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 Baseball Card 2e1
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1969 Milton Bradley #WIST Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Card 2e1
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2014 Willie Stargell Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Black Border #22 199 Pirates #136
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2013 Topps Archives 142 Willie Stargell PSA 10 Gem Mint
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*45 99* 2014 Topps Archives SILVER #158 Willie Stargell
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Willie Stargell Topps 1963 Rookie Card High # 553 Nm - mint Beauty Crisp
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WILLIE STARGELL 2012 PRIME CUTS SOUVENIR CUTS AUTO AUTOGRAPH SP 25
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1979 TOPPS #55 WILLIE STARGELL PIRATES HOF PSA 9 B2102926-068
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1972 Topps #343 Willie Stargell *Boyhood* PSA 8 NM-MT Cert #11456189
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1982 TOPPS #715 WILLIE STARGELL HOF PIRATES PSA 10 B2152882-706
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1971 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD #230 WILLIE STARGELL PIRATES HOF PSA GRADED 8 NM-MT ABC
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1972 TOPPS #447 WILLIE STARGELL ACTION BASEBALL CARD PSA GRADED 9 MINT (OC) *ABC
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DC28) X10 1969 Topps Pittsburgh Pirates Cards Willie Stargell,Al Oliver (R) G-EX
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2010 Topps Manufactured Commemorative Patch #MCP25 Willie Stargell Card 0h1
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PSA 10 1978 TOPPS # 510 WILLIE STARGELL PITTSBURGH PIRATES
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1973 Topps #370 Willie Stargell PITTSBURGH PIRATES NM oc
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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 Pirates Signed Autographed 8x10 Photograph JSA COA PH279
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Willie Stargell Pirates Signed Autographed 8x10 Photograph JSA COA PH280
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Willie Stargell Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA #83383685
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Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates Signed Baseball PSA
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Willie Stargell Autographed Signed 1966 Topps Card #99 PSA DNA #83543595
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Willie Stargell Signed FDC - PSA DNA
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Willie Stargell Signed 1983 Fleer - PSA DNA
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Willie Stargell Signed 1992 Front Row - PSA DNA
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WILLIE STARGELL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED WILSON MLB BASEBAL PIRATES LEGEND JSA RARE
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WILLIE STARGELL SIGNED PIRATES ALL STAR PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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Willie Stargell Great Moments signed autograph JSA SLAB
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Pirates Willie Stargell Signed Authentic ONL Giamatti Baseball PSA DNA #H68247
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Willie Stargell Signed Official MLB Baseball JSA COA
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Willie Stargell Perez Steele Postcard HOF PSA DNA Signed Autograph 953
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Willie Stargell Perez Steele Postcard HOF PSA DNA Signed Autograph 952
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Willie Stargell HOF 1988 Ralph Kiner Signed Cooperstown Forbes Field Bat PSA DNA
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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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