Todd Helton Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Todd Helton

Date of Birth: 8/20/1973
Rookie Card Year: 1993
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

With his hustle, talent and attitude towards the game, Todd Helton cards and autographed memorabilia were popular with collectors. When he was in his prime, Helton was on the bubble of the hobby's top tier. That slipped somewhat as his career wound down but he's still one of the most recognized names from the first decade of the new millennium. Todd Helton played his entire 17-year career with the Colorado Rockies.

An accomplished hitter, Helton finished his career holding virtually every offensive team record. His lifetime batting average of .316, to go along with 2,519 hits, and 1,406 runs batted in, are further evidence of his strong play.

The only Todd Helton rookie card is from 1993 Topps Traded Baseball. It depicts him as a member of Team USA. Helton would make is MLB debut in 1997. He has several other cards leading up to his rookie season including relatively popular cards in 1996 Topps Chrome and 1996 Bowman's Best.

Helton's first certified autograph is from 1996 Signature Rookies Old Judge Peak Picks, a relatively obscure minor league release. His first MLB autograph is included in the 1997 Donruss Signature Series set. The base version is serial numbered to 1,400. The card also has two parallels numbered to 1,000 and 100.

Todd Helton's first game-used memorabilia cards were issued by Fleer and Upper Deck in 1999. His Winning Materials jersey card from 1999 SPx is a favorite.

With his impressive big-league resumé, Helton's autographed memorabilia is a good value and has solid potential for growth. Single-signed baseballs and signed Helton model bats are key pieces for getting signed.

Todd Helton Rookie Card

1993 Topps Traded Todd Helton RC #19T

1993 Topps Traded Todd Helton RC

1993 Topps Traded was issued as a factory sealed set. As a result, the Helton rookie card is often found in Mint condition. Professionally graded samples in top condition are plentiful. This ready supply has also brought prices down in recent years.

Top eBay Listings

2013 Allen & Ginter Todd Helton Game Used Relic
$5.49

2011 Prime Cuts Materials #48 Todd Helton Jersey 199
$6.00

TODD HELTON 1998 Select Selected #7 Only 10-20 cards made! SUPER COLLECTOR!!
$24.95

2004 FLEER CLASSIC CLIPPINGS ALL STAR LINEUP TODD HELTON AND OTHERS 16 25
$5.99

2005 UD Portraits #36 Todd Helton Game-Used Jersey #d 07 25
$14.99

2005 Playoff Prestige Playoff Champions AL Central Todd Helton # 27 ROCKIES
$5.99

2005 Diamond Kings *Portraits* TODD HELTON Rockies # 60
$5.99

Todd Helton 2004 Timeless Treasures Signature Bronze 15 17 Auto Colorado Rockies
$49.99

TODD HELTON 2004 SWEET SPOT HOME RUN HEROES #HR-TH JERSEY #172 199 BB1298
$5.00

2009 UD A Piece of History Franchise History Jsy Red #FHHE Todd Helton ROCKIES
$10.00

TODD HELTON 2004 PLAYOFF HONORS CREDITS 100
$5.00

2010 ALLEN & GINTER Todd HELTON #218 Mini Bazooka back SP 25 Colorado ROCKIES
$36.00

Todd Helton 2011 Prime Cuts Icons Jersey Number Patch Auto 4 5 Colorado Rockies
$48.95

2007 Upper Deck UD Game Materials #TH Todd Helton S2 - NM-MT
$5.06

TODD HELTON 2009 SP AUTHENTIC SILVER PARALLEL 01 19
$20.90

2005 Donruss Throwback Threads 4 Color Dual Game Jersey Patch Todd Helton 25 UT
$14.99
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Autograph Guide

Todd Helton Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Todd Helton'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.

Todd Helton Cut Signature Exemplar:

Todd Helton Signature Example

Todd Helton Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Todd Helton 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. It is 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. Look for two horizontal loops on either side of the center of the signature.
  4. Look for two parallel lines set in the circular line. A small dot sits between the two lines

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Top eBay Listings

TODD HELTON ROCKIES JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO
$55.00

Todd Helton Signed 2012 Why The Hall Not? Cut PSA DNA Slabbed Authenticated
$45.00

TODD HELTON COLORADO ROCKIES,ALLSTAR JSA COA SIGNED MINI HELMET
$175.00

2001 Colorado Rockies Team Signed Baseball Todd Helton Pierre Hurdle GAI COA
$99.99

Todd Helton ROCKIES Autographed Signed OMLB Baseball (JSA)
$69.99

Todd Helton Signed Colorado Rockies MLB Genuine Merchandise Cap Hat JSA L45994
$99.00

2001 Donruss Elite Todd Helton JSA BVG BGS Authentic Autograph Signed IB109
$40.00

TODD HELTON ROCKIES JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO
$39.00

TODD HELTON SIGNED OFFICIAL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA
$75.00

Todd Helton Signed MLB Baseball ( MLB Auth) Steiner COA
$210.00

Todd Helton Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Colorado Rockies PSA DNA #Q88723
$39.00

Todd Helton Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Colorado Rockies PSA DNA #Q88724
$39.00

TODD HELTON TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS,ROCKIES,GO VOLS JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
$350.00

Todd Helton Signed Auto Retired Jersey Career STAT Baseball LE 17 17 JSA Rockies
$377.17

1997 Bowmans Best #109 Todd Helton PSA DNA Authentic Signed Auto Rockies
$38.69

2011 Topps Allen & Ginter #154 Todd Helton PSA DNA Authentic Signed Auto Rockies
$38.69
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