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 215x300 Image

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 216x300 Image

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 213x300 Image

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 Image

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 219x300 Image

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 2005 Throwback Threads Signature Marks Autograph Auto Card 15 Astros
$30.00
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Roy Oswalt 2003 Leaf Number off my Back Jersey Patch Logo #10 Houston Astros 50
$30.00
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2005 Donruss Zenith Epix Game Green Parallel Card Astros Star ROY OSWALT 100 100
$19.99
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2003 Topps 205 Tobacco Relic Game-Worn Jersey Roy Oswalt #TR-RO PSA Authentic
$11.99
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2008 UD Premier Patches Houston Astros SP Roy Oswalt GOLD #'d 08 44
$9.99
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2006 Ultimate Ben Sheets Roy Oswalt Jake Peavy Ensemble TRIPLE AUTO 27 50
$5.33
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Roy Oswalt 2003 Fleer Focus MLB Shirtified Houston Astros Game Used Jersey Card
$6.72
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2001 Bowman Chrome ROY OSWALT #235 2ND YR *BGS 9.5 GEM MINT* ASTROS 2nd YR Card
$8.25
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Roy Oswalt lot of 171 baseball cards. All Astros.
$16.99
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2007 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jersey Card ROY OSWALT Astros
$6.00
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2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jersey Card ROY OSWALT Astros
$6.13
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Roy Oswalt 2006 Upper Deck Artifacts NL Artifacts Green Game Worn Jersey Card
$8.25
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2002 Donruss Studio Roy Oswalt Spirit of the Game Hats Off Astros GU Hat #40 100
$10.00
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2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Roy Oswalt Swatches Astros Jersey RO
$6.25
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2003 TOPPS 205 ROY OSWALT ASTROS GU JERSEY TR-RO
$5.50
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2005 Topps Update All-Star Stitches ROY OSWALT Jersey (26718)
$6.00
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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:

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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 OML Baseball Phillies UDA Autograph Upper Deck Astros Ball
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ROY OSWALT SIGNED AUTOGRAPH 8X10 PHOTO PHILLIES SI JSA
$29.99
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Roy Oswalt Philadelphia Phillies Signed Autograph 8x10 Photo PSA DNA
$24.99
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Roy Oswalt Signed Baseball Phillies Astros All Star JSA
$28.25
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SIGNED ROCKIES PHILLIES ASTROS ROY OSWALT JSA CERTIFIED MLB SWEETSPOT BASEBALL!
$59.99
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Roy Oswalt Signed Auto'd 2003 Astros Card PSA DNA Slab
$39.99
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ROY OSWALT auto signed Baseball JSA
$34.99
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ROY OSWALT Signed OML Baseball Phillies UDA Autograph Upper Deck Astros Ball
$54.99
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ROY OSWALT PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED NEW MAJOR LEAGUE GAME BASEBALL
$29.99
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ROY OSWALT SIGNED RAWLINGS OFFICIAL MAJOR LEAGE BASEBALL ROMLB JSA COA
$109.99
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Roy Oswalt Signed Official MLB Baseball w Glass Case JSA Hologram CTBL GC9247b
$139.99
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ROY OSWALT WITH #44 PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED NEW MAJOR LEAGUE GAME BASEBALL
$39.99
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ROY OSWALT SIGNED AUTO AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL UDA CERTIFIED UPPER DECK W BOX
$49.99
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ROY OSWALT Signed Rawlings OML Baseball JSA
$54.99
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ROY OSWALT SIGNED AUTO PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES JERSEY JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$129.00
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ROY OSWALT PHILLIES,ASTROS JSA COA SIGNED MLB BASEBALL
$115.00
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