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Tony Dorsett Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Tony Dorsett

Date of Birth: 4/7/1954
Rookie Card Year: 1978
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Tony Dorsett football cards and autographed memorabilia may be slightly under-appreciated by collectors outside of the Dallas Cowboys fan base. Still, there is no denying that Dorsett was one of the NFL's most dynamic running backs during his 11-year career.

Dorsett's resume reads like the text book definition of a Hall of Fame player, which he is, having been inducted in 1994. Included in his list of accolades are a Heisman trophy, four Pro Bowl selection and a Super Bowl Championship, to name just a few.

As a result of his career achievements, flashy running style and outgoing personality, Dorsett was one of the most highly coveted players to collect throughout much of the 1980s. While he has remained out of the spotlight for several years, he continues to be a regular signer at autograph events across the country. Tony Dorsett autographed memorabilia remains in high demand and his personable nature during such events provides a rewarding in-person signing experience.  Autographed footballs, particularly those with a white signing panel and Dallas Cowboys logo, are among his most frequently signed pieces.

Tony Dorsett's rookie card was part of the 1978 Topps Football set. While not considered true rookie cards, Dorsett did have other cards issued during his freshman year including a pair of cards is 1978 Fleer Team Action.

Through the years, Dorsett has also been a regular on the checklist of modern football card sets and has, literally, hundreds of autograph and memorabilia cards. Being a fan favorite with a tremendous amount of material makes him desirable for player collectors.

Tony Dorsett Rookie Card

1978 Topps Football Tony Dorsett RC #315

1978 Topps Football Tony Dorsett RC

The 1978 Topps Football set is notorious for being off-center. Dorsett's card is no exception. As a result, high-grade cards can sell for hundreds of dollars. Tony Dorsett is also featured on card #507 along with other Dallas rookies. He is also pictured on card #168, celebrating the Cowboys' Super Bowl XII victory.

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1979 FLEER TEAM ACTION #13 TONY DORSETT LOT OF 55 MINT F74592
$6.58

TONY DORSETT 1994 DALLAS COWBOYS HOF SB CHAMPION RUNNING BACK CARD WITH AN EXTRA
$168.50

1978 Topps #315 Tony Dorsett Near Mint+ RC Rookie Cowboys
$40.00

10943* 1978 Topps # 315 Tony Dorsett RC Ex-Mt
$18.00

9111* 1978 Topps # 315 Tony Dorsett RC Ex-Mt
$18.00

Leaf Limited 2003 Tony Dorsett Jersey Autograph 12 25
$60.00

1986 Topps TONY DORSETT HOF SGC 88 NM MT 8 # 126 DALLAS COWBOYS
$10.00

Tom Landry Tony Dorsett 2009 Donruss Classics S#d 17 25 PLATINUM Classic Combos
$9.99

1979 TOPPS # 160 TONY DORSETT !!
$9.99

2012 Exquisite Collection #16 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh Panthers Football Card
$6.74

2012 Exquisite Collection #16 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh Panthers Football Card
$6.74

2012 Exquisite Collection #16 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh Panthers Football Card
$6.75

1997 97 UD Upper Deck LEGENDS TONY DORSETT AUTOGRAPH AUTO AL-12 COWBOYS
$157.50

1978 Topps Football set-Tony Dorsett rookie-SGC 55,John Stallworth-NFL
$54.99

Tony Dorsett, 1978 Topps, ROOKIE!!!, PSA 8 Sharp Corners
$66.39

1989 TOPPS TONY DORSETT 3 COLOR VARIATION CARD LOT
$5.00
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Key Cards

1992 Pro Line Portraits Autographs Tony Dorsett #38

1992 Pro Line Autographs Tony Dorsett

Tony Dorsett's first officially certified autograph is part of this popular set. Ahead of its time, the set features on-card autographs of some of the game's all-time greats. An embossed seal (visible in the bottom right corner) ensures the authenticity of the autograph.

2000 Greats of the Game Cowboy Clippings Tony Dorsett #2CCL

2000 GOTG Tony Dorsett

This is Tony Dorsett's first memorabilia card that includes a jersey swatch of a Dallas Cowboys uniform jersey. The die-cut star houses the swatch and makes for a nice design element as it mirrors the Cowboys helmet logo. The card is not serial numbered.

2000 Leaf Certified Heritage Collection Tony Dorsett #TD33H

2000 Leaf Heritage Collection Tony Dorsett

Produced during the same year as the previous card, this one depicts Dorsett in his final season as a member of the Denver Broncos. The card is serial numbered to 100 copies and a Gold parallel version, numbered to 21, also exists. The pained expression on Dorsett's face really captures the emotion of a once great player resigned to the fate all athletes face at some point during their careers - retirement.

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Leaf Limited 2003 Tony Dorsett Jersey Autograph 12 25
$60.00

1997 97 UD Upper Deck LEGENDS TONY DORSETT AUTOGRAPH AUTO AL-12 COWBOYS
$157.50

JERSEY 2002 DONRUSS CLASSICS MT 2 COLOR PATCH TONY DORSETT #294 400 BRONCOS DAL
$16.99

2017 Panini Majestic TONY DORSETT ICONS MATERIALS JERSEY COWBOYS 10 A5023
$9.69

National Treasures Century Materials Jersey Cowboys Tony Dorsett 32 49 2013
$75.00

Panini Flawless On Card Autograph Jersey Broncos Tony Dorsett 10 10 2016
$750.00

tony dorsett jersey patch cowboys pittsburgh pitt panthers college worn # 66 08
$14.24

PSA DNA 1978 Topps Tony Dorsett Auto Rookie Cowboys Broncos Panthers 7727
$199.99

TONY DORSETT 2015 Topps 60th Anniversary RC Reprint AUTO BGS 9 10 Cowboys
$50.00

2016 PRIME SIGNATURES * DUEL AUTO * RANDY WHITE TONY DORSETT 4 25
$50.00

TONY DORSETT ROGER STAUBACH 2001 DONRUSS CLASSICS HELMET JERSEY 100 COWBOYS
$84.00

2000 Fleer TONY DORSETT Cowboy Clippings DALLAS COWBOYS Blue JERSEY
$24.99

Tony Dorsett 2015 Flawless BGS 9.5 10 AUTO 2-color GAME WORN JERSEY 20 BRONCOS!
$79.99

2005 Leaf Limited Monikers Tony Dorsett & Jones autograph jersey 25 #44 *50034
$80.00

2014 Panini Absolute Tools Of Trade Tony Dorsett autograph jersey #D04 10 *68130
$60.00

2005 Reflections Cut From the Same Cloth Red Julius Jones Tony Dorsett Jersey
$7.20
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Autographed Memorabilia

Tony Dorsett Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Tony Dorsett autograph 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, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Tony Dorsett Cut Signature Exemplar

Tony Dorsett Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Tony Dorsett 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. Hastily written, with several unique letter.
  2. The letter "T" is very odd and includes a lopsided heart shape at the top and a triangle shaped loop at the bottom.
  3. The "o" is legible and fully closed.
  4. The "n" looks upside down resembling more of a :u:.
  5. The "y" is legible with a straight down stroke.
  6. The "D" is his signature letter which is created with a short down stroke that has a slight curl at the start, a ling upstroke on a 75 degree angle, then shoots straight down to the right on a 45-degree angle where it loops into a guitar pick like shape before coming back around to underline the last name.
  7. The remaining letters are legible, however the "e" does not for a loop.
  8. The first "t" does form a loop and then a straight line comes up, these two characters are crossed to create the double "t."

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TONY DORSETT EMMITT SMITH SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS REPLICA HELMET "HOF" 13283 JSA
$499.99

TONY DORSETT AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DENVER BRONCOS RIDDELL MINI HELMET w JSA W
$94.99

Tony Dorsett Signed 1985 Sports Illustrated Cover Autographed Cowboys PSA DNA
$34.95

Tony Dorsett signed Rawlings ONL baseball PSA DNA
$75.00

Tony Dorsett SIGNED Dallas Cowboys Mini Helmet + HOF 94 PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$175.00

TONY DORSETT DALLAS COWBOYS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED MINI HELMET (JSA CERTIFIED)
$120.00

Tony Dorsett Signed Autographed Blue College Style Jersey JSA
$68.78

Tony Dorsett Signed Autographed Dallas Cowboys FS Helmet JSA
$105.50

Tony Dorsett Signed Autograph Dallas Cowboys Silver FS Helmet W SBinscript JSA
$309.99

TONY DORSETT AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS 8X10 PHOTO SOLO WHITE 19992 JSA
$74.99

Tony Dorsett SIGNED Navy Jersey - JSA Witness - Autographed w Photo
$199.99

TONY DORSETT SIGNED DENVER BRONCOS AUG 1988 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 15469 JSA W191016
$49.99

TONY DORSETT SIGNED AUTO AUTOGRAPHED DALLAS COWBOYS MINI HELMET HOF JSA COA WoW
$99.99

TONY DORSETT SIGNED SUPER BOWL XII 12 WILSON NFL FOOTBALL DALLAS COWBOYS JSA
$249.00

TONY DORSETT AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED PITT PANTHERS MINI HELMET 76 HEISMAN PSA
$199.99

Cowboys Tony Dorsett "HOF 94" Signed Card 1978 Topps RC #315 PSA DNA Slabbed
$149.99
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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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