Rookie Card Year: 1971
Investment Rating: 6.0
Dave Concepcion was more than your prototypical, quality fielding, shortstop. He had some pop in his bat that allowed him to be a consistent and reliable hitter. Playing for the Cincinnati Reds and the Big Red Machine, Dave Concepcion cards and autographed memorabilia are revered still today.
Concepcion has two rookie cards, 1971 Topps Baseball and 1971 O-Pee-Chee Baseball. Interesting to note, is that he also has a card in the very rare 1967 Topps Venezuela set as well. However, it's not considered a traditional rookie card. The Cincinnati Reds also included a Concepcion card in their 1971 team set.
The first certified Dave Concepcion autographs can be found in 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game and 2000 Upper Deck Century Legends. Upper Deck also included his first memorabilia card in Century Legends. Today, Concepcion autograph cards are fairly common as he's in many other sets.
Dave Concepcion's autographed memorabilia has maintained its value through the years. He does, occasionally, participate in organized signing events. Authentic signed jerseys and bats can be difficult to find. Items related to the Reds dynasty of the 1970s carry a premium.
Dave Concepcion Rookie Card Checklist
The 1971 Topps Baseball card set is notorious for being extremely condition sensitive. Not surprising given the card's black borders which are highly susceptible to edge and corner wear. In recent years, vintage collectors have found a renewed appreciation for the set. Many have taken on the challenge of assembling it in high-grade. As a result, professionally graded cards in top condition sell for a big premium. Concepcion's card is one of the key cards of the set. It has the added difficulty of being found with good centering.
The front of the cards is identical to the Topps card. The key difference between the two is the bilingual back.
Dave Concepcion Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Dave Concepcion'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.
Dave Concepcion Cut Signature Exemplar:
Dave Concepcion Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Dave Concepcion signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:
- A very individualized signature with several of the letters being hard to discern.
- It is written in regular cursive.
- The "D" has a backwards look to it.
- The "a" is very legible.
- The "v-e" run into each other combining to form one character.
- The "C" is very unique in that instead or being entirely curved it has a noticeable angular stroke in it.
- The remaining letters are not discernible. However, you do notice the letter "p" as its long top and bottom loops make it resemble more of an "f."
Dave Concepcion Signed Baseball Pricing
Dave Concepcion Signed Photograph Pricing
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