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

1975 Topps Mini #370 Tom Seaver METS VG EX G51121 - VG-EX
$7.00

1977 Topps #6 Nolan Ryan Tom Seaver ANGELS EX MT G51903 - EX-MT
$12.00

1978 Topps #450 Tom Seaver REDS EX MT G52332 - EX-MT
$5.00

1977 Topps #6 Nolan Ryan Tom Seaver ANGELS VG G51753 - VG
$5.00

1978 Topps #450 Tom Seaver REDS EX MT G52378 - EX-MT
$5.00

1975 Topps #370 Tom Seaver METS EX G50901 - EX
$6.00

1975 Topps #370 Tom Seaver METS EX MT G50962 - EX-MT
$10.00

1975 Topps #370 Tom Seaver METS VG EX G50828 - VG-EX
$5.00

1975 Topps #370 Tom Seaver - Mets
$9.99

1971 O-PEE-CHEE BASEBALL NO. 160 TOM SEAVER NEW YORK METS VG
$19.99

1972 TOPPS TOM SEAVER #445 METS SEE SCAN NICE CARD
$12.00

1970 TOPPS PLAY BALL SCRATCH OFF GAME NM TOM SEAVER - UNSCRATCHED- Free Shipping
$6.99

1968 Topps #45 Tom Seaver EX NEW YORK METS D12388 - EX
$25.00

1969 Topps #480 Tom Seaver - EX-MT
$60.00

1969 Topps #480 Tom Seaver - VG-EX -Stock Photo-
$32.00

1969 Topps #480 Tom Seaver - VG -Stock Photo-
$24.00
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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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Top eBay Listings

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

Tom Seaver Autograph Signed 8x10 Framed JSA 1969 Mets
$149.99

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

Tom Seaver Signed 11x14 Photo 7 24 88 JSA Certified Auto 215913S
$29.74

TOM SEAVER SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO. NEW YORK METS. RED SOX. REDS. PSA DNA.
$29.99

TOM SEAVER 1978 TOPPS AUTOGRAPHED Signed Baseball Card JSA REDS 450
$47.99

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 Autographed Signed Magazine Cover Reds PSA DNA #T43503
$49.00

1999 TOPPS CERTIFIED AUTO TOM SEAVER 1967 ROOKIE Reprint Autograph Signed PSA it
$361.50

Tom Seaver Signed SI Magazine Cover Autograph Auto PSA DNA Z10561
$29.00

Tom Seaver Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA #83383693
$59.00

Tom Seaver & Jerry Koosman Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA #83383836
$69.00

Tom Seaver Signed 1980 Topps Giants #15 Autograph Auto PSA DNA Z10888
$39.00

Tom Seaver Signed 1977-79 Sportscaster Autograph Auto PSA DNA Z10819
$39.00

TOM SEAVER SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 1981 300 K`S FDC AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$46.00
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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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