Tim Lincecum Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Tim Lincecum

Date of Birth: 6/15/1984
Rookie Card Year: 2007
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Tim Lincecum is the ace of the San Francisco Giants pitching staff. He signed with the team after the Giants made him their first round selection pick (tenth overall) in the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft. However, that was not Linceum's first time being drafted. In the preceding two years, he had been drafted by both the Chicago Cubs (48th round) and the Cleveland Indians (42nd round), each time deciding to return to school and maintain his amateur eligibility. This proved to be a wise decision as his top-ten draft selection warranted a minimum guaranteed contract and made Lincecum a very wealthy young man. While he has had a somewhat extended rough spell, his early dominance has kept Tim Lincecum cards in demand.

He has at his disposal an amazing arsenal of six pitches that he can consistently throw for strikes: two-seam fastball, slider, change-up, curve, four-seam fast ball and a fork-ball. Despite his slight build at 5'11" and 175 lbs, he throws all of his pitches with good velocity. Already a multi-time All-Star,  Cy Young Award Winner and World Series Champion, the upside to Lincecum is tremendous. He also tossed a no-hitter leading up to the 2013 All-Star break. Critics worry about his stamina and the ability to endure the grind of a 162-game season given his unorthodox delivery and mechanics. Evidently there was nothing to worry about as has amassed an impressive win-loss record and pitching line.

Tim Lincecum rookie cards were released in 2007. In addition to his cards, Lincecum's autographed items, particularly those related to the 2010 World Series, carry a premium. With two Cy Young Awards to his credit, the sky is the limit for his investment potential. His laid back personality and unique sense of style have also helped make him a hobby favorite. On the fast track to the Hall of Fame, another World Series Championship or Cy Young would almost ensure his induction to the halls of Cooperstown.

Top Tim Lincecum Rookie Cards

2007 SP Authentic By The Letter Rookie Signatures Tim Lincecum RC #147 Autographed Letter Patches #/50

2007 SPA By The Letter Tim Lincecum RC Auto 214x300 Image

One of several letters that spell out either "RC," "Giants" or "Lincecum," each letter is serial numbered to 50 copies. Parallel versions do exist in lower quantities as well. Numbered as part of the short-printed rookie base set, these are true rookie cards. The manufactured (non-game used) letter patches are signed directly on the material.

 2007 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Rookie Signatures Tim Lincecum RC #163 Autographed Jersey #/199

2007 Exquisite Tim Lincecum GU AU RC V3 Image

One of several autographed cards Lincecum has within the set, however, this is considered to be the only official rookie card as it is numbered as part of the base set. Serial numbered to 199 total copies it features a sticker autograph and a die-cut '2007' in which four pieces of jersey material are visible.

2007 Upper Deck Black Pride of a Nation Tim Lincecum #69 Autograph Mfg. Patch #/99

2007 UD Black Tim Lincecum RC AU Image

One of Lincecum's more limited rookie cards, the UD Black card contains a sticker autograph and a manufactured patch relic of an American flag used as part of the Pride of a Nation subset. The card is serial numbered to 99 total copies.

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Tim Lincecum Commemorative PatchG
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Tim Lincecum {Gem Mint 10} 2006 San Francisco Giants MLB Baseball Card
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MANNY RAMIREZ 2009 Upper Deck Goudey Mini BLACK BACK #D 21SSP Very Rare! L@@K
$19.99
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2013 BOWMAN #35 TIM LINCECUM GIANTS POP 2 PSA 10 B1797562-410
$18.99
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Tim Lincecum auto relic lot
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2007 U.D. Premier Foursome Tim Lincecum Matt Garza Gallardo Weaver QP-LGGW 4 20
$57.00
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2008 Upper Deck UD Premier Stitchings Patch Silver Tim Lincecum 01 10 = ebay 1 1
$70.00
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2008 ALLEN & GINTER MINI LOT 117 DIF TIM LINCECUM MATT KEMP MAUER VERLANDER
$109.99
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TIM LINCECUM 2012 NATIONAL TREASURES JERSEY BUTTON " 3 6 " GIANTS !!
$99.95
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TIM LINCECUM *** 2013 TOPPS CHROME SEPIA REFRACTOR # 75 TIM LINCECUM
$20.00
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2007 Bowman Chrome Auto Autograph Tim Lincecum Rookie RC BGS 9
$74.99
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2007 TRISTAR ELEGANCE TIM LINCECUM RC JERSEY GIANTS
$20.00
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2014 Donruss Baseball Jay Bruce Cincinnati Reds Elite Series Refractor 920 999
$7.50
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TIM LINCECUM S.F. GIANTS 2012 BOWMAN'S BEST # BB18 GRADED 10
$16.00
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Tim Lincecum #BDP11 2007 Bowman Draft Rookie (San Francisco Giants)
$9.00
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2007 EXQUISITE THE NEXT GENERATION TIM LINCECUM AUTO CARD # 1 20 AUTO
$150.00
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Rookie Cards

Tim Lincecum Rookie Card Checklist

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2007 Bowman Chrome Auto Autograph Tim Lincecum Rookie RC BGS 9
$74.99
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2007 TRISTAR ELEGANCE TIM LINCECUM RC JERSEY GIANTS
$20.00
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Tim Lincecum #BDP11 2007 Bowman Draft Rookie (San Francisco Giants)
$9.00
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x4 TIM LINCECUM * ROOKIE RC * SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS * 2007 BOWMAN
$7.45
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2007 Upper Deck Rookie Card #918 Tim Lincecum RC Giants Rookie Card
$6.99
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2007 UPPER DECK ROOKIE OF THE MONTH #ROM-5 TIM LINCECUM RC PSA 10 B1780435-052
$8.99
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tim lincecum 2007 UD elements rookie rc x2 serial#452,453 500 #159
$19.99
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2007 Upper Deck Tim Lincecum RC #918 BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Rookie Great Subs
$29.99
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2007 Upperdeck Sp Authentic By The Letter Tim Lincecum Rookie #48 50
$65.00
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2007 Topps Turkey Red Tim Lincecum rc rookie #88 *24098
$5.99
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Tim Lincecum 2007 Topps Finest Rookie Card
$30.00
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Tim Lincecum 2007 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card
$30.00
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2007 SP ROOKIE EDITION #124 TIM LINCECUM ROOKIE CARD RC - SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
$13.45
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2007 Bowman Chrome Tim Lincecum autograph auto rc rookie BGS 9 MINT *43289
$102.99
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2007 Sp Rookie Edition Tim Lincecum rookie rc #264 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT *43294
$20.99
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(4) Stephen Strasburg Tim Lincecum 2010 Bowman Expectations RC Insert Lot #BE5
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Autograph Guide

Tim Lincecum Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Justin Lincecum'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, Steiner, and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Tim Lincecum Cut Signature Exemplar

Tim Lincecum Signature Example Image

Tim Lincecum Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Tim Lincecum 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. Sloppily written with no pride of penmanship it consists of nothing more than his illegible initials.
  2. The "T" resembles a curved "7" longer on the top than the vertical.
  3. The letter "L" is written with a large round loop that intersects the "T."

Tim Lincecum Signed Baseball Pricing

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Tim Lincecum Signed Jersey Pricing

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Tim Lincecum Signed Photograph Pricing

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TIM LINCECUM SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL PSA DNA CERTIFIED GIANTS THE FREAK
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TIM LINCECUM AUTO SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SIGNED JERSEY PSA DNA GIANTS
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Tim Lincecum Signed Autographed Major League Baseball Guaranteed Psa
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Tim Lincecum signed jersey inscribed psa coa auto no hitter today
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Tim Lincecum Signed Rawlings Baseball Autographed SF Giants Guaranteed PSA Blue
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JSA TIM LINCECUM SIGNED 2010 2012 World Series #55 Jersey San Francisco Giants
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TIM LINCECUM AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 11X14 PHOTO JSA
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TIM LINCECUM Autographed Jersey JSA COA SF GIANTS SIGNED AUTO MLB
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TIM LINCECUM SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED ROMLB PSA DNA COA #W38789
$149.99
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TIM LINCECUM SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 11X14 PHOTO MLB WORLD SERIES JSA RARE
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TIM LINCECUM SANFRANCISCO GIANTS 08,09 CY,WS CHAMPS JSA COA SIGNED MLB BASEBALL
$250.00
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TIM LINCECUM (San Francisco Giants) signed 2010 World Series baseball +PSA COA
$149.95
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TIM LINCECUM (San Francisco Giants) signed 2012 World Series baseball +PSA COA
$149.95
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TIM LINCECUM,SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS,SIGNED,AUTOGRAPHED,AUTHENTIC JERSEY,PSA,PROOF
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