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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2013 Topps Chasing History Relics CHR-RHA Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies 2i2
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2005 Bowman Heritage Mini #195 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Card 0c4
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2011 Topps #146 Roy Halladay - 50 ct lot of Cards NM-MT
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2008 Topps Finest Red Refractor #47 Roy Halladay 25 Toronto Blue Jays Card 2k3
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2008 Topps Allen & Ginter's #4 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Card 0c4
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1997 BOWMAN CHROME #212 ROY HALLADAY RC MINT *913304
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2011 Topps Heritage #453 Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Card 1j6
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2011 Topps Chrome Black Refractor 75 Roy Halladay 100 Philadelphia Phillies 0c3
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2011 Topps #11 Roy Halladay Adam Wainwright Ubaldo Jimenez LL 50 ct lot of Cards
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2009 Topps Allen & Ginter's 133 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Card 3g2
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2011 Topps Triple Threads TTR-15 Roy Halladay 27 Philadelphia Phillies Card 1o7
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1997 Bowman Chrome #212 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays RC Baseball Card 0y0
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2011 Topps All-Star Stitches #AS-39 Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies Card 2o8
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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 0y0
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MINOR LEAGUE SOUTHERN SET 1997 W ROY HALLADAY RC + 2 1997 BEST + 4 RC PHILLIES
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1999 FINEST ROY HALLADAY 5CT+ SP MINOR + PRISM RC +50 ROY W INSERTS BLUE JAYS
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1997 Roy Halladay Rookie Card Bowman Chrome #212 PSA-9
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1997 Bowman Certified Autographs Roy Halladay Rookie Card Phillies BGS 10 Auto
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1997 Bowman's Best Roy Halladay True Rookie Card PSA 10 Gem Mint Phillies Ace
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ICHIRO SUZUKI+ROY HALLADAY+TIM LINCECUM+JOE MAUER+CLIFF LEE AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE RC
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1999 Roy Halladay SP Tops Prospects Rookie Gem Mint 10 #56
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ROY HALLADAY 1999 SP AUTHENTIC #120 FW ROOKIE #2528 2700 (BV=$25) AB2210
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1999 Upper Deck Roy Halladay Rookie Card AL Debut #269 MINT 9
$8.95

Roy Halladay 1997 Bowman Chrome RC ROOKIE #212 BLUE JAYS
$9.99

1997 Bowman Chrome #212 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays RC Baseball Card 0m8
$14.65

ROY HALLADAY 1997 Bowmans Best ROOKIE Card #134 SHARP Card GET IT GRADED!
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1997 BOWMAN ROY HALLADAY RC CARD #308
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1997 Bowman's Best Roy Halladay Rookie Card Graded BGS 9.5-9.5-9.5-9
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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 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 AUTOGRAPH 8X10 PHOTO *PSA COA* PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
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Autograped Jersey MLB Baseball Phillies Roy Halladay Signed - PSA DNA COA
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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 Signed Game Jersey Toronto Blue Jays JSA
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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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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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