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

1963 Topps Willie Stargell RC

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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1966 Topps #255 Willie Stargell - Pittsburgh Pirates, Ex Plus Condition!
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1989 PEREZ-STEELE POSTCARD #200 WILLIE STARGELL HOF POP 2 PSA 9 B1997547-927
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1966 TOPPS #99 BUC BELTERS WILLIE STARGELL NM *173482
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1978 Topps PITTSBURGH PIRATES Complete Set 28 Cards WILLIE STARGELL Dave PARKER
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1972 TOPPS #447 WILLIE STARGELL PIRATES HOF PSA 9 B2020810-890
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1972 TOPPS #89 WILLIE STARGELL-HANK AARON PSA 9 (MC) B2020791-910
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1972 TOPPS #87 WILLIE STARGELL-HANK AARON PSA 9 (OC) B2020831-865
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1972 TOPPS #89 WILLIE STARGELL-HANK AARON PSA 9 (OC) B2020792-911
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1972 TOPPS #447 WILLIE STARGELL PIRATES HOF PSA 9 (OC) B2020811-891
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1968 TOPPS #86 WILLIE STARGELL EX LITE WAX FRONT *130552
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1973 Topps #370 Willie Stargell Pirates Beckett BCCG 9
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2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Green Parallel #168 Willie Stargell 50 99 Pirates
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1975 SSPC 573 Willie Stargell PSA 9 (5318)
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1969 Topps #545 WILLIE STARGELL Pirates HOF- MINT PSA 9
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1967 TOPPS #266 PITT POWER WILLIE STARGELL CLENDENON PSA MINT 9 O C POP 6
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1970 TOPPS WILLIE STARGELL CARD #470 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

Willie Stargell Signature Example

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 1980 Oversized Topps Card Pittsburgh Pirates JSA COA
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Willie Stargell Pirates Signed 8x10 Photo Autograph Auto PSA DNA X93895
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Willie Stargell Pirates Signed 8x10 Photo Autograph Auto PSA DNA X94321
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WILLIE STARGELL Signed Baseball Display Pirates GAI
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Willie Stargell Autographed Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA #83706469
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WILLIE STARGELL PITTSBURGH PIRATES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA AUTHENTICATION 3
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WILLIE STARGELL PITTSBURGH PIRATES SIGNED 8X10 HOF CARD PHOTO JSA
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WILLIE STARGELL Signed 1982 Topps Red Ink Auto PSA DNA Slabbed Pirates Autograph
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WILLIE STARGELL SIGNED PSA DNA 1981 DONRUSS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH
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WILLIE STARGELL JSA AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED
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Willie Stargell Autographed Signed NL Baseball PSA DNA #W66423
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Willie Stargell signed Perez-Steele Great Moments JSA
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WILLIE STARGELL PITTSBURGH PIRATES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA AUTHENTICATION 1979
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Willie Stargell, Signed George Desko Print, JSA COA, Stats on Back, Clean
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WILLIE STARGELL PITTSBURGH PIRATES SIGNED BBC 1978 TOPPS #510 JSA COA #L59979
$49.00

WILLIE STARGELL PITTSBURGH PIRATES SIGNED BBC 1978 TOPPS #510 JSA COA #L59980
$49.00
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