Tom Seaver Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Tom Seaver

Date of Birth: 11/17/1944
Rookie Card Year: 1967
Investment Rating: 9.0


Overview

Pitchers don't often get a lot of love in the hobby. Tom Seaver cards and memorabilia are a major exception.

Seaver pitched  for four different teams over his 20-year career (New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox). Celebrating his greatest success in New York, he is the only Cooperstown inductee to wear a Mets cap so far.

Between 1967 and 1986, Seaver racked up 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutouts and a 2.86 earned run average. Named the 1967 National League Rookie of the Year, Seaver was a 14-time All-Star selection and won the coveted Cy Young Award as the league's best pitcher on three occasions. Seaver also led the 1969 Miracle Mets to a World Series Championship. In 1988 the team acknowledged his contributions to the franchise by retiring his jersey number 41.

As a popular member of the 300-Win Club, Tom Seaver cards have held their value over the years. Despite his willingness to sign and frequent participation at collector events, demand remains strong for his items. Single-signed balls, 1969 team-signed balls, and game-used jerseys are just some of the coveted Seaver pieces collectors seek.

Tom Seaver Rookie Cards

1967 Topps Tom Seaver RC #581 with Bill Denehy

1967 Topps Baseball Tom Seaver and Bill Denhey Image

The Tom Seaver rookie card is in 1967 Topps Baseball. He's not alone on the card, which is common for cards of the era. Seaver shares his first baseball card with Bill Denehy. The distinct yellow borders make the card easily identifiable. Featuring a full head shot, the young Seaver appears to be focused on the season's task at hand. Subject to print dots, a flaw in the printing process common to the era, this card commands highly respectable dollars in top grade.

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1971 Topps BB #160 Tom Seaver Mets EX EX+
$17.00
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19985 DONRUSS TOM SEAVER CORRECT PHOTO PSA 9
$6.00
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1977 Tom Seaver Topps card # 150, N.Y. Mets, pitcher
$8.00
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1976 Tom Seaver Topps card # 5, Record Breaker. Mets
$5.00
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1974 Tom Seaver Topps card # 80, N.Y. Mets, pitcher
$12.00
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1973 Tom Seaver Topps card # 350, N.Y. Mets, pitcher
$12.00
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2009 Commemorative Legends Tom Seaver #39 1973 All Star Game
$14.99
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1970 Topps Tom Seaver #300 PSA VG-EX 4 P141
$14.00
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Clemens Ryan Maddux Seaver 2007 UD Premier STITCHINGS 300 W #97 #'ed 11 35
$53.99
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TOM SEAVER - 2007 UD Premier STITCHINGS #62 - #'ed 01 35 1 of 1
$48.99
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TOM SEAVER TOPPS 1970 SCRATCH OFF PROOF NEVER FOLDED OR COATED IN BLACK NICE
$99.00
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2011 Topps Tom Seaver Patch 1957
$5.00
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2011 Topps Marquee Titanic Threads TOM SEAVER 99 Jumbo Jersey Relic HOF Mets
$34.95
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1968 TOPPS TOM SEAVER VG NEW YORK METS #45 CREASED
$13.00
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1978 Penn Emblem Baseball Patch Tom Seaver
$9.99
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1970 Topps Baseball Card #300 TOM SEAVER SGC 86 NM+ 7.5
$49.00
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Autograph Guide

Tom Seaver Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Tom Seaver'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 Seaver Cut Signature Exemplar

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Tom Seaver Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Tom Seaver 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 classic cursive script.
  2. The letters "T" and "S" are over-sized.
  3. The letter "T" has a closed oval loop at the bottom and and angled line at the top on a 65 degree angle.
  4. The letter "o" is visible but not closed but does contain an additional loop to maintain pen flow into the "m" which is implied by what looks like a letter "u."
  5. The letter "S" comes to a point at the top and includes a narrow triangle shape with a round loop that flows into a series of letters that appear very similar in nature until reaching the letter "r."
  6. The letter "r" is discernible and includes a trailing tail.

Tom Seaver Signed Baseball

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Tom Seaver Signed Jersey

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Tom Seaver Signed Photograph

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TOM SEAVER SIGNED 1993 PACIFIC NOLAN RYAN PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$42.00
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TOM SEAVER SIGNED 1993 PACIFIC NOLAN RYAN PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$42.00
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TOM SEAVER SIGNED BASEBALL CARD JSA COA GREAT CONDITION
$49.99
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Tom Seaver NY Mets Signed Magazine Photo JSA COA
$49.99
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RARE TOM SEAVER SIGNED RUSSEL SUNS JERSEY CERTIFIED BY PSA DNA NICE
$153.00
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Tom Seaver Signed 1978 Topps - PSA DNA
$42.00
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Tom Seaver Signed 1972 Topps - PSA DNA
$45.00
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Tom Seaver Autographed Signed NL Baseball PSA DNA #S65564
$69.00
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Tom Seaver Autographed Signed NL Baseball PSA DNA #S65537
$69.00
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Tom Seaver SIGNED Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque New York Mets PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$115.00
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Tom Seaver signed Cincinnati Reds 1982 Topps baseball card Psa Dna
$48.00
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TOM SEAVER Signed MLB or NL Baseball -JSA or FHA Authenticated
$69.00
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Tom Seaver Autographed Signed 1984 Donruss All Star Card #53 PSA DNA #83513326
$49.00
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Tom Seaver Index Card PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Autograph Signed *9196
$39.00
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PSA DNA GEM MINT 10 TOM SEAVER HOF 1992 AUTO SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 21135
$159.99
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1976 TOPPS TOM SEAVER RB #5 METS HOF SIGNED PSA DNA GUARANTEE
$48.00
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User Comments

  1. Do not see the card that I have. He is in a Mets #4 shirt, lettering in blue and red, with striped uniform. It is in a plastic case 1993. Is it worth anything?

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