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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1972-73 OPC HKY #137 TONY ESPOSITO B.HAWKS EX MT
$12.25
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Tony Esposito 1970-71 O-Pee-Chee Deckle Edge Signature Card
$15.43
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Tony Esposito # 138 O-Pee-Chee ROOKIE CARD KSA Grade 3 VG
$81.72
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1969 OPC Tony Esposito #138 PSA MINT 9
$400.00
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1970-71 opc Sticker Stamp TONY ESPOSITO #7 Exmt+ Nrmt BLACK HAWKS !!
$45.00
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1972-73 opc TONY ESPOSITO (IA) #196 Nrmt BLACKHAWKS !!
$16.15
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1973-74 opc KEN DRYDEN TONY ESPOSITO (GAAL) #136 Nmmt+ CANADIENS !!
$17.75
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1970-71 opc Sticker Stamp TONY ESPOSITO #7 Exm Nrmt BLACK HAWKS !!
$40.00
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1970-71 opc Sticker Stamp TONY ESPOSITO #7 Ex+ BLACK HAWKS !!
$32.00
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1970-71 opc TONY ESPOSITO *Vezina Trophy* #250 Nrmt+ BLACK HAWKS !!
$45.00
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Tony Esposito 2010-11 Between The Pipes Game Used EMBLEM BLACK 4 COLOR 6
$199.99
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TONY ESPOSITO 70-71 O-PEE-CHEE 1970-71 NO 153 NRMINT +++
$44.99
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1979 O-PEE-CHEE #80 TONY ESPOSITO PSA 8
$32.00
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1969-70 O-PEE-CHEE #138 - Tony Esposito (RC) - PSA 8 -- HoF Rookie (mikedenero)
$325.00
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(5) 1970 ESSO HOCKEY STAMPS-PHIL ESPOSITO,TONY ESPOSITO,GILBERT,MIKITA, BELIVEAU
$6.99
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Tony Esposito 2012-13 In The Game Pipes He Shoots Saves Dual JERSEY GLOVE 6 20
$95.00
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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 HAND-SIGNED MATTED 8x10 COLOR PIC PSA HOF
$75.00
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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
$56.94
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PSA DNA 1977 TOPPS TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS CARD #170
$26.79
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PSA DNA 1978 TOPPS TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS CARD #250
$26.79
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PSA DNA 1978 TOPPS TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS CARD #250
$26.79
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PSA DNA 1978 O-PEE-CHEE TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS CARD #250
$26.79
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PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO "ROY 69-70" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS PUCK 927
$39.52
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PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO 35 "3 X VEZINA" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK T87594
$39.52
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PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO "15 SHUTOUTS 69-70" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK 858
$39.52
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PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO "423 NHL WINS" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK 5A45895
$39.52
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Tony Esposito signed autograph 2009 In The Game 1972 Team Canada PSA Slabbed
$45.00
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Bobby Hull Stan Mikita Tony Esposito Signed Blackhawks Magazine PSA DNA W02505
$99.00
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Tony Esposito Autographed Signed 1990 Pro Set Card PSA DNA #83109720
$29.00
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Tony Esposito Autographed Signed 1990 Pro Set Card PSA DNA #83109719
$29.00
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