Deceased NASCAR drivers...Who are they and what are they worth.

Here are sample autographs of the main deceased NASCAR driver autographs, Following the photos, I will list some general information about each driver that I get on a frequent basis.

Starting from left to right, I will list each driver's date, place, and cause of death as well as notable statistics and common starting prices that their autographs can be found for on the market. These prices are "Low End" prices that can be found on less desireable items such as index cards or tradiong cards. High end prices vary and can be very expensive depending on the item that is signed.

Davey Allison: Died on 7/13/1993 from injuries sustained from a helicopter crash in Talladega, AL
Davey had 19 wins in the NASCAR Winston Cup series. Autograph starting price $60.

Alan Kulwicki: Died on 4/1/1993; Airplane crash, Bristol, TN.
Alan was the 1992 Winston Cup Champion and had five wins in the series. Autograph starting price: $50.

Dale Earnhardt: Died on 2/18/2001 from injuries sustained in a racing crash at Daytona, FL. Dale was a 7 time Winston cup Champion ( tied with Richard Petty ). Autograph Starting price. $40 ( Dale was a VERY common signer ).

J.D. Mcduffie: Died on 8/11/1991 from injuries sustained in a racing crash at Watkins Glen, NY. J.D. had 106 top 10 finishes in the Winston cup Series. Autograph Starting Price: $60 ( J.D.'s autograph is not a common find ).

Neil Bonnett: Died on 2/11/1994 from injuries sustained in a racing crash at Daytona, FL. Neil had 18 wins in the Winston cup Series. Autograph starting price: $50

Benny Parsons: Died on 1/16/2007 from lung cancer. Benny was teh 1973 Winston Cup Champion. Autograph starting Price: $20

Kenny Irwin: Died on 7/7/2000 from injuries sustained in a racing crash at New Hampshire speedway. Kenny had 12 top 10 finishes in his young Winston Cup series career. Autograph Starting price: $20

Adam Petty: Died on 5/12/2000 from injuries sustained in a racing crash at New Hampshire Speedway. Adam had 4 wins in the lower level of the NASCAR series. Adam is the son of Kyle petty and the grandson of "King" Richard Petty. Adam was the first 4th Generation driver in NASCAR. Autograph starting price: $100

Rob Moroso: Died on 9/30/1990 from injuries sustained in a D.U.I. wreck ( Rob was drinking while returning home from a race. a second person died as well in the crash ). Rob had 6 Busch series wins in his very short but popular career. Autograph Starting Price: $100 ( A Very RARE autograph due to his short career )

Bobby Hamilton: died on 1/7/2007 from neck cancer. Bobby had 4 wins in the Winston Cup Series. Autograph Starting price: $20

Tim Richmond: Died on 8/13/1989 from AIDS. Tim had 13 Winston Cup wins in his VERY popular career where he battled the best drivers of the 80's. Tim was the subject matter for Tom cruise's character "cole trickle" in the movie days of Thunder. Autograph starting price: $150 ( a VERY rare signature because of his fame and due to his short career)

I will detail a few of these driver's careers and autographs out at a later date.

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Comment by Kimberly Cole on September 16, 2009 at 2:06pm
Are those prices for Hero Cards or in general?
Comment by Brandon Mysinger on September 16, 2009 at 8:33pm
Those are general, "low ball", AS OF THIS MOMENT, starting prices that the market has given us recently. They could be on anything from a slip of paper, to a 8x10 glossy photograph. In Nascar, the item the signature is on carries a LOT of weight as to the actual value that the item generates on the market.
Comment by Tommy Chesser on February 17, 2012 at 5:40pm

I have a Kenny Irwin Chase Jacket with his autograph on the back.  Does anyone know what the value of this jacket would be.  Thanks

Comment by Kathy S on September 30, 2012 at 5:39am

I have a hat from the Watkins Glen race the year JD McDuffie died - it has Davey Allison, Alan Kulwicki and JD McDuffie signatures on it.  What would it be worth?

Comment by Brandon Mysinger on September 30, 2012 at 6:28am
If authentic, it would be a fair amount. Not as high as people think though. Please post images and I will try to give you a better estimate once we determine the signatures' authenticity
Comment by Kathy S on September 30, 2012 at 11:49am

Here are the pictures -- I was wrong it was from 1990 at Watkins, the year before JD McDuffie died.  Also, have other signtures - Jimmy Spencer, Derik Cope, JP Morgan and in the 5th picture is the one signature that I'm not sure

Comment by Brandon Mysinger on September 30, 2012 at 3:16pm


The hat is 100% authentic.  Sadly, The Glen is where J.D. McDuffie lost his life in 1991.  This helps the value of the hat. However, even with the added signatures, it's a $200--$300 item in the absolute best market.  That means that you find a buyer that really needs and wants an item like this.  Were it a photo, poster, program, it would price higher.  Also, if it had a few higher profile drivers on it, it would price higher.

The signature you are not sure of is Kyle Petty.

All of the signatues are BEAUTIFUL! 

I hope this help!!

Comment by Kathy S on September 30, 2012 at 4:03pm

It does - thank you.  

Comment by Jeffery Woodward on December 23, 2012 at 8:35pm


Comment by Jeffery Woodward on December 23, 2012 at 8:41pm

This is a Hat that was autographed during the 86, 87 season. Nothing I would sell but was curious as to what the value would be also the last photo I don't know who it would be. I know it is a Duke hat (nothing of value as a hat) but it does have Tim Richmonds and Neil Bonett's autograph as well as Richard Petty, Dave Marcis, Bobby Allison, Geoff Bodine, Morgan Sheppard and Ricky Rudd. Just would like to know what I have. Thanks


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