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, 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini A&G No Number NNO Back Blue Jays
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1998 Bowman Chrome International Refractor #75 Roy Halladay
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2013 Topps The Greats Game-Used Memorabilia Game Jersey Roy Halladay 01 25
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2012 Topps Heritage Chrome #HP94 Ian Kennedy Clayton Kershaw Roy Halladay Yovani
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Roy Halladay 2012 Panini Prime Cuts Century Patch Card 03 25 *AA206
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1998 Arizona Fall League 25 card set Torii Hunter Gabe Kapler Roy Halladay
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2011 BOWMAN STERLING JUSTIN VERLANDER ROY HALLADAY DUAL JERSEY # 170 196
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2 1997 97 BOWMAN & INTERNATIONAL ROY HALLADAY RC ROOKIE #308 FUTURE HOFer!!!
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ROY HALLADAY 1999 Skybox Premium #360 BGS NM-MT 8.5
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2015 Panini Elite Roy Halladay Purple Status Auto 9 20 ☆☆☆☆☆
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2013 Topps Triple Threads 2 Color Triple Game Jersey "DOC" Roy Halladay 6 9
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2013 Topps Series 2 Roy Halladay Printing Plate (black) 1 1!!!
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2010 Topps T-206 Black Printing Plate #147 Roy Halladay 1 1 Phillies
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1999 Sp Signature Roy Halladay Auto SP! BGS 9.5 Wow!
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1997 Roy Halladay Rookie Card Bowman Chrome #212 PSA-9
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1999 SP Signature Edition Autograph Auto Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Phillies
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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 Roy Halladay Rookie Card Bowman Chrome #212 PSA-9
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1997 Bowman's Best Roy Halladay Rookie Card Graded PSA 10
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1999 SP SIGNATURE ROY HALLADAY ROOKIE AUTO RC AUTOGRAPH BLUE JAYS #RH PHILLIES
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ROY HALLADAY 1999 SP AUTHENTIC #120 FW ROOKIE #2528 2700 (BV=$25) AB2210
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Roy Halladay Near-Mint 1997 Bowman Best Rookie
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1999 Roy Halladay SP Tops Prospects Rookie Gem Mint 10 #56
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1997 Roy Halladay Bowman Chrome Rookie Gem Mint 10 #212
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1997 Roy Halladay Bowman Rookie Gem Mint 10 #308
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1995 Roy Halladay Signature Tetrad rookies Rookie Gem Mint 10 #72
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# 1997 Bowman's Best Baseball Set in Binder (200) Nm Mt * Roy Halladay RC
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RC ROY HALLADAY 1995 Signature Tetrad ROOKIE CARD '95 CY YOUNG CYA ALL-STAR TOR
$6.49

1997 Bowman Chrome Factory Sealed HOBBY BOX 24CT Roy Halladay Rookie Year
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Roy Halladay B. Koch, 1999 Omega, ROOKIE!!!, NM.-MT. 8.5
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1999 Upper Deck Roy Halladay Rookie Card AL Debut #269 MINT 9
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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 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES GAI COA SIGNED MINI HELMET
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2000 Topps #186 Roy Halladay PSA DNA Authentic Signed Auto Blue Jay Phillies
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2004 Fleer Patchworks #26 Roy Halladay PSA DNA Signed Auto Blue Jay Phillies
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ROY HALLADAY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES SIGNED ROAD GRAY JERSEY JSA COA E76831
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ROY HALLADAY SIGNED AUTOGRAPH 8X10 PHOTO *PSA COA* PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
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ROY HALLADAY BLUE JAYS PHILLIES SIGNED "DOC" MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA U78677
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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 Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA Y66372
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ROY HALLADAY PHILLIES GAI SIGNED 2010 NL CY YOUNG 8X10
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Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Signed In Person ROML Baseball JSA Cert #L56810
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Roy Halladay " Doc" Signed Phillies Jersey GAI
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Autograped Jersey MLB Baseball Phillies Roy Halladay Signed - PSA DNA COA
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Roy Halladay Signed Auto Autograph 11x14 GAI COA (8646)
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Roy Halladay Signed Auto Autograph 11x14 GAI COA (8803)
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Roy Halladay Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Toronto Blue Jays PSA DNA #Q89253
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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 and can be found onGoogle+.

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