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

1972-73 O-Pee-Chee TONY ESPOSITO AS #226 Chicago Blackhawks NEAR MINT * SC4491
$13.00

14-15 TONY ESPOSITO 1 1 ITG ULTIMATE VAULT JERSEY CARD Chicago Blackhawks
$9.99

1970-71 OPC O-PEE-CHEE #234 TONY ESPOSITO BLACK HAWKS 1969-70 ALL STAR EXMT NM
$24.95

1990-91 PRO SET #659 ERROR VARIATION WHITE LINES TONY ESPOSITO BLACKHAWKS GOALIE
$9.95

2001-02 BAP SIGNATURE SERIES VINTAGE AUTOGRAPH #VA-01 TONY ESPOSITO 60 !!
$49.95

2007 Donruss Americana Tony Esposito Autograph #'d 13 25 & Material #'d 227 500
$8.50

79-80 TOPPS PART SET 177 264, w STARS, HOFERS & RC!! KEN DRYDEN, TONY ESPOSITO
$74.99

2013-14 National Treasures TONY ESPOSITO 1 1 Printing Plate 2011-12 Crown Royale
$49.95

2006-07 Trilogy Tony Esposito Frozen in Time 999 Chicago Blackhawks
$8.00

2007-08 ITG Superlative Autograph GOLD TONY ESPOSITO Auto SSP 1 10 BV$$$
$34.99

1969-70 OPC O-Pee-Chee TONY ESPOSITO Rookie #138 BV$$$ Chicago Blackhawks
$58.99

2013-14 CONTENDERS TONY ESPOSITO ED BELFOUR DARREN PANG HALL QUAD AUTO # 1 1
$300.00

1972-73 OPC NHL Action Tony Esposito Chicago Black Hawks vs Toronto Maple Leafs
$6.99

1979 80 OPC O PEE CHEE #80 TONY ESPOSITO EX-NM CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS HOCKEY CARD
$7.19

11-12 panini elite signings tony esposito chicago black hawks autograph auto
$24.00

1972-73 OPC:#137 Tony ESposito,Black Hawks
$14.95
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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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PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO 35 "3 X VEZINA" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK T87577
$39.52

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO HOF 1988 AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS PUCK A39763
$39.52

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO HOF 1988 AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED ESPO NIGHT GAME PUCK 6A39669
$54.93

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO 35 "TONY O" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS PUCK 177
$39.52

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO 35 "3 X VEZINA" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK T87595
$39.52

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO "423 NHL WINS" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK 6A39798
$39.86

PSA DNA MINT 10 1969 O-PEE-CHEE TONY ESPOSITO "70 CALDER" AUTO-SIGNED ROOKIE 380
$199.99

PSA DNA MINT 10 1969 O-PEE-CHEE TONY ESPOSITO "70 CALDER" AUTO-SIGNED ROOKIE 381
$199.99

PSA DNA 1970 O-PEE-CHEE TONY ESPOSITO "1970 CALDER" AUTO-SIGNED CARD MINT 10 188
$69.67

PSA DNA 1970 O-PEE-CHEE TONY ESPOSITO "1970 CALDER" AUTO-SIGNED CARD MINT 10 187
$69.67

PSA DNA 1970 O-PEE-CHEE TONY ESPOSITO "1970 VEZINA" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CARD 5193
$69.67

PSA DNA 1970 O-PEE-CHEE TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED AS CARD MINT 10 3475191
$59.96

PSA DNA MINT 10 1969 O-PEE-CHEE TONY ESPOSITO "HOF 88" AUTO-SIGNED ROOKIE CARD 0
$199.99

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO 35 "3 X VEZINA" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK T87589
$39.52

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO HOF 1988 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED 8x10 PHOTO
$34.83

TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 1969 O-PEE-CHEE "ROOKIE" CARD #138-PSA DNA CERT
$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.

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