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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1982 STEVE CARLTON OPC #129 STICKERS PHILLIES PSA 8
$7.59

1981 STEVE CARLTON OPC #203 O PEE CHEE PHILLIES PSA 7
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2004 Leaf Certified Steve Carlton Fabric of the Game AUTO 1 3 EBAY 1 1
$152.15

1968 Topps Steve Carlton St. Louis Cardinals #408 Baseball Card
$11.34

1980 STEVE CARLTON OPC #113 O PEE CHEE PHILLIES PSA 9!
$16.14

Adam Wainwright Steve Carlton 2016 Topps Heritage Jersey Bat S#d 09 67 Clubhouse
$39.99

1969 Topps 255 Steve Carlton VG #D512143
$8.75

1972 Topps 420 Steve Carlton VG #D512347
$5.25

1971 Topps #55 Steve Carlton BVG 8 NM-MT
$17.25

2004 Absolute STEVE CARLTON AUTOGRAPH (HOF) Phillies *RARE 10 10
$75.00

1986 Fleer Steve Carlton (HOF) (#02) (Future Hall of Famers) PSA10 PSA
$99.97

1967 Topps #146 Steve Carlton VGEX+ Cardinals V2298
$7.64

1967 Topps #146 Steve Carlton VGEX+ Cardinals V2299
$7.64

2005 UD BASEBALL HEROES STEVE CARLTON AUTOGRAPH PHILLIES LEGEND HOF LEGEND GREEN
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1972 Topps #751 Steve Carlton VGEX+ Phillies V2347
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1972 Topps #751 Steve Carlton VGEX+ Phillies V2348
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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 autograph official major league baseball signed with PSA COA
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STEVE CARLTON HOF 94 AUTOGRAPHED AUTO SIGNED BASEBALL PHILLIES MLB VTG JSA LOA
$49.49

Steve Carlton Autographed Signed PSA DNA Multi-Inscription Official MLB Ball
$129.99

Steve Carlton Signed Phillies 13 x 15 Custom Framed Photo Display w Pin PSA DNA
$31.56

STEVE CARLTON PSA DNA CERT SIGNED NATIONAL LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL AUTHENTIC
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STEVE CARLTON PSA DNA CERTED NATIONAL LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH SIGNED BASEBALL AUTHENTIC
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STEVE CARLTON PSA DNA SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE CERTIFIED BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
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STEVE CARLTON PSA DNA CERTIFIED NATIONAL LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH SIGNED BASEBALL
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Steve Carlton Signed Autographed Jersey Number Philadelphia Phillies Framed JSA
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Steve Carlton HOF 4x Cy Young Cardinals Autographed ONL Signed Baseball JSA B3
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Steve Carlton signed 8x10 photo PSA hologram coa Philadelphia Phillies autograph
$89.00

STEVE CARLTON SIGNED "67 WS CHAMPS" JERSEY PSA COA PHILLIES BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$122.43

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

Steve Carlton signed 8x10 photo Tristar & MLB.com hologram autograph
$75.00

MIKE SCHMIDT STEVE CARLTON SIGNED GARTLAN STATUES PHILLIES HOFers PSA DNA
$299.99

Steve Carlton 1986 Fleer Mini #91 Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
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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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