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Len Dawson Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Len Dawson

Date of Birth: 6/20/1935
Rookie Card Year: 1963
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Len Dawson is a well-respected Hall of Fame player. As one of the game's star players at the time of the AFL-NFL merger, Len Dawson cards and autographed memorabilia are very collectible. Dawson led the Kansas City Chiefs to three AFC Championships and would emerge victorious in Super Bowl IV as the game's MVP.

Len Dawson's rookie card is part of the 1963 Fleer Football set. It would be Fleer's last football card set for 13 years. Dawson also has three pre-rookie cards. Two are team issues from the Chiefs and the other is a regional promotion card from National City Bank.

His first certified autograph card is from the 1989 Goal Line Art issue. The card is serial numbered to 100 copies. One of his most popular autograph cards comes from the collector favorite, 1997 Upper Deck Legends.

Dawson's first memorabilia card can be found in 2001 Topps Archives. The card contains a piece of stadium seat from the old Arrowhead Stadium. His first game-used memorabilia card would come a couple of years later. 2002 Donruss Classics has a piece of one of Dawson's helmets embedded into 100 serial numbered cards.

Dawson has always been a willing in-person signer. He also participates in some of the larger autograph signings throughout the year.

Len Dawson Rookie Card

1963 Fleer Len Dawson RC #47

1963 Fleer Len Dawson RC

The card's thin white borders make them prone to centering issues. Cards submitted for professional grading can sell for a substantial premium when returned in high grade.

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1970 topps #1 LEN DAWSON kansas city chiefs (CENTERED) BGS BCCG 8
$20.00

1970 topps #1 LEN DAWSON kansas city chiefs BGS BCCG 8
$18.00

Len Dawson 2015 Topps 60th Anniversary Rookie Reprint SILVER Retired Auto #'d 25
$139.99

2014 Crown Royale LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPH (HOF) Chiefs 14 25
$24.99

2011 Panini Gold Standard Len Dawson Auto 1 1 Chiefs Legend Autograph SSP!
$200.00

HOF Metallic LEN DAWSON Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame Metal Card
$6.00

2000 Fleer Greats of the Game Len Dawson Chiefs HOF Autograph
$27.99

1966 Topps Len Dawson #67 HOF football card
$15.00

2016 Flawless Super Bowl IV Champion On card Auto Len Dawson 15 Chiefs
$20.00

1988 SWELL FOOTBALL #137 LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED
$20.00

2004 Sweet Spot Signatures #SSLD Len Dawson PSA 9 - POP 1 none higher
$67.49

1975 TOPPS #120 LEN DAWSON PSA 8 NM-MT
$8.25

2015 Topps Past Present 5x7 Alex Smith Len Dawson #13 99 Made CHIEFS
$9.99

LEN DAWSON 2011 TOPPS SUPER BOWL LEGENDS PLAYER STAMPS #5 100
$19.95

1970 Topps:#1 Len Dawson,Chiefs
$9.95

2015 Panini Donruss Press Proof Purple #298 Gridiron Legends Len Dawson Card
$6.24
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Autograph Guide

Len Dawson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Len Dawson'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, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Len Dawson Cut Signature Exemplar:

Len Dawson Signature Example

Len Dawson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Len Dawson signature autograph is very difficult to replicate and will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. His signature has been very consistent through the years, so regardless of the item being signed or the time period in which it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Len Dawson Signature Characteristics

  1. The entire signature is legible and written in traditional cursive script.
  2. The "L" and "D" are larger than the other letters.
  3. All of the vowel letters display an open loop.
  4. The "D" is unique in that it resembles a lower case "n" that then includes a large loop that swoops over the top and back to the left.
  5. The "n" at the end of his name is almost always present. However, as he has gotten older, he sometimes forgets to write it.

Len Dawson Signed Football Pricing:

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Len Dawson Signed Football

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Len Dawson Signed Jersey

Len Dawson Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Len Dawson Signed Helmet

Len Dawson Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Len Dawson Signed Photo

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Len Dawson SB MVP HOF Signed Kansas City Chiefs Full Size TK Helmet - JSA W Auth
$269.00

Len Dawson Signed *Silver Kansas City 16x20 About To Pass Photo W HOF-JSA W Auth
$59.00

Len Dawson Signed *White Kansas City 16x20 About To Pass Photo W HOF-JSA W Auth
$59.00

Len Dawson Signed *White Chiefs 16x20 Against Vikings Photo W HOF-JSA W Auth
$59.00

Paul Lowe Fred Williamson Len Dawson Signed AFL Chiefs Mini Helmet PSA DNA COA
$149.99

Len Dawson Signed AFL Dallas Texans Mini Helmet PSA DNA COA Auto HOF 1987 Chiefs
$89.99

Len Dawson Signed Goal Line Art GLAC Autographed Chiefs PSA DNA X26793
$29.95

KC CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO HOF 87 QB FACE JSA!
$29.99

KC CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 11X14 SI PHOTO HOF 87 SB II JSA WITNESS
$29.99

KC CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 11X14 SI PHOTO MVP HOF 87 JSA CERTIFIED
$37.99

KC CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 16X20 COLLAGE MVP HOF 87 JSA
$37.99

KC CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO MVP HOF 87 JSA WITNESS!!
$39.99

KC CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO SUPER BOWL II MVP HOF 87 JSA!
$37.99

KC CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO SUPER BOWL IV POSE MVP HOF 87 JSA!
$39.99

Len Dawson Signed Replica Super Bowl IV Ticket "SB IV MVP" PSA
$199.99

LEN DAWSON TEXANS,CHIEFS PSA DNA SIGNED MINI HELMET
$85.00
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More Info

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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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