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

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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.

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RARE !! 09-10 ARTIFACTS FROZEN ARTIFACTS DUAL JERSEY TONY ESPOSITO 1 50 LIMITED!
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VERY RARE!! 06-07 BETWEEN THE PIPES GAME-USED JERSEY TONY ESPOSITO !!!
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2005-06 TONY ESPOSITO BEEHIVE PHOTOGRAPHS 5X7 AUTO CARD
$25.99
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TONY ESPOSITO NO:110 in OPC 71-72 Ex MINT COND
$35.00
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2007-08 OPC Premier Original Six Autograph Tony Esposito 04 50
$40.00
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BOSTON BRUINS PHIL ESPOSITO AND BLACKHAWKS TONY ESPOSITO AUTO PLAQUE 24 ITEMS
$500.00
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Tony Esposito 1970-71 Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Rare NHL Original Card Ungraded
$15.99
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Tony Esposito 2010-11 ITG BTP Between the Pipes Decades 1970 auto short print SP
$75.00
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1970-71 opc Deckle Edge TONY ESPOSITO #32 Exmt Nrmt BLACK HAWKS !!
$56.86
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2013-14 The Cup SP Chicago Blackhawks Tony Esposito Jersey Rare 25 NHL Sick #15
$9.50
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1970 TOPPS OPC STICKER STAMPS TONY ESPOSITO BLACK HAWKS HOF PSA 8 H1591968
$28.99
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Tony Esposito Blackhawks 1999 Upper Deck Retro Inkredible On Card Auto Autograph
$19.99
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Tony Esposito Blackhawks 2009 Upper Deck Artifacts Dual Jersey Patch #d 20 50
$19.99
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1994 Signature Rookies Gold Standard HOF Tony Esposito auto autograph 2500 *249
$25.99
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1971-72 , TOPPS , TONY ESPOSITO , JOHNSTON , CHEEVERS , GIACOMIN ,CARD #4 ,VG EX
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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:

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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 Signed Face Masks and Figures

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TONY ESPOSITO SIGNED PSA DNA 1978 TOPPS CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO "423 NHL WINS" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK 5A45896
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Bobby Hull-Tony Esposito Autographed Signed BW 16x20 Photo w HOF insc. PSA DNA
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TONY ESPOSITO (Blackhawks) signed ESPOSITO NIGHT Puck w PSA COA
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BLACKHAWKS TONY ESPOSITO SIGNED 8.5X11 MAGAZINE PAGE PHOTO PSA DNA #Q41623
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TONY ESPOSITO HAND-SIGNED MATTED 8x10 COLOR PIC PSA HOF
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Tony Esposito Autographed Signed Magazine Cover Blackhawks PSA DNA #U93790
$35.00
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Tony Esposito & Garry Unger Autographed Signed Magazine Cover PSA DNA #U93497
$39.00
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PSA DNA 1970 O-PEE-CHEE TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS CARD #153
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PSA DNA 1977 TOPPS TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS CARD #170
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PSA DNA 1978 TOPPS TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS CARD #250
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PSA DNA 1978 TOPPS TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS CARD #250
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PSA DNA 1978 O-PEE-CHEE TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS CARD #250
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PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO "ROY 69-70" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS PUCK 927
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PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO 35 "3 X VEZINA" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK T87594
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Tony Esposito signed autograph 2009 In The Game 1972 Team Canada PSA Slabbed
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