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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2012 Topps Cut Above Insert Roy Halladay #ACA-18 Graded Gem Mint 10
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2010 Topps Triple Threads Relic Roy Halladay Jersey 16 18 Emerald PHILLIES!!!!!!
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#200 A Roy Halladay - 24 count lot MINT cards - 2010 Topps - Jays Phillies
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Roy Halladay 2010 10 Topps Triple Threads Base # 525
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1999 Fleer Mystique #114 Roy Halladay PROS 2999 - NM-MT+
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(3) 1997 BOWMAN'S BEST ROY HALLADAY ROOKIE CARD #314 PSA 9 8 LOT
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ROY HALLADAY Phillies 2013 Finest #11 Gold Refractor Parallel 50
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Rare! 2014 BOWMAN - ERROR - NO FOIL - Roy Halladay #180 Philadelphia Phillies
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(2) ROY HALLADAY 1997 BOWMAN ROOKIE CARDS #308
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Nolan Ryan Roy Halladay Felix Hernandez 2011 Triple Threads 3X BGS 9.5 Auto 9
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2004 Upper Deck Roy Halladay All Star Game Worn jersey. Headliners gold #93 100
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1997 Bowmans Best Roy Halladay Rookie Card
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2014 Immaculate Collection Immaculate Auto Blue #22 Roy Halladay 4 10
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2011 Topps Marquee ROY HALLADAY # 99 Titanic Threads Jumbo Jersey Relic Phillies
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ROY HALLADAY 1995 SIGNATURE ROOKIES #72 ROOKIE AUTO 5000
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DEREK JETER CC SABATHIA RC ROOKIE ROY HALLADAY JORGE POSADA BARRY BONDS 85 CARDS
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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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1997 Bowmans Best Roy Halladay Rookie Card
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ROY HALLADAY 1995 SIGNATURE ROOKIES #72 ROOKIE AUTO 5000
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DEREK JETER CC SABATHIA RC ROOKIE ROY HALLADAY JORGE POSADA BARRY BONDS 85 CARDS
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1997 Bowman Chrome Factory Sealed HOBBY BOX 24CT Roy Halladay Rookie Year
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1997 BOWMAN'S BEST REFRACTOR #134 ROY HALLADAY RC PSA 9 B1506304
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1997 Roy Halladay Bowman's Best Atomic Refractor RC. Rarest Card
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2000 Syracuse Skychiefs ROY HALLADAY Phillies rookie
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1996 Signature Rookies Roy Halladay Autograph Pre Rookie
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(4) 1998 1999 SP Top Prospects Roy Halladay Rookie graded BGS BCCG 10 LOT
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1999 Arizona Fall League Rookie 20 card lot ROY HALLADAY SORIANO WEAVER ROOKIES
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1997 BEST #15 ROY HALLADAY RC POP 6 PSA 10 B1615245-689
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1997 Roy Halladay 3 Card RC Lot (Bowman #308 x2 & Bowman International #308)
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1997 Bowman #308 Roy Halladay RC - NM-MT
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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 PHILLIES JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
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ROY HALLADAY auto signed Philadelphia Phillies jersey GAI certified #2
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Roy Halladay Signed Autographed Baseball Perfect Game Inscription (JSA PSA Pass)
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ROY HALLADAY SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO TORONTO BLUE JAYS JSA COA
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Roy Halladay Signed Game Used 2010 NLDS No Hitter Baseball AUTO JSA COA + LOA
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ROY HALLADAY SIGNED 11X14 WITH GAI CERTIFICATION
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ROY HALLADAY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES GAI COA SIGNED MINI HELMET
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Roy Halladay Signed Philadelphia Phillies MLB Baseball CY 03 PSA P50167
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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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