Ryne Sandberg Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Ryne Sandberg

Date of Birth: 9/18/1959
Rookie Card Year: 1983
Investment Rating: 6.5


Ryne Sandberg cards and autographed memorabilia have long been popular with collectors, well beyond his glory days in the 1980s and early 90s. Sandberg's winning attitude, exceptional play and approachable demeanor has ingratiated him to fans. After being drafted by the Phillies in 1978, he was traded to the Chicago Cubs were he became be a constant at second base for the majority of his career. Sandberg was a ten-time All-Star and nine-time Gold Glove winner.

Ryan Sandberg has four rookie cards, from 1983 products. In addition, Sandberg also has two food-issue cards as well as an insert card in the 1983 All-Star Game program. The food issue cards are the 1982 Cubs Red Lobster and the 1983 Thorn Apple Valley. Sandberg's most popular minor league cards include 1980 TCMA Reading Phillies and 1981 TCMA Oklahoma City 89ers.

Ryne Sandberg's autograph memorabilia delivers a solid value and return on investment. As a manager, he has been a willing in-person signer. However, the time requirements of the job means he typically only appears at one or two large autograph signing events per year, ensuring that supply shouldn't exceed demand.

Ryne Sandberg Rookie Cards

1983 Donruss Ryne Sandberg RC #277

1983 Donruss Ryne Sandberg

One of the key rookie cards from the 1983 Donruss Baseball set, the card design features a bat and glove at the bottom of the card where the player name, position and team information resides. The framed photo takes up the majority of the space and shows a young Sandberg in road pinstripes.

1983 Fleer Ryne Sandberg RC #507

1983 Fleer Ryne Sandberg

Sandberg's Fleer rookie is an uncorrected error card. It lists the wrong high school that he attended on the back of the card. Another simple clean design that allows the photograph to speak for itself while still delivering, at a glance, all of the necessary vital information. The photo shows Sandberg, again in road pinstripes, having just made contact at the plate

1983 O-Pee-Chee Ryne Sandberg RC #83

1983 OPC Ryne Sandberg

Featuring the same overall design as the Topps issue below, the O-Pee-Chee card differs only in the company logo and the bilingual text. Although rarer than Topps, it isn't exceptionally tough to find.

1983 Topps Ryne Sandberg RC #83

1983 Topps Ryne Sandberg

This is, easily, Ryne Sandberg's most popular and desirable rookie card. The card is a favorite, in part, because of the dual photo on the front of the card.

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Ryne Sandberg 1992 Donruss PSA 10

1992 Leaf Ryne Sandberg PSA 10

1983 Topps Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs #83 Baseball Card


1986 Fleer Star Stickers #106 Ryne Sandberg PSA 9

1990 Topps Tiffany #210 Ryne Sandberg PSA 10

1990 Score #691 Ryne Sandberg PSA 10

2015 Topps 5x7 RYNE SANDBERG #29 49 Made Cubs 1952 Tribute Gold Jumbo

1991 Classic #T29 Ryne Sandberg lot of 100 Cards E3814

1985 O-PEE-CHEE #296 RYNE SANDBERG CUBS HOF PSA 9 B1853576-113

1984 Topps PSA 8 Ryne Sandberg #596 NM MINT! LOW POP!

1986 Topps PSA Ryne Sandberg & PSA 1988 Topps Lot! Plus 89 extra cards!

1994 Leaf Sideshow Ryne Sandberg

1984 Donruss #311 Ryne Sandberg - NM-MT

Lot Of 10 1981 TCMA Oklahoma City 89ers Team Sets - Ryne Sandberg First Card

1981 Ryne Sandberg TCMA Oklahoma 89ers Minor League Pre Rookie Card #17
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Autograph Guide

Ryne Sandberg Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Ryne Sandberg'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 companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Mounted Memories and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Ryne Sandberg Cut Signature Exemplar

Ryne Sandberg Signature Exemplar

Ryne Sandberg Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Ryne Sandberg 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. A very hard to decipher signature in terms of letter-by-letter analysis.
  2. The signature consists of several looping letters and rounded lines.
  3. The "R" resembles an awkward "kidney bean" shape.
  4. The "n" looks like an "m".
  5. The 'S" in the middle of the signature looks like the numeral "8".

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Ryne Sandberg SIGNED Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque Cubs PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED

1985 Signed Ryne Sandberg "Ryno" Magazine Book Autograph PSA DNA Certified -Cubs

Ryne Sandberg " 282 HR 's " Single Signed Baseball AUTO JSA COA Chicago Cubs HOF

Ryne Sandberg Signed Chicago Cubs William White Baseball JSA I58425

Ryne Sandberg Signed 8X10 Photo Vintage Auto Chicago Cubs HOF JSA Authentic

Ryne Sandberg signed 1986 8 1 2 x 11 JSA.


Ryne Sandberg Signed Cubs Batting 16x20 Photo (SOP & Tristar Holo)

Chicago Cubs Ryne Sandberg Signed Autographed Cap Hat PSA DNA COA

Ryne Sandberg Signed AUTO Chicago Cubs Authentic Cooperstown Jersey PSA DNA COA

1983 Fleer #507 Ryne Sandberg Signed RC PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto

1983 Topps #83 Ryne Sandberg Signed RC PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto

1964 HOF Yellow Plaque Signed Ryne Sandberg PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto


Ryne Sandberg Signed 11x14 Photo PSA DNA Chicago Cubs Autographed HOF 1A
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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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