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Lynn Swann Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Lynn Swann

Date of Birth: 3/7/1952
Rookie Card Year: 1975
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Lynn Swann football cards and autographed memorabilia will always be treasured, particularly by fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Winner of four Super Bowls as well as a Super Bowl MVP, Swann is remembered as a dynamic receiver with a brash confidence that ushered in a new era at the wide receiver position. Long before there was Terrell Owens, Brandon Marshall or Randy Moss, there was Lynn Swann who stepped on the field with an equally confident, yet far less cocky demeanor. A favorite weapon of the Terry Bradshaw-led Steelers of the late 1970s, Swann never shunned the media spotlight but preferred to let his play do the talking.

Swann was drafted by the Steelers with the 21st overall pick in the 1974 NFL Draft. He would make his debut that same season. As was customary for the time period, his rookie card would be issued the following year, as part of the 1975 Topps Football set. He has a second card in the set as well, which is a Highlight card documenting his 577 punt return yards.

As popular a player Swann is, he has a small number of certified autograph cards in the market. His first was part of the 1992 Pro Line Portraits set. It would be 11-years before another Lynn Swann autographed card was produced. Upper Deck included him in both 2003 SP Authentic and 2003 Sweet Spot Football. His first memorabilia cards would be produced in 2004 by both Donruss/Playoff and Upper Deck.

As would be expected, Lynn Swann is a frequent signer at national and regional sports collectibles conventions. His signature is always in demand as new generations of Steelers fans learn about his remarkable on-field accomplishments. Of particular value are any items associated with his four Super Bowls, specifically multi-signed items like team footballs.

Lynn Swann Rookie Card

1975 Topps Lynn Swann RC #282

1975 Topps Lynn Swann RC

Lynn Swann's rookie card comes from a  classic mid-1970s set. The white borders feature a large photograph. The colored banner and helmet stand out to display the player position, team and conference.

Top eBay Listings

Lynn Swann Pittsburgh Steelers 1977 Topps Card #195
$14.95

1975 75 Topps LYNN SWANN RC ROOKIE #282 STEELERS PSA 4 VG-EX
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2004 DONRUSS CLASSICS TIMELESS TRIBUTES GREEN LYNN SWANN 36 50 STEELERS
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1975 75 Topps PSA 10 Lynn Swann Rookie Steelers - newest tamper free holder
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1977 TOPPS #185 LYNN SWANN EXMT A347
$9.00

1975 Topps Football #282 Lynn Swann RC
$44.75

1975 Topps Lynn Swann Rookie #282
$60.00

1976 Topps Football Card #140 Lynn Swann - NM
$20.00

1977 Topps Football Card #195 Lynn Swann UER - NM
$18.00

1977 Topps Football Card #195 Lynn Swann UER - NM-MT
$27.00

1977 Topps #195 Lynn Swann UER BECKETT 9 Pittsburg Steelers
$39.99

1975 Topps #282 Lynn Swann UER RC (Wide Reciever on front) - VG-EX, *SEWALL*
$18.00

1975 Topps #282 Lynn Swann UER RC - EX, *SEWALL*
$24.00

1977 TOPPS FOOTBALL #195 LYNN SWANN - VG VG+
$6.00

1976 Topps #140 Lynn Swann AP - NM-MT, *SEWALL*
$18.95

1977 TOPPS "LYNN SWANN" PITTSBIRGH STEELERS #195 NM-MT (COMBINED SHIP)
$10.95
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Autograph Guide

Lynn Swann Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Lynn Swann autograph 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 Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Lynn Swann Cut Signature Exemplar

Lynn Swan Signature Example

Lynn Swann Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Lynn Swann 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. A distinct signature with fluid, flowing lines, but not every letter is legible.
  2. The letters "L" and "S" are oversized in comparison to the rest.
  3. The "L" has a small loop at the top start and a line that comes down on a 60 degree angle before larging a larger loop and circling back to the right with a long line that underscores the remaining letters.
  4. The pen lifts before starting the "y" which includes a shallow "u" shape and a long loop that falls well below the horizontal.
  5. A long line with a couple of shallow rises implies the "n"s.
  6. The "s" starts with a small hook shape at the top and a large swoop at the bottom.
  7. The "w" starts within the lower swoop of the 's" the "a" is attempted with the remaining "n"'s resembling the first pair.

Lynn Swann Signed Football Pricing:

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Lynn Swann Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Lynn Swann Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Lynn Swann Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Top eBay Listings

LYNN SWANN Signed Pittsburgh Steelers GOLD Throwback Helmet Autograph PSA DNA
$369.99

LYNN SWANN Pittsburgh Steelers Signed "HOF 01" Hall of Fame Helmet Autograph PSA
$429.99

LYNN SWANN Signed HOF 01 Pittsburgh Steelers GOLD Throwback Helmet Autograph PSA
$399.99

Lynn Swann Autographed Signed Steelers Full Size Gold Helmet JSA
$319.99

LYNN SWANN SIGNED PITTSBURGH STEELERS MINI HELMET JSA
$174.95

Lynn Swann Signed Index Card 3x5 Autographed Steelers USC PSA DNA 83904974
$69.95

Lynn Swann Pittsburgh Steelers Signed Full Size Replica Helmet PSA DNA 6A50932
$369.00

Lynn Swann Signed Autographed Pittsburgh Steelers Black Jersey SB X MVP JSA
$271.65

Bennie Cunningham Lynn Swann Steelers Signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA P50719
$169.00

Lynn Swann Signed USC TROJANS HOF Full Size Helmet JSA
$674.99

Lynn Swann Signed STEELERS HOF Full Size Helmet JSA
$674.99

Lynn Swann Signed Steelers 16x20 Photo - JSA COA
$210.99

Lynn Swann Signed Full Size Wilson NFL Gold Football JSA Steelers USC
$149.99

Lynn Swann Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Poster Display JSA Steelers The Catch
$74.99

VINTAGE LYNN SWANN AUTO SIGNED FOOTBALL PITTSBURGH STEELERS COA STEINER RARE
$148.74

LYNN SWANN SIGNED HELMET FS AUTO "HOF 01" STEELERS JSA COA
$389.99
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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.


User Comments

  1. Where can I get my old football and baseball cards from the 70,s graded I live in NJ south part
    Thank you

  2. Gary PSA is probably your best bet. Their website is psacard.com.

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