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Todd Helton Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Todd Helton

Date of Birth: 8/20/1973
Rookie Card Year: 1993
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

With his hustle, talent and attitude towards the game, Todd Helton cards and autographed memorabilia were popular with collectors. When he was in his prime, Helton was on the bubble of the hobby's top tier. That slipped somewhat as his career wound down but he's still one of the most recognized names from the first decade of the new millennium. Todd Helton played his entire 17-year career with the Colorado Rockies.

An accomplished hitter, Helton finished his career holding virtually every offensive team record. His lifetime batting average of .316, to go along with 2,519 hits, and 1,406 runs batted in, are further evidence of his strong play.

The only Todd Helton rookie card is from 1993 Topps Traded Baseball. It depicts him as a member of Team USA. Helton would make is MLB debut in 1997. He has several other cards leading up to his rookie season including relatively popular cards in 1996 Topps Chrome and 1996 Bowman's Best.

Helton's first certified autograph is from 1996 Signature Rookies Old Judge Peak Picks, a relatively obscure minor league release. His first MLB autograph is included in the 1997 Donruss Signature Series set. The base version is serial numbered to 1,400. The card also has two parallels numbered to 1,000 and 100.

Todd Helton's first game-used memorabilia cards were issued by Fleer and Upper Deck in 1999. His Winning Materials jersey card from 1999 SPx is a favorite.

With his impressive big-league resumé, Helton's autographed memorabilia is a good value and has solid potential for growth. Single-signed baseballs and signed Helton model bats are key pieces for getting signed.

Todd Helton Rookie Card

1993 Topps Traded Todd Helton RC #19T

1993 Topps Traded Todd Helton RC

1993 Topps Traded was issued as a factory sealed set. As a result, the Helton rookie card is often found in Mint condition. Professionally graded samples in top condition are plentiful. This ready supply has also brought prices down in recent years.

Top eBay Listings

2004 PLAYOFF HONORS #C13 TODD HELTON JERSEY COLORADO ROCKIES 197 250 1256
$10.36

LOT OF 650 BASEBALL CARDS WITH TODD HELTON ROOKIE & SAMMY SOSA ROOKIE
$10.00

1993 Topps Traded Factory Complete Set-Todd Helton USA RC!
$6.69

Todd Helton 2005 Diamond Kings Auto #84 Rockies #1 1
$299.99

(50) 1997-2012 Todd Helton Baseball Card Lot w No Duplicates - Colorado Rockies
$8.59

2005 TOOLS of The Trade TODD HELTON JERSEY CARD 111 150 TT-188 LARGE PATCH
$12.99

1996 Best Cards Todd Helton #13 SGC 96 9
$5.60

2002 Donruss Diamond Kings Cut Collection #DC-55 Todd Helton Colorado Rockies
$7.90

2002 Donruss Diamond Kings Cut Collection #DC-55 Todd Helton Colorado Rockies
$7.90

2002 Topps Heritage #373 Todd Helton SP - NM-MT
$5.60

2002 Topps Pristine Portions TODD HELTON Jersey BOX 16
$5.99

2002 Topps Pristine Popular Demand TODD HELTON Jersey
$5.99

2012 Topps Heritage Baseball #484A (Wht CrdBrdr) Todd Helton SP Colorado Rockies
$5.60

2008 SP LEGENDARY CUTS DUAL MEMORABILIA GU JERSEY BAT DON MATTINGLY TODD HELTON
$14.00

Todd Helton Rockies 2008 upper Deck memorabilia card #WM-HE mint
$14.00

1996 TODD HELTON BOWMANS BEST REFRACTOR #171 PSA 9 ROCKIES POP 13 (915)
$20.89
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Autograph Guide

Todd Helton Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Todd Helton'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.

Todd Helton Cut Signature Exemplar:

Todd Helton Signature Example

Todd Helton Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Todd Helton 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. It is a very hard-to-decipher signature in terms of letter-by-letter analysis.
  2. The signature consists of several looping letters and rounded lines.
  3. Look for two horizontal loops on either side of the center of the signature.
  4. Look for two parallel lines set in the circular line. A small dot sits between the two lines

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Top eBay Listings

Todd Helton Signed Colorado Rockies MLB Genuine Merchandise Cap Hat JSA L45994
$99.00

TODD HELTON Signed Colorado ROCKIES 16 x 20 PHOTO with PSA COA
$149.95

Todd Helton SIGNED MLB Showdown 2000 Future Star Promo Card PSA DNA Col Rockies
$55.00

TODD HELTON COLORADO ROCKIES,ALLSTAR JSA COA SIGNED MINI HELMET
$175.00

Todd Helton signed 8x10 photo PSA DNA autographed Colorado Rockies baseball
$134.99

Todd Helton signed 8x10 photo JSA COA autographed Colorado Rockies
$63.75

Todd Helton signed 8x10 photo JSA COA autographed Colorado Rockies
$63.75

Todd Helton signed 8x10 photo JSA COA autographed Colorado Rockies
$63.75

Todd Helton signed 8x10 photo JSA COA autographed Colorado Rockies
$63.75

Todd Helton signed 8x10 photo JSA COA autographed Colorado Rockies
$63.75

Todd Helton signed TOPPS Stadium Club RC AUTO, Colorado Rockies, PSA DNA
$109.98

Todd Helton Colorado Rockies Signed Major League Baseball JSA N49450
$149.00

Todd Helton Signed 1995 SP Top Prospects No. 112 (PSA DNA)
$41.30

TODD HELTON TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS,ROCKIES JSA COA SIGNED FOOTBALL
$127.50

Todd Helton Signed 1998 Donruss Studio 8x10 Photo Card Rockies JSA COA M17722
$32.99

TODD HELTON COLORADO ROCKIES SINGLE SIGNED BASEBALL JSA AUTHENTIC
$100.00
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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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