Rookie Card Year: 1957
Investment Rating: 6.0
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.
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
1961 Topps #39 Bart Starr VG F1694
1963 Topps #86 Bart Starr EX MT M3136
1961 Topps #39 Bart Starr EX F1689
1963 Topps #86 Bart Starr EX M2872
Bart Starr Key Football Cards
Here is a look at key modern cards of the Green Bay Packer great.
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.
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.
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 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:
- A very legible and even handed signature; clear crisp handwriting and letter distinguish-ability
- 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
- The letters "a-r-t" are clearly legible with then entire signature on a slight right-leaning slant
- The pen lifts to start a classic cursive letter "S", albeit over-sized
- This flows into the crossed letter "t" with again the letters "a-r-r" very discernible
- Bart Starr possess one of the nicest signatures in the hobby
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