17.99
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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:

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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."

Roy Halladay Signed Baseball Pricing:

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Roy Halladay Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Roy Halladay Signed Photograph Pricing:

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2000 Topps #186 Roy Halladay PSA DNA Authentic Signed Auto Blue Jay Phillies
$39.00
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2004 Fleer Patchworks #26 Roy Halladay PSA DNA Signed Auto Blue Jay Phillies
$39.00
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2005 Fleer Ultra #194 Roy Halladay PSA DNA Signed Auto Blue Jay Phillies
$39.00
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Signed 8x10 ROY HALLADAY JSA Philadelphia Phillies Autographed photo - COA
$119.99
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Roy Halladay Auto Signed No Hitter GAME USED BALL PSA
$5,999.00
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Roy Halladay Blue Jays Auto Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA
$99.00
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Roy Halladay Signed OML Baseball Philadelphia Phillies JSA #K42889 DOC
$149.99
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Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays 2000 Topps Opening Day Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$39.99
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Roy Halladay Phillies Signed Rawlings MLB Baseball PSA DNA
$199.00
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Roy Halladay Signed Autographed Baseball Photo Global GAI COA Framed!
$124.95
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES ROY HALLADAY signed OML BASEBALL JSA CY YOUNG INSCRIPTION
$150.00
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES ROY HALLADAY signed 2X CY INSCRIPTION ENGRAVED BAT PSA DNA
$350.00
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Roy Halladay Signed Authentic Phillies Jersey - PSA Full Letter !!
$475.00
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ROY HALLADAY PHILLIES JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
$400.00
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ROY HALLADAY auto signed Philadelphia Phillies jersey GAI certified #2
$175.00
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Roy Halladay Signed Game Used 2010 NLDS No Hitter Baseball AUTO JSA COA + LOA
$2,500.00
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Ryan's 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. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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