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Don Drysdale Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Don Drysdale

Date of Birth: 7/23/1936
Rookie Card Year: 1957
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

Don Drysdale's baseball cards and autographed memorabilia trade at values consistent and reflective of his Hall of Fame status. An accomplished pitcher, the nine-time All-Star helped lead the Dodgers to three World Series Championships. He holds a special place in the hearts of Dodgers fans who watched Drysdale become one of the most dominant pitchers of his era.

Don Drysdale's cardboard debut was made as part of the 1957 Topps Baseball set. High-grade version of his Topps RC can command several thousand dollars on the secondary market. Player collectors will also want to chase down his Dodger's team issue from 1956 (#7), as well as one that was part of the Jay Publishing World Series Pack (#16).

With regards to Drysdale's modern cards, he has relatively few for a player of his caliber. His first autographed card is part of the 1993 Nabisco All-Stars set. His first certified autographed card made by a major manufacturer came several years later, in the 2001 SP Legendary Cuts product by Upper Deck. Each of the 12 serial numbered cards included a cut signature of the Dodger great, who had died soon after the signing of the Nabisco product.

Drysdale's first memorabilia cards were also made by Upper Deck in the year 2000. He was included on the memorabilia checklist of both the Brooklyn Dodgers Master Collection and Legends products. All of the memorabilia cards included in those products showcase a swatch of a game-worn Don Drysadale jersey.

A busy post-playing career in broadcasting and an early death, translates to precious few legitimate autographs for the Dodgers' hurler. A willing in-person signer at the park, he died just prior to the birth of major regional and national autograph shows. Team signed items from the Dodger's championship days can sell for thousands of dollars.

Don Drysdale Rookie Card

1957 Topps Don Drysdale RC #18

The clean, no-nonsense design of the 1957 Topps Baseball set has always been popular with vintage collectors. Drysdale's card is a perfect example of how a large portrait and minimal text can create a lasting treasure.

1957 Topps RC Don Drysdale

 

Top eBay Listings

1967 Topps DON DRYSDALE #55 Los Angeles Dodgers - SGC 96 9
$495.00

1959 Topps #387 Don Drysdale - Los Angeles Dodgers, Near Mint Condition*
$37.50

1966 Topps # 430 Don Drysdale Dodgers HOF VG EX PSA 4
$30.00

1959 Topps #387 Don Drysdale
$20.00

1964 TOPPS DON DRYSDALE #120 SGC GRADED EX NM
$20.00

1969 Topps # 400 Don Drysdale L. A. Dodgers HOF EX PSA 5
$20.00

1964 TOPPS #120 DON DRYSDALE DODGERS EX-MT SET BREAK 324306 (KYCARDS)
$16.00

1969 Topps # 400 Don Drysdale L. A. Dodgers HOF VG EX PSA 4
$10.00

1969 Topps #400 Don Drysdale LOS ANGELES DODGERS + 1969 Topps Decal Sticker
$15.00

1969 Topps # 400 Don Drysdale Dodgers HOF EX PSA 5
$20.00

DON DRYSDALE 1962 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD # 398 LOS ANGELES DODGERS HALL of FAME
$10.39

DON DRYSDALE 1962 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD LOS ANGELES DODGERS HALL FAME
$10.39

(45738) 1963 Fleer 41 Don Drysdale Dodgers-EM
$30.00

1960 Topps Don Drysdale All Star #570. SGC 40 VG 3.
$19.99

1962 Topps Baseball Card #340 Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers
$31.95

1965 Topps #8 NL ERA Leaders (Sandy Koufax Don Drysdale) EXMT
$13.50
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Autograph Guide

Don Drysdale Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Don Drysdale'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.

Don Drysdale Cut Signature Exemplar

Don Drysdale Signature Example

Don Drysdale Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Don Drysdale 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. Don Drysdale signature has remained consistent over time, and consists of a rapid series of loops and lines with minimal stops and starts.
  2. The signature is not easy to decipher letter-by-letter, as many of the letters look the same.
  3. The first and last names are nearly connected.
  4. The most legible area of the signature is "d-a-l-e."
  5. Fluid, even handed pen strokes create a unique uniform look.

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Don Drysdale Signed Photo

Don Drysdale Signed Cut Signature Pricing

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Don Drysdale Cut Signature

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rare 1956 Don Drysdale Rookie Signed Index Card PSA DNA
$244.00

DON DRYSDALE GRADED "GEM MINT 10 AUTO" SEALED Signed Rawliings NL Ball PSA DNA!!
$450.00

Don Drysdale MLB HOF Signed Autograph Post Card Slabbed PSA Grade 9 Mint
$125.00

Don Drysdale Signed Autograph Color Photo Card 3 1 2 X 5 PSA Grade 9 Mint
$125.00

DON DRYSDALE autographed Signed 8X10 Photo mounted on Plaque PSA DNA
$69.99

Don Drysdale Autographed Signed 1969 Topps Card #400 Los Angeles Dodgers PSA DNA
$59.00

DON DRYSDALE FULL NAME Signed Hall of Fame HOF Plaque Autographed Baseball PSA
$80.00

Don Drysdale Autographed Signed 1969 Topps Card #400 Los Angeles Dodgers PSA DNA
$59.00

Don Drysdale Fisk Kittle Baines Signed OAL Baseball 12 autos JSA letter
$159.99

DON DRYSDALE SIGNED 3x5 INDEX CARD PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPH HOF AUTO DODGERS
$84.99

Don Drysdale Signed Index Card - PSA DNA
$49.00

Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale Dual Autograph Signed 8x10 Framed PSA Dodgers
$799.99

Don Drysdale Signed OAL Baseball JSA Auto DA022846
$135.99

HOF DON DRYSDALE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PEREZ STEELE POSTCARD DODGERS JSA CERTIFIED
$79.95

DON DRYSDALE JSA CERT HAND SIGNeD MACPHAIL AMERICAN LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL
$229.00

DON DRYSDALE VINTAGE JSA SIGNED CERTIFIED 8X11 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$77.99
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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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