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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1 1 1999 Ultimate Victory Parallel Roy Halladay BGS 10 Pristine No Serial Number
$749.95

1997 Bowman International #308 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Card 0a1
$13.95

2006 Topps Finest Green Refractor #77 Roy Halladay 199 Toronto Blue Jays 1z4
$5.24

2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars Superstar Portraits #SP-10 Roy Halladay Auto 0p8
$41.25

2011 Topps Heritage #453 Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Card 0i0
$5.05

2005 Leaf Limited Spotlight Bronze #91 Roy Halladay 99 Toronto Blue Jays 0i0
$6.25

2011 Prime Cuts Timeline Material Combos #15 Felix Hernandez Roy Halladay #13 99
$11.45

2014 Immaculate Collection Immaculate Heroes Materials #3 Roy Halladay #11 20
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2014 Topps Mini Gold #565 Roy Halladay 63 Philadelphia Phillies Card 0c6
$8.25

1997 Bowman International #308 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Card 2b5
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2011 Topps Tier One Top Shelf Relics Dual #TSR10 Roy Halladay 99 Card 1c4
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2011 Playoff Prime Cuts 15 Felix Hernandez Roy Halladay 99 Seattle Mariners 0u5
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2002 MLB Showdown Pennant Run #042 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Card 0c4
$16.45

2014 Topps Tribute Titans Relics Green #TTR-RHA Roy Halladay 25 Card 0w0
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2011 Topps Marquee Gametime Momentos Quad Relics #GMQR-10 Roy Halladay 199 1j6
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2004 Leaf Limited Spotlight Silver #136 Roy Halladay 50 Toronto Blue Jays 2e1
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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 Bowman Chrome #212 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays RC Baseball Card 0m8
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ROY HALLADAY 1997 Bowmans Best ROOKIE Card #134 SHARP Card GET IT GRADED!
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1997 Bowman's Best Roy Halladay Rookie Card Graded BGS 9.5-9.5-9.5-9
$29.95

RC ROY HALLADAY 1995 Signature Tetrad ROOKIE CARD '95 CY YOUNG CYA ALL-STAR TOR
$6.49

1997 Bowman #308 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays RC Rookie Baseball Card 0u7
$5.25

1997 BOWMAN ROY HALLADAY RC CARD #308
$14.99

1997 Bowman #308 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays RC Rookie Baseball Card 0k0
$12.24

1997 BOWMAN CHROME INTERMATIONAL ROY HALLADAY BECKETT BCCG 10 BASEBALL RC CARD
$18.00

1997 Bowman Chrome #212 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays RC Baseball Card 1g5
$16.24

1997 Bowman International 308 Roy Halladay Rookie
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Roy Halladay B. Koch, 1999 Omega, ROOKIE!!!, NM.-MT. 8.5
$8.00

Best 1997 Pre Rookie RC Minor League Roy Halladay 15
$9.99

Roy Halladay Blue Jays 1997 Bowman Chrome #212 Rookie Card rC BGS 9.5 Gem QTY
$69.00

1X ROY HALLADAY 1999 Topps Finest #140 RC Rookie REFRACTOR INSERT Blue Jays
$11.04

1997 Bowman #308 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays RC Rookie Baseball Card 0y0
$6.25

1999 Invincible Toronto Blue Jays Roy Halladay Rookie Card
$9.99
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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 auto PSA DNA OMLB Selig ball autographed baseball
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Roy Halladay Jim Bunning Dual Signed Rawlings Baseball JSA COA Phillies PG HOF
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Roy Halladay Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA Z24662
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Roy Halladay Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA Z24747
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Roy Halladay Signed 2008 All-Star Game Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA Z24663
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Roy Halladay Signed Autographed Black MLB Baseball Global GA GAI COA gv635946
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ROY HALLADAY SIGNED AUTOGRAPH 8X10 PHOTO *PSA COA* PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
$59.00

JSA Authentic Signed Roy Halladay Auto Major League Baseball
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ROY HALLADAY (Phillies) signed baseball w PSA COA
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ROY HALLADAY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES White SIGNED Jersey JSA COA !!!! MLB AUTO
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Roy Halladay " Doc" Signed Phillies Jersey GAI
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ROY HALLADAY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES White SIGNED Jersey JSA COA J20866
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ROY HALLADAY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES White SIGNED Jersey GAI Sticker GV614485
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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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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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