Roy Halladay Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Roy Halladay

Date of Birth: 5/14/1977
Rookie Card Year: 1997
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Roy Halladay was one of baseball's most dominant pitchers for most of the new millennium's first decade. During this stretch, Roy Halladay cards and memorabilia became popular, especially once he went to Philadelphia.

Starting his career in Toronto, he quietly earned a reputation for being a workhorse on the mound. His achievements went largely unnoticed, though, as the Blue Jays aren't the same draw as they were a couple of decades ago.

After years of being the ace in Toronto, "Doc" Halladay was sent to the Phillies in a blockbuster off-season deal in December, 2009. The switch to the National League didn't hurt the pitcher. He went 21-10 with an NL-leading nine complete games and four shutouts on his way to his second Cy Young Award. Halladay also won in 2003 with the Blue Jays.

In May, 2010, Halladay tossed a perfect game against the Marlins. He followed it up with a no-hitter in his first postseason start versus Cincinnati in the opening game of the 2010 National League Division Series.

Injuries took their toll on the pitcher and Halladay retired following the 2013 season.

It took Roy Halladay cards and memorabilia a while to get the recognition they deserve, but the pitcher did finally emerge as one of the hobby's elite. At least when it comes to pitchers.

Roy Halladay has just three rookie cards, all from 1997 Bowman-brand products. Halladay's most popular base card is easily his 1997 Bowman Chrome Baseball rookie card. High-end and autograph collectors will want to consider his 1997 Bowman Baseball autographs, which come in three color variations (blue, black and gold). Halladay also has a 1995 Signature Rookies Tetrad Baseball autograph. However, the card, which is numbered to 5,000 copies, is a minor league issue.

1997 Bowman Baseball Gold Autographs Roy Halladay

Considering Halladay's credentials, he doesn't have a ton of autographed cards on the market. As a result, they carry more value than similar-caliber players. Other popular pieces of Halladay memorabilia include signed baseballs and jerseys. Philadelphia-related may have more mainstream appeal, but the pitcher was also viewed as a hero in Canada, creating a captive market for Halladay's Toronto collectibles.

As far as future values go, it could go either way. Some see Halladay as a Hall of Fame candidate. If he is elected, expect a spike in interest. However, his career numbers don't stack up as strongly as a lot of other players so he's not guaranteed a spot in Cooperstown.

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2007 BOWMAN ORANGE ROY HALLADAY 250
$5.99

Roy Halladay 1997 Bowman Chrome Rookie
$10.00

2011 TOPPS #MGL-RHA ROY HALLADAY "LEATHER NAMEPLATE", PHILLIES, 050815
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* 2013 Topps MLB Chipz * ERROR * Roy Halladay FRONT * Buster Posey BACK * 1 1???
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ROY HALLADAY 2003 DONRUSS GREEN LEAF PARALLEL 02 25
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ROY HALLADAY 2005 LEAF BLUE PRESS PROOF CHECKLIST 39 75
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2008 Roy Halladay Finest Gold X-Fractor #FM-ROH 15 25 (only 4 exist)
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2008 SPx Winning Materials Team Dual Swatch WM-RH Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays
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2008 SPx Winning Materials Team Dual Swatch WM-RH Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays
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2003 FLEER TRADITION # 30 Roy Halladay PSA 10 GEM MT PSA # 20312721 ONLY 2 10's!
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2008 Roy Halladay Finest Gold X-Fractor #47 15 25 (only 4 exist)
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2004 FLEER SWEET SIGS # 75 Roy Halladay PSA 10 GEM MT PSA # 20438539 Only 2 10's
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2014 TOPPS TRIBUTE #TTR-RHA ROY HALLADAY JERSEY CARD 18 99 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
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AARON JUDGE ROOKIE ROY HALLADAY 1ST BOWMAN RC AROD ALFONSO SORIANO ROOKIES More!
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Roy Halladay 2017 Topps Bunt (Digital App Card) National Baseball Card Day
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ROY HALLADAY PHILLIES SILK RELIC #08 50 2014 TOPPS HOF PHILADELPHIA BLUE JAYS
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Rookie Cards

Roy Halladay Rookie Cards

1997 Bowman Roy Halladay RC #308

Halladay's cheapest rookie card is also the toughest one to keep in mint condition due to its black borders and soft card stock. Shot from the point of view of a batter, the card depicts the pitcher ready to deliver to home plate. The lone parallel is the foil International card.

1997 Bowman Baseball Roy Halladay Rookie Card

1997 Bowman Chrome Roy Halladay RC #212

A chromium take on his regular Bowman card, this is an essential piece of Halladay collection. It's also available in several parallels: Refractors, International and International Refractors.

1997 Bowman Chrome Baseball Roy Halladay RC

1997 Bowman's Best Roy Halladay RC #134

Somewhat overlooked because of the popularity of 1997 Bowman Chrome, Halladay's 1997 Bowman's Best rookie is another chromium card. The full-body shot is very similar to the photo used on his Bowman card, just a little further along in the motion. The baseball card is paralleled by both a Refractor and an Atomic Refractor.

1997 Bowman's Best Baseball Roy Halladay Rookie Card

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1997 Bowman International 308 Roy Halladay Rookie
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Roy Halladay B. Koch, 1999 Omega, ROOKIE!!!, NM.-MT. 8.5
$7.91

Roy Halladay,1995 Signature Rookies, ROOKIE!!!, Gem Mint 10, Limited Edition
$17.59

Best 1997 Pre Rookie RC Minor League Roy Halladay 15
$9.99

1X ROY HALLADAY 1999 Topps Finest #140 RC Rookie REFRACTOR INSERT Blue Jays
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1997 Bowman's Best Roy Halladay Rookie Graded BCCG 10
$19.95

1999 Upper Deck Encore Rookie FX Gold #R7 Roy Halladay Los Angeles Angels Card
$5.65

1999 Upper Deck Encore Rookie FX Gold #R7 Roy Halladay Los Angeles Angels Card
$5.65

Roy Halladay Bowman Chrome 1998 75 Minor Leagues Rookie RC
$6.99

1997 BOWMAN ROY HALLADAY RC + 1997 BOWMAN HALLADAY INTERNATIONAL RC NM MT COND.
$16.80

1997 Bowman Roy Halladay Rookie Graded BCCG 10
$24.95

1997 Bowman's Best Roy Halladay Rookie RC #134 *66516
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1997 Bowman #308 Roy Halladay RC
$12.00

1997 BOWMAN - ROY HALLADAY RC
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Autograph Guide

Roy Halladay Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Roy Halladay'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 company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: Steiner Sports, PSA, JSA, and Mounted Memories.

Roy Halladay Cut Signature Exemplar:

Roy Halladay Signature Example

Roy Halladay Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Roy Halladay signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Despite his signature having a tendency to vary depending upon the venue, the type of item or when it was signed, look for at least some of the following signature features:

  1. The signature is typically seen written on an upward angle of about 25-30 degrees.
  2. The letter "R" is pronounced with the hump coming more to a point than roundedthe capping line of the hump does not touch the first vertical line.
  3. The letter "o" is implied and the "y" is discernible by the triangular shaped loop on the bottom.
  4. The letter "H" consists of three lines with the two vertical lines differing with the first resembling a "7" a loop is used to connect the lines and forms to the left of the first line.
  5. Several letters in the last name are non-existent with only an "l" and the "y" being discernible.
  6. The "l" is a simple up down stroke with no loop and the bottom loop of the "y" differs from the first, this time resembling more of a backwards "D."

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FRAMED Autographed Signed ROY HALLADAY 33x42 Phillies Grey Jersey JSA COA Auto
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FRAMED Autographed Signed ROY HALLADAY 33x42 Phillies Pinstripe Jersey JSA COA
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ROY HALLADAY CY YOUNG AUTOGRAPH SIGNED BASEBALL BALL PHILLIES BLUE JAYS JSA COA
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ROY HALLADAY PERFECT GAME SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL BALL PHILLIES JSA COA
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ROY HALLADAY SIGNED AUTOGRAPH 8X10 PHOTO *PSA COA* PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
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Roy Halladay signed autograph auto 2010 Topps Turkey Red Card PSA Slabbed
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Roy Halladay Autograph Signed Phillies Perez NLDS No Hitter Litho Frame JSA
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ROY HALLADAY (Phillies) signed baseball w PSA COA
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ROY HALLADAY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES White SIGNED Jersey JSA COA !!!! MLB AUTO
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JSA CERTIFIED ROY HALLADAY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES SIGNED MAJESTIC BASEBALL JERSEY
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ROY HALLADAY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES White SIGNED Jersey JSA COA J20866
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Roy Halladay Signed Autographed Baseball Hat JSA COA Blue Jays
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Roy Halladay & Josh Hamilton Signed Baseball Lot Global GA GV GAI COA!
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Roy Halladay Signed 8X12 Photo Autographed PSA DNA Toronto Blue Jays
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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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