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

1970 OPC o-pee-chee #300 TOM SEAVER psa 5 new york mets
$43.12

1985 TOPPS #670 TOM SEAVER WHITE SOX HOF PSA Graded
$10.99

1974 Topps 207 Strikeout Leaders Nolan Ryan Tom Seaver EX-MT #D29863
$8.50

1970 Topps 300 Tom Seaver EX-MT #D20334
$19.25

1971 Topps 160 Tom Seaver EX-MT #D20355
$19.25

1971 Topps 160 Tom Seaver EX-MT #D20356
$19.25

1970 Topps 300 Tom Seaver EX-MT #D20331
$19.25

1970 Topps 300 Tom Seaver EX-MT #D20333
$19.25

PSA 9 1970 Topps #69 Topps Tom Seaver Phil Niekro Fergie Jenkins Juan Marichal
$110.00

TOM SEAVER, FLEER GAME USED JERSEY CARD, 2001
$11.88

Mets 80 card lot STARS David Wright Tom Seaver Steven Matz Mike Piazza
$7.99

2005 Absolute Memorabilia 3 Jersey Relic #190 Tom Seaver Reds 25 25 Graded 8.5
$29.99

2016 Topps No Hitter Pins #NHP-TS Tom Seaver Cincinnati Reds Baseball Card 0c4
$48.44

TOM SEAVER - 1984 Donruss Champions Jumbo #40 LOW POP 1 - SGC 96 (9) Mint - Mets
$5.75

1975 Hostess All-Star Team #75 Tom Seaver READ New York Mets Baseball Card 1t9
$5.25

1968 Topps #45 Tom Seaver New York Mets Baseball Card 0f5
$20.25
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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

TOM SEAVER JSA SIGNED REDS 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$54.00

TOM SEAVER PSA DNA SIGNED CERTIFIED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$52.00

TOM SEAVER PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPH
$45.00

TOM SEAVER VINTAGE PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED PHOTO POSTCARD AUTOGRAPH
$45.00

1994 Tom Seaver Upper Deck Signed Auto On Card COA UDA Nice and Bold Autograph !
$49.99

Tom Seaver signed 10" x 14" Litho # 293 of 311 PSA DNA # S55342
$159.99

1968 NY Mets Gil Hodges Tom Seaver Nolan Ryan Team Signed Baseball PSA LOA
$849.95

Tom Seaver NY Mets Signed 8X10 photo AUTO autograph 1969 World Series HOF JSA
$109.99

Hall Of Fame HOF Postcard TOM SEAVER Autograph Signed JSA
$69.99

Tom Seaver Autographed Cachet Signed JSA COA Envelope Signature Baseball
$25.16

Tom Seaver Signed Inscribed HOF 92 official MLB Baseball Mets Autograph JSA
$169.99

Tom Seaver Signed Autographed National League Baseball PSA DNA COA
$95.00

TOM SEAVER 1978 TOPPS AUTOGRAPHED Signed Baseball Card JSA REDS 450
$46.79

TOM SEAVER SIGNED SPORTSCASTER CARD PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED HOF
$59.99

TOM SEAVER SIGNED SPORTSCASTER CARD PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED HOF
$59.99

TOM SEAVER SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED FDC 1981 3000 K`S AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$41.40
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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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