Undervalued Set: 1994 Signature Rookies Gold Standard Hall of Fame Autographs
My underrated set of the month is 1994 Signature Rookies Gold Standard Hall of Fame Autographs. Comprised solely of Hall of Famers, this multi-sport release was ahead of its time.
Cards from the 1990s had enormous print runs. This set was a little different. Seeded one per box, these cards hand-numbered out of 2,500, making them limited, especially by 1994's standards.
Although, a multi-sport release, it leans heavily towards football and basketball. The 24-card checklist includes such legends as Nate Archibald, Mike Bossy, Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier, Ray Nitschke, Willie Stargell and Bill Walton. A complete checklist can be found below.
The good news for collectors is that most of these sell for less than $10 on eBay. DeBusschere and Nitschke are the only two cards consistently selling for more than $20.
It's also worth noting that I've seen a couple of variations where Archibald and Frazier have signed some cards on the front and others on the back.
Before spending your next $50 on a high-end pack that will likely net a common signature or plain jersey swatch, you might consider getting several of these Gold Standard Hall of Fame Autographs instead.
1994 Signature Rookies Gold Standard Hall of Fame Autographs Checklist:
(Click on the names to shop for each card on eBay.)
- HOF1 Nate Archibald
- HOF2 Rick Barry
- HOF3 Mike Bossy
- HOF4 Bob Cousy
- HOF5 Dave Cowens
- HOF6 Dave DeBusschere
- HOF7 Tony Esposito
- HOF8 Walt Frazier
- HOF9 Otto Graham
- HOF10 Jack Ham
- HOF11 Connie Hawkins
- HOF12 Elvin Hayes
- HOF13 Paul Hornung
- HOF14 Sam Huff
- HOF15 Jim “Catfish" Hunter
- HOF16 Bob Lilly
- HOF17 Don Maynard
- HOF18 Ray Nitschke
- HOF19 Bob Pettit
- HOF20 Willie Stargell
- HOF21 Y.A. Tittle
- HOF22 Bill Walton
- HOF23 Paul Warfield
- HOF24 Randy White
1994 Signature Rookies Gold Standard HOF Autograph #10 Jack Ham AUTO 2500
1994 Signature Rookies Gold Standard HOF Autographs #3 Mike Bossy 2500
1994 Signature Rookies Gold Standard HOF Autographs #23 Paul Warfield 2500