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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1990 PRO SET PGA TOUR #93 ARNOLD PALMER PSA 10
$9.99
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2002 Upper Deck Arnold Palmer Collectors Club #PGA5 ARNOLD PALMER HOF PSA 9
$40.00
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Arnold Palmer Metallic Impressions 5 All - Metal Card Sealed Set
$7.95
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ARNOLD PALMER TRUE VALUE MASTERS PGA US OPEN BRITISH GRAND SLAM GOLF CARD HOF
$10.89
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2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Relic AP Arnold Palmer Golfer
$19.99
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ARNOLD PALMER 2001 SP AUTHENTIC PLAYER GOLD GOLF CARD 352 of 500 MADE RARE
$7.99
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2012 UD SP GAME USED GOLF TOUR GEAR SHIRT CAP ARNOLD PALMER # 15 !
$39.99
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2012 UD SP GAME USED GOLF TOUR GEAR SHIRT ARNOLD PALMER # 35 !
$24.99
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2012 Leaf Ultimate Golf Arnold Palmer Major Championships Auto 1 5 1 1 Red Foil
$495.00
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Arnold Palmer 2003 SP Authentic SALUTETOCHAMPIONS SERIALNUMBERED NO.74 1399 1958
$8.00
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Arnold Palmer 2002 Upper Deck SILVER NO. 51
$5.00
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Arnold Palmer 2002 Upper Deck SILVER NO. 95
$5.00
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Arnold Palmer UD SP Authentic Golf 2012 IMMORTAL INK Signature Auto! #10!! RARE!
$749.99
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2 2003 SP AUTHENTIC ARNOLD PALMER BYRON NELSON SALUTE TO CHAMPIONS LIMITED # 100
$15.49
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ARNOLD PALMER 2012 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER MINI A&G BACK #'D 16 25 RARE GOLF
$39.95
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ARNOLD PALMER HIGH SCHOOL CARD LOT OF (50) MINT FREE SHIPPING
$20.00
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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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Arnold Palmer Signed Autographed Arnold Palmer Brand Shoe PSA DNA
$399.99
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Signed Arnold Palmer Picture - Framed 8x10 - JSA Certified -Item #2282974
$294.44
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ARNOLD PALMER GOLF LEGEND JSA LOA SIGNED AUTOGRAPH NEW WHITE CALLAWAY GOLF GLOVE
$279.99
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Arnold Palmer signed Callaway Golf PGA Tour Golf Hat JSA LETTER
$299.95
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Signed Arnold Palmer Photo - Framed 8x10 - JSA Certified -Item #2280983
$294.44
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Framed Arnold Palmer Signed Photo - 8x10 - JSA Certified -Item #2749269
$294.44
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JACK NICKLAUS ARNOLD PALMER GARY PLAYER SIGNED FRAMED MATTED 8X10 PHOTO JSA LOA
$549.99
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ARNOLD PALMER GOLF HALL OF FAME SIGNED AUTO INDEX CARD JSA AUTHENTICATION Y
$125.00
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ARNOLD PALMER Signed Titleist MASTERS Tournament GOLF BALL Psa Dna 2014 Masters
$395.00
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ARNOLD PALMER Signed MASTERS Golf Augusta National SCORECARD Psa Dna 2014 Pga
$295.00
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ARNOLD PALMER Signed Titleist MASTERS Tournament Logo GOLF BALL PSA DNA
$395.00
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Jack Nicklaus,Arnold Palmer, +7 HOFers Signed Flag JSA 14-Signatures
$374.99
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Arnold Palmer Signed 1960 US Open Masters Donald Moss Lithograph JSA F91070
$295.00
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Arnold Palmer PGA Masters Signed Autographed SI Gold Magazine PSA Guaranteed
$179.99
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Arnold Palmer Signed 1983 US Open Arnie in Church Lithograph JSA F91077
$295.00
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Masters Champion Arnold Palmer Signed 1992 Challenge Bart Forbes Lithograph JSA
$299.00
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