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

1948 Bowman Warren Spahn RC 249x300 Image

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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1989 baseball puzzle and card box set warren spahn edition
$15.00
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1987 Perez Steele Warren Spahn Turkey Red 1555 5000 AUTO PSA DNA COA HOF BRAVES
$99.99
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1960 NU-CARD Baseball Hi-Lites #63 Warren Spahn Boston Braves PSA EX 5
$39.99
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1954 WARREN SPAHN TOPPS CARD #20 GRADED KSA 6.5 MILWAUKEE BRAVES L@@K bc
$150.00
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Warren Spahn & Luis Aparicio 1958 Topps All Stars Baseball Cards Card #483 & 494
$39.99
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2 1980s DONRUSS PUZZLE SETS with STAN MUSIAL & WARREN SPAHN
$5.95
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WARREN SPAHN 2004 04 FLEER NATIONAL PASTIME SS GOLD AUTO AUTOGRAPH SP 188
$29.99
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1961 Topps #589 Warren Spahn All Star High Number T5506L
$77.77
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1960 Topps #445 Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves HOF PSA 4 VG-EX
$14.95
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2010 TOPPS NATIONAL CHICLE #214 WARREN SPAHN HOF POP 2 PSA 10 B1479110
$9.99
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2010 TOPPS LEGENDARY LINEAGE #LL14 HANSON-WARREN SPAHN POP 1 PSA 10 B1479168
$9.99
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1964 Topps WARREN SPAHN #400 Vg-Ex BRAVES !!
$30.00
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1957 Topps WARREN SPAHN #90 Ex MILWAUKEE BRAVES !!
$68.00
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1956 Topps WARREN SPAHN #10 G VG BRAVES !!
$58.00
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1953 Topps WARREN SPAHN #147 G VG BOSTON BRAVES !!
$67.00
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1954 Topps WARREN SPAHN #20 Vg Vgex MILWAUKEE BRAVES !!
$55.00
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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

Warren Spahn Signature Example 260x98 Image

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

Warren Spahn Signed Baseball 260x260 Image

Warren Spahn Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Warren Spahn Signed Photographs

Warren Spahn Signed Photo Image

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WARREN SPAHN HAND SIGNED LS H&B PM BAT PSA DNA COA HOF
$297.49
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WARREN SPAHN HAND SIGNED BOSTON BRAVES BW PHOTO JSA COA
$35.00
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12 Hall of Fame Members Signed Baseball Earl Weaver Warren Spahn JSA LOA X 30087
$260.00
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Nolan Ryan Tom Seaver Early Wynn Warren Spahn +4 Signed 300 Win Art JSA LOA
$637.50
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HOF Warren Spahn Signed Adirondack Baseball Bat PSA COA Braves Mets Giants
$297.50
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WARREN SPAHN SIGNED H&B LOUISVILLE SLUGGER BAT PSA COA
$233.75
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Warren Spahn & Lou Burdette Auto Signed OML Baseball 57 WS MVP 57 CY Insc JSA
$299.99
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Warren Spahn Autographed Auto Signed 8x10 GAI
$50.00
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HOF Signed Baseball PSA DNA Autographed Auto Bob Feller Whitey Ford Warren Spahn
$235.00
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Warren Spahn Braves Signed Baseball JSA
$45.00
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HOF Signed Baseball PSA DNA Autographed Auto Feller Robinson Spahn Warren Spahn
$235.00
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WARREN SPAHN SIGNED PSA DNA 1979 TCMA BASEBALL HISTORY CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH
$39.00
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WARREN SPAHN SIGNED 1962 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$52.00
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WARREN SPAHN SIGNED 1962 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$56.00
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Warren Spahn Signed Perez Steele M.W. - PSA DNA
$43.00
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WARREN SPAHN SIGNED (H&B)K55 PLAYER GAME MODEL BASEBALL BAT -JSA Authenticated
$185.00
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