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

Arnold Palmer 1990 Pro Set RC

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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PGA TOUR PRO SET TRADING CARDS LEE T--GARY P---CHI CHI R--AND ARNOLD PALMER 1990
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ARNOLD PALMER 2004 SP Authentic Course Classics golf shirt - Rare SP
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Golf : Arnold Palmer : UK sports card group
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Arnold Palmer 2014 HA Peerless II Historic Autograph AUTO Signed #4 10
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Vintage Arnold Palmer Metallic Impressions 5 All-Metal Collector Cards New Tin
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Jack Nicklaus Arnold Palmer Byron Nelson 2013 SP Game Used Tour Gear Trios Shirt
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Jack Nicklaus Arnold Palmer Gary Player 2013 SP Game Used Tour Gear Trios Shirts
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2001 Upper Deck Golf PROMO Set, Tiger Woods Jack Nicklaus Arnold Palmer + 5
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Arnold Palmer 2014 SP Authentic Green Parallel 99
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Arnold Palmer 19 35 2 shirt relics 2013 SP game used golf NICE!
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2014 SP Authentic Retail #72 Jack Nicklaus Arnold Palmer Golf Card 0f3
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1990 PGA Tour Pro Set #80 Arnold Palmer Rookie Golf Card 0b3
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2001 Upper Deck Promo #N A Arnold Palmer Rookie Golf Card 0f3
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1992 PGA Tour Pro Set 23 Card Lot PGA Golf PGA Senior Tour Arnold Palmer
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Arnold Palmer - GOLF - Neat Card Look!! #2Y6
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Arnold Palmer - GOLF - Neat Card Have a Look!! #0Y6
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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

 

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 Autographed Signed Masters Golf Ball JSA Letter Authentication
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The KING Captain ARNOLD PALMER Signed One of Kind 2004 UBS Golf Ball JSA Letter
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4 time MASTERS Champion ARNOLD PALMER Signed RARE 2004 UBS Program JSA Certified
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ARNOLD PALMER & JACK NICKLAUS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED AUGUSTA MASTERS FLAG W JSA LOA
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Jack NICKLAUS Arnold PALMER Signed Masters Flag with Witnessed COA
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Arnold Palmer Jack Nicklaus Signed 2014 Masters Flag JSA Loa
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Arnold Palmer Jack Nicklaus Signed 2014 Masters Flag JSA Loa
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Arnold Palmer Jack Nicklaus Signed 2014 Masters Flag JSA Loa
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Arnold Palmer Jack Nicklaus Signed 2009 Masters Flag JSA Loa
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Arnold Palmer Signed Undated Masters Flag JSA Loa
$600.00

Arnold Palmer Signed Undated Masters Flag JSA Loa
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Arnold Palmer Signed Undated Masters Flag JSA Loa
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Arnold Palmer Signed Undated Masters Flag JSA Loa
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Arnold Palmer Signed Undated Masters Flag JSA Loa
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Arnold Palmer Signed 2015 Masters Flag JSA Loa
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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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