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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2008 BOWMAN # 44 TIM LINCECUM GOLD PARALLEL 2ND YEAR CARD GIANTS
$5.00
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2007 TIM LINCECUM ALLEN & GINTER'S BASEBALL CARD - MINT CONDITION BEAUTY!
$5.99
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2008 BOWMAN CHROME REFRACTOR TIM LINCECUM CARD #42 PSA9 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
$14.99
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2013 TOPPS UPDATE TIM LINCECUM CARD #US143 PSA10 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
$9.99
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TIM LINCECUM - Rookie RC - 2007 Topps Allen & Ginter #274 Baseball Card Giants
$8.00
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2007 SP Authentic Chirography Tim Lincecum Andrew Miller auto autograph 161 175
$149.95
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TIM LINCECUM - Rookie RC - 2007 Topps Turkey Red #88 Baseball Card SF Giants
$6.00
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2007 Bowman Heritage Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants #202 Cy Young Winner
$8.59
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2007 TIM LINCECUM BGS 9.5 BOWMAN DRAFT PICKS BDP11!!! NICE CASE!!!
$9.95
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME PROSPECTS TIM LINCECUM ROOKIE REFRACTOR AUTOGRAPH BGS 9 10
$165.00
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2007 UD UpperDeck Masterpieces #82 - Tim Lincecum RC - BGS 10 Pristine - Giants
$116.10
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2007 Finest Rookie Redemption #4 - Tim Lincecum RC - BGS 10 Pristine - Giants
$341.10
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Tim LINCECUM Topps UPDATE RC Baseball San Francisco Giants ROOKIE CARD
$10.00
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TIM LINCECUM Volcanoes RARE ROOKIE CARD 2006 RC San Francisco Giants BASEBALL
$10.00
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TIM LINCECUM Topps 52' Style DUO ROOKIE INSERT Card San Francisco Giants RC
$10.00
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Topps 206 2010 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants Baseball card SGC beauty
$12.00
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Rookie Cards

Tim Lincecum Rookie Card Checklist

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TIM LINCECUM - Rookie RC - 2007 Topps Allen & Ginter #274 Baseball Card Giants
$8.00
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TIM LINCECUM - Rookie RC - 2007 Topps Turkey Red #88 Baseball Card SF Giants
$6.00
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME PROSPECTS TIM LINCECUM ROOKIE REFRACTOR AUTOGRAPH BGS 9 10
$165.00
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2007 UD UpperDeck Masterpieces #82 - Tim Lincecum RC - BGS 10 Pristine - Giants
$116.10
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2007 Finest Rookie Redemption #4 - Tim Lincecum RC - BGS 10 Pristine - Giants
$341.10
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Tim LINCECUM Topps UPDATE RC Baseball San Francisco Giants ROOKIE CARD
$10.00
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TIM LINCECUM Volcanoes RARE ROOKIE CARD 2006 RC San Francisco Giants BASEBALL
$10.00
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TIM LINCECUM Topps 52' Style DUO ROOKIE INSERT Card San Francisco Giants RC
$10.00
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Sweet Tim Lincecum SUPER ROOKIE LOT OF 8 Cards LOOK RC's San Francisco Giants
$6.99
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2007 Topps Allen and Ginter Mini Black RC #274 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants
$15.39
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sf giants Bowman TIM LINCECUM rc 2007 Draft Rookie reprint card Gem Mint ISA 10
$6.99
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Tim LINCECUM RARE ROOKIE Card $$ RC 2006 Minor League GIANTS PROSPECT
$10.00
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TIM LINCECUM RC Upper Deck 2007 BASEBALL INSERT ROOKIE Card SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
$10.00
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2007 Upper Deck Tim Lincecum Rookie Card
$6.00
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2007 Upper Deck Tim Lincecum RC #918 BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Rookie Great Subs
$14.99
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2007 Upper Deck Tim Lincecum RC #918 BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Giants Rooki
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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

Active Listings for Tim Lincecum Signed Baseballs

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Tim Lincecum Signed Jersey Pricing

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Tim Lincecum Signed Photograph Pricing

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TIM LINCECUM PSA DNA SIGNED LICENSED AUTHENTICATED MLB ACTION SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
$39.99
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SF Giants Tim Lincecum signed homeplate - WS Champs PSA DNA Auth #S86428
$99.00
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TIM LINCECUM,SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS,SIGNED,AUTOGRAPHED,AUTHENTIC JERSEY,PSA,PROOF.
$399.99
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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 Signed Autographed Major League Baseball Guaranteed Psa
$70.00
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TIM LINCECUM,SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS,SIGNED,AUTOGRAPHED,AUTHENTIC JERSEY,PSA,PROOF
$399.99
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GIANTS TIM LINCECUM SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA
$119.99
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GIANTS TIM LINCECUM SIGNED 2010 WS MAJESTIC COOL BASE JERSEY PSA DNA #X40121
$189.99
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GIANTS TIM LINCECUM SIGNED 2010 WS MAJESTIC COOL BASE JERSEY PSA DNA #X40120
$189.99
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TIM LINCECUM Giants JSA Signed Auto Sports Illustrated No Label Autographed
$80.00
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TIM LINCECUM SIGNED #55 2010 2012 WORLD SERIES GIANTS JERSEY JSA COA
$199.99
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GIANTS TIM LINCECUM SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA
$26.00
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THE FRANCHISE Tim Lincecum signed 8 x 10, San Francisco Giants, PSA DNA
$24.98
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Tim Lincecum GIANTS Signed 2008 Topps #165 PSA DNA - Great Bold Blue Auto!
$89.00
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Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants SIGNED 8x10 Photo JSA COA Autographed Baseball
$99.00
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Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants SIGNED 8x10 Photo JSA COA Autographed Baseball
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