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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2001 Fleer Greats of the Game TOM SEAVER Auto Autograph SP RARE
$44.99
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lot of (4) 1975 topps TOM SEAVER # 370 BASEBALL CARDS mets hofer
$7.99
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1974 TOPPS #206 EARNED RUN LEADERS JIM PALMER TOM SEAVER EX N Y METS FREE SHIP
$8.49
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1983 Fleer Baseball Cello Pack - TOM SEAVER ON THE BOTTOM!! - New York Mets HOF
$9.99
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1982 TOPPS #346 TOM SEAVER PSA 8
$7.60
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1968 TOPPS #45 TOM SEAVER - NEW YORK METS, REDS, HOF
$26.95
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1974 Topps #207 Nolan Ryan Tom Seaver STRIKEOUT LEADERS NM
$10.00
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1971 TOPPS TOM SEAVER PSA 6 EX MT #160
$15.00
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1976 TOPPS BASEBALL 5 TOM SEAVER NEW YORK METS NM HOF RB FREE SHIPP
$10.19
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2013 Topps Allen & Ginter TOM SEAVER HIGH NUMBER SSP MINI METS RARE!!
$39.99
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TOM TERRIFIC: 1992 Pacific Tom Seaver 110 Card Set
$12.99
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1976 Hostess Tom Seaver Card #35 (Regional Issue) Los Angeles & Detroit Only
$5.95
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1976 76 Topps Baseball #600 Tom Seaver - PSA 9 ** High End **
$49.95
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2002 Donruss Originals What If 1980 #19 Tom Seaver - NM-MT
$5.60
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1967 Topps Baseball Rack Pack- Possible Mantle, Tom Seaver RC, Rod Carew RC!!!!
$129.99
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2002 Topps 206 Piedmont Red #286B Tom Seaver White Sox RET - NM-MT
$5.60
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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

Active Listings for Tom Seaver Signed Photographs

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Tom Seaver signed autograph auto 1983 Topps PSA Slabbed
$55.00
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Tom Seaver Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto *1022
$39.00
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TOM SEAVER SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$46.00
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TOM SEAVER TOMMIE AGEE SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$54.00
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Tom Seaver Signed Official MLB Baseball W "HOF 92" JSA
$79.00
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Tom Seaver & Jerry Koosman Auto Signed FDC Gateway First Day Cover PSA U31461
$69.95
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Tom Seaver amd Gary Carter signed Photo PSA!
$279.99
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TOM SEAVER NEW YORK NY METS REDS HOF SIGNED ROMLB BASEBALL JSA ALG HOLO COA
$99.99
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TOM SEAVER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO #8 REDS PSA DNA
$49.00
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TOM SEAVER JSA SIGNED AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL ON THE SWEET SPOT NEAR MINT
$79.99
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TOM SEAVER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL "69 MIRACLE METS" PSA DNA
$99.00
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1969 Mets Autographed Signed Black Cooperstown Bat Tom Seaver PSA DNA #K47102
$159.00
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TOM SEAVER METS SIGNED "HOF 92" MINT OML SELIG BASEBALL PSA DNA
$129.99
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TOM SEAVER METS SIGNED AUTOGRAPH BB HOF PLAQUE POSTCARD JSA STICKER
$84.99
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TOM SEAVER AUTO AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL SIGNED, TRISTAR COA
$100.00
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TOM SEAVER NO HITTER 6-16-78 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED ROMLB BASEBALL JSA COA #K52646
$139.99
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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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