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Andy Pettitte Baseball Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Andy Pettitte

Date of Birth: 4/29/1972
Rookie Card Year: 1993
Investment Rating: 6.0

The New York Yankees are a team steeped in tradition and larger-than-life players, and that includes Andy Pettitte. Several other modern players come to mind, but Pettitte joins Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera as players who have achieved personal success, team success and career longevity with the one of the most famous sports franchises in history. Pettitte ends his storied career with over 250 wins and as the Yankees all-time strikeouts leader. A three-time All-Star and five-time World Series Champion, Pettitte was also named the the ALCS MVP in 20o1. Although he does not enjoy the same values as Jeter or Rivera, collectors still show considerable interest in Andy Pettitte cards and memorabilia.

Andy Pettite only has just one official rookie card. However, this is not his only preferred card. Outside of current low-numbered autographs, some of Pettitte's earliest autographs are still popular with collectors and are among the top Andy Pettite cards.

Demand for Andy Pettitte autographed memorabilia is strong. While he will always be known as a New York Yankee, the fact that he helped the Houston Astros reach the World Series in 2005 creates demand in two markets. Signed baseballs are the most popular items that fans and collectors choose to acquire.

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Population reports current as of 10/13.

1993 Bowman Andy Pettitte RC #103

It is crazy to think that this image and card is over 20-years old. A young prospect at this point, Pettitte would not join the Yankees' roster for another two years. Despite overproduction, the lone Andy Pettitte rookie card is a hot commodity. However, prices remain reasonable.

1993 Bowman Andy Pettitte RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 473
Pristine 10: 0
Gem Mint 9.5: 123
Mint 9: 127

1993 Bowman Andy Pettitte RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 505
Gem Mint 10: 108
Mint 9: 273

1996 Leaf Signature Series Autographs Andy Pettitte #182 

His earliest signed card, 1996 Leaf Signature Series Autograph Andy Pettitte is one of the pitcher's top cards. Although the print run of 3,500 seems high by today's standards, the clean design and on-card signature make for a terrific card. Gold and Silver parallels add more options for collectors.

1996 Leaf Signature Autographs Andy Pettite BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 20
Pristine 10: 0
Gem Mint 9.5: 2
Mint 9: 12

1993 Bowman Andy Pettitte RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 1
Gem Mint 10: 0
Mint 9: 1

1997 Stadium Club Co-Signers #CO1 Andy Pettitte Autograph with Derek Jeter

Combining two of the most iconic players in recent Yankees baseball history, the 1997 Stadium Club Co-Signers card is arguably the top Andy Pettitte card. The card pairs on-card signatures of Pettitte and Derek Jeter on a vibrant canvas.

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Autograph Guide

Andy Pettitte Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Andy Pettitte autograph 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, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

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Andy Pettitte Signature Example

Andy Pettitte Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Albert Pettitte 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. Overall a very legible signature from start to finish; each letter is discernible
  2. An over-sized letter "A" starts the signature on a slight, right leaning angle
  3. The pen does not lift and the letters "n-d" are combined so that part of the "n" serves as the small circle of the letter "d"
  4. The letter "y" is visble
  5. The pen lifts for the start of the last name with an over-sized letter "P"
  6. The pen lifts again to start the rest of the signature, with a closed loop letter "e"
  7. The dual letter "t" 's are each crossed together and usually have no loop in the vertical stroke

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Comments

  1. 1996 Leaf Signature Autographs Andy Pettite

    Is there a breakdown available of how many gold, silver, bronze parallels were produced for this card?

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