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.

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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

FREE SHIP TOM SEAVER 1982 Fleer #82 BGS 8.5 Reds
$7.99

1975 Topps 370 Tom Seaver NM-MT #D97490
$15.75

1968 Topps Lot Of 4 Stars W Tom Seaver, Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry
$22.95

Tom Seaver Coke Coca Cola 1968 Coke Bottle Cap NEW YORK METS N7 Rare
$18.75

2016 Topps Stadium Club Baseball 1 1 Blank Back. Tom Seaver METS
$111.00

1970 O-Pee-Chee #195 Tom Seaver New York Mets Baseball Card 0n8
$5.00

1981 NOLAN RYAN-TOM SEAVER-STEVE CARLTON TOPPS THIRST BREAK COMIC PSA 2
$20.50

L#329 1974 Topps #80 Tom Seaver, New York Mets, EX-MT condition
$9.00

1969 TOPPS TOM SEAVER #480 ... EX-MT+
$5.50

Tom Seaver HOF 2002 UD Upper Deck World Series Heroes Game Used Pants Card MU73
$5.97

1983 Fleer Stamps - Tom SEAVER - PSA 10+++ RARE HOF REDS
$34.99

2012 Topps Gold Commemorative Pin Card #GCP-TS Tom Seaver 736 New York Mets 0p7
$9.99

TOM SEAVER 1970 Topps 300 PSA 8 NM-MINT MT New York Mets 1969 World Series Champ
$66.99

1970 (METS) Topps #195 NL Playoff Game 1 Tom Seaver - EX
$6.00

1970 (METS) Topps #300 Tom Seaver - EX
$12.00

1968 Topps Tom Seaver #45 2nd. Year New York Mets
$20.00
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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

1983 Mets Autographed Signed NL Baseball 24 Sigs Tom Seaver PSA DNA #W06968
$199.00

Tom Seaver & Don Werner Dual Signed Baseball AUTO Autograph PSA DNA COA Reds
$26.00

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

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

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

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

Tom Seaver PSA DNA Signed Baseball With Inscriptions!
$150.00

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 SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO-NY METS-JSA COA
$74.99

HOF Tom Seaver Signed OML Baseball - PSA
$159.95

Tom Seaver "311 W's" Signed Sports Illustrated Magazine 12-22-69 JSA COA
$85.99

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

Nolan Ryan Tom Seaver Signed Autograph '69 Mets Photograph AUTO, JSA COA (PWCC)
$31.00

Tom Seaver Rose Signed Autograph Jackie Robinson ROY Photo AUTO, PSA DNA (PWCC)
$125.00
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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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