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Matt Wieters Cards, Rookie Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Matt Wieters

Date of Birth: 5/21/1986
Rookie Card Year: 2009
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Matt Wieters has emerged as one of baseball's top catchers. However, there is a clear lack of Matt Wieters cards on the secondary market. Having not signed a deal with Topps, there are very few fully licensed MLB Matt Wieters cards available to collectors. If this continues, it could lead to a premium that they might not otherwise have.

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Taken fifth overall by the Orioles in the 2007 MLB Draft, Wieters was quickly one of the game's top prospects. It didn't take long for him to make the big league team, debuting with Baltimore in May, 2009. Under normal circumstances, this would open up the floodgates for Matt Wieters rookie cards. But these weren't normal circumstances.

Unlike other card makers, Topps has a long history of signing players to individual contracts. Wieters, who signed an exclusive autograph deal with Razor in 2008. He would remain a company exclusive until a year after he made his debut on an MLB roster. The only way another company could include autographs of the catcher before then would be to work out a deal with Razor. Upper Deck did that, producing six autographed Matt Wieters rookie cards for 2009 products, along with a pair of non-autographed rookies.

Topps had an eTopps Matt Wieters card in 2009 that was offered online. To this day, that's Wieters' only Topps-branded card.

With Panini producing cards licensed by the MLBPA, Matt Wieters cards are still making their way to the hobby. However, there aren't nearly as many as one might expect of one of the game's top players. This could all change quickly if Wieters and Topps come to an agreement. But until then, collectors will have to settle for far fewer cards.

The first Matt Wieters cards date back to 2005. Upper Deck made both base, autograph and memorabilia cards for their USA Baseball sets. Playoff had autographs in 2007 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball, which was released prior to Wieters' Razor deal. As one might expect, Wieters was featured heavily in Razor's 2008 products. As a result, the majority of Matt Wieters autograph cards come from his days as a prospect.

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2017 Topps Heritage High Number Color Swap Variation Choose From List Pick
$14.99

2017 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Action SP Matt Wieters
$8.75

2013 Panini Prizm Prizms Red Pulsar #171 Matt Wieters - NM-MT
$5.31

2013 Panini Prizm Prizms Blue Pulsar #171 Matt Wieters - NM-MT
$5.31

2017 ALLEN & GINTER Matt Wieters Daniel Murphy Nationals 2 CARD LOT MINIS
$6.25

2009 ETOPPS IN HAND MATT WIETERS NATIONALS ORIOLES ROOKIE CARD 1267 1499
$6.50

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE HIGH NUMBER - MATT WIETERS (ACTION VARIATION)
$5.00

MATT WIETERS - RADHAMES LIZ 2007 Dual Certified #'d Rookie Autograph xx 25
$19.95

2015 Elite 21st Century #88 Matt Wieters 199
$5.00

2015 Elite Status #88 Matt Wieters 32
$10.00

2015 (ORIOLES) Elite Status Gold #88 Matt Wieters 49
$10.00

Matt Wieters 2017 Topps Heritage High Number #647 ACTION VARIATION SP Nationals
$5.99

2014 Panini Prizm Prizms Blue Mojo #10 Matt Wieters 75
$8.00

2014 Panini Prizm Prizms Camo #10 Matt Wieters
$6.00

2014 Panini Prizm Prizms Red White and Blue Pulsar #10 Matt Wieters - NM-MT
$10.00

2014 Donruss Game Gear #8 Matt Wieters Jersey
$8.00
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Rookie Cards

Matt Wieters Rookie Card Guide

2009 eTopps Matt Wieters #26 Print Run: 1499

The 2009 eTopps Matt Wieters is, thus far, the only card of the catcher from Topps. Available originally through Topps' online platform, today they're treated more like premium oddball cards. It boasts a high-end look that deserves more attention than the novelty status it receives. The card has a print run of 1499 copies. However, not that many are in circulation as collectors were encouraged to have the cards held by eTopps and traded on eBay.

2009 eTopps Matt Wieters

2009 SP Authentic Matt Wieters RC #245 Autograph #/200

Since debuting in the mid-90s, SP Authentic has long been recognized as one of the top brands for rookie cards. The 2009 SP Authentic Matt Wieters rookie card is tough to find, numbered to 200 copies. Like most of his rookies from Upper Deck, it also comes autographed. It's not the most memorable of designs. The blacked view of Wieters' face also hurts the overall appeal of the card a little. That said, this is still one of his best rookie cards.

2009 SP Authentic Matt Wieters RC

2009 SPx Matt Wieters RC #124 Autograph

Traditionally, SPx has some of the wilder designs of any given year. The 2009 SPx Matt Wieters certainly has a lot happening, but the end result is actually quite clean. Although not numbered, the autograph is relatively rare.

2009 SPx Matt Wieters RC

2009 Upper Deck Update Matt Wieters RC #U35

Matt Wieters has just one pack-inserted rookie card that doesn't come with a serial number, autograph or other premium add-on. His 2009 Upper Deck Update card was inserted in fat packs that mixed both 2009 Upper Deck Series 1 and Series 2. So while it's a straightforward card, it's also one of Wieters' toughest rookies to find.

2009 Upper Deck Update Matt Wieters RC

2009 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection Matt Wieters RC #90 Autograph #/150

This is Matt Wieters rookie card with the second lowest print run. Another autograph, it has plenty of foil and a large nameplate. Despite its low print run, prices remain relatively reasonable.

2009 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection Matt Wieters RC

2009 Upper Deck Icons Matt Wieters RC #125 #/999

One of the few Matt Wieters rookie cards that doesn't have a signature, his 2009 Upper Deck Icons card is numbered to 999. That might make you think they're somewhat available, right? Not so. While they're out there, it may take a little searching and patience.

2009 Upper Deck Icons Matt Wieters RC

2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars Matt Wieters RC #209 Autograph

Few will notice it by looking at it, but the 2009 Upper Deck Signature Series Matt Wieters rookie isn't licensed by MLB. Not numbered, the card comes with an autograph and is priced relatively reasonably. The lack of logos and late release date have kept this set somewhat under the radar of many collectors.

2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars Matt Wieters

2009 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Matt Wieters RC #122 Autograph #/350

Visually, this might be the best Matt Wieters rookie card. The action shot has a lot of personality and the textured card stock helps set Sweet Spot apart from a lot of other brands. The on-card signature certainly adds a lot to the card's appeal as well.

2009 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Matt Weiters RC Autograph

2009 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Matt Wieters RC #103 Autograph #/135

Lowest print run? Yup. On-card autograph? Check. It's not hard to see why this is one of the best Matt Wieters cards available today.

2009 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Matt Wieters RC

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2009 ETOPPS IN HAND MATT WIETERS NATIONALS ORIOLES ROOKIE CARD 1267 1499
$6.50

MATT WIETERS - RADHAMES LIZ 2007 Dual Certified #'d Rookie Autograph xx 25
$19.95

MATT WIETERS & J.P. ARENCIBIA 2007 TRISTAR DUAL AUTO RC #1 15
$79.99

Matt Wieters 2008 TriStar Reflective RC Auto #19 25 BGS 9 10 Nationals Orioles
$49.99

MATT WIETERS * JASON HEYWARD * Matt LaPorta * Rookie Autograph BGS Auto RC # 10
$89.99

MATT WIETERS * JAY BRUCE * Matt LaPorta * Rookie Autograph BGS Auto RC # 5
$74.99

MATT WIETERS * JAY BRUCE * JASON HEYWARD * Rookie Autograph BGS Auto RC # 5
$93.73

2009 SP Authentic #245 Matt Wieters Rookie Auto #166 200
$50.00

MATT WIETERS Nats 2005 Upper Deck USA Vision Acetate rookie BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$27.95

MATT WIETERS Nationals 2007 Honolulu Sharks team issue rookie BCCG 10 MINT
$14.95

MATT WIETERS Nationals 2005 Upper Deck Team USA 1st rookie BCCG 10 MINT graded!
$12.95

MATT WIETERS Nationals 2005 Upper Deck Team USA 1st rookie BGS 9.5 GEM MINT !!
$24.95

Matt Wieters 2007 Donruss Elite School Colors RC Auto # 50 Nationals
$59.99

MATT WIETERS 2008 Razor BLUE Rookie SP RC # 25
$7.79

2009 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Beginnings #122 Matt Wieters Autograph Auto Rookie
$39.95

MATT WIETERS * JAKE ARRIETA * Autograph Rookie Auto Plate BGS 1 1
$101.25
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Autograph Guide

Matt Wieters Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Matt Wieters' 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, and Mounted Memories.

Matt Wieters Cut Signature Exemplar:

Matt Wieters Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Matt Wieters 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. The signature exhibits an overall consistency that lows, with very few starts and stops.
  2. The letters of the first name are all legible, equal in size, with a slight lean to the right.
  3. The letter "a" is open and the cross of the "t-t" is a single line with a small curlycue on the left.
  4. The letter "W" is discernible.
  5. The remaining character of the last name resemble a capital "D" intersected by a large printed letter "L" shape.

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Matt Wieters Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Matt Wieters Signed Photo

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MATT WIETERS ORIOLES HAND SIGNED BASEBALL PSA COA S67764
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RARE MATT WIETERS SIGNED INSCRIBED "5TH OVERALL PICK" BASEBALL PSA DNA COA
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Matt Wieters signed sports illustrated jsa authentication Baltimore Orioles
$36.00

Matt Wieters Washington Nationals PSA DNA Autographed Signed ROOKIE Baseball
$39.95

Matt Wieters Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA AC65186
$49.00

Matt Wieters Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA AC65187
$49.00

Matt Wieters Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA AC65201
$49.00

Matt Wieters Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA AC65202
$49.00

Matt Wieters Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA AC65203
$49.00

MATT WIETERS Signed Autographed OMLB Baseball Auto PSA DNA COA ORIOLES
$69.00

MATT WIETERS Signed Autographed OMLB Baseball PSA DNA COA ORIOLES
$69.00

MATT WIETERS BALTIMORE ORIOLES 5TH OVERALL 2007 JSA COA SIGNED BASEBALL
$100.00

MATT WIETERS SIGNED ROM BASEBALL NATIONALS ORIOLES AUTOGRAPH BALL JSA T05645
$29.95

Matt Wieters SIGNED ROMLB Baseball Orioles RookieBall PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$95.00

Matt Wieters Baltimore Orioles Signed Sports Illustrated JSA
$125.00

MATT WIETERS Signed Autographed OMLB Baseball PSA DNA COA ORIOLES
$69.00
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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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