Arnold Palmer Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Arnold Palmer

Date of Birth: 09/10/1929
Rookie Card Year: 1990
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Nicknamed "The King," Arnold Palmer is credited with helping capitalize on the popularity of golf by influencing its commercialization. In so doing, Palmer and other players, like Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, insured the long-term growth of the sport into the multi-billion dollar business it is today. Palmer's own charismatic personality has endeared him to generations of fans, long after his retirement from the PGA.

Arnold Palmer achieved a remarkable 62 PGA Tour wins, including seven major tournaments win. Palmer found himself atop the leader board in the following Majors:

  • The Masters: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964
  • U.S. Open: 1960
  • The Open Championship: 1961, 1962

His list of honors, awards and achievements is lengthy, and includes being the first golfer to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom and only the second to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. As a result of his success on the golf course, Arnold Palmer was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

With regards to Arnold Palmer cards, collectibles and autographed memorabilia, collectors have plenty of choices. His longevity, popularity and business dealings have guaranteed a wealth of autographed material will remain accessible to the public long after he passes away. Palmer has just one rookie card and it was unfortunately produced at the height of the over-production era by Pro Set, the company that helped define the term "junk wax." Even in a graded condition of PSA 10, Palmer's Pro Set RC #80 can be purchased for $10-15. Arnold Palmer autographs, however, can sell for hundreds of dollars, depending on the item.

Arnold Palmer Rookie Card

1990 Pro Set Arnold Palmer RC #80

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Arnold Palmer's rookie card is part of a 100-card box set consisting of 75 PGA Tour players and 25 PGA Senior Tour players. The set is highlighted by not only Palmer's rookie card, but also those of other legendary players, including Payne Stewart, Gary Player and Greg Norman, to name a few. The card front is laid out in a vertical orientation and is dominated by the player photo. The back uses a horizontal layout and is loaded with career statistics, award and accomplishments.

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SPORTKINGS 'B' MINI BASE #95 Arnold Palmer
$79.99
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ARNOLD PALMER SIGNED AUTOGRAPH AUTO AUGUSTA SCORECARD RARE PSA DNA CERTIFIED
$179.99
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Arnold Palmer JSA Autographed Masters Gold 2004 Journal
$135.00
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SP Game Golf Front 9 triple shirt cap glove relic Jack Nicklaus Arnold Palmer 10
$249.99
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Arnold Palmer 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Shirt Relic FREE SHIP
$19.95
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1990 IMPERIAL PUBLISHING # 14 ARNOLD PALMER SGC-10 SOLO FINEST GRADED .
$34.36
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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods lot Arnold Palmer Fred Couples Mark O'Meara
$12.99
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ARNOLD PALMER SIGNED GOLF 8X10 PHOTO AUTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH JSA K35603
$17.00
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2014 SP Game Used Golf ARNOLD PALMER 2 2 AUTOGRAPH LETTER MARKS BOARD AUTO RARE
$599.00
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1977-79 SPORTSCASTER JACK NICKLAUS & ARNOLD PALMER
$15.00
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4 Diff 1997 Grand Slam Gold Foil Arnold Palmer $60 bv
$15.00
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1-1990 Pro Set ARNOLD PALMER #80 BCCG 10 MINT CARD FREE SHIPPING IN THE USA
$5.99
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ARNOLD PALMER SIGNED 2012 TOPPS ALLEN GINTER GOLF #105 AUTO PSA DNA 83691810
$56.00
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ARNOLD PALMER 2011 LEAF BLUE PRISMATIC AUTO #5 5 RARE!
$349.99
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2008 SPORTKINGS SERIES B SET PELE SEATTLE SLEW ARNOLD PALMER COUTURE ELWAY HOGAN
$249.99
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LEGENDS JUMBO CARD ARNOLD PALMER + LEGENDS + 1992 PRO SET HOLOGRAM BEN HOGAN #
$14.99
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Autograph Guide

Arnold Palmer Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Arnold Palmer 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. PSA, JSA, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Arnold Palmer Cut Signature Exemplar

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Arnold Palmer Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Arnold Palmer signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, depending on when in his career the item was signed. Other characteristics that play into his signature style are the particular item and venue. Look for the following signature features:

  1. A classic signature showing a pride of penmanship that has remained consistent through the years
  2. Very legible, with each letter discernible
  3. The letter "A" is round, over-sized and more resembles a capital letter "C"
  4. Each of the letters is legible with the loops of the "o" and "d" being closed
  5. The letter "P" is also over-sized with a bold vertical stroke and tear-drop shaped loop
  6. The individual letters of the last name are each distinguishable with the "a" being open

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Payne Stewart Arnold Palmer Greg Norman +2 Signed Autographed OAL Baseball JSA
$999.99
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ARNOLD PALMER HAND SIGNED 8X10 MAGAZINE PHOTO PSA LOA
$125.00
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ARNOLD PALMER Signed 8x10 photo Following His Putt - Autographed PSA DNA
$199.95
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ARNOLD PALMER HAND SIGNED CAP PSA DNA COA AUTOGRAPH
$250.00
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ARNOLD PALMER Signed Photo "Tee Shot" - Autographed PSA DNA
$199.95
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Arnold Palmer Signed PSA DNA H33488 Autographed Brochure
$199.99
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Arnold Palmer Signed Photograph Autographed Photo PGA Masters Open Champion PSA
$119.99
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ARNOLD PALMER SIGNED AUTOGRAPH AUTO AUGUSTA SCORECARD RARE PSA DNA CERTIFIED
$179.99
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Arnold Palmer Signed Auto Legends Magazine JSA COA C
$129.99
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1990 Pro Set PGA Tour Arnold Palmer #80 Signed PSA DNA Certified Autograph
$84.99
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Arnold Palmer Signed Golf 16x20 w Tiger Wood & Jack Nicklaus Photo JSA
$299.00
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ARNOLD PALMER Signed Auto Photo JSA K77474
$119.99
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ARNOLD PALMER SIGNED 2012 TOPPS ALLEN GINTER GOLF #105 AUTO PSA DNA 83691810
$56.00
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ARNOLD PALMER TWICE SIGNED 1946 LATROBE HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK AUTO JSA LOA
$599.00
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Arnold Palmer Signed 1993 Legends Magizine PGA JSA coa w Sports card inserts
$149.99
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Arnold Palmer Signed Masters Flag PSA DNA Certified!
$299.99
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