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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2006 TOPPS-TURKEY RED-BLACK VARIATION-GAME WORN JERSEY -ROY HALLADAY-JAYS--3 50
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2008 UPPER DECK PREMIER ROY HALLADAY AUTO 25 TRIPLE JERSEY "DOC" UD AUTOGRAPH
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1996 Dunedin Blue Jays 30 card set Perkins Roy Halladay Freel Melhuse
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1999 Upper Deck Victory #410 Roy Halladay - NM-MT
$5.60
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2010 Philadelphia Phillies Roy Halladay Playmakers figure McFarlane AUTO toys
$23.99
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2005 Zenith Z Jerseys Roy Halladay ZB-36
$8.09
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2013 Topps Triple Threads Roy Halladay Sp 2000 K Club Phillies
$19.99
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1997 Bowman Baseball Set - Series 2 #222-441 - Roy Halladay & Lance Berkman RC's
$19.99
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1997 BOWMAN BASEBALL SET - SERIES 2 - GREAT ROOKIES LANCE BERKMAN ROY HALLADAY +
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Lot of 3 Different Roy Halladay Rookie Cards RC NM Mint
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ROY HALLADAY 2011 TRIPLE THREADS 4 COLOR ALL STAR GAME TRIPLE PATCH 9
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2013 Topps Mini Gold #264 Roy Halladay 57 62 B74074
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2010 Topps Tribute Black Parallel Insert #59 Roy Halladay 92 99 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 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 Baseball Set - Series 2 #222-441 - Roy Halladay & Lance Berkman RC's
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ROY HALLADAY 97 BOWMAN'S BEST ROOKIE RC CARD!
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1999 Upper Deck Roy Halladay Rookie Card AL Debut #269 MINT 9
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1997 Bowman #308 Roy Halladay International USA FLAG Rookie
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1997 Bowman's Best Roy Halladay RC Rookie PSA 10 (Pop 3) REFRACTOR
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1997 Bowman's Best #134 Roy Halladay RC Toronto Blue Jays 1st Ballot HOFER?
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1995 95 (2CT.) TWO ROY HALLADAY SIGNATURE AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE LOT # 5000 JAYS PHILS
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1997 Bowman Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays RC #308 Baseball Card
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1997 bowman #308 ROY HALLADAY rookie BGS 9.5 8.5 9.5 9
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1997 Bowman Chrome Refractor ROY HALLADAY RC Rookie Card # R212 MINT!
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1997 Bowman's Best Roy Halladay Rookie Graded BGS 9 MINT
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ROY HALLADAY 1997 BOWMAN CHROME ROOKIE RC CARD #212!
$20.00
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1997 Roy Halladay Bowman Chrome Refractor RC
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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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Phillies Blue Jays Roy Halladay Autographed Signed Baseball -- GAI
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Roy Halladay Signed Philadelphia Philles Major League Baseball JSA G04273
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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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