Tony Esposito Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Tony Esposito

Date of Birth: 4/23/1943
Rookie Card Year: 1969
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

Tony Esposito was one of the most dominant goaltenders of the 1970s. He won the Vezina Trophy three times during the decade and was named to the All-Star Team six times. Tony Espositio cards and memorabilia are well respected by vintage hockey collectors. Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks have a particular attachment to Esposito for whom he played the majority of his career.

Tony Esposito's rookie card is from the 1969 O-Pee-Chee Hockey set.

Esposito's first certified autograph card is from the 1991-92 Future Trends Canada '72 set. The card is not serial numbered and the exact print run is unknown. However, the card is known to be relatively scarce.

His first memorabilia cards were issued in 2000-01 by Be A Player and Upper Deck. His game-used memorabilia cards are included in three different 2000-01 BAP products: Memorabilia, BAP Ultimate Memorabilia and Signature Series. Upper Deck produced two memorabilia cards of Esposito in 2000-01 Upper Deck Vintage.

Out of all of his earliest memorabilia cards, of which Esposito has 13, many collectors have a deep admiration for his 2000-01 BAP Ultimate Memorabilia Goalie Memorabilia Autograph card. It is rare, with 50 serial numbered copies in existence.

Tony Espositio autographed memorabilia is plentiful. He has remained an ambassador of the game and of the Chicago Blackhawks. He is a routine guest at numerous autograph signings during the year. He has also been a very willing in-person signer over the years.

Tony Esposito Rookie Card

1969-70 O-Pee-Chee Tony Esposito #138

1969 O-Pee-Chee Tony Esposito

The Tony Esposito rookie card is a key part of the 1969-70 O-Pee-Chee Hockey set. These cards are often found with yellowing borders and soft edges. When submitted for professional grading, cards returned in high grade receive a significant premium.Although Topps also released a hockey set in 1969-70, the Blackhawks goalie isn't on the checklist.

Top eBay Listings

1977-79 SPORTSCASTER ITALY NO. 03-19 PHIL AND TONY ESPOSITO BLACK HAWKS BRUINS
$9.99

2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro #593 Tony Esposito Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Card 0f8
$5.25

2000-01 BAP Memorabilia Goalie Dual Jersey Tony Esposito Vladislav Tretiak #G-16
$75.00

2007 In the Game Superlative & Jersey Silver #AJ-TE Tony Esposito Auto Card 2y6
$32.00

Tony Esposito OPC O-Pee-Chee 25th Anniversary Rookie Gem Mint 10
$8.09

1969-70 opc TONY ESPOSITO (rc) #138 KSA 6.5 Enm+ BLACK HAWKS *VERY NICE* !!
$154.75

2015-16 SUPERLATIVE TONY ESPOSITO IMMORTALS 1 OF 1 CYAN PLATE AUTOGRAPHED.
$35.00

1981-82 TOPPS # 11 TONY ESPOSITO PROOF BGS 8.5 SOLO FINEST GRADED UNIQUE
$28.82

2010 Limited Back to the Future 6 Marty Turco Tony Esposito 199 Hockey Card 1i0
$5.20

1976-77 O-Pee-Chee #100 Tony Esposito
$30.00

1970-71 OPC OPEECHEE Tony Esposito #153 - Hawks - no crease
$15.99

2007 Upper Deck The Cup 77 Tony Esposito 249 Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Card 0f8
$7.25

2015-16 Upper Deck Artifacts Ruby #139 Tony Esposito 399 Chicago Blackhawks 2q2
$5.00

2015 Upper Deck Artifacts Sapphire #139 Tony Esposito 85 Chicago Blackhawks 2q2
$8.00

1971-72 OPC French Booklet Insert:#13 Tony Esposito,Black Hawks
$5.95

Ice Hockey: TONY ESPOSITO, Group of Original Cards w O-PEE-CHEE ROOKIE CARD
$31.01
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Autograph Guide

Tony Esposito Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Tony Esposito'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 companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Tony Esposito Cut Signature Exemplar:

Tony Esposito Signature Example

Tony Esposito Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Tony Esposito signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item, or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Tony Esposito Signature Characteristics

  1. The signature is very clean that displays a pride of penmanship.
  2. It is written on an even horizontal plane in a combination of print and cursive.
  3. The "T" resembles a "P" with the large loop.
  4. The "o" is open and the "n" distinct.
  5. The "y" has a tail that drops below the plane and comes back up forming a small triangle shape.
  6. The "E" is written like a backwards "3."
  7. The remaining letters are printed.
  8. The "i" is not dotted and is implied bu it being part of the 't."

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Tony Esposito 1972 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Trading Card signed autograph PSA Slabbed
$100.00

Tony Esposito 1972-73 Topps Hockey Trading Card signed autograph PSA Slabbed
$100.00

TONY ESPOSITO SIGNED PSA DNA 1990 PRO SET HOCKEY CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$36.00

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO "HOF 88" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS PUCK A41521
$39.86

Tony Esposito #170 signed autograph auto 1974 Topps Hockey Trading PSA
$55.00

PSA DNA BOBBY HULL & TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS PUCK 97
$59.96

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO "423 WINS" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK 6A39797
$39.86

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO "15 SHUTOUTS 69-70" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK 688
$39.86

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO #35 RETIRED 11 20 98 AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK 74
$39.86

TONY ESPOSITO Signed 1969 O-PEE-CHEE #138 Chicago BLACKHAWKS Rookie CARD PSA DNA
$199.99

Tony Esposito Signed Chicago Blackhawks Official Game Hockey Puck PSA DNA 1A
$124.99

Tony Esposito Signed 1970-71 O-Pee-Chee Calder Card PSA Slabbed #83356417
$69.99

TONY ESPOSITO Signed Chicago BLACKHAWKS Official GAME Puck w PSA COA
$54.95

TONY ESPOSITO Signed Chicago BLACKHAWKS Puck w PSA COA & HOF Inscription
$44.95

PSA DNA 1978 TOPPS TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS CARD 5024
$24.78

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO 70-72-74 VEZINA AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK 6A96270
$39.86
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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.

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