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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1988 Donruss Wax Box(36 Packs) Fresh From Case Tom Glavine RC
$15.99

2014 National Treasures Tom Glavine On Card Auto HOF SP #d 08 25 Braves
$11.05

2003 Fleer Avant #22 Tom Glavine HOF Atlanta Braves PSA 10 Gem Mint POP 1
$27.97

2014 Topps Five Star Tom Glavine Auto Quad Patch 22 50 Booklet
$85.00

ATLANTA BRAVES HANK AARON TOM GLAVINE JOHN SMOLTZ HOF HALL OF FAME BASEBALL CARD
$14.95

1988 Donruss Tom Glavine PSA 9 Mint RC Rookie # 644
$5.99

1988 Fleer TOM GLAVINE (RC) #539 Baseball Card PSA 10
$35.00

TOM GLAVINE 2006 SWEET SPOT SIGNATURES AUTO 29 99 METS BRAVES AUTOGRAPH
$37.00

2004 Fleer Baseball - Tom Glavine Game Worn Jersey Card - 098 125
$12.00

BEST RC TOM GLAVINE 1988 Fleer ROOKIE CARD '88 WORLD SERIES MVP HALL OF FAME CYA
$5.49

2006 Topps MLB All Star Stitches #AS-TMG TOM GLAVINE Worn All Star Jersey Mets
$10.13

1988 TOPPS BASEBALL CELLO CASE OF 16 BOXES TOM GLAVINE RC and more
$15.50

1992 LYKES ATLANTA BRAVES BASEBALL CARD SET GLAVINE SMOLTZ SANDERS JUSTICE SGA
$7.99

Tom Glavine Short Print High School Refractor - Only One Made - Serial 1 1
$9.97

2009 tom glavine upper deck jersey relic
$5.00

1988 Score Baseball Factory Sealed Set 1-660 KEN CAMINITI RC, TOM GLAVINE RC
$19.75
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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 #5 TOM GLAVINE RC NMMT *866320
$6.00

TOM GLAVINE 1986 Donn Jennings Southern League All-Stars RC #23 Braves Mets
$9.99

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 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

1986 Donn Jennings Southern League All Stars Baseball Set Tom Glavine Bo Jackson
$9.99

1987 TCMA INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STARS SET WITH TOM GLAVINE 1-45
$9.95

Tom Glavine 1986 All-Star Minor League Rookie (EXTREMELY RARE!!)
$6.99

1987 TCMA INTER. LEAGUE ALL-STARS #32 TOM GLAVINE RC HOF PSA 9 B1837600-787
$36.99

PSA 10 1986 PROCARDS TOM GLAVINE GREENVILLE BRAVES ROOKIE RC
$449.99

1986 Southern League All-Star SET of 25 w Bo Jackson, Tom Glavine, Canseco...
$10.95

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

1987 TCMA INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STARS SET*Tom Glavine,Blauser,Elster,Destrada
$7.99

1986 SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL-STARS COMPLETE SET w BO JACKSON, TOM GLAVINE
$14.95

1986 Southern League All-Stars Jennings #23 Tom Glavine BGS BCCG 10 Pre-Rookie
$19.99
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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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2005 Topps Heritage #248 Tom Glavine PSA DNA Signed Auto HOF Braves Mets
$31.50

Tom Glavine Signed Autograph Ball - Mounted Memories & Schwartz Hologram
$39.99

Tom Glavine Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Braves PSA DNA #S52940
$35.00

Tom Glavine Autographed Signed 1989 Score Card PSA DNA #83368052
$35.00

TOM GLAVINE ATLANTA BRAVES 91,98 CY 95 WS MVP PSA DNA SIGNED WORLD SERIES JERSEY
$525.00

TOM GLAVINE HOF PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PUZZLE AUTOGRAPH
$45.00

TOM GLAVINE SIGNED 1994 UD COLLECTORS CHOICE PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
$41.00

TOM GLAVINE SIGNED PSA DNA 1989 TOPPS CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$42.00

TOM GLAVINE (Braves) signed autographed 8x10 Photo-JSA #K19507
$49.00

Tom Glavine Braves Signed 8x10 Photo Autograph Auto PSA DNA Z11582
$49.00

TOM GLAVINE SIGNED PSA DNA 1992 WORLD SERIES FDC AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$44.00

Tom Glavine SIGNED 8x10 Photo Atlanta Braves PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$65.00

TOM GLAVINE ATLANTA BRAVES SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED ROMLB BASEBALL JSA COA #J60554
$69.98

TOM GLAVINE ATLANTA BRAVES,CY 91 & 98 JSA STAMP SIGNED 8X10 GLOSSY PHOTO
$65.00

TOM GLAVINE ATLANTA BRAVES 300 WINS JSA COA SIGNED MLB BASEBALL
$100.00

TOM GLAVINE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL JSA + 100 CARDS SHARP GO BRAVES..!!
$138.00
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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 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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