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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2003 (METS) Donruss Elite All-Time Career Best Mat Parallel #40 Tom Glavine
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2014 Topps Museum Collection Tom Glavine Braves Archival Auto Redemption 
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TOM GLAVINE GAME-USED JERSEY BAT CARD –2004 DIAMOND KINGS CROWNING MOMENT
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UDA Authenticated 1991 Upper Deck Autograph Tom Glavine LE 467 1000 BAH73863
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1988 Fleer baseball Tom Glavine #539 PSA 9
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1990 Leaf #13 Tom Glavine AUTO autograph signed card PSA DNA CERTIFIED HOF
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1987 TCMA Richmond Braves Minor League Baseball Team Set LOT x10 Tom Glavine
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1996 SP #23 Tom GLAVINE - PSA 10+++ pop 1
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2001 Pacific Private Stock PS-206 Mini #5 Tom Glavine HOF Braves PSA 10 POP 1
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2001 FABRIC OF THE GAME TOM GLAVINE BRAVES JERSEY CARD SERIAL #ed 128 247
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2002 UPPER DECK HEROES TOM GLAVINE BRAVES BAT CARD SERIAL #ed 65 200
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2002 UPPER DECK STAR TRIBUTES TOM GLAVINE BRAVES JERSEY CARD # ST-TG
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2004 FLEER ULTRA TOM GLAVINE METS BAT CARD SERIAL #ed 336 399
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2004 TOPPS STERLING TOM GLAVINE METS JERSEY REFRACTOR CARD SERIAL #ed 112 199
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TOM GLAVINE DUAL JERSEY PATCH BAT RELIC PRIME! # 100 HALL OF FAME! RARE!
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TOM GLAVINE TRIPLE JERSEY PATCH BAT RELIC PRIME! # 50 HALL OF FAME! RARE!
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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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1987 TCMA Richmond Braves Minor League Baseball Team Set LOT x10 Tom Glavine
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1986 DONN JENNINGS #23 TOM GLAVINE PSA 10 GEM MINT SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL STARS HOF
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1986 DONN JENNINGS #23 TOM GLAVINE PSA 9 MINT SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL STARS HOF
$12.59

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

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

1986 Procards Greenville Braves Tom Glavine PSA 10 Rookie Braves HOF
$113.50

Lot of 6 Sportflics Atlanta Braves Tom Glavine rookie Team Preview 1987
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1986 Southern League All-Star SET of 25 w Bo Jackson, Tom Glavine, Canseco...
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1986 Donn Jennings Southern League All Star Set Tom Glavine Bo Jackson RC
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25 Greg Maddux Tom Glavine John Smoltz Cards- 1987 RC 1988 RC and 1989 RC +more
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TOM GLAVINE 1986 Donn Jennings Southern League All-Stars RC #23 Braves Mets
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1986 Southern League All-Stars Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves HOF'er Minor Leagues!
$5.00

TOM GLAVINE 1987 TCMA INTERNATIONAL MINOR LEAGUE ALL STAR CARD NM-MT+ BRAVES *21
$6.00

1986 Minor League TOM GLAVINE RC *BGS 8 NM-MT* BRAVES METS Rookie (HoF)
$11.95

1986 Procards Minor League TOM GLAVINE Greenville Braves PSA 10 GEM Mint
$450.00

1986 Procards Minor League TOM GLAVINE Greenville Braves BGS 9.5 GEM Mint
$395.00
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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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Tom Glavine Autographed Signed Official MLB Baseball JSA #J15372
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Tom Glavine HOF Atlanta Braves signed auto MLB Baseball JSA COA
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TOM GLAVINE SIGNED METS 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA #T68434
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Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves signed Hall of Fame baseball HOF 2014 PSA DNA
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JSA Tom Glavine Signed Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat 4x Silver Slugger Inscr
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Tom Glavine Mets Signed 300 Wins Majestic Jersey W Tag JSA COA
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Tom Glavine 300th Win 8-5-07 Signed 11X14 Photo JSA COA
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BOBBY COX,TOM GLAVINE,TERRY PENDLETON,RON GANT+2 JSA COA SIGNED GAME USED BAT
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Braves Tom Glavine Signed Autographed Baseball Bat w WS MVP PSA DNA
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2005 Topps Heritage #248 Tom Glavine PSA DNA Signed Auto HOF Braves Mets
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TOM GLAVINE Signed 16x20 Braves Photo JSA
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TOM GLAVINE SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
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TOM GLAVINE SIGNED 8x10 NEW YORK METS PITCHING PHOTO ATLANTA BRAVES HOF JSA COA
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Tom Glavine Signed Autographed Stat Baseball 26 300 Mlb Mounted Memories BB 259
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Tom Glavine Signed Atlanta Braves 16x20 Photo PSA DNA Autographed Go Braves Go!!
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Mets Braves Tom Glavine Signed Official Major League Baseball Autograph Auto JSA
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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 and can be found onGoogle+.

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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