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

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

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

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.

Top eBay Listings

2005 UD HALL OF FAME WADE BOGGS ESSENTIAL ENSHRINEMENT AUTO JERSEY # 10 15
$99.99

1995 Select Artist's Proofs #16 Wade Boggs - NM-MT
$7.00

2014 Topps Dynasty Wade Boggs 3 Color Patch Auto 3 10 Yankees HOF SP
$224.99

1988 DONRUSS ALL-STARS #31 WADE BOGGS RED SOX HOF POP 4 PSA 10 B1628963-411
$7.99

Wade Boggs Boston Redsox 1983 topps #498. ROOKIE! Beckett 8.5
$9.99

2001 Topps 50 years 3 Card Lot Jim Palmer #340, Wade Boggs #200, Robin Yount 780
$19.99

2001 Fleer Red Sox 100th Anniversary Wade Boggs Auto Autograph Card
$49.00

78 WADE BOGGS BOSTON RED SOX BASEBALL CARD LOT
$20.00

1989 Fleer Rac w Tony Gwynn & Wade Boggs O T Padres Redsox
$6.00

WADE BOGGS RYNE SANDBERG PINSTRIPED JERSEY PATCH CARDS #'D 38 75
$22.45

1997 Finest #62 Wade Boggs Refractor
$8.95

2006 Upper Deck Epic #WB1 Wade Boggs Materials Dark Orange Jersey #059 185
$8.95

1988 Score Glossy WADE BOGGS #2 Factory Mt
$6.00

Boston Red Sox Wade Boggs Donruss Baseball Card Plaque
$9.95

1983 Fleer #179 Wade Boggs RC *12MC
$5.49

1988 TOPPS #200 WADE BOGGS LOT OF 150 MINT B30825
$18.00
« Previous1234

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

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

Active Listings for Wade Boggs Signed Baseballs

Wade Boggs Signed Baseball

Wade Boggs Signed Bat Pricing

Active Listings for Wade Boggs Signed Bats

Wade Boggs Signed Bat

Wade Boggs Signed Jersey Pricing

Active Listings for Wade Boggs Signed Jerseys

Wade Boggs Signed Jersey

Wade Boggs Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Wade Boggs Signed Photographs

Wade Boggs Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Wade Boggs Signed Autographed Official MLB with HOF 05 JSA
$46.00

WADE BOGGS SIGNED OFF. BASEBALL PSA DNA CERT AUTOGRAPH
$84.00

WADE BOGGS JSA AUTOGRAPH AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
$64.00

WADE BOGGS JSA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
$64.00

Wade Boggs Red Sox Signed Auto 11x14 Photo Jsa Cert Autograph
$29.99

Wade Boggs Signed Yankees Jersey Inscribed "HOF 05" - JSA COA J69449
$140.00

Wade Boggs Hand Signed Baseball Inscribed 8 7 99 3000 JSA Authenticated #G65350
$74.99

WADE BOGGS autographed signed Red Sox white STAT jersey HOF 05 JSA #W749200
$46.78

WADE BOGGS Signed Autograph 11x14 Photo New York Yankees PSA DNA 96 WS Champs
$84.99

WADE BOGGS HOF 05 Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo New York Yankees PSA DNA
$74.99

WADE BOGGS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO +HOF 05 +12 x ALL STAR RED SOX PSA DNA
$85.00

Wade Boggs SIGNED 11x14 Photo + HOF 05 Boston Red Sox RARE PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$115.00

DON MATTINGLY WADE BOGGS - Autographed Auto Signed - 16x20 Photo - PSA DNA
$67.00

WADE BOGGS - Auto Signed - 16x20 Photo - PSA DNA - Yankees - Inscribed
$49.00

WADE BOGGS - Auto Signed - 8X10 Photo - PSA DNA - Yankees - Professionall Framed
$56.00

WADE BOGGS signed BOSTON RED SOX 8x10 photo + JSA COA
$39.99
« Previous1234

More Info

For general information and player statistics about Wade Boggs, visit:


 |  E-Mail Author | 
Rob Bertrand is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby. He is one of the site's most accomplished writers, as well as the co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio. You can follow him on Twitter @VOTC.

Leave a Comment: