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Stan Mikita Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Stan Mikita

Date of Birth: 5/20/1940
Rookie Card Year: 1960-61
Investment Rating: 7.0


Stan Mikita spent his entire 21-year career with the Chicago Blackhawks. During this time, he amassed 541 goals and 1,467 points. Stan Mikita cards and autographed memorabilia have maintained their popularity with collectors long after his retirement.

During his tenure with the team, he earned numerous awards including two Hart Memorial Trophies as the league's most valuable player. Mikita was also the NHL's leading scorer on four separate occasions.

As a result of his contributions to the team and the league, Mikita's hockey cards and memorabilia are highly collectible and provide collectors with a solid investment opportunity.

Stan Mikita's rookie card if from the 1960-61 Topps Hockey set. He also has two first-year premiums in 1960-61 Topps Stamps and 1960-61 Shirriff Coins.

Mikita's first autograph card is from the obscure 1991-92 Future Trends Canada '72 Gold Letter Autographs set. His first autograph card issued by a major trading card manufacturer can be found in the over-sized 1997-98 Pinnacle Beehive.

In 1999-00, Upper Deck produced Stan Mikita's first memorabilia cards as part of the Piece of History 500 Goal Club insert set. Two versions of the card exist. The first contains a piece of a Mikita game-used hockey stick. It is not serial numbered. The other version adds an on-card autograph and is serial numbered to 25 copies.

Stan Mikita has remained an ambassador for the Chicago Blackhawks. He participates in numerous Heritage Night events during the season. He is also a frequent autograph guest at regional sports collectibles shows in the Chicago area.

Stan Mikita Rookie Card

1960-61 Topps Stan Mikita RC #14

1960-61 Topps Stan Mikita RC

This card features an iconic Topps hockey design. It is instantly recognizable by collectors and has been a longtime hobby favorite. The white borders make it prone to yellowing, given its age.

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Autograph Guide

Stan Mikita Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Stan Mikita'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, and Mounted Memories.

Stan Mikita Cut Signature Exemplar:

Stan Mikita Signature Example

Stan Mikita Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Stan Mikita 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 is written on a horizontal plane that exhibits a very slight rise in angle of about ten degrees.
  2. The signature is written in an individualized cursive style script.
  3. The "S" is unique in that it is a printed version with and extra loop on both the top and bottom.
  4. The "t" contains a loop in the vertical portion which is then crossed.
  5. The "M" resembles more of a combination of a printed "C" and "L."
  6. The "i"s are both dotted.
  7. The "t" is often half crossed and disconnected from the vertical line.
  8. The letters "k" and "a" are implied and not discernible.

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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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