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

1976 Crane Discs Tom Seaver PSA 10 Mets *LB
$9.99

TOM GLAVINE TOM SEAVER 2003 Donruss Elite PTT #283 500
$7.99

2003 Donruss Elite All-Time Career Best Materials #19 Tom Seaver Jersey 400
$8.25

2002 UD World Series Heroes Classic Match-Ups Mem #MU73 Tom Seaver Pants Hunter
$8.25

2003 Flair Greats Cut of History Game Used #23 Tom Seaver Pants - NM-MT
$5.50

1976 Isaly's Sweet William Discs Tom Seaver PSA 10 Mets *LB
$7.49

TOM SEAVER 2002 SWEET SPOT CLASSICS GAME USED JERSEY N.Y.METS
$8.66

1971 Topps Tom Seaver #160 Baseball Card NrMt
$9.95

TOM SEAVER 1971 DELL TEAM STAMPS PSA 9 MINT Today's All-Stars BEAUTIFUL
$21.24

Tom Seaver Baseball Card 1976 Topps # 600 New York Mets HOF
$14.99

Met Tom Seaver 1970 Topps 195 EX
$9.99

1977 Topps 6 Strikeout Leaders Nolan Ryan Tom Seaver EX-MT #D184244
$10.25

1974 Topps 207 Strikeout Leaders Nolan Ryan Tom Seaver EX-MT #D184164
$8.50

1969 Globe Imports Tom Seaver EX-MT #D184296
$7.00

1973 TOPPS #350 TOM SEAVER METS HOF PSA 8 (OC) B2277312-495
$12.99

1970 Topps Baseball #300 Tom Seaver EX MINT Set Break See Pics
$16.19
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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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Top eBay Listings

Tom Seaver Signed 11x14 Photo 7 24 88 JSA Certified Auto 215916S
$29.74

Tom Seaver 1975 Topps signed autographed card PSA DNA New York Mets
$69.99

TOM SEAVER 1978 TOPPS 450 REDS LEGEND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD PSA DNA HOF
$59.95

TOM SEAVER signed HOF Plaque Slabbed PSA METS
$89.00

Tom Seaver signed autograph auto small cut Baseball Hall of Fame PSA Slabbed
$45.00

TOM SEAVER SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PSA HOLOGRAM & COA NEW YORK METS AUTOGRAPH X99207
$129.00

NICE Authentic Autographed Tom Seaver Vintage Score Magazine Mets Signed JSA HOF
$74.95

TOM SEAVER Autographed Signed RAWLINGS Baseball PSA DNA Graded GEM MT 10 COA
$169.00

Tom Seaver Signed Autographed Mets Mitchell & Ness N Y Mets Grey Away Jersey UDA
$599.99

Tom Seaver Signed & Inscribed HOF'92 Major League Baseball -JSA Authenticated
$179.19

TOM SEAVER SIGNED FDC FIRST DAY COVER JSA AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$45.00

TOM SEAVER 1983 SIGNED FDC FIRST DAY COVER JSA AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$45.00

1969 NY Mets team signed Gil Hodges baseball bat 22 auto Tom Seaver Ryan JSA COA
$1,795.00

George Thomas Tom Seaver Full Name Signed NL Baseball JSA COA
$179.00

TOM SEAVER "311 W'S" SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA DNA COA
$57.99

Tom Seaver Signed 1975 New York Mets Program PSA DNA COA
$119.99
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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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