Willie Stargell Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Willie Stargell

Date of Birth: 3/6/1940
Rookie Card Year: 1963
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Willie Stargell baseball cards and autographed memorabilia are incredibly popular with Pittsburgh Pirates fans. This is particularly true for those who lived through the team's "We Are Family" days of the late 1970s. Stargell was the heart and soul of the franchise for much of his 21-year career. His ability to hit for power while still possessing acute situational hitting awareness helped the Pirates earn two National League pennants and two World Series Championships.

Willie Stargell's lone rookie card comes from the 1963 Topps Baseball set with the memorable "floating heads" rookie cards. He also has a card that was regionally distributed that same year by I.D.L. Drug Stores.

Stargell's first certified autograph card was included in 1992 Front Row. His first autographed card by a major manufacturer is in 1998 Upper Deck Retro Baseball Sign of the Times and is numbered to 600 total copies.

Upper Deck was also the first company to bring to collectors a Willie Stargell memorabilia card. He had jersey cards in 1999 Upper Deck Century Legends Baseball.

Willie Stargell's autographed memorabilia remains in demand by both Pirates fans and those who followed baseball in the 1970s. A frequent participant at sports collectibles shows and autograph signings before his death in 2001, items related to the Pirates winning the World Series carry the most clout.

Willie Stargell Rookie Card

1963 Topps Baseball Willie Stargell RC #553

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The odd and slightly creepy "floating heads" are easily identifiable as being from the 1963 Topps Baseball set. Stargell shares his rookie card with three other less significant players.

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1977 TOPPS CLOTH STICKERS #45 WILLIE STARGELL PIRATES HOF PSA 8 B1591731
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WILLIE STARGELL PITTSBURGH PIRATES TOPPS 1970'S TBT ONLY 10 MADE AND NUMBERED
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3 1996 Canadian Classic Brooks Robinson & Willie Stargell Auto Cards With COA
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1966 Topps 255 Willie Stargell PSA 7 (2035)
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WILLIE STARGELL 1966 EAST HILLS PITTSBURGH PIRATES #8 - PSA 8 NM-MT HOF
$39.95
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1971 Topps #230 Willie Stargell HOF EX+
$8.00
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1967 TOPPS Willie Stargell Card #140
$8.75
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1966 TOPPS WILLIE STARGELL EX MT+ PITTSBURGH PIRATES #255
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1963 Topps #553 Willie Stargell Rookie BVG 7.5
$350.00
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1991 Leaf Willie Stargell Complete Unbroken Puzzle 63 Pcs 21 Cards
$5.00
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1966 Topps #255 Willie Stargell - Pittsburgh Pirates, Ex Plus Condition!
$7.50
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2004 UD DIAMOND PRO SIGS HALL OF FAMERS WILLIE STARGELL CARD #29,NR MT
$5.99
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1999 UD SP Signature Edition WILLIE STARGELL On Card Autograph –PIRATES
$27.99
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2000 TOPPS STARS #174 WILLIE STARGELL HOF POP 3 PSA 10 B1591995
$9.99
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1975 Topps #100 Willie Stargell HOF Pirates PSA 8 NM-MT 659
$28.99
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1976 Safelon MSA disc Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh Pirates
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Autograph Guide

Willie Stargell Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Willie Stargell'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.

Willie Stargell Cut Signature Exemplar

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Willie Stargell Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Willie Stargell 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 simple signature written in cursive with a lean to the left and written on an even horizontal plane.
  2. The humps of the "W" are rounded with the first line shorter than the second.
  3. There are no loops in the "l"'s and the "i"'s are haphazardly dotted, often over the "l"'s, the "e" is hard to discern looking more like and oddly written "z."
  4. The letter "S" and "t" are strangely written with a a long and narrowed spaced backwards "c" with a diagonal line running through, the "t" and "r" look identical, with the "a" being very narrow and on an angle with no loop.
  5. The "g" has a large loop on the bottom of the letter.
  6. This time the "e" looks like a backwards "3" and the "l"s may show portions of a narrow loop.

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Willie Stargell Signed Photograph Pricing

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WILLIE STARGELL SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA PEREZ-STEELE CARD 83218985
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WILLIE STARGELL SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA PEREZ-STEELE CARD 83218986
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WILLIE STARGELL SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA PEREZ-STEELE CARD 83218987
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WILLIE STARGELL SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA PEREZ-STEELE CARD 83219028
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Willie Stargell Signed 8x10 photo-Pirates-JSA (D23241)
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WILLIE STARGELL PIRATES SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD JSA COA ID:21219
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WILLIE STARGELL SIGNED PEREZ-STEELE POST CARD WITH GAI CERT # 05482
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WILLIE STARGELL (dec) SIGNED 1989 Perez-Steele Celebration #40 PSA DNA
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Willie Stargell Signed Sports Illustrated 1971 Auto PSA DNA V50265
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PIRATES WILLIE STARGELL SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL PSA DNA #W25725
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WILLIE STARGELL PITTSBURGH PIRATES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PSA AUTHENTICATION
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Willie Stargell Signed Autographed ONL Baseball PSA DNA COA # W67169 HOF 1988
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WILLIE STARGELL EARL WEAVER +11 HOF SIGNED BALL JSA LOA
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Willie Stargell Autographed Signed 1970 Topps Card #470 PSA DNA #83504531
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Willie Stargell Autographed Signed 1972 Topps Card #447 PSA DNA #83504532
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WILLIE STARGELL SIGNED PIRATES 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH JSA #I82439
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