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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TOM GLAVINE SP 2001 DONRUSS ROOKIE REPRINT 1988 #'d 0966 1988 ATLANTA BRAVES
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Tom Glavine Baseball Cards Mix Lot 12 Card's
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1988 Topps #779 Tom Glavine NM MT Y7444
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2016 Topps Museum Archival Autograph Tom Glavine On Card Auto SP # 75
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TOM GLAVINE (587) Card Lot 1989-2009 INSERTS PARALLELS BRAVES METS
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1989 bowman #267 TOM GLAVINE atlanta braves BGS 9.5 (9.5 9.5 9 9.5) pop 2
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2003 Sweet Spot Patches Tom Glavine Patch Card New York Mets (B50)
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1993 Fleer Fruit of the Loom Tom Glavine HOF "proof card" 1 of a kind blankback!
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Southern League All Star Minor League Tom Glavine 23
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2015 Topps Five Star TOM GLAVINE #TG Golden Graphs Gold Ink Autograph SP #44 50
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Tom Glavine Lot (20) RC SGC 84 NM 7 Inserts Atlanta Braves HOF CHEAP!!!
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2003 (BRAVES) Donruss Elite Series Dominators #14 Tom Glavine 25
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TOM GLAVINE HOF 1988 FLEER GRADED PSA-10 GEM-MT MLB ROOKIE RC BASEBALL CARD #539
$27.85

TOM GLAVINE 1998 FLEER SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION MASTERPIECE 1 1 RARE
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LOT OF 600 BRAVES BASEBALL CARDS WITH GREG MADDUX & TOM GLAVINE
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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 Jennings #23 Tom Glavine BGS BCCG 9 Pre-Rookie
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1987 and 1988 TOPPS BASEBALL 792 Card Nr-Mint SET - Barry BONDS
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BGS 8.5 1986 Greenville Braves ProCards #9 Tom Glavine RC POP 13 G00 845
$109.98

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

High Grade Lot of (9) 1987 TCMA RC Tom Glavine Richmond Braves #5 (KCR)
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1987 Richmond Braves 29 Different Minor League Card Lot-Tom Glavine,Jeff Blauser
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(4) 1987 TOM GLAVINE TCMA INTERNATIONAL ALL STARS FUTURE STAR ROOKIES NM MT
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1987 Donruss rack GREG MADDUX RCand1988 Donruss cellos (2) with TOM GLAVINE RC
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1987 TCMA INTERNATIONAL MINOR LEAGUE ALL STARS 45 CARD SEALED SET TOM GLAVINE
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1987 SPORTFLICS TEAM PREVIEWS #24 DALE MURPHY-TOM GLAVINE RC PSA 10 B1646981-049
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1987 TCMA INTERNATIONAL TOM GLAVINE #32 bgs 9 highest graded pop 3 rookie rc
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1986 DONN JENNINGS #23 TOM GLAVINE PSA 9 MINT SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL STARS HOF
$10.79

1986 DONN JENNINGS #23 TOM GLAVINE PSA 10 GEM MINT SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL STARS HOF
$31.49

PSA 10 1986 PROCARDS TOM GLAVINE GREENVILLE BRAVES ROOKIE RC
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1987 SPORTFLICS TOM GLAVINE RC 2CT+1993 CAREER HIGHLIGHT SET+5 PROFILES PROMO+TS
$14.94

1987 TCMA CMC International League Complete Series (9) Sets - HOF Tom Glavine
$22.50
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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 Atlanta Braves Signed 1998 All-Star OML Baseball JSA Authenticated
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Tom Glavine Signed 8X10 Photo JSA COA
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TOM GLAVINE SIGNED CY 91 & 98 BASEBALL OMLB JSA BRAVES
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey #11 Tom Glavine PSA DNA Signed Auto Braves Card
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Tom Glavine Autographed Signed 1989 Score Card PSA DNA #83368052
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Tom Glavine Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Auto Atlanta Braves
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TOM GLAVINE ATLANTA BRAVES 91,98 CY 95 WS MVP PSA DNA SIGNED WORLD SERIES JERSEY
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Braves Tom Glavine Signed Autographed Baseball Bat w WS MVP PSA DNA
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TOM GLAVINE HOF PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PUZZLE AUTOGRAPH
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TOM GLAVINE SIGNED 1994 UD COLLECTORS CHOICE PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
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TOM GLAVINE SIGNED PSA DNA 1989 TOPPS CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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Tom Glavine HOF 2014 Signed Baseball Atlanta Braves PSA DNA Coa
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Tom Glavine HOF 2014 Signed Baseball Atlanta Braves PSA DNA Coa
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Tom Glavine HOF 2014 Signed Baseball Atlanta Braves PSA DNA Coa
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Tom Glavine HOF 2014 Signed Baseball Atlanta Braves PSA DNA Coa
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TOM GLAVINE (Braves) signed autographed 8x10 Photo-JSA #K19507
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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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