Wade Boggs Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Wade Boggs

Date of Birth: 6/15/1958
Rookie Card Year: 1983
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

When you play for two power house franchises that also happen to be bitter rivals, you can anticipate a healthy market for your sports cards and collectibles. Such is the case for Wade Boggs whose baseball cards and autographed memorabilia have always been popular with fans of both the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

Perhaps best know as a member of the Boston Red Sox, his free agent signing with the New York Yankees in 1993 was seen as a betrayal by some. However, it did not in anyway impact the collectibility of his rookie cards and autographed memorabilia.

Boggs' minor league cards include 1981 TCMA Pawtucket Red Sox.

Wade Boggs has three rookie cards all produced in 1983 by Donruss, Fleer and Topps. His most popular rookie card is from the 1983 Topps Baseball set. Besides these three rookie cards, Boggs also has some oddball cards and stickers from 1983.

His first certified signed card was part of the 1996 Leaf Signature Series Baseball Autographs set and is considered to be a short-print. The base version of the card has a stated print run of 700 copies. Two parallels, Silver (print run of 200) and Gold (print run of 100 copies) also exist within the set. The first Wade Boggs memorabilia cards were found in several 2000 sets. One of his most popular is his 2000 Upper Deck Piece of History 3,000 Hit Club Bat card.

A frequent signer at regional and national autograph signing events, Boggs' popularity with multiple fan bases and 3,000 Hit Club collectors ensures steady demand for his signed memorabilia. Single-signed baseballs and his professional model bats are among the most popular items.

Wade Boggs Rookie Card Checklist

 1983 Donruss Wade Boggs RC #586

1983 Donruss Wade Boggs RC 213x300 Image

This is classic early Donruss card with a blurry photo but nicely designed card. It shows Boggs' follow through swing. Although it's one of the top cards in the set, it's still extremely affordable and readily available today.

1983 Fleer Wade Boggs RC #179

1983 Fleer Wade Boggs RC 212x300 Image

The dull gray borders of the card design are off-set by a nicely posed head and shoulders photograph of the young rookie. This card shows how Boggs always seemed to look older than his actual age.

1983 Topps Wade Boggs RC #498

1983 Topps Wade Boggs RC 209x300 Image

This is easily the best design of the three Wade Boggs rookie cards. The dual-photo look was a hit when it was released and is still today.

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1989 Donruss All-Star 7 Wade Boggs Red Sox PSA 10
$10.00
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1989 Fleer 633 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox PSA 10
$10.00
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1983 Topps Wade Boggs #498 Rookie Card
$7.99
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1990 Upper Deck 555 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox PSA 10
$10.00
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1991 Bowman 129 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox PSA 10
$10.00
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1991 Donruss 178 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox PSA 10
$10.00
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1991 Donruss 55 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox PSA 10
$10.00
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1991 O-Pee-Chee Premium 11 Wade Boggs Red Sox PSA 10
$10.00
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1991 Upper Deck 546 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox PSA 10
$10.00
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2 - 1983 Donruss #586 Fleer Wade Boggs RC PSA 9 Mint Nice
$44.99
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1992 Donruss 210 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox PSA 10
$10.00
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1992 Fleer 707 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox PSA 10
$10.00
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1992 Pinnacle 282 George Brett Wade Boggs PSA 10
$10.00
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1992 Topps Gold 399 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox PSA 10
$10.00
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1992 Topps Kids 68 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox PSA 10
$10.00
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1992 Upper Deck 443 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox PSA 10
$10.00
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Autograph Guide

Wade Boggs Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Wade Boggs' 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, Steiner, Mounted Memories and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Wade Boggs Cut Signature Exemplar

Wade Boggs Signature Example Image

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

  1. An often difficult to decipher signature letter-by-letter.
  2. The "W" is usually large, pronounced with angular points.
  3. The "a" is written in the shape of a small triangle.
  4. The "d" and "e" are often combined.
  5. The "B" is bizarre and difficult to discern and explain.
  6. The "o" is implied as a connecting line.
  7. The "g"'s look like incomplete and sloppy numeral "8''s.

Wade Boggs Signed Baseball Pricing

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Wade Boggs Signed Bat Pricing

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Wade Boggs Signed Jersey Pricing

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Wade Boggs Signed Photograph Pricing

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WADE BOGGS (Yankees) signed AL baseball w PSA COA
$74.95
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PSA DNA SIGNED 1983 FLEER WADE BOGGS ROOKIE CARD AUTO 8044
$29.99
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PSA DNA SIGNED 1984 FLEER WADE BOGGS 3394
$27.99
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PSA DNA SIGNED 1986 DONRUSS WADE BOGGS 3394
$27.99
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WADE BOGGS SIGNED OAL Baseball Boston Red Sox JSA
$84.99
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1983 Fleer Wade Boggs Rookie Signed Card #179 Red Sox PSA DNA Auto Slabbed
$29.99
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Wade Boggs Autographed Signed 1983 Fleer Card #179 PSA DNA #83469327
$39.00
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Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox 1983 Topps Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$29.99
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WADE BOGGS "HOF 05" SIGNED AUTO HALL OF FAME BASEBALL BALL YANKEES JSA COA
$85.00
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Don Mattingly George Brett Wade Boggs Multi Signed 8x10 Photo BASEBALL w JSA COA
$299.99
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WADE BOGGS SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$44.00
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WADE BOGGS DON MATTINGLY SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$89.00
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WADE BOGGS SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$44.00
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WADE BOGGS SIGNED AUTO OML BASEBALL BALL STAT BALL HOF AVG HITS JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$119.00
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Wade Boggs Auto VINTAGE Tampa Bay Devil Rays Full Size Pennant Signed JSA COA
$144.99
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1983 Topps #498 Wade Boggs RC PSA DNA Authentic Signed Auto Red Sox HOF
$38.69
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