Tom Glavine Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Tom Glavine

Date of Birth: 3/25/1966
Rookie Card Year: 1988
Investment Rating: 7.0


Rookie Cards

Despite being one of the top pitchers of his generation, for the most part, Tom Glavine cards and memorabilia remain extremely affordable. Not helping matters is the fact that his rookies come from an era of massive print runs and wide availability. With a Hall of Fame resume, it's easy to jump in still and collect the pitching great.

Winner of two Cy Young Awards, Glavine is best known for his years with the Atlanta Braves as a part of a stellar rotation that also included Greg Maddux and John Smoltz. Appearing in five World Series with the team, Glavine was named the World Series MVP in 1995.

Between the Braves and the New York Mets, Glavine finished his career with 305 wins. He was an All-Star ten times.

Also a standout on the ice, Glavine was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round of the 1984 NHL Draft.

Collectors have four different Tom Glavine rookie cards to chase. All cost very little. Even with his induction into Cooperstown, don't expect prices to jump very much. For those looking for premium Tom Glavine cards, rarer glossy versions of his rookies, early minor league cards and high-end hits are the best bets.

Tom Glavine Rookie Card Guide

1987 Sportflics Team Preview Atlanta Braves #24

The first MLB Tom Glavine card is actually from a 1987 set. The team card isn't an official rookie card, but it is a cheap option for Glavine completists. The Team Preview card features 12 total members of the Braves. In familiar Sportflics fashion, they're showcased with lenticular images. It was included as part of a 26-card box set.

1987 Sportflics Team Previews Atlanta Braves Tom Glavine

1988 Donruss Tom Glavine RC #644

Like all Tom Glavine rookies, there is no shortage of his 1988 Donruss card. The drab photo and striped borders doesn't make for that most attractive card. Even high-grade copies from PSA and BGS shouldn't  cost very much.

1988 Fleer Tom Glavine RC #539

The brightest of Tom Glavine's rookie cards, it also captures the young player with the semblance of a smile. While the basic version shouldn't set you back more than a couple of dollars, there's also a Glossy version. That said, it's also widely available so there's not much of a premium.

1988 Score Tom Glavine RC #638

1988 Score Baseball is the only Tom Glavine rookie card to show the pitcher in action. Part of the company's debut set, the orange borders are bright and the arrows that are integrated into the design are an odd choice. Like Fleer, there's also a Glossy version. Available only in a factory set that had a reported print run of 5,000 copies, the 1988 Score Glossy Tom Glavine is one of his most popular cards. It's also relatively hard to find.

1988 Topps Tom Glavine RC #779

The portrait is  simple, but it works. Don't worry about having to pay more than a cup of coffee for this rookie. There are plenty to go around. If you're looking for a rarer option, there's the 1988 Topps Tiffany Tom Glavine. Though typically rare, the 1988 Topps Tiffany set came with a print run of 25,000 copies. Though in much shorter supply than the regular card, it's still easy to find as far as Tiffany cards go.

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2008 UPPER DECK BASEBALL HEROES #8 TOM GLAVINE - PURPLE PARALLEL SP UD #23 25
$39.99

1988 Topps Baseball Rack Pack, Unopened, TOM GLAVINE Rookie Card Showing, Braves
$7.99

2015 Panini Cooperstown HOF Induction Images Gold #6 Tom Glavine 25 Card 0f8
$10.25

1993 Donruss Baseball Preview Tom Glavine Ryne Sandberg Gary Sheffield D Daulton
$19.99

1986 SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL-STARS COMPLETE SET w BO JACKSON, TOM GLAVINE, CANSECO,
$27.49

TOM GLAVINE 2004 LEAF CERTIFIED CUTS MIRROR GOLD #126 24 25
$12.95

1996 Topps Chrome Refractor #8 Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves Baseball Card 0c6
$22.25

TOM GLAVINE 2003 UPPER DECK ULTIMATE GAME USED JERSEY #99 99 AG3010
$9.99

2013 America's Pastime Tom Glavine Trading Swatches Dual Jersey ( 125) Braves
$19.99

2007 Ultimate Collection Star Materials SM-TG Tom Glavine New York Mets Card 0a2
$12.25

TOM GLAVINE 2004 HOT PROSPECTS DRAFT DOUBLE TEAM JERSEY #TG BRAVES METS
$9.95

2008 Topps Triple Threads Sapphire #74 Tom Glavine 25 Atlanta Braves Card 2u5
$9.85

2015 Tom Glavine Autographed Leaf 25th Autographed Metal Set
$24.99

TOM GLAVINE 2005 DONRUSS PRESS PROOF 038 100
$19.00

2014 Topps Tribute to the Throne Relics Blue #THRONE-TG Tom Glavine 50 Card 2u5
$11.45

2016 Topps Museum Collection TOM GLAVINE GOLD FRAMED AUTO ON CARD 02 15 Braves
$46.00
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Minor League Cards

Tom Glavine Minor League Cards

Here's a gallery of Tom Glavine minor league cards that came out before his rookie cards. Most are scarce, especially when compared to the mass availability of the pitcher's first MLB cards.

1986 ProCards Greenville Braves Tom Glavine

1986 ProCards Greenville Braves Tom Glavine

1986 Donn Jennings Southern League All-Stars Tom Glavine #23

1986 Jennings Southern League All-Star Tom Glavine

1987 Bob's Camera Richmond Braves Tom Glavine

1987 TCMA International League All-Stars Tom Glavine #32

1987 TCMA Richmond Braves Tom Glavine #5

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1986 SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL-STARS COMPLETE SET w BO JACKSON, TOM GLAVINE, CANSECO,
$27.49

PSA 10 1986 PROCARDS TOM GLAVINE GREENVILLE BRAVES ROOKIE RC
$399.99

2 Tom Glavine 1986 Greenville Braves All-Star cards - 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame
$8.00

1986 minor league TOM GLAVINE southern all star mint 2CT+ 5 1990 leaf braves
$17.84

1986 Southern League All-Stars Jennings #23 Tom Glavine - NM-MT
$8.00

1987 Crown Oil Richmond Braves Tom Glavine ROOKIE CARD #14 RARE
$9.99

1986 Southern League All-Stars Jennings #23 Tom Glavine BGS BCCG 9 Pre-Rookie
$7.99

BGS 8.5 1986 Greenville Braves ProCards #9 Tom Glavine RC POP 13 G00 845
$99.98

1986 DONN JENNINGS #23 TOM GLAVINE PSA 9 MINT SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL STARS HOF
$10.79

1987 Richmond Braves 29 Different Minor League Card Lot-Tom Glavine,Jeff Blauser
$9.99

1986 Southern League All-Stars #23 Tom Glavine Greenville Braves Rookie Card 0v2
$15.25

1986 Southern League All-Stars #23 Tom Glavine Greenville Braves Rookie Card 1b9
$13.25

FULL SHEET! Tom Glavine 1987 Crown Oil; LoPOP on PSA 9, no 10 s; rarer than TCMA
$99.00

(4) 1987 TOM GLAVINE TCMA INTERNATIONAL ALL STARS FUTURE STAR ROOKIES NM MT
$17.99

1987 TCMA INTERNATIONAL MINOR LEAGUE ALL STARS 45 CARD SEALED SET TOM GLAVINE
$7.20

1987 TCMA International League Complete Series of (8) Team Sets - Tom Glavine RC
$14.99
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Autograph Guide

Tom Glavine Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Tom Glavine'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, Schwartz Sports and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Tom Glavine Cut Signature Exemplar

Tom Glavine Signed Baseball

Tom Glavine Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Tom Glavine 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. Written in small, script, every letter is legible
  2. The letter "T" includes a curve to the left making it resemble the number "7"
  3. The pen lifts for a closed "o" that flows into the letter "m"
  4. The "G" is printed in a way that it looks like the number "6"
  5. The "l" consists of a straight line leaning to the right
  6. The "a" is implied, following into a small "v-i-n"
  7. The signature is closed by an 'e" that is fully closed

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JSA Tom Glavine Signed Official Pink Breast Cancer Baseball COA Braves Mets HOF
$99.99

Tom Glavine Framed Jersey Signed JSA COA Autographed Atlanta Braves
$649.99

BOBBY COX,TOM GLAVINE,TERRY PENDLETON,RON GANT+2 JSA COA SIGNED GAME USED BAT
$700.00

TOM GLAVINE SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$39.00

TOM GLAVINE JSA SIGNED CERTIFIED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$45.00

TOM GLAVINE Signed 16x20 Braves Photo JSA
$64.99

Tom Glavine Rookie Signed Photo Career Stats Baseball PSA DNA COA
$69.00

Tom Glavine Signed Autographed Stat Baseball 26 300 Mlb Mounted Memories BB 259
$199.97

Tom Glavine Signed Atlanta Braves 16x20 Photo PSA DNA Autographed Go Braves Go!!
$174.99

TOM GLAVINE SIGNED "95 W.S. MVP" WORLD SERIES BALL ATLANTA BRAVES NY METS w JSA
$79.99

TOM GLAVINE STEVE AVERY JOHN SMOLTZ JSA DUAL AUTO SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO BRAVES MINT
$60.00

TOM GLAVINE BRAVES LEGEND STAR AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED OML BASEBALL JSA COA
$71.96

TOM GLAVINE SIGNED 1994 UD COLLECTORS CHOICE PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
$36.90

TOM GLAVINE 1992 TOPPS PSA DNA SIGNED ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$37.00

TOM GLAVINE 1998 SCORE PSA DNA SIGNED ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$37.00

TOM GLAVINE 2000 FLEER PSA DNA SIGNED ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$37.00
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Comments

  1. Hello,
    i have a few cards triple play is the only trade name.Is there any value to a MMonth Vaughn or Tom Glavine

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