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

1970-71 opc TONY ESPOSITO #153 Nrmt CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS *SUPER NICE*
$49.26

TONY ESPOSITO 2013 14 Fleer Showcase JAMBALAYA SP Chicago BLACKHAWKS
$30.00

2001 Fleer Greats of the Game Original Six Jerseys #TOES Tony Esposito Card 0v1
$19.24

2011 Upper Deck - TONY ESPOSITO - National Redemption Autograph BLACKHAWKS #d 10
$119.99

9 1970-71 Topps Hockey Stamp Stickers Tony Esposito, etc EMT to NRMT Very Nice
$29.50

1971-72 Topps #6 Jacques Plante Ed Giacomin Tony Esposito Hockey Card 0a4
$5.98

Tony Esposito Chicago Blackhawks 1972-73 Topps #137 Card
$24.99

2012-13 Upper Deck The Cup Spectrum Gold #17 Tony Esposito 25 Hockey Card 4v8
$8.25

2009-10 SPx Winning Combos #WC-EH Tony Esposito Cristobal Huet Hockey Card 0c1
$7.40

1972 Swedish Semic 231 Tony Esposito PSA 7 NM! VERY RARE! ONLY 2 PSA HIGHER!
$49.99

1971-72 Topps HOCKEY #110 TONY ESPOSITO NRMINT HOF CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (003)
$9.99

1972-73 Topps HOCKEY #20 TONY ESPOSITO HOF CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS (002)
$9.99

1972-73 Topps HOCKEY #20 TONY ESPOSITO HOF CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS (003)
$9.99

1972-73 Topps HOCKEY #20 TONY ESPOSITO HOF CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS (005)
$9.99

1972-73 Topps HOCKEY #20 TONY ESPOSITO HOF CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS (004)
$9.99

1972-73 Topps HOCKEY #121 TONY ESPOSITO ALL STAR HOF BLACK HAWKS (004)
$9.99
« Previous1234

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."

Tony Esposito Signed Puck Pricing:

Active Listings for Tony Esposito Signed Pucks

Tony Esposito Signed Puck

Tony Esposito Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Tony Esposito Signed Jerseys

Tony Esposito Signed Jersey

Tony Esposito Signed Stick Pricing:

Active Listings for Tony Esposito Signed Sticks

IF

Tony Esposito Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Tony Esposito Signed Photographs

Tony Esposito Signed Photo

Tony Esposito Signed Face Masks and Figures

 Active Listings for Tony Esposito Signed Masks & Figures

Tony Esposito Signed Mask  Tony Esposito Signed Figure

Top eBay Listings

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

Tony Esposito Signed Official Blackhawks Puck Autograph Auto PSA DNA Y66594
$29.00

Tony Esposito Signed Official Blackhawks Puck Autograph Auto PSA DNA Y66593
$29.00

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO #35 RETIRED 11 20 98 AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK 86
$39.86

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO "HOF 1988" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED REPLICA GOALIE MASK 6A96331
$84.75

Tony Esposito signed Chicago Blackhawks 1972 Opee Chee hockey card Psa slabbed
$48.00

PSA DNA TONY ESPOSITO "15 SHUTOUTS 69-70" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED BLACKHAWKS PUCK 862
$39.86

TONY ESPOSITO (Chicago Blackhawks) signed jersey w PSA COA
$299.95

Tony Esposito signed Chicago Blackhawks 1970 Opc hockey card Psa Dna
$79.00

Tony Esposito (HOF 88) Signed Goalie Mask Autograph Auto PSA DNA 6A61748
$85.00

Tony Esposito (HOF 88) Signed Goalie Mask Autograph Auto PSA DNA 6A61751
$85.00

Tony Esposito Signed 1969 O-PEE-CHEE ROOKIE CARD PSA DNA Certified
$199.95

TONY ESPOSITO Signed JERSEY RETIREMENT Night GAME Puck w PSA COA
$54.95

PSA DNA BOBBY HULL & TONY ESPOSITO AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS PUCK 75
$59.96

Tony Esposito (69 SC Champs) Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA 5A67750
$55.00
« Previous1234

More Info

For general information on Tony Esposito, as well as his player statistics, visit:


 |  E-Mail Author | 
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.

Leave a Comment:

MENU