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Tom Glavine Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Tom Glavine

Date of Birth: 3/25/1966
Rookie Card Year: 1988
Investment Rating: 7.0


Rookie Cards

Despite being one of the top pitchers of his generation, for the most part, Tom Glavine cards and memorabilia remain extremely affordable. Not helping matters is the fact that his rookies come from an era of massive print runs and wide availability. With a Hall of Fame resume, it's easy to jump in still and collect the pitching great.

Winner of two Cy Young Awards, Glavine is best known for his years with the Atlanta Braves as a part of a stellar rotation that also included Greg Maddux and John Smoltz. Appearing in five World Series with the team, Glavine was named the World Series MVP in 1995.

Between the Braves and the New York Mets, Glavine finished his career with 305 wins. He was an All-Star ten times.

Also a standout on the ice, Glavine was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round of the 1984 NHL Draft.

Collectors have four different Tom Glavine rookie cards to chase. All cost very little. Even with his induction into Cooperstown, don't expect prices to jump very much. For those looking for premium Tom Glavine cards, rarer glossy versions of his rookies, early minor league cards and high-end hits are the best bets.

Tom Glavine Rookie Card Guide

1987 Sportflics Team Preview Atlanta Braves #24

The first MLB Tom Glavine card is actually from a 1987 set. The team card isn't an official rookie card, but it is a cheap option for Glavine completists. The Team Preview card features 12 total members of the Braves. In familiar Sportflics fashion, they're showcased with lenticular images. It was included as part of a 26-card box set.

1987 Sportflics Team Previews Atlanta Braves Tom Glavine

1988 Donruss Tom Glavine RC #644

Like all Tom Glavine rookies, there is no shortage of his 1988 Donruss card. The drab photo and striped borders doesn't make for that most attractive card. Even high-grade copies from PSA and BGS shouldn't  cost very much.

1988 Fleer Tom Glavine RC #539

The brightest of Tom Glavine's rookie cards, it also captures the young player with the semblance of a smile. While the basic version shouldn't set you back more than a couple of dollars, there's also a Glossy version. That said, it's also widely available so there's not much of a premium.

1988 Score Tom Glavine RC #638

1988 Score Baseball is the only Tom Glavine rookie card to show the pitcher in action. Part of the company's debut set, the orange borders are bright and the arrows that are integrated into the design are an odd choice. Like Fleer, there's also a Glossy version. Available only in a factory set that had a reported print run of 5,000 copies, the 1988 Score Glossy Tom Glavine is one of his most popular cards. It's also relatively hard to find.

1988 Topps Tom Glavine RC #779

The portrait is  simple, but it works. Don't worry about having to pay more than a cup of coffee for this rookie. There are plenty to go around. If you're looking for a rarer option, there's the 1988 Topps Tiffany Tom Glavine. Though typically rare, the 1988 Topps Tiffany set came with a print run of 25,000 copies. Though in much shorter supply than the regular card, it's still easy to find as far as Tiffany cards go.

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2017 ARCHIVES SIGNATURE SERIES TOM GLAVINE AUTO AUTOGRAPH CARD #D 1 1 1 OF 1
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Tom Glavine 1995 Upper Deck #46 Electric Diamond Gold
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Tom Glavine Signed 2002 E-X #76 Atlanta Braves Baseball Card H.O.Fer
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TOM GLAVINE METS LEGEND LIMITED EDITION AUTHENTIC BASEBALL CARD RARE 999
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TOM GLAVINE - FOUR ( 4 ) 1988 TOPPS ROOKIE CARDS #779 + ONE FLEER #539
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ALANTA BRAVES 1991 1992 TOPPS TRIPLE HEADER TOM GLAVINE,GANT,JUSTICE
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2017 Topps High Tek Base Pattern 5 A & B (Pick Your Cards)
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1988 TOPPS TIFFANY #779 TOM GLAVINE HOF ROOKIE CARD RC BRAVES HOF PSA 8
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TOM GLAVINE 2007 UD MASTERPIECES CAPTURED ON CANVAS GAME JERSEY AD2363
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2001 Tom Glavine Bowman Chrome BGS 8
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Tom glavine blue rainbow and green rainbow Topps High Tek 2017
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2017 TOPPS TIER ONE TOM GLAVINE GOLD AUTO 1 1 SP ATLANTA BRAVES T1A-TG
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1988 Fleer Tom Glavine Braves #539 Rookie ISA 10 #52756372 (HOF 2014)
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Minor League Cards

Tom Glavine Minor League Cards

Here's a gallery of Tom Glavine minor league cards that came out before his rookie cards. Most are scarce, especially when compared to the mass availability of the pitcher's first MLB cards.

1986 ProCards Greenville Braves Tom Glavine

1986 ProCards Greenville Braves Tom Glavine

1986 Donn Jennings Southern League All-Stars Tom Glavine #23

1986 Jennings Southern League All-Star Tom Glavine

1987 Bob's Camera Richmond Braves Tom Glavine

1987 TCMA International League All-Stars Tom Glavine #32

1987 TCMA Richmond Braves Tom Glavine #5

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Tom Glavine 1986 86 Greenville Braves Southern League All Star Rookie Card
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1986 TOM GLAVINE DONN JENNINGS SOUTHERN LGE. A S #23 RC HOF (127)
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RICHMOND BRAVES 1987 TCMA MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM SET LOT x10 TOM GLAVINE
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Tom Glavine ROOKIE! Hall of Fame! #644 1987 Donruss Leaf
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1986 Southern League All Stars Tom Glavine Rookie #23, XRC, Atlanta Braves
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1986 PRO CARDS GREENVILLE BRAVES TOM GLAVINE TEAM SET
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Lot of 20 Tom Glavine 1987 TCMA CMC Minor League Rookie Cards - Braves
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1986 Donn Jennings Tom Glavine Southern League All Star
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1986 Donn Jennings Rookie #23 Tom Glavine RC Greenville Braves SGC 96 MINT 9
$15.30

1986 SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL-STARS #23 "TOM GLAVINE"
$5.95

2017 Topps New Era 1987 Tom Glavine 87T-15 Braves
$6.00

1987 TCMA INTER. LEAGUE ALL-STARS #32 TOM GLAVINE RC HOF PSA 9 B2336976-052
$20.99

1986 Southern League All-Stars Jennings #23 Tom Glavine BGS BCCG 9 Pre-Rookie
$7.99

1986 Greenville Braves " Tom glavine"
$48.50
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Autograph Guide

Tom Glavine Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Tom Glavine'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.

Tom Glavine Cut Signature Exemplar

Tom Glavine Signed Baseball

Tom Glavine Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Tom Glavine 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 small, script, every letter is legible
  2. The letter "T" includes a curve to the left making it resemble the number "7"
  3. The pen lifts for a closed "o" that flows into the letter "m"
  4. The "G" is printed in a way that it looks like the number "6"
  5. The "l" consists of a straight line leaning to the right
  6. The "a" is implied, following into a small "v-i-n"
  7. The signature is closed by an 'e" that is fully closed

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TOM GLAVINE (Braves) signed 8x10 'Action" photo-JSA #K67214
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TOM GLAVINE Autographed Auto Ball Signed Baseball JSA COA BRAVES METS
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Tom Glavine Signed Romlb Jsa Certified Atlanta Braves Hall Of Fame
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Tom Glavine Signed Mets Jersey (JSA COA) Won his 300th Game as a Met !
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Tom Glavine signed 11x14 Ny Mets (HOF) with PSA DNA cert
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TOM GLAVINE JSA HAND SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL AUTHENTIC
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TOM GLAVINE 1997 UPPER DECK SIGNED PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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TOM GLAVINE Signed New York Mets Baseball Hat w JSA COA
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Tom Glavine 1991 Signed Inscribed National League Baseball JSA COA
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TOM GLAVINE Signed Autograph MLB Atlanta Braves Encapsulated PSA DNA
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TOM GLAVINE Atlanta BRAVES HOF Signed ROMLB inscribed 91,98 CY JSA Certified
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Tom Glavine Signed Mets Jersey (JSA COA) Won his 300th Game as a Met !
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TOM GLAVINE JSA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL AUTHENTIC SIGNED BRAVES HOF
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Tom Glavine New York Mets Signed Blue Jersey JSA Witness Autograph #WP002226
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TOM GLAVINE BRAVES CY 91 99 HOF SIGNED BASEBALL JSA LOA 2A
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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.


User Comments

  1. Hello,
    i have a few cards triple play is the only trade name.Is there any value to a MMonth Vaughn or Tom Glavine

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