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Tony Esposito Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Tony Esposito

Date of Birth: 4/23/1943
Rookie Card Year: 1969
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

Tony Esposito was one of the most dominant goaltenders of the 1970s. He won the Vezina Trophy three times during the decade and was named to the All-Star Team six times. Tony Espositio cards and memorabilia are well respected by vintage hockey collectors. Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks have a particular attachment to Esposito for whom he played the majority of his career.

Tony Esposito's rookie card is from the 1969 O-Pee-Chee Hockey set.

Esposito's first certified autograph card is from the 1991-92 Future Trends Canada '72 set. The card is not serial numbered and the exact print run is unknown. However, the card is known to be relatively scarce.

His first memorabilia cards were issued in 2000-01 by Be A Player and Upper Deck. His game-used memorabilia cards are included in three different 2000-01 BAP products: Memorabilia, BAP Ultimate Memorabilia and Signature Series. Upper Deck produced two memorabilia cards of Esposito in 2000-01 Upper Deck Vintage.

Out of all of his earliest memorabilia cards, of which Esposito has 13, many collectors have a deep admiration for his 2000-01 BAP Ultimate Memorabilia Goalie Memorabilia Autograph card. It is rare, with 50 serial numbered copies in existence.

Tony Espositio autographed memorabilia is plentiful. He has remained an ambassador of the game and of the Chicago Blackhawks. He is a routine guest at numerous autograph signings during the year. He has also been a very willing in-person signer over the years.

Tony Esposito Rookie Card

1969-70 O-Pee-Chee Tony Esposito #138

1969 O-Pee-Chee Tony Esposito

The Tony Esposito rookie card is a key part of the 1969-70 O-Pee-Chee Hockey set. These cards are often found with yellowing borders and soft edges. When submitted for professional grading, cards returned in high grade receive a significant premium.Although Topps also released a hockey set in 1969-70, the Blackhawks goalie isn't on the checklist.

Top eBay Listings

1972-73 OPC:#155 Vezina Trophy (Tony Esposito)SGC-80
$9.95

Tony Esposito 2007 Donruss Americana Sports Legends Game Worn Jersey Card #SL6
$8.45

1969 O-PEE-CHEE #138 TONY ESPOSITO HOF RC PSA 8 BLACK HAWKS *CG0118
$295.00

1979-80 Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Press Media Guide STAN MIKITA TONY ESPOSITO
$6.99

2012-13 The Cup Tony Esposito 25 Jersey Chicago Blackhawks
$19.93

NHL Chicago Blackhawks Autographs incl. Tony Esposito & Steve Larmer - HOF
$23.12

2004-05 ITG Ultimate 5th Goalie Gear -"TONY ESPOSITO " 5 15 ...Jersey
$63.80

1970-71 O-Pee-Chee #247 Tony Esposito Calder Trophy NM X1290243
$26.25

1970-71 O-Pee-Chee #153 Tony Esposito 0 EXMT X1289723
$32.25

1970-71 O-Pee-Chee Deckle #32 Tony Esposito 0 EXMT+ X1289882
$23.25

1970-71 O-Pee-Chee #247 Tony Esposito Calder Trophy EXMT X1289730
$17.25

2012-13 ITG ULTIMATE JERSEY LEGACY GOLD TONY ESPOSITO BOB PROBERT DENIS SAVARD 5
$63.76

TONY ESPOSITO 2009 UPPER DECK BLACK QUAD GAME USED JERSEYS# 99
$10.69

13-14 UD The Cup Tony Esposito 25
$17.99

1972-73 O-Pee-Chee #137 Tony Esposito DP EXMT+ X1233751
$19.25

07-08 UD The Cup Tony Esposito 249
$6.99
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Autograph Guide

Tony Esposito Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Tony Esposito'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, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Tony Esposito Cut Signature Exemplar:

Tony Esposito Signature Example

Tony Esposito Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Tony Esposito signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item, or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Tony Esposito Signature Characteristics

  1. The signature is very clean that displays a pride of penmanship.
  2. It is written on an even horizontal plane in a combination of print and cursive.
  3. The "T" resembles a "P" with the large loop.
  4. The "o" is open and the "n" distinct.
  5. The "y" has a tail that drops below the plane and comes back up forming a small triangle shape.
  6. The "E" is written like a backwards "3."
  7. The remaining letters are printed.
  8. The "i" is not dotted and is implied bu it being part of the 't."

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BOBBY HULL TONY ESPOSITO CHICAGO STADIUM dual signed HOF 16X20 PHOTO PSA DNA 144
$140.00

PSA DNA BOBBY HULL TONY ESPOSITO GLENN HALL SIGNED BLACKHAWKS 16X20 PHOTO HOF
$220.00

TONY ESPOSITO Signed Montreal Canadiens LOGO Puck w PSA COA & HOF Inscription
$49.95

Tony Esposito Signed Official Blackhawks Puck Autograph Auto PSA DNA AC64171
$29.00

Tony Esposito Autographed Signed 1990 Pro Set Card Chicago Blackhawks PSA DNA
$25.00

Tony Esposito Signed Blackhawks Retirement Official Game Hockey Puck PSA DNA 1A
$149.99

Tony Esposito 1972 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Trading Card signed autograph PSA Slabbed
$100.00

Tony Esposito 1972-73 Topps Hockey Trading Card signed autograph PSA Slabbed
$100.00

Tony Esposito Autographed Signed 1976 Topps Glossy Card Blackhawks PSA DNA
$25.00

Tony Esposito Autographed Signed 1976 Topps Glossy Card Blackhawks PSA DNA
$25.00

Tony Esposito & Others Authentic Autographed Signed 1979 Topps Card PSA DNA
$49.00

Tony Esposito Autographed Signed 1979 Topps Card #80 Chicago Blackhawks PSA DNA
$25.00

Tony Esposito Autographed Signed 1972 O-Pee-Chee Card Chicago Blackhawks PSA DNA
$35.00

TONY ESPOSITO SIGNED PSA DNA 1990 PRO SET HOCKEY CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$33.11

TONY ESPOSITO Signed 1969 O-PEE-CHEE #138 Chicago BLACKHAWKS Rookie CARD PSA DNA
$199.99

Tony Esposito & Phil Esposito Signed Vintage Sports Illustrated BlackHawks PSA
$49.99
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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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