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 Tier One Dual Relics #RHY Roy Halladay Serial #40 50
$12.00
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2004 Leaf Certified Mirror Red ROY HALLADAY Jersey #81 250 #165 (Inv1401)
$6.00
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2012 TOPPS HERITAGE ROY HALLADAY COLOR VARIATION JERSEY 60 63 PHILLIES
$49.99
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ROY HALLADAY 2005 FLEER SHOWCASE MLB SHOWDOWN RED 09 15
$32.00
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2014 Topps Update Fond Farewells Roy Halladay Philles 2 clr Jersey Relic 38 99
$15.00
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2013 Topps Heritage #462 Roy Halladay SP - NM-MT
$5.52
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2008 Upper Deck Ball Collection QUAD JERSEY Card Randy Johnson Roy Halladay 499
$9.99
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2014 Topps Rookie Cards Lot of 85, Base, Gold, Blue, Green, Orange, Red Hot Foil
$19.99
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2013 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor #88 Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies 08 25
$7.50
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2011 Topps Finest Roy Halladay Auto Relic Superfractor!!! True 1 1!!!
$695.00
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2013 TOPPS TIER ONE ROY HALLADAY TIER ONE RELIC JERSEY # 375 399
$9.99
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JUST VERLANDER CLAYTON KERSHAW ROY HALLADAY MULTICOLORED JERSEY PATCH CARD 13 36
$49.95
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2011 PRIME CUTS ROY HALLADAY JERSEY 29 199
$9.30
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Lot of 45 Roy Halladay baseball cards Blue Jays Phillies inserts +
$7.00
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2004 FLEER GENUINE REFLECTION ROY HALLADAY # 47 99 !! BOX # 3
$8.99
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1997 bowman's best ROY HALLADAY rc rookie card BGS 9.5
$29.00
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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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1997 bowman's best ROY HALLADAY rc rookie card BGS 9.5
$29.00
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ROY HALLADAY 1997 BOWMAN BEST ROOKIE CARD BGS 9.5 & (3) TTT JERSEY NON AUTO
$39.99
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1999 SP AUTHENTIC FUTURE WATCH ROOKIE ROY HALLADAY HOF TORONTO BLUE JAYS
$5.00
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ROY HALLADAY 1997 BOWMAN CHROME ROOKIE RC CARD #212!
$20.00
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1997 Roy Halladay 3 Card RC Lot (Bowman #308 x2 & Bowman International #308)
$14.99
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1997 Roy Halladay Bowman Rookie Auto Toronto Blue Jays Rc Autograph
$150.00
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2013 Bowman Inception 1997 Roy Halladay Blue Sapphire Refractor Reprint RC
$7.99
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(3) 1997 BOWMAN'S BEST ROY HALLADAY ROOKIE CARD #314 PSA 9 8 LOT
$19.95
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ROY HALLADAY 1995 Signature Rookie Card RC MGS GEM 10 MINT 1 of 5000 Phillies
$63.99
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ROY HALLADAY 1997 BOWMAN ROOKIE CARD
$25.00
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ROY HALLADAY 1997 BOWMAN #308 RC ROOKIE BLUE JAYS $15
$5.99
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ROY HALLADAY 1999 PACIFIC HOLO GOLD RC 176 199
$20.00
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1997 Bowman ca35 Roy Halladay rookie auto BGS 8.5 10 autograph 97
$249.00
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1997 Bowman Chrome Roy Halladay Rookie Card # 212
$19.99
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1994 FLEER DEREK JETER PROSPECTS INSERT ROY HALLADAY ROOKIES RC HUGE LOT of 38
$22.61
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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:

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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 Photograph Pricing:

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Roy Halladay Signed Philadelphia Philles Major League Baseball JSA G04273
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2000 FLEER ULTRA ROY HALLADAY #216 BLUE JAYS SIGNED PSA
$40.00
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Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies Signed Majestic Cooperstown Jersey JSA LOA
$299.00
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ROY HALLADAY Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo Picture Philadelphia Phillies GAI
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ROY HALLADAY Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo Picture Philadelphia Phillies GAI
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ROY HALLADAY Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo Picture Philadelphia Phillies GAI
$79.99
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ROY HALLADAY Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo Picture Philadelphia Phillies GAI
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Roy Halladay Signed Authentic Phillies Jersey - PSA Full Letter !!
$475.00
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ROY HALLADAY PHILLIES WSCHAMPS JSA COA SIGNED BASEBALL
$200.00
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ROY HALLADAY Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo Picture Philadelphia Phillies GAI
$79.99
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ROY HALLADAY Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo Picture Philadelphia Phillies GAI
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ROY HALLADAY Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo Picture Philadelphia Phillies GAI
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Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays signed 8x10 photo !! Philadelphia JSA
$40.49
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ROY HALLADAY BLUE JAYS PHILLIES SIGNED 1997 BOWMAN ROOKIE CARD PSA DNA SLABBED
$99.99
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ROY HALLADAY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES,CY YOUNG JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
$400.00
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES ROY HALLADAY signed 2X CY INSCRIPTION ENGRAVED BAT PSA DNA
$350.00
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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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