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

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.

Top eBay Listings

Tom Seaver 2012 Topps Historical Stitches Relic Autograph HS-TS
$9.99

Tom Seaver & Roger Clemens 2002 Fleer Then and Now #6 042 275
$19.95

1972 Topps #446 Tom Seaver In Action PSA 8 NM-MT New York Mets
$28.80

1980 O-PEE-CHEE #260 Tom Seaver PSA 9 *SRC
$18.00

1978 Topps #450 Tom Seaver PSA 9
$14.45

1973 Kellogg's #46 Tom Seaver PSA 10 *SRC
$18.00

1973 TOPPS #350 TOM SEAVER EX NICELY CENTERED *99588
$8.00

1976 MSA Isaly's & Sweet William Discs Tom Seaver PSA 10
$29.99

2013 Topps ROY Award Winners Trophy #TS Tom Seaver - NM-MT
$12.00

1970 Topps #195 NL Playoff Game 1 Tom Seaver NLCS1 Grade: NM
$9.90

1970 Topps #195 NL Playoff Game 1 Tom Seaver NLCS1 Grade: EX-MT
$7.90

Tom Seaver Topps Baseball Card 1968 #45 Excellent
$49.00

Tom Seaver 1968 Topps ML Baseball Trading Card #
$21.75

Lot of 5 Topps Tom Seaver HOFer 1972,73,74,75,76 in VG condition ungraded NY Met
$9.99

1968 Topps Tom Seaver #45 HOF Vintage All Star Rookie Meta
$15.00

1970 O-Pee-Chee OPC #300 George Thomas Tom Seaver HOF New York Mets BB card
$40.00
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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

Tom Seaver Cut Signature Exemplar

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 Photograph

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Tom Seaver Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

JSA Nolan Ryan Tom Seaver Yogi Berra McGraw Signed Autograph 1970 New York Mets
$400.00

TOM SEAVER VINTAGE PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPH
$59.00

TOM SEAVER VINTAGE PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPH
$49.00

Tom Seaver Signed Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard, Legends of the Hall, PSA Mint 9.
$99.00

Tom Seaver Signed Baseball PSA DNA
$60.00

Tom Seaver Vintage 1960s Signed Cut Slabbed JSA Authentic
$89.99

TOM SEAVER SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED NEW YORK METS 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA COA
$44.99

TOM SEAVER SIGNED JSA CERTED 1983 FDC AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$45.00

1994 Tom Seaver Upper Deck Signed Auto On Card UDA Authentic MINT FREE SHIP
$50.00

Rollie Fingers Tom Seaver 92 Legends Mag Signed PSA DNA
$99.99

Tom Seaver Autographed Signed 1973 Topps Card #350 PSA DNA #83526051
$49.00

STARS OF NEW YORK BASEBALL SIGNED BY DUKE SNIDER, TOM SEAVER WOODLING +4 , JSA
$109.99

TOM SEAVER signed PSA DNA 1968 topps rc card slabbed new york mets #45
$159.96

TOM SEAVER signed PSA DNA 1983 topps card slabbed cincinnati reds #580
$119.96

Tom Seaver Signed Reds Photo JSA Coa.
$49.99

PSA DNA 1978 CINCINNATI REDS Team Signed Baseball! HOF TOM SEAVER JOE MORGAN vtg
$199.00
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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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