Carlton Fisk Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Carlton Fisk

Date of Birth: 12/26/1947
Rookie Card Year: 1972
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

As one of the most popular catchers of all-time, Carlton Fisk cards and autographed memorabilia remain extremely popular despite being readily available. Fisk made his playing debut with the Boston Red Sox in 1969 and his final appearance with the Chicago White Sox in 1993. The 11-time All-Star was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000. Fisk was involved in one of the most memorable highlights in baseball history when, during the 1975 World Series, his demonstrative body language willed a ball past the left field foul pole for a home run and sent the series to a Game 7.

Although he made his debut in 1969, Carlton Fisk's rookie card would come three years later in 1972 Topps Baseball. Fisk also had a nearly identical card issued in the Canadian market by O-Pee-Chee.  Additionally, Fisk appeared in 1972 Topps Candy Lids and a 1972 Boston Red Sox team-issued card.

A frequent signer on the national autograph circuit, Carlton Fisk autographed memorabilia is plentiful. However, due to having played for two large-market teams for an almost equal duration, demand remains strong. The highlight of Fisk during the 1975 World Series is continually played, even today and as such, Fisk continues to develop new generations of fans.

Carlton Fisk Rookie Cards

1972 Topps Carlton Fisk RC #79 with Mike Garman and Cecil Cooper

1972 Topps Carlton Fisk RC

Carlton Fisk shares his rookie card with fellow Red Sox rookies Cecil Cooper and Mike Garman. The style of the 1972 Topps set has always been a collector favorite and Fisk's rookie is the key card in the set.

1972 O-Pee-Chee Carlton Fisk RC #79 with Mike Garman and Cecil Cooper

1972 O-Pee-Chee Carlton Fisk RC

Virtually identical to his Topps card, the Canadian O-Pee-Chee version features bilingual text on the back in English and French. As is the case with other O-Pee-Chee cards from the era, it's significantly rarer than Topps but it doesn't command much of a premium.

Top eBay Listings

1972 Topps #79 Red Sox Rookies - Carlton Fisk Cecil EX-MT NICE
$21.47

Three Topps PSA GRADED NOLAN RYAN 7 - PETE ROSE 9 - Carlton Fisk 9 Hall Of Fame
$29.95

1975 TOPPS #80 CARLTON FISK VG-EX
$10.00

1977 Topps Carlton Fisk #640 Baseball Card PSA 9
$59.99

2015 Topps Tier One Auto Book Carlton Fisk Bat David Ortiz Jersey RED SOX 2 10
$150.00

1974 Topps BOSTON Red Sox COMPLETE Team SET Carl YASTRZEMSKI Carlton FISK Evans
$17.99

2010 Topps Tribute CARLTON FISK Blue Dual Bat Relic 08 75 Red Sox
$14.50

925 CARD COLECTION ALL CARLTON FISK W ISNERTS PREMIUMS RED SOX WHITE SOX
$71.27

2015 Topps Dynasty Carlton Fisk Patch Auto 1 5
$299.99

1985 OPC #49 CARLTON FISK PSA 10 GEM MINT!! POP:4 WHITE SOX
$102.03

CARLTON FISK 2001 UD DECADE GAME USED JSY. RELIC
$17.95

CARLTON FISK HOF HAND CUT RED SOX BASEBALL CARD 1975 HOSTESS #143 VINTAGE BOSTON
$11.80

CARLTON FISK WHITE SOX 6 CARD LOT 1983 TOPPS 1991 UD 1982 FLEER 1981 CHROME 1985
$10.98

Carlton Fisk - 2016 Topps Archives Signature All-Star Series Autographs #3 6
$148.74

CARLTON FISK 2002 FLEER GREATS JSY. RELIC
$17.95

CARLTON FISK LEGEND PACK PULLED CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC USED JERSEY CARD #204 325
$14.96
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Autograph Guide

Carlton Fisk Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Carlton Fisk'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.

Carlton Fisk Cut Signature Exemplar

Carlton Fisk Signature Example

Carlton Fisk Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Carlton Fisk signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. As an active member of the autograph circuit, Musial autographs are plentiful. However due to the length of time he spent signing, his signature deteriorated over time. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A rapid, flowing signature, unique and identifiable.
  2. Written in cursive with minimal stops and starts.
  3. The "C" contains a slight hook at the top and is almost closed like an oval, the bottom of the "C" curls up into the middle of the rest of the name.
  4. The pen lifts to write the letter "a" which is closed and flows into the "r" which has a small hitch in it making it almost look like an "n."
  5. The convergence in the middle of the signature of the upstroke from the "C" the loop of the "l" and the cross of the single line "t" gets a bit convoluted but can be discerned upon inspection.
  6. The letters "o-n" are small with the "o" looking like more of an "a."
  7. The letter "F" is very unique. A short down/up stoke followed by a longer down vertical is then crossed at a 45 degree angle extending back and to the left of the signature.
  8. The "i" is implied, with the "s" being a narrow triangular shape.
  9. The signature finishes with a "k" that includes a narrow loop at the top of the vertical and the remaining lines resembling a connected "u."

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Carlton Fisk Signed OML Baseball (JSA COA) Red Sox & White Sox Great HOF 2000
$129.95

Carlton Fisk Signed Framed 11x17 Photo Display JSA 1975 World Series Home Run HR
$59.99

Carlton Fisk SIGNED Sports Illustrated Print Red Sox ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$110.00

Carlton Fisk Autographed Signed MLB Baseball Boston Red Sox "Pudge" PSA DNA
$69.00

Carlton Fisk Autographed Signed MLB Baseball Red Sox "75 WS GM 6 HR" PSA DNA
$69.00

Carlton Fisk Autographed Signed MLB Baseball Red Sox "75 WS GM 6 HR" PSA DNA
$69.00

Carlton Fisk Autographed Signed MLB Baseball Boston Red Sox "Pudge" PSA DNA
$69.00

CARLTON FISK 1985 FLEER PSA DNA SIGNED ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$41.39

CARLTON FISK WALK OFF HR RED SOX AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO JSA COA SIGNED
$59.95

Carlton Fisk signed MLB Baseball Pudge- PSA DNA Graded 9- PSA(Red Sox White Sox)
$89.00

1972 Topps Carlton Fisk signed auto PSA DNA Red White Sox Rookie RC #79 Cooper
$229.99

DWIGHT EVANS CARLTON FISK JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$78.99

CARLTON FISK JSA COA SIGNED 1 1 ORIGINAL IMAGE 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$53.35

CARLTON FISK SIGNED PSA DNA FDC 1975 WORLD SERIES AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$46.99

1985 Chicago White Sox Team Signed Baseball From Seaver Carlton Fisk PSA DNA
$179.99

Steiner Carlton Fisk Arguing with Umpire Signed 16x20 Photo (MLB Holo only)
$149.49
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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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