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

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

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

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.

Top eBay Listings

2007 SP Rookie Edition #124 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants Baseball Card 0s3
$7.25

2007 SP Rookie Edition #264 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants Baseball Card 0s3
$7.25

2007 SP Rookie Edition #166 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants Baseball Card d3k
$5.20

2015 Topps Opening Day Edition Blue #24 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants 2d7
$5.25

2011 TOPPS CHROME SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SP TEAM SET 11 CARDS TIM LINCECUM, BELT
$9.99

2013 Panini Prizm Target Red Prizms #85 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants 0b6
$5.24

TIM LINCECUM 2007 TOPPS TURKEY RED #88 REFRACTOR #580 999 (BV=$15) AF6719
$9.99

2011 Topps Diamond Dig Contest Die Cut #DDC-58 Tim Lincecum Baseball Card 0b0
$5.25

2011 Topps Finest Green Refractor #36 Tim Lincecum 199 San Francisco Giants 3m8
$6.25

2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History #CSC-OL Roy Oswalt Tim Lincecum 149 Card 3s3
$5.00

2007 UD Masterpieces Green Linen Frame #82 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants 1u8
$11.25

2010 Topps Gold #80 Tim Lincecum 2010 San Francisco Giants New York Card 1z4
$10.24

2011 Topps Triple Threads Gold 45 Tim Lincecum 99 San Francisco Giants Card 4x4
$6.25

2008 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor #42 Tim Lincecum 150 San Francisco Giants 1u8
$9.00

2008 Bowman Chrome X-Fractor #42 Tim Lincecum 250 San Francisco Giants Card 1u8
$10.00

2009 Topps Heritage Chrome #C87 Tim Lincecum 1960 San Francisco Giants Card 2y4
$5.03
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Rookie Cards

Tim Lincecum Rookie Card Checklist

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2007 SP Rookie Edition #124 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants Baseball Card 0s3
$7.25

2007 SP Rookie Edition #264 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants Baseball Card 0s3
$7.25

2007 SP Rookie Edition #166 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants Baseball Card d3k
$5.20

TIM LINCECUM 2007 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor RC 118 150 BGS 9.5 10 AUTO ANGELS
$177.00

2007 upper deck sp rookie rc tim lincecum rookie rc bgs 9.5
$9.99

ICHIRO SUZUKI+ROY HALLADAY+TIM LINCECUM+JOE MAUER+CLIFF LEE AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE RC
$55.00

2007 BOWMAN CHROME ORANGE REF 25 TIM LINCECUM RC PSA 10 POP 3 08 09 CY YOUNG
$249.99

TIM LINCECUM 2007 UD UPPER DECK ROOKIE RC CARD #918 AB2256
$6.99

2013 Topps Update Rookie Commemorative Patches #11 Tim Lincecum
$5.00

2007 TOPPS UPDATE #UH158 TIM LINCECUM ROOKIE CARD GRADED 8.5, ORIGINAL
$20.00

2007 Bowman Chrome TIM LINCECUM Prospects Autograph PSA 10 Gem Mint RC Giants
$14.51

2007 SP Authentic Tim Lincecum rookie letter auto #d 25 RARE Giants Angels 2x CY
$50.00

Tim Lincecum 2007 SP Rookie Edition 1995 RC #166 * BGS 9.5 * Gem Mint - Giants
$24.95

Tim Lincecum 2007 SP Rookie Edition 1995 RC #166 * BGS 9.5 * Gem Mint Giants #2
$24.95

2008 Topps Moments & Milestones Blue 74-14 Tim Lincecum (2007 Rookie 150 Ks) 2k3
$25.00

Tim Lincecum 2007 SP Rookie Edition 1995 RC #166 * BGS 9.5 * Gem Mint Giants #3
$24.95
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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

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."

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Top eBay Listings

Tim Lincecum Signed Breast Cancer Baseball Giants JSA Authentication COA
$99.99

TIM LINCECUM SIGNED OFFICIAL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA
$60.00

TIM LINCECUM Signed 2006 Tristar Prospects Plus BGS JSA RC Giants Autograph Slab
$74.99

Tim Lincecum " The Freak " Signed 2012 World Series Baseball Autograph JSA COA
$35.00

TIM LINCECUM SIGNED 2010 2012 WORLD SERIES SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS JERSEY JSA COA
$199.99

Sports Illustrated Signed Tim Lincecum (2010, PSA DNA Y26077, Manny Pacquiao)
$96.99

TIM LINCECUM JSA signed auto autographed 2012 Rawlings World Series Baseball
$99.99

TIM LINCECUM Giants JSA auto autograph signed 2014 World Series Baseball
$99.99

TIM LINCECUM JSA signed auto autographed 2008 Rawlings All Star Baseball NY
$99.99

TIM LINCECUM JSA signed auto autographed 2010 Rawlings World Series Baseball COA
$149.99

TIM LINCECUM SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS STUD Orange SIGNED Jersey JSA COA I48170
$180.00

Tim Lincecum Giants 2006 Tristar Farm Hands #27 Auto Signed Rookie Card rC QTY
$33.00

TIM LINCECUM SIGNED SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS COOL BASE JERSEY CY 08, 09 JSA LOA
$299.99

TIM LINCECUM SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SIGNED HOME CREAM JERSEY JSA LOA X08263
$349.95

Tim Lincecum Signed 2010 WS Sports Illustrated, SI,SF Giants,Autographed,PSA DNA
$199.99

THE FREAK!!! Tim Lincecum Signed SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 11x14 Photo #3 PSA DNA
$106.25
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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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