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Al Kaline Baseball Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Al Kaline

Date of Birth: 12/19/1934
Rookie Card Year: 1954
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

The popularity of Al Kaline baseball cards and autographed memorabilia can be attributed not only to his Hall of Fame career but also his well-respected personality both on and off of the field. Kaline spent his entire 22-year career with the Detroit Tigers, earning him the nickname "Mr. Tiger." His longevity in the game created multiple generations of fans and as such, his collectibles remain in strong demand.

A member of the 3,000 Hit Club, Kaline could also hit for power, tallying 399 home runs.  He retired with with a lifetime batting average of .297 and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. A World Series Champion in 1968, Kaline was an 18-time All-Star and ten-time Gold Glove winner. This impressive resume makes him an integral part of themed collections for the various statistical niches associated with the listed accomplishments cited here.

A willing in-person signer, Kaline's post-playing career led him to the Tiger's broadcast booth and the team's front office. A true ambassador of the game, Kaline is a regular member of the national autograph circuit and MLB related fan events. His autographed collectibles are incredibly popular, particular single signed baseballs and bats.

A member of the Golden Age of baseball, Kaline's rookie card is part of the classic 1954 Topps Baseball set. This is an honor he shares with other legends of the game like Hank Aaron and Ernie Banks.

Al Kaline Rookie Card

1954 Topps Al Kaline RC #201

1954 Topps Al Kaline 207x300 Image

1954 Topps Baseball is one of the most iconic baseball card sets of all-time. Kaline shares the rookie card spotlight with fellow Hall of Fame players Ernie Banks and Hank Aaron. The set's card design is considered by many to be one of the best in history. A vibrant orange background allows both the colored head and shoulders and black and white image to pop off the card. All the essential details including team logo and name, fielding position and player name are adorned along the top of the card. A facsimile signature running diagonal towards the bottom of the card, providing a finishing touch

Top eBay Listings

HOF AL KALINE 1962 TOPPS SIGNED AUTO CARD #150 TIGERS
$41.97

1962 TOPPS BASEBALL #150 AL KALINE, DETROIT TIGERS, HOF, SET BREAK, 081817
$15.96

1964 TOPPS DETROIT TIGERS AL KALINE WRONG BACK RARE!!!!
$49.99

1963 Topps 25 Al Kaline EX-MT #D480005
$36.25

1965 Topps 130 Al Kaline EX-MT #D480539
$29.25

1961 TOPPS BASEBALL #429 AL KALINE, DETROIT TIGERS, HOF, 081817 (B)
$11.96

Autographed 1962 TOPPS BASEBALL #150 Al Kaline Detroit Tigers card
$44.99

2005 Topps All Time Fan Favorites Auto Al Kaline No Coa
$35.00

1958 Topps #70 Al Kaline SIGNED SGC AUTHENTIC Detroit Tigers BOLD AUTOGRAPH
$71.99

1955 Topps Al Kaline #4 BVG 4.5 Tigers
$26.00

2016 PANINI PANTHEON #SGG-AK AL KALINE GALLANT GLOVES AUTO BAT #'D 5 5
$16.59

2013 Panini Cooperstown Collection Signatures #HOF-ALK Al Kaline Auto Card
$54.24

2013 Panini Cooperstown Collection Signatures #HOF-ALK Al Kaline Auto Card
$54.24

AL KALINE DETROIT TIGERS AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL CARD DINGED CORNER
$24.99

1959 Topps #34 Al Kaline Charley Maxwell - Pitchers Beware Tigers FAIR
$10.00

1959 Topps #34 Al Kaline Charley Maxwell - Pitchers Beware Tigers FAIR
$10.00
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Autograph Guide

Al Kaline Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Al Kaline'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 company. Some 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.

Al Kaline Cut Signature Exemplar

Al Kaline Signature Example

 

Al Kaline Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Al Kaline 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 pride of penmanship exists even into his older years.
  2. The initials "A" and "K" are larger than the rest of the letters.
  3. The "A' is a capital cursive script and often slightly open, a small closed loop "l" is legible.
  4. The "K" is printed and flows into the "a," which is usually closed.
  5. The "l" this time open with a slight lean to the right.
  6. The "i" is not dotted, the "n" is small but legible.
  7. The "e" often has a slight open loop.

Al Kaline Signed Baseball Pricing

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Al Kaline Signed Photograph Pricing

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Al Kaline SIGNED 8x10 Photo + 10 x Gold Glove Tigers ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$95.00

Al Kaline DETROIT TIGERS HOF SIGNED AUTOGRAPH 3x5 Cut Index Card PSA DNA
$30.00

AL KALINE autographed signed Tigres white Hispanic Jersey JSA Witness
$41.55

AL KALINE Signed Auto MacPhail Baseball PSA DNA L59802
$67.99

AL KALINE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DETROIT TIGERS 16x20 PHOTO JSA W HOF 80
$89.00

Al Kaline Signed #20 1956 Topps Tigers HOF PSA DNA Certified AUTO
$29.00

2003 SP LEGENDARY CUTS AL KALINE SIGNED CARD #48 PSA DNA #83882564
$69.00

AL KALINE HOF Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo Picture Detroit Tigers PSA DNA
$69.99

AL KALINE 1970 TOPPS SCRATCH OFF SIGNED PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$43.99

Al Kaline OAL Baseball Signed Autograph Auto PSA DNA Tigers
$65.00

1940's Al Kaline Signed Autographed Press Wire Photo PSA DNA COA
$42.49

Al Kaline H&B Game Used Signed Bat Tigers PSA DNA GU 7.5 HOF
$2,495.00

Al Kaline signed White TB Custom Stitched Baseball Jersey XL- JSA Hologram
$134.95

Al Kaline Signed Autograph 3007 Hits Baseball Bat Tristar MLB Holograms
$149.99

AL KALINE SIGNED 1964 TOPPS GIANTS PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED HOF TIGERS AUTO
$59.99

Al Kaline Signed 1964-Date HOF Yellow Plaque PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto
$29.00
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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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