Roy Oswalt Rookie Card Checklist and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Roy Oswalt

Date of Birth: 8/29/77
Rookie Card Year: 2000
Investment Rating: 5.0 (Average)


Overview

Roy Oswalt's 13-year MLB career came to its conclusion upon the announcement of his retirement in February of 2014. His success on the mound was exemplary given that his career paralleled the much publicized "Steroid Era." Drafted in 1996 by the Houston Astros, he made an immediate impact on the team upon his arrival to the big leagues in 2001 where he racked up 14 wins to just three losses. Much like his career, ROy Oswalt cards and memorabilia went under the radar during his playing days. And while his items will likely never be worth a lot, Oswalt will likely be looked at with fondness and appreciation a few years down the line.

Oswalt's prime came between 2005 and 2007 where he was an All-Star each year. He helped the club reach the World Series in 2005. His career statistics will leave him short of the Hall of Fame, but he will always be remembered as a tremendous pitch. His career stats include a win-loss record of 163-102, a 3.36 ERA and 1,852 strikeouts. Besides the Astros, Oswalt spent time with Philadelphia, Texas and Colorado.

Roy Oswalt has just five rookie cards, all which come from sets released in 2000. None of his rookie cards are autographed but he has had several autographed cards produced throughout his career.

Roy Oswalt Rookie Card Checklist

2000 Bowman Roy Oswalt RC #395

2000 Bowman Roy Oswalt

A simple design dominated by the player image, Oswalt is featured in a posed pitching stance sometime during spring training. The card features a facsimile signature.

2000 Bowman Chrome Roy Oswalt RC #395

2000 Bowman Chrome Roy Oswalt

Featuring the popular Chrome technology, the card is virtually identical to his basic Bowman rookie card. The chromium card is much more popular though and comes with a Refractor parallel.

2000 SPx Roy Oswalt RC #122 #/1600

2000 SPx Roy Oswalt

By far, this is the most popular, and rarest, Roy Oswalt rookie card. Limited to 1,600 serial numbered copies, it features a vertical layout with an action photo and an additional photo, an inset close up of Oswalt's face cropped from the main image. This card can be found in 2000 Upper Deck Rookie Update packs.

2000 Upper Deck Black Diamond Rookie Edition USA Roy Oswalt RC #145

2000 Black Diamond Roy Oswalt

Featuring Oswalt in his Team USA gear, the card has the added bonus of including a swatch of game-used jersey from his time with the national team. This card can be found in 2000 Upper Deck Black Diamond Rookie Edition.

2000 Upper Deck Victory USA Roy Oswalt RC #456

2000 UD Victory Roy Oswalt

Depicting Oswalt as a member of the USA National team, this is a very reasonably priced Roy Oswalt rookie card. One might argue that nearly all Oswalt cards are affordable, but this one is especially so.

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ROY OSWALT 2004 DONRUSS ELITE PASSING THE TORCH GU BAT#
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2003 FLEER FOCUS #MLB-RO ROY OSWALT JERSEY HOUSTON ASTROS
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2001 Donruss Class of 2001 Rookie Team #RT12 Roy Oswalt - NM-MT
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2002 TOPPS BOWMAN HERITAGE ROY OSWALT ASTROS AUTO CARD # BHARO
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2004 UD ETCHINGS ETCHED IN TIME ROY OSWALT ASTROS AUTO SERIAL #ed 357 375
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2000 FACTORY SEALED BOX BOWMAN BASEBALL 24 PACKS 10 CARDS PER PACK ROY OSWALT
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03 Leaf Limited Roy Oswalt MLB JERSEY #25 25 2003 TEXAS RANGERS HOUSTON ASTROS
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Roy Oswalt 2000 Bowman Gold #395 Rookie Card Astros Numbered 39 99 Made!
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2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Signatures ROY OSWALT Platinum Auto Rare SP # 5
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04 Leaf Limited ROY OSWALT Moniker Jersey Number Auto Rare Houston Astros SP 25
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2004 SP Prospects ROY OSWALT ERIC HURLEY RC Link to Future Dual Auto 100 BGS 8.5
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2004 Donruss Elite Draft Class ROY OSWALT ERIC CHAVEZ Dual Auto Rare SP # 25
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ROY OSWALT 2000 Bowman Rookie RC PSA 9 MINT Phillies
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ROY OSWALT SWEET SPOT GAME-USED PANTS CARD
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2006 Bowman Originals Heritage Buy Back 2004 Roy Oswalt
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2007 Upper Deck Premier Penmanship Autographs Jersey Number #RO2 Roy Oswalt 45
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Autograph Guide

Roy Oswalt Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Roy Oswalt'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: PSA, JSA, and Mounted Memories.

Roy Oswalt Cut Signature Exemplar:

Roy Oswalt Signature Example

Roy Oswalt Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Roy Oswalt signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. The signature exhibits an overall consistency that feels rushed with only a few letters being clearly discernible.
  2. The entire signature tilts to the right about 45 degrees and is signed on an even horizontal plane.
  3. The letter "R" exhibits a loop that resembles a "D" with a line tailing back to the left that does not touch the vertical back line, and the second "hump" line is very tiny and followed by a "." implying the letters "o-y."
  4. The "O" in Oswalt is equal in size to the "R" but does not make a complete closure.
  5. The letters "l" and "t" are legible with the "t" looking like a crossed "l."

Roy Oswalt Signed Baseball Pricing:

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Roy Oswalt Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Roy Oswalt Signed Photo

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Roy Oswalt Philadelphia Phillies Signed Autograph 8x10 Photo PSA DNA
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ROY OSWALT SIGNED AUTO OML BASEBALL BALL PHILLIES JSA
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Roy Oswalt Signed Philadelphia Phillies Majestic Jersey JSA ITP W146786
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ROY OSWALT JUST MINORS TEAM USA SIGNED AUTO MINI HELMET SP 120 PSA DNA L49865
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Roy Oswalt Single Signed Baseball AUTO JSA COA Astros Rockies Rangers
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Roy Oswalt Phillies Signed Official Rawlings MLB Baseball JSA ITP W158382
$89.00

SIGNED ROCKIES PHILLIES ASTROS ROY OSWALT JSA CERTIFIED MLB SWEETSPOT BASEBALL!
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ROY OSWALT Signed PHILLIES 16x20 photo + JSA Witness COA #W146391
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Roy Oswalt Signed Auto'd 2003 Astros Card PSA DNA Slab
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Roy Oswalt Signed Official MLB Baseball PSA DNA
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ROY OSWALT SIGNED AUTOGRAPH 8X10 PHOTO PHILLIES SI JSA
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ROY OSWALT AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PHILLIES PSA DNA STOCK #16623
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ROY OSWALT AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PHILLIES PSA DNA STOCK #16624
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ROY OSWALT AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PHILLIES PSA DNA STOCK #16625
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ROY OSWALT AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PHILLIES PSA DNA STOCK #16626
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ROY OSWALT AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO PHILLIES PSA DNA STOCK #16818
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