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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2001 Leaf Rookies and Stars Autographs #207 Roy Oswalt Auto Signed Rookie Card
$6.99

ROY OSWALT LOT OF (5) DIFFERENT AUTHENTIC GAME USED BAT JERSEY CARDS ASTROS
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2008 SPx #WT-LBO Roy Oswalt Lance Berkman Carlos Lee 25 Houston Astros Card 0f5
$35.25

2003 DONRUSS DIAMOND KINGS -RECOLLECTION COLLECTION- AUTOGRAPH - ROY OSWALT 100
$20.00

2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Signatures #RO-AU Roy Oswalt Houston Astros Auto 0a3
$10.15

2006 Upper Deck Artifacts NL Blue #NL-RO Roy Oswalt 325 Houston Astros Card 0s3
$8.25

2009 SP Legendary Cuts Destined for History DHM-RO Roy Oswalt Houston Astros 0s3
$5.25

2004 Donruss Classics Timeless Tributes Green #55 Roy Oswalt 50 Card 0f8
$8.25

2007 SPx Winning Materials Limited Bronze Patches #WM-RO Roy Oswalt 50 Card 1u5
$10.25

2001 Leaf Limited #355 Roy Oswalt 100 Washington Nationals Houston Astros 1o5
$30.00

2009 Topps 206 Mini Cycle #179 Roy Oswalt 99 Houston Astros Baseball Card 2u3
$6.25

2010 Topps 206 Mini Cycle Back #118 Roy Oswalt 99 Houston Astros Card 0s3
$5.75

2009 Upper Deck Goudey Memorabilia #GM-RO Roy Oswalt Houston Astros Card 0v1
$5.24

2001 Donruss Rookie Diamond Kings Baseball's Best Bronze #RDK-4 Roy Oswalt 0q3
$10.25

2003 SPx Young Stars Autograph Jersey #YS-RO Roy Oswalt 1295 Auto Card 5v5
$5.25

2005 Donruss Playoff Prime Patches Portraits Jersey Fielding Glove Roy Oswalt 90
$9.99
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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

Top eBay Listings

Roy Oswalt Rangers Phillies Astros Autographed Signed Baseball JSA COA
$39.99

Roy Oswalt Philadelphia Phillies Signed Autograph 8x10 Photo PSA DNA
$24.99

Roy Oswalt 2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Signature Signed Autograph Decades PSA DNA
$12.95

Roy Oswalt Signed Red Jersey Number JSA
$29.00

Roy Oswalt Astros Signed 8x10 Photo Autograph Auto TriStar
$19.00

ROY OSWALT Signed Autographed Rawlings Major League Baseball JSA N29331 ASTROS
$48.40

ROY OSWALT SIGNED AUTO'D 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA COA Y23009 HOUSTON ASTROS PHILLIES
$74.99

ROY OSWALT Signed Authentic OMLB SELIG Baseball JSA COA W158422
$44.99

ROY OSWALT SIGNED OMLB PHILLES JSA COA W158420
$71.99

ROY OSWALT Signed Rawlings OML Baseball JSA
$54.99

ROY OSWALT ASTROS SIGNED BASEBALL JSA LOA 2R
$34.99

ROY OSWALT Autographed Signed OMLB Baseball PSA DNA J02319
$62.10

Roy Oswalt Signed 2007 All-Star Game Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA AA29215
$49.00

Roy Oswalt Signed Rawlings World Baseball Classic Autographed Team USA PSA DNA
$31.99

ROY OSWALT PHILLIES,ASTROS JSA COA SIGNED MLB BASEBALL
$115.00

Roy Oswalt Signed Philadelphia Phillies 16x20 Photo JSA Autographed 1A
$99.99
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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