Warren Spahn Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Warren Spahn

Date of Birth: 4/23/1921
Rookie Card Year: 1948
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Warren Spahn is a name most people in the hobby know. However, many don't truly understand or appreciate his great career and impact on baseball. Despite this, Warren Spahn baseball cards and autographed memorabilia are highly collectible with values worthy of his Hall of Fame status.

Spahn is credited with more wins than any left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball history with 356. In fact, no other pitcher, since the end of the Dead Ball Era of the 1920s, has won more games than Spahn. With today's era of specialization, it's a long shot that that total will be reached again.

The Warren Spahn rookie card is part of 1948 Bowman Baseball. Spahn also has a card in the 1948 Leaf Baseball set, but due to the fact it is believed by many hobby experts that the set was actually printed in 1949, it is not considered to be a rookie card. Additionally, Spahn has a handful of items issued around the same time, including 1947 Tip Top Bread and 1948-49 R346 Blue Tint cards.

In terms of modern Warren Spahn cards, his first autographed card was part of the 1983 Amateur Softball Association set. However, his first mainstream autograph would come several years later as part of the 1998 Upper Deck Retro Sign of the Times insert set. While not serial numbered, the card has an confirmed print run of 600 copies.

The first Warren Spahn memorabilia card. Spahn was issued in 2001 Leaf Rookies and Stars. He was paired alongside Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews as Braves all-time greats in the Triple Threads insert set. The card is serial numbered to 100 total copies.

Before passing away in 2003, Spahn periodically participated in organized signing events. His autographed memorabilia hasn't flooded the market, but it's not the most plentiful either. Authentic samples of photos and balls can be found rather easily.

Warren Spahn Rookie Card

1948 Bowman Baseball Warren Spahn RC #18

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The 1948 Bowman Baseball issue consists of 48 total, black and white cards. Each measures 2 1/16 by 2 1/2 inches. Spahn's card features a full profile head shot that can be best described as awkward. Mid-grade conditions trade in the $300 range with higher grade conditions often breaking four figures.

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1956 Topps Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves #10
$17.99
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1948 Bowman Warren Spahn #18 Rookie HOF GD2
$61.95
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1956 Topps Warren Spahn single baseball card
$16.11
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1958 Topps Warren Spahn #494 All Star Braves
$5.50
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1957 Topps #90 Warren Spahn Braves
$18.06
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1963 Fleer #45 Warren Spahn Braves
$8.64
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1962 Topps Warren Spahn All-Star Card HOF (#399) PSA6
$11.95
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2005 ABSOLUTE MEMORABILIA WARREN SPAHN THREE PIECE GAME USED CARD 11 25
$77.50
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1960 TOPPS #445 WARREN SPAHN BRAVES VG-EX
$17.50
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1964 TOPPS WARREN SPAHN #400 MILWAUKEE BRAVES HOF HIGH END PSA 8
$104.99
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1961 TOPPS WARREN SPAHN #200 MILWAUKEE BRAVES HOF PSA 7
$39.99
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1960 Topps Set Break #445 - Warren Spahn EX
$20.00
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1958 TOPPS #494 WARREN SPAHN ALL-STAR EX-MINT
$8.50
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1960 Topps #445 Warren Spahn HOF Braves PSA 7 NM
$41.00
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1963 Topps #320 Warren Spahn HOF Braves PSA 6 EX-MT
$35.62
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1962 TOPPS #100 WARREN SPAHN BRAVES EX-MINT
$6.53
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Autograph Guide

Warren Spahn Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

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

Warren Spahn Cut Signature Exemplar

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Warren Spahn Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Warren Spahn 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. A very simple signature with a highly unique starting letter.
  2. The "W" looks like a cursive lower case "l" on 50 degree angle that then drops down into a "U" like shape goes back up with a small loop before going down and finishing with a slight curl.
  3. The "a" is standard cursive, the "r"'s are also but rushed, the "e" is tiny, with no loop and the "n" is legible.
  4. The "Spahn" is most legible with each letter written in classic cursive script with the "p" and "h" having loops for their vertical lines.

Warren Spahn Signed Baseball Pricing

Active Listings for Warren Spahn Signed Baseballs

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Warren Spahn Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Warren Spahn Signed Photographs

Warren Spahn Signed Photo Image

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WARREN SPAHN PSA DNA SIGNED MITCHELL & NESS AUTHENTIC 1950'S BRAVES JERSEY
$679.20
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1979 TCMA Warren Spahn Signed Card #3 Braves PSA DNA Auto Slabbed
$34.99
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Warren Spahn Autographed Signed 1964 Topps Giants Card #31 PSA DNA #83475245
$39.00
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WARREN SPAHN PSA DNA SIGNED VINTAGE PHOTO POSTCARD AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$44.00
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WARREN SPAHN SIGNED PSA DNA VINTAGE PHOTO POSTCARD CERTED AUTOGRAPH
$45.00
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WARREN SPAHN SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$30.00
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WARREN SPAHN AUTOGRAPH 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA SIGNED
$43.00
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1964 Warren Spahn Signed Topps Giants, Milwaukee Braves Hall of Famer, PSA DNA
$49.00
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Warren Spahn (d.2003) signed Perez Steele Master Works Postcard 2002 10000 PSA
$39.99
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WARREN SPAHN & JOHNNY SAIN Dual Signed BOSTON BRAVES Black & White Photo GAI
$129.00
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Warren Spahn Signed Perez Steele Master Works Postcard. #24. PSA DNA
$35.00
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Warren Spahn Signed 1989 Perez Steele #39 PSA DNA Authentic ** Bold Autograph**
$49.00
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WARREN SPAHN PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC SIGNED 1964 TOPPS CARD #400 AUTOGRAPHED
$65.95
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WARREN SPAHN SIGNED PSA DNA PEREZ STEELE GREAT MOMENTS AUTOGRAPH
$48.00
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Warren Spahn Autographed Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA #81811619
$39.00
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Warren Spahn Auto Hall of Fame HOF Postcard Signed GAI CoA Braves
$24.99
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