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

1984 Fleer Wade Boggs #392 PSA 9 MINT BOSTON RED SOX
$5.99

2015 Topps Update Series First Home Run Silver #FHR-5 Wade Boggs Card 0d8
$5.00

2001 Donruss - WADE BOGGS - Recollection Autograph Rookie 1983 - #d3 7 - RED SOX
$699.99

1997 Studio - WADE BOGGS - Silver Press Proof #47 - YANKEES
$11.99

2001 Fleer Red Sox 100th Wade Boggs GU Bat
$40.00

1989 Bowman Wade Boggs #32 PSA 10 GEM MT BOSTON RED SOX
$9.99

1996 Fleer Tiffany Gold Wade Boggs Rare Error Variation SSP 1 1?? READ!!
$34.99

2015 Topps Tier One Relics Dual Swatch #DSR-WB Wade Boggs 50 Boston Red Sox 3g3
$12.99

1983 Donruss: Wade Boggs #586 BGS 8.5 "NM-MINT+" (J4)
$12.00

2014 Topps Tribute to the Throne Relics Sepia #THRONE-WB Wade Boggs 35 Card 1q7
$17.50

Matt Williams Wade Boggs 2016 Topps Series 1 1995 Gold Stamped Buyback Card #158
$75.00

2006 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball Chronology Holofoil #BC-WB Wade Boggs 99 0d4
$7.75

WADE BOGGS 1989 DONRUSS ALL-STARS #7 RED SOX'S PSA 10 GEM MINT ☆ RARE POP
$28.99

Wade Boggs 2003 Fleer Fall Classics All-American Game Used #WB 092 100
$12.95

2005 Donruss Studio Portraits Zenith White #SP-74 Wade Boggs 70 Card 0a6
$5.00

1989 topps #2 wade boggs error card (geno petralli on front) graded 10
$11.99
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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

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

Wade Boggs Signed Jersey Pricing

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Wade Boggs Signed Jersey

Wade Boggs Signed Photograph Pricing

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Wade Boggs Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Autographed Signed WADE BOGGS 35x43 FRAMED Boston Red Sox Jersey JSA COA
$499.99

Wade BOGGS Signed Autographed Louisville Slugger Genuine Baseball Bat JSA COA
$149.99

PSA WADE BOGGS SIGNED BAT! 3000Hit GAME-MODEL-BAT! 28 500 Red Sox
$91.96

WADE BOGGS SIGNED AUTO OML BASEBALL BALL HOF 05 JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$64.99

Wade Boggs signed Boston Red Sox 1990 magazine baseball card Psa Dna
$45.00

Wade Boggs signed Boston Red Sox 1990 magazine baseball card Psa Dna
$45.00

WADE BOGGS YANKEES RED SOX AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED OFFICIAL BLACK BASEBALL PSA
$119.99

Wade Boggs Signed 8x10 Photo Autographed PSA DNA COA Boston Red Sox HOF
$31.99

Wade Boggs Signed 8x10 Photo Autographed PSA DNA COA New York Yankees HOF
$31.99

WADE BOGGS SIGNED 1984 TOPPS SUPER PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED BOSTON RED SOX
$79.99

WADE BOGGS Autograph Signed Photo 11X14 BOSTON RED SOX YANKEES PSA DNA HOF 05
$79.95

Wade Boggs Red Sox 1990's Score Signed Card Auto JSA
$29.99

WADE BOGGS SIGNED PSA DNA CERTED 1983 DONRUSS AUTOGRAPH
$76.00

WADE BOGGS SIGNED 1986 FLEER PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$39.00

WADE BOGGS SIGNED JSA 1986 STAR FULL PANEL SET AUTOGRAPH
$44.10

Wade Boggs Signed Red Sox Jersey Inscribed "HOF 05" (JSA Hologram)
$45.44
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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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