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Gary Carter Cards, Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Gary Carter

Date of Birth: 4/8/1954
Rookie Card Year: 1975
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Gary Carter ranks among the best catchers to ever play the game. Not surprisingly, there are lots Gary Carter cards and memorabilia for collectors to chase. Drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1972, Carter had a 19-year career in the majors. During that time he played for the Expos, Mets, Dodgers and Giants. Carter was an 11-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner.

The California native won a World Series Championship as a member of the 1986 New York Mets team. The awards, accolades, competitive spirit and contagious smile made Carter one of the most popular players of his generation. Gary Carter was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.

Gary Carter card collectors have two rookies to choose from: 1975 Topps and 1975 O-Pee-Chee. Although not an official rookie, 1975 Topps Mini is another popular Gary Carter card.

A regular signer, collectors have tons of autographed Gary Carter cards to choose from as well. With his signature appearing on around 1,000 different cards, they are reasonably priced.

Signed Gary Carter memorabilia is also fairly common, due in large part to his willingness to regularly take part in shows and private signings. The most popular memorabilia pieces feature Carter in either his Expos or Mets uniform. The big-market Mets have a larger fanbase but Carter's Cooperstown plaque lists Montreal.

Gary Carter Rookie Card Guide

1975 Topps Baseball Gary Carter RC #620

Like most rookie cards from the era, Gary Carter shares his first big league card. Pictured alongside Marc Hill, Danny Meyer and Leon Roberts, the card remains very reasonably priced. While Carter's portrait is nice, the squished layout does not make for an attractive card. It's also held back due to the fact that none of the other players on the card had substantial careers.

1975 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Gary Carter RC #620

Gary Carters Cards - 1975 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Gary Carter RC

Nearly identical to the 1975 Topps Gary Carter card, his O-Pee-Chee rookie is much tougher to come by. The design is the same on the front. On the back, the 1975 O-Pee-Chee card is bilingual, written in both English and French. Also, the copyright states the card was printed in Canada.

Top eBay Listings

1984 Fleer Gary Carter #271 PSA 9 MINT
$10.95

1975 Topps Baseball Card Gary Carter ROOKIE Montreal Expos Near Mint # 620
$17.95

Gary Carter signed Campbell soup company legends of baseball
$15.95

1975 Topps Baseball Cello Pack with Gary Carter Rookie on Top Graded Psa NM-MT 8
$599.99

1984 TOPPS ALL-STAR GLOSSY SET 40 #9 GARY CARTER HOF POP 4 PSA 10 B2274313-742
$27.99

1979 Topps Gary Carter #520 HOF PSA 5 baseball card
$18.00

GARY CARTER 2003 FINEST MOMENTS REFRACTOR AUTOGRAPH AUTO BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$74.10

1978 Topps Gary Carter #120 PSA 9 Montreal Expos HOF
$17.34

1979 Topps Gary Carter #520 PSA 9 Montreal Expos HOF
$17.34

LOT OF GARY CARTER MONTREAL EXPOS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD, YEAR BOOK, CARDS+
$29.96

GARY CARTER New York Mets Vintage FACS Autograph Card FOREVER ENCASED 1987 #J
$19.95

1991 TOPPS TIFFANY #310 GARY CARTER GIANTS HOF PSA 10 B2391465-422
$21.99

1975 Montreal Expos team set. Gary Carter RC 27 total cards.
$13.00

Gary Carter 2013 Topps Triple Threads Auto Jersey #56 75
$13.00

2004 Upper Deck Timeless Dwight Gooden & Gary Carter autograph #D 150 *67404
$50.00

1977 Topps Montreal Expos Team Set (26 cards) w Gary Carter & Steve Rogers
$11.66
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Autograph Guide

Gary Carter Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Gary Carter'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, Tristar and Sports Card Guaranty. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Gary Carter Cut Signature Exemplar

Gary Carter Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Gary Carter 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. Entire signature is written on alevel horizontal plane.
  2. The signature displays near perfect penmanship written in standard, cursive.
  3. Each of the letters in the first name are clearly distinguishable with a curl on the tail end of the "G" resembling a sideways "D."
  4. The letter "C" is written with a lean to the left.
  5. The remaining letters of the last name are each distinguishable.
  6. The end of the letter "r" comes back across the top of the last few letters to cross the letter "t."

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Top eBay Listings

Gary Carter & Jose Canseco Signed Mets vs Athletics 8x10 Photo (JSA COA)
$93.66

GARY CARTER EXPOS,METS 86 CHAMPS,HOF JSA COA SIGNED BATTING GLOVE
$150.00

GARY CARTER Signed Autographed Rawlings 2003 All-Star Baseball PSA DNA AB64297
$175.00

1988 NL All Star Team Signed Baseball Greg Maddux Ryne Sandberg Gary Carter PSA
$594.00

Gary Carter signed 8x10 stat photo framed Mets coin autograph INS HOF 03 JSA COA
$169.99

GARY CARTER Signed Hall of Fame HOF Plaque Baseball Autographed PSA
$95.00

Gary Carter Signed OML Baseball (JSA COA) Mets Expos 11 X All Star
$189.95

Gary Carter Signed FDC - PSA DNA
$39.00

Gary Carter Signed 1983 Donruss - PSA DNA
$35.00

Gary Carter Signed 1978 Topps - PSA DNA
$38.00

Gary Carter Signed 1983 Donruss - PSA DNA
$35.00

Gary Carter Signed 1982 Topps - PSA DNA
$37.00

Gary Carter (d.2012) Signed Team Issued Photograph Autographed Expos Mets JSA
$34.99

GARY CARTER NEW YORK METS SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH DECEASED 2012 JSA CERT.
$49.99

Gary Carter Dale Murphy Juan Marichal Joe Black +2 Signed Baseball PSA DNA COA
$179.99

1983 Fleer #278 Gary Carter *PSA DNA AUTHENTIC* Signed Autographed baseball card
$53.00
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.

His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.


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