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Steve Carlton Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Steve Carlton

Date of Birth: 12/22/1944
Rookie Card Year: 1965
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview

Steve Carlton cards and memorabilia are quite affordable and undervalued for a Hall of Famer of his caliber. He was one of the most dominating left-handed pitchers of his era or any other. He was the first pitcher to win four Cy Young Awards. The ten-time All-Star also won a Gold Glove and two World Series Championships before retiring in 1988. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994, Carlton has two oddities to his career statistics worth mentioning. He holds the record for balks with 90, and in 1972, his win-loss record accounted for 46 percent of the Phillies' total wins.

The Steve Carlton rookie card can be found in 1965 Topps Baseball.

His autographs are readily available as he is a regular on the autograph circuit. Additionally, his signature has been used in hundreds of modern trading card sets.

Steve Carlton game-used items do come up occasionally. Past auctions have included road game jerseys from one of his Cy Young seasons and fielding gloves that sold for close to five figures. Most common are his game-used bats. The fact Carlton played the National League and the bats got little use make them rather plentiful but still highly collectible.

Steve Carlton Rookie Cards

1965 Topps Steve Carlton RC#477

Steve Carlton's only true rookie card comes from an era where future Hall of Famers were often paired with obscure players who barely had a cup of coffee in the bigs. Such is the case with Carlton being paired with Fritz Ackley, who pitched all of 19 innings for the Chicago White Sox. Oddly enough, Carlton collectors would have to wait two years before seeing him showcased solo on his own card, the 1967 Topps Baseball card #146, having been omitted from the 1966 release.

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1971 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD STEVE CARLTON #55 EX-EXMT!!RANGE CENTERED
$5.99

1969 TOPPS STEVE CARLTON HOF #255 PSA MINT 9 O C PSA 9 SMR'S FOR $325+
$78.84

2005 Leaf Century Stamps Centennial Steve Carlton Jersey #D18 39 #29 *60024
$15.00

2005 Diamond Kings Heritage Collection Steve Carlton Bat #D033 100 #HC24 *59964
$5.00

1973 Topps #67 Strikeout Leaders Steve Carlton Nolan Ryan Phillies Angels
$16.25

2001 01 STEVE CARLTON DONRUSS SIGNIFICANT SIGNATURES AUTO
$49.99

2015 TOPPS HERITAGE FLASHBACK RELIC AUTOGRAPHS #FARSC STEVE CARLTON #5 25
$249.99

2004 skybox autographics steve carlton jersey 343 350
$9.59

2004 LEATHER AND LUMBER STEVE CARLTON JERSY 096 100 NM CONDITION
$6.59

1975 hostess King Dons - Ron Cey Dodgers - Steve Carlton Phillies uncut panel
$30.00

1987 DONRUSS STEVE CARLTON #617 *BGS(9) MINT w GEM 9.5 SUB* PITCHING GREAT *HOF*
$8.84

1967 Topps #146 STEVE CARLTON HOF EX+ AWESOME CENTERING “LEFTY" SHIPS FREE
$14.99

1971 Topps #55 Steve Carlton PSA 7 NM Tough Center!
$34.50

2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Portraits Red Steve Carlton #34 55 HOF
$6.99

1983 TOPPS #70 STEVE CARLTON *PSA GRADED NM MT 8 *PHILLIES * *KGB-9089
$7.87

1960'S, 1970'S TOPPS PHILLIES VINTAGE 20 CARD LOT MIKE SCHMIDT STEVE CARLTON ETC
$35.00
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Autograph Guide

Steve Carlton Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Steve Carlton'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: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Schwartz Sports and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Steve Carlton Cut Signature Exemplar

Steve Carlton Cut Signature

Steve Carlton Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Steve Carlton 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. Written in classic cursive script.
  2. The letters "S" and "C" are over-sized just a tad in comparison to the other letters.
  3. The letter 'S" contains and odd-long, closed loop at the bottom.
  4. The letter "t" is crossed on top.
  5. Depending on the pen used, the "e"'s will either be open or closed (open - ink; closed - Sharpie).
  6. The letter "C" is unique in that in addition to the classic shape, it contains a vertical, right leaning line on about a 70-degree angle.
  7. The remaining letters are all legible with a distinct "r", a closed loop "l", a "t" crossed as before.
  8. Again, the letter's "a and o" may be close looped if signed in Sharpie and open with a pen.
  9. The final letter "n" tails off to the right with a slight curve.

Steve Carlton Signed Baseball

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Steve Carlton Signed Photograph

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Steve Carlton Signed Photo

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Steve Carlton (HOF '94) Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA X92489
$49.00

STEVE CARLTON PHILLIES CARDINALS HOF 94 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED O.N.L.BASEBALL W JSA
$79.00

Steve Carlton ONL Baseball Signed Autograph Auto PSA DNA Phillies
$69.00

Steve Carlton ONL Baseball Signed Autograph Auto PSA DNA Cardinals
$69.99

Steve Carlton H&B Game Used Signed Bat Philadelphia Phillies PSA DNA GU 7
$1,995.00

Steve Carlton HOF autograph official major league baseball signed with PSA COA
$37.95

STEVE CARLTON PSA DNA CERTIFIED NATIONAL LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH SIGNED BASEBALL
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STEVE CARLTON PSA DNA CERT SIGNED NATIONAL LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL AUTHENTIC
$54.99

STEVE CARLTON PSA DNA SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE CERTIFIED BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$50.39

Steve Carlton HOF 4x Cy Young Cardinals Autographed ONL Signed Baseball JSA B3
$99.99

STEVE CARLTON CARDINALS PHILLIES SIGNED M.L. BASEBALL JSA Q17005
$69.99

STEVE CARLTON Signed Autographed 18x24 Lithograph, Photo, Phillies, JSA
$99.99

Steve Carlton Signed Powder Blue Phillies Jersey Inscribed "HOF 94" (JSA COA)
$149.95

LEFTY STEVE CARLTON Signed A. Bartlett Giamatti Official NL Baseball JSA COA
$35.00

FRAMED STEVE CARLTON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES JERSEY JSA COA
$499.99

Steve Carlton Signed Baseball HOF Inscription Professional Sports (PSA DNA) 9
$49.95
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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.


User Comments

  1. I just opened a topps baseball supreme steve carlton numbered to 10. It’s a scope sterling topps 2014 steve carlton autographed game-used patch. Where can I find the value of this card, I’ve looked everywhere. thanks for your time.

    Scott

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