Rickey Henderson Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Rickey Henderson

Date of Birth: 12/25/1958
Rookie Card Year: 1980
Investment Rating: 8.5


Overview

Few players in the history of the game have put up the kind of career numbers that Rickey Henderson did. The brash, cocky and confident Henderson brought a winning attitude to each of the nine teams he played for. As a result of this, Ricky Henderson cards and autographed autographed memorabilia will always be popular.

Henderson retired with MLB records for career stolen bases (1,406), stolen bases in a season (130), career lead-off home runs (81) and runs scored (2,295). While records are made to be broken, it's going to be tough for baseball to produce a better lead-off hitter.

Rickey Henderson has one rookie card and it can be found in 1980 Topps Baseball. Collectors are also fond of his two minor league cards. He has one from 1977 with the Modesto A's and another when he was with the Ogden A's in 1979.

Henderson's first certified autograph, isn't on a card at all. In 2001, Donruss Playoff issued a product called Absolute Memorabilia. Each box included a signed baseball. Henderson has 25 such balls from the set.

His first autographed trading cards would be released the following year in several Donruss/Playoff products. Over the years, Henderson has continued to sign for sets regularly but not in huge numbers.

Rickey Henderson's first game-used memorabilia cards were produced in 2001 by several manufactures, including Donruss/Playoff, Fleer and Topps. He has both bat and jersey cards in various quantities.

Rickey Henderson autographed memorabilia carries a premium no matter what the item. His signature is highly desired by multiple types of collectors. On certain occasions he will appear at public signings, typically larger shows like the National Sports Collectors Convention. He is, however, a willing in-person signer in public.

Rickey Henderson Rookie Card

1980 Topps Rickey Henderson RC #482

1980 Topps Baseball Rickey Henderson Rookie Card

Arguably the top rookie cards of the 1980s, it's also one of the most valuable. Besides being notable for its place as the only Rickey Henderson rookie card, it's also an uncorrected error. The stats on the back list his previous year's numbers coming while with Modesto. It was actually Fresno. It is not a significant error and it was never corrected.

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2006 TOPPS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK #21 RICKEY HENDERSON HOF PSA 10 B2481139-391
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RICKEY HENDERSON 2017 Topps Stadium Club SP CHROME Parallel #SCC-16 ATHELTICS
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1980 Topps #482 Rickey Henderson PSA 8 NM MT RC
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1987 FLEER RICKEY HENDERSON #101 PSA 9 (YANKEES)
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RICKEY HENDERSON 1981 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD #261
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Rickey Henderson Rookie Near Mint 7
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1981 Topps Rickey Henderson #261
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1980 Topps Rickey Henderson Rookie Card Oakland A's
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1987 TOPPS TIFFANY #735 RICKEY HENDERSON YANKEES HOF PSA 10 B2492521-748
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1987 Topps # 735 RICKEY HENDERSON Mint PSA 9 New York Yankees
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1985 TOPPS STICKERS #321 RICKEY HENDERSON HOF POP 2 PSA 10 B2492201-631
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1989 Upper Deck Baseball Rickey Henderson Blank Back No Position Sample Card
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1985 FLEER RICKEY HENDERSON HOF #176 OAKLAND A'S - TRUE GEM MINT QUAD BGS 9.5
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RICKEY HENDERSON 1988 SCORE #13 YANKEES HOF PSA 10 ☆ SUPER SHARP
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1992 ULTRA RICKEY HENDERSON #114 PSA 10 Gem Mint * A Beauty HOF
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1986 TOPPS #716 RICKEY HENDERSON NEW YORK YANKEES AL ALL STAR HOF PSA 8
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Autograph Guide

Rickey Henderson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Rickey Henderson'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.

Ricky Henderson Cut Signature Exemplar:

Rickey Henderson Signature Example

Rickey Henderson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Rickey Henderson signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Henderson's autograph can vary slightly and has changed through the years. However, regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features, which have remained fairly consistent:

  1. It is written on a slightly rising horizontal plane.
  2. A significant lean to the right of about 45 degrees.
  3. The "R" is over-sized.
  4. Noticeable attempts at the letters "i-c-k-y." The "i" is implied by a dot. The "c" is very small. The "k" is indicated by the angled vertical line. The "e" is not attempted.
  5. The "H" often has a hook at the top of the first vertically angled line. The lines are parallel, narrowly spaced and connected towards the bottom.
  6. The "d" is indicated by the elongated oval shape.
  7. The rest of the letters are usually not legible.
  8. Any number of inscriptions may accompany the signature.

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RICKEY HENDERSON NEW YORK YANKEES,OAKLAND,HOF JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO
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Mike Tyson Boxing Signed Authentic 11X14 Photo W Rickey Henderson PSA DNA ITP
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Rickey Henderson Signed 8x10 Photo, PSA DNA COA, Henderson Hologram COA
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Rickey Henderson signed 16x20 SI cover photo SB record framed auto HOF JSA COA
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RICKEY HENDERSON A'S ATHLETICS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED FRAMED 8 X 10 PHOTO PSA DNA
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Rickey Henderson Autographed Signed MLB Baseball Oakland A's "24" PSA DNA
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Rickey Henderson Authentic Autographed Signed MLB Baseball A's, Yankees PSA DNA
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Rickey Henderson Autographed Signed 1989 Topps Card New York Yankees PSA DNA
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Rickey Henderson Autographed Signed 2003 Topps Card Yankees PSA DNA
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Rickey Henderson Autographed Signed Official AL Baseball A's, Yankees PSA DNA
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Rickey Henderson Autographed Signed Official MLB Baseball A's "HOF 2009" PSA DNA
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Rickey Henderson Autograph Signed Baseball Jsa A's Yankees Mariners BB 393
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Rickey Henderson Autographed Signed Official AL Baseball Yankees, A's PSA DNA
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New York Mets RICKEY HENDERSON signed autographed 16x20 STEINER Certification
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Rickey Henderson Signed Autographed Official American League Baseball JSA
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Rickey Henderson Autographed Signed MLB Baseball A's "Man Of Steal" Steiner Holo
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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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