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Rod Carew Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Rod Carew

Date of Birth: 10/1/1945
Rookie Card Year: 1967
Investment Rating: 5.5


Overview

As a member of the 3,000 Hits Club, Rod Carew cards and autographed memorabilia have a niche place in the hobby. Collectors pursuing items signed by multiple members of the esteemed club means that having Carew's signature is a must. Fortunately, Carew is a frequent participant in autograph signing appearances making it easy for collectors to obtain his signature.

Rod Carew made his major league debut at the start of the 1967 season. He would go on to be named the American League Rookie of the Year. Carew made his first trading card appearance in 1967 Topps Baseball. The card was double-printed, making it an easy find at the time. The Minnesota Twins also issued a Carew card as part of their team-issued set.

Carew's first certified autograph card was released in 1997 Donruss Signature Series Significant Signatures set and is serial numbered to 2,000 copies.

His first memorabilia cards would come a few years later, most notably in the Upper Deck Piece of History release. He has a total of four cards as part of the 3,000 Hit Club insert set. A game-used bat card and a jersey card each have print runs of 350. A card with both a bat and a jersey swatch is limited to 100 copies. However, the most popular Carew card from the set includes not only a bat and jersey swatch but also an autograph. It is limited to 30 serial-numbered copies.

Rod Carew Rookie Card

1967 Topps Baseball Rod Carew RC #569 with Hank Allen

1967 Topps Rod Carew RC

Rod Carew shares his rookie card with the Washington Senators rookie Hank Allen. The bright yellow border and red lettering provides a striking contrast. The facsimile signature adds a nice design element, while the vital information of the player's name, team, and position provides all the necessary detail. Being a high number, it's a relatively pricey card compared to similar players from the era. That said, it's not terribly expense when you take into account his Hall of Fame status and the age of the card.

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1986 Rod Carew MLB Uncut Card Set Baseball Star Co.
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2004 Topps Retired Rod Carew Auto California Angels Autograph
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Donruss ROD CAREW Leaf Hall of Fame Diamond King Baseball Card Puzzle
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Rod Carew 2009 Ultimate Collection Jumbo Letter Patch 30 35 California Angels
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1968 Topps Rod Carew Minnesota Twins #80 Baseball Card
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1982 TOPPS BASEBALL STAR AND ROOKIE LOT OF 575 W ROD CAREW-CARLTON MINT *74645
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1983 FLEER BASEBALL STAR AND ROOKIE LOT OF 181 W ROD CAREW-J.BENCH MINT *74650
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1970 TOPPS BASEBALL #290 ROD CAREW NM MINNESOTA TWINS VINTAGE
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1972 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins HOF Baseball Card SGC 70 ex+ Angels
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ROD CAREW #61 Angels SP 23 25 made 2015 HOF Cooperstown Etched in Holo Silver
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1971 TOPPS ROD CAREW # 210 BVG 7.5 HOF
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1968 Topps #80 Rod Carew EX+ X1341501
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1968 Topps #80 Rod Carew EX+ X1341498
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1982 ROD CAREW OPC #160 STICKERS O PEE CHEE ANGELS PSA 9
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ROD CAREW 1981 TOPPS BLANK BACK PROOF -RARE!!!
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Lot of 5 Different 1983 Rod Carew Test Disc Slurpee Super Star Sports Coins
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Autograph Guide

Rod Carew Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Rod Carew'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.

Rod Carew Cut Signature Exemplar

Rod carew Signature Example

Rod Carew Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Rod Carew 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 fairly easy autograph to discern by letter.
  2. The "R" has a bit of a flat top and a small tear drop loop to the left.
  3. The pen stays on the item as it flows into the "o" which is almost closed, the letter "d" is formed with a loop for the vertical.
  4. The "C" has a distinct hook to it at the top of the letter.
  5. The remaining letters flow smoothly with the "a" being angular and open.
  6. The "r" resembles a cursive "n", the "e" consists of a small line looking more like an "i" which is not dotted.
  7. The signature finishes with the "w" which has the required dip and are equally spaced apart.

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Rod Carew Angels Signed Auto 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Certified Autograph
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Rod Carew Angels Signed Auto 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Certified Autograph
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Rod Carew Signed Baseball PSA DNA
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ROD CAREW MINNESOTA TWINS,HOF JSA COA SIGNED MLB BASEBALL
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ROD CAREW PSA DNA SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
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ROD CAREW PSA DNA SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
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ROD CAREW JSA COA HAND SIGNeD AMERICAN LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL
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ROD CAREW SIGNED JSA CERTIFIED 1985 3000 HITS FDC AUTHENIC AUTOGRAPH
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ROD CAREW 1993 ALL TIME GREATS Signed JSA Certified Autographed Authentic
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ROD CAREW 1993 ALL TIME GREATS Hand Signed JSA Certified Autographed Authentic
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Rod Carew Minnesota Twins Signed Baseball – COA JSA
$114.00

ROD CAREW Signed Hall of Fame HOF BASEBALL + JSA witness COA #WP199977
$28.00

Rod Carew Signed Bat, JSA Certified
$250.00

1975 MINNESOTA TWINS 29 SIGNED AUTOGRAPH AL BASEBALL "JSA" ROD CAREW BLYLEVEN +
$399.99

1971 MINNESOTA TWINS 28 SIGNED AUTOGRAPH AL BASEBALL "JSA" ROD CAREW KILLEBREW
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1975 TOPPS #600 ROD CAREW HOF PSA DNA SIGNED AUTO JGR944
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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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