Bart Starr Football Cards, Rookie Card and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Bart Starr

Date of Birth: 1/9/1937
Rookie Card Year: 1957
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Bart Starr played his entire professional career with the Green Bay Packers. Selected in the 17th round, few could have imagined the young kid from Alabama would go on to have one of the most dominant quarterback careers the NFL has ever seen. Bart Starr cards and memorabilia are also some of the most popular in the hobby for players of his era.

Winner of five NFL Championships, including the first two Super Bowls, Starr's on-field leadership was often compared in military terms as the "field general." Never was this term more applicable than in his two Super Bowl wins where he won game MVP honors. Ranked by NFL.com as the 51st best player of all-time, he was a four-time Pro-Bowl selection, won the league MVP in 1966 and was named to the 1960's All-Decade team. Starr was elected to the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1977 and has had his jersey #15 retired by the Packers.

Starr has only one rookie card, which is found in 1957 Topps Football. Because of his popularity, longevity in the league and Hall of Fame credentials, he has several autographed and memorabilia cards collectors can choose from. Some of his most popular autographed Bart Starr cards are of the hard-signed ones from brands such as Fleer Greats of the Game and Upper Deck Legends. The fanatical nature of the Packers faithful means that anything with his signature carries value. Despite plenty of material, his secondary market prices have held up extremely well.

Bart Starr Rookie Card

Population reports currents as of 11/13.

1957 Topps Bart Starr RC #119

Starr's only rookie card, pictures the young quarterback in both a portrait and action photo. The horizontal layout of the card is split evenly in two to accommodate both photographs. The classic color usage is indicative of 1950s cards and works well with the split image.

1957 Topp Bart Starr RC BGS Population Report: (Highest grades listed.)
# Submitted: 192
Near Mint - Mint 8.5: 2
Near Mint - Mint 8.0: 2

1957 Topp Bart Starr RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 1,058
Gem Mint 10: 0
Mint 9: 3
Near Mint - Mint 8: 17

Top eBay Listings

1960 topps #51 bart starr PSA 8 NM-MT packers
$150.00

1977-79 Sportscaster Football Card Lot w stars (17) Bart Starr Grange Dorsett
$37.50

1968 Topps FB #1 Bart Starr Green Bay Packers PSA 4
$29.99

1969 topps football #215 bart starr PSA 8 NM-MT packers
$130.00

1959 Topps #23 Bart Starr Packers Ex Mint
$60.00

2001 Upper Deck Pros and Prospects BART STARR On-Card Auto SP BGS 9.5 10
$202.51

1970 Topps Glossy 9 Bart Starr EX-MT #D77340
$23.00

1968 topps football #1 bart starr PSA 8 NM-MT packers
$250.00

1966 Kimberly Clark Salemens Folder Sample Bart Starr Packers Washington Redskin
$19.99

1967 AMERICAN OIL AMOCO STAMP PANEL #A BART STARR PACKERS PSA-5
$99.99

1990 Pro Set # 1 Bart Starr G.B.Packers Lot Of 10 cards
$8.99

BART STARR 2012 UD FLEER RETRO SHOWCASE LEGACY COLLECTION PARALLEL 100 PACKERS
$5.99

1990 Pro Set # 2 Bart Starr G.B.Packers Lot of 10 cards
$8.99

Bart Starr 1968 Topps #1 Graded BVG Near Mint 7 High Grade BGS Green Bay Packers
$149.99

2014 Upper Deck 25th Anniversary Rare Promo BART STARR #135 250
$6.99

1970 topps football #30 bart starr PSA 8 NM-MT packers
$72.00
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Key Cards

Bart Starr Key Football Cards

Here is a look at key modern cards of the Green Bay Packer great.

1997 Upper Deck Legends Bart Starr #AL1 Autograph

1997 UD Legends Bart Starr

A beautiful Bart Starr card from Upper Deck featuring a full color photo of Starr under Center and ready for the snap. The card displays a bold on card signature in blue Sharpie.

2000 Donruss Elite Throwback Threads Bart Starr #TT11 Jersey /100

2000 Donruss Elite Throwback Threads Bart Star  2000 Donruss Elite Throwback Threads Bart Star Back

One of the first game-worn memorabilia cards from Bart Starr, this card is serial numbered to just 100 copies. It also came in an autographed parallel version with a print run of 25.

Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Bart Starr Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Bart Starr autograph 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. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Bart Star Cut Signature Exemplar

Bart Starr Signature Example

Bart Starr Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Bart Starr signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A very legible and even handed signature; clear crisp handwriting and letter distinguish-ability
  2. Over-sized letter "B" starts the first name with a horizontal line crossing the lower portion of the letter that then flows into remaining letters
  3. The letters "a-r-t" are clearly legible with then entire signature on a slight right-leaning slant
  4. The pen lifts to start a classic cursive letter "S", albeit over-sized
  5. This flows into the crossed letter "t" with again the letters "a-r-r" very discernible
  6. Bart Starr possess one of the nicest signatures in the hobby

Bart Starr Signed Football Pricing:

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Bart Starr Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Bart Starr Signed Helmet Pricing (Full-size and Mini):

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Bart Starr Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Bart Starr Signed Photographs

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Top eBay Listings

PACKERS Bart Starr signed Pro Line helmet w SB I, II MVP JSA COA AUTO Autograph
$599.00

BART STARR SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA HOLOGRAM & COA L94341 GB PACKERS autograph
$269.00

BART STARR SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA HOLOGRAM & COA GB PACKERS L47052 autograph
$199.00

Bart Starr signed MVP SB l, ll & HOF 77 11x14 photo Psa hologram & coa Q60390
$399.00

Bart Starr signed MVP SB l, ll 11x14 photo Psa hologram & coa Q60519 Green Bay
$359.00

BART STARR HAND SIGNED 8x10 COLOR PHOTO AWESOME POSE PACKERS HOF JSA
$225.00

BART STARR HAND SIGNED 8x10 COLOR PHOTO PACKERS HOF TO DAVID JSA
$150.00

Bart Starr "MVP 1966, MVP Sb I,II, HOF 77" Signed Packers 8x10 Photo JSA #I05253
$549.99

Bart Starr Signed Green Bay Packers 2 Bar Mini Helmet Psa Dna
$314.99

Bart Starr Signed Green Bay Packers " Lambeau Field " Mini Helmet JSA
$344.99

Green Bay Packers Signed 1965,66,1967 NFL Champions Autographed Bart Starr JSA
$750.00

BART STARR SIGNED 8x10 PHOTO PSA HOLOGRAM & COA Green Bay Packers X71087 auto
$249.00

BART STARR PACKERS HAND SIGNED OFFICIAL NFL DUKE FOOTBALL SB I,II MVP HOF 77 PSA
$649.99

PACKERS Bart Starr signed card 1985 FB Immortals JSA COA AUTO Autographed Green
$99.00

BART STARR SIGNED 1981 FLEER CARD #73 PSA SLABBED COA GB Packers AUTOGRAPH
$199.00

BART STARR AUTOGRAPH GRADED 9 1962 TOPPS SIGNED CARD #63 PSA SLABBED COA Packers
$549.00
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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.

User Comments

  1. Can anybody help. Yes but i added my name.

  2. I have a Bart STarr autographed football from a new car show in Louisville, KY from 1986….any market for this?

  3. Chris- Is the ball personalized to you? If so this can make it a more limited market. Starr signs a lot but non-personalized, authenticated signed football can go anywhere between $250-$500

  4. Hello,

    I just opened up a box of 2012 National Treasures and all the cards were duds except 1 of them. It was a Century Legends Auto of Bart Starr, 1 of 1. Trying to figure out it’s worth?

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