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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12 Baseball cards HANK AARON, KEN GRIFFEY, JR, TOM GLAVINE, WHITEY FORD, etc
$9.99

1988 FLEER BASEBALL SET (1-660) - TOM GLAVINE ROOKIE CARD - CUSTOM GIFT WRAP
$24.95

2015 Panini Cooperstown TOM GLAVINE Blue #12 25 Made BRAVES Variation #91
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1986 SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL-STARS #23 "TOM GLAVINE"
$5.95

TOM GLAVINE 2001 STUDIO PRIVATE SIGNINGS AUTOGRAPH 5 x 7 AUTO
$39.99

1999 Topps Tek Gold Pattern 5 #30A Tom Glavine 6 10 -SSP NM-MT
$22.50

2004 (METS) Leaf Certified Materials Mirror Combo Red #182 Tom Glavine Bat- Jsy
$9.60

2004 (METS) Certified Materials Mirror Fabric Blue Position #182 Tom Glavine Jsy
$8.00

Tom Glavine 1988 Topps & Score signed RC autograped HOF
$39.00

Atlanta Braves GU Rookie Lot Chipper Jones Tom Glavine Jason Heyward John Smoltz
$6.49

2002 (BRAVES) Fleer Triple Crown Season Crowns Game Used #8B Tom Glavine Wins
$9.00

2007 UPPER DECK SWEET SPOT MEMORABILIA TOM GLAVINE NEW YORK METS JERSEY CARD
$5.00

1999 Topps Tek #30A Tom Glavine Pattern 04 PSA 10 GEM MT 7803B OC1
$23.04

2009 UD #518 Tom Glavine PSA 10 Gem MT POP 1 7636B OC1
$23.04

TOM GLAVINE ATLANTA BRAVES GOLD PRIZM AUTO AUTOGRAPH PANINI 2014 7 10 RARE
$199.95

2015 Topps Finest GREATS TOM GLAVINE AUTOGRAPH AUTO REFRACTOR BRAVES B4772
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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 #23 "TOM GLAVINE"
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1987 TCMA INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STARS SET-Tom Glavine, Blauser, Bill Ripken
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1987 TCMA Minor League TOM GLAVINE Richmond Braves PSA 9 Mint Inter. A.S.
$50.00

1986 GREENVILLE BRAVES UNCUT TEAM SHEET "HARDEES" w TOM GLAVINE (ROOKIE CARD)
$134.95

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

1986 Don Jennings #23 Tom Glavine Southern League All-Stars PSA 9 MINT 619
$12.99

1986 TOM GLAVINE 1st CARD ROOKIE S. L. ALLSTAR NEAR MINT !!
$14.99

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

1986 ProCards TOM GLAVINE Greenville Braves BGS 9.5 GEM MINT HOF Not PSA
$170.00

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

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

High Grade Lot of (9) 1987 TCMA RC Tom Glavine Richmond Braves #5 (KCR)
$9.00

1987 and 1988 TOPPS BASEBALL 792 Card Nr-Mint SET - Barry BONDS
$22.99

UNCUT SHEET 1987 Crown Oil Tom Glavine Rare Braves HOF ROOKIE CARD
$59.00

BGS 8.5 1986 Greenville Braves ProCards #9 Tom Glavine RC POP 13 G00 845
$109.98

TOM GLAVINE ROOKIE 1986 DONN JENNINGS #23 MINOR LEAGUE ROOKIE RC PSA 10 ☆ NICE
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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 Signed 1990 Topps - PSA DNA
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TOM GLAVINE autographed signed ML Baseball 95 WS MVP JSA Witness #WP73034
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Tom Glavine Mets signed 8.5x11 baseball photo PSA DNA auto
$34.99

JSA Authentic Signed Tom Glavine Auto National League Baseball
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Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves 1988 Donruss Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$38.99

TOM GLAVINE SIGNED 1989 SCORE PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$50.50

Tom Glavine Signed 95 World Series Champions Official Hat Inscriptions JSA COA
$80.00

TOM GLAVINE SIGNED 8x10 NEW YORK METS PITCHING PHOTO ATLANTA BRAVES HOF JSA COA
$44.99

Tom Glavine Signed Auto'd 2001 Braves Card PSA DNA Slab
$49.99

Tom Glavine Signed Auto'd 2003 Braves Card PSA DNA Slab
$49.99

Tom Glavine Signed Auto'd 1996 Braves Card PSA DNA Slab
$49.99

Tom Glavine New York Mets Framed Signed Auto Autographed 8x10 JSA
$89.99

(2) Tom Glavine signed 1988 Topps #779 Rookie Cards PSA DNA
$150.00

(2) Tom Glavine 1988 Topps Signed #779 Rookie Cards PSA DNA
$150.00

TOM GLAVINE - Signed ATLANTA BRAVES 8X10 PHOTO New York Mets - PSA DNA COA
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TOM GLAVINE JSA CERTED NATIONAL LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL AUTHENTIC SIGNeD
$75.00
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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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