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

1957 Topps Football Bart Starr Rookie Card 260x185 Image

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

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27 CARD FOOTBALL VINTAGE STAR LOT 50s-60s TOPPS,PHILLY BART STARR,UNITAS,SAYERS
$100.00
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1968 BART STARR TOPPS #1
$7.02
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2010 Panini Classics Pigskin Super Bowl II Bart Starr PATCH 24 #2 (PWCC)
$13.18
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1965 PHILADELPHIA #81 BART STARR Green Bay Packers Single Card Sharp
$19.95
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1966 Philadelphia football card 88 Bart Starr Green Bay Packers EX+
$29.99
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1970 TOPPS BART STARR
$8.99
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1970 Topps BART STARR # 30 (BVG 8) NFL Hall of Fame
$85.99
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1959 TOPPS #23 BART STARR EXMT *89245
$37.00
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BART STARR1994 TED WILLIAMS GREEN BAY PACKERS HOF SB CHAMPION QB CARD WITH EXTRA
$55.00
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BART STARR 1962 TOPPS CARD #63 VG EX
$31.90
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Bart Starr2005 Leaf Limited (559 599) #102
$8.00
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Bart Starr Pro Football Hall of Fame Metallic Metal card Packers Alabama
$11.95
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1971 Topps #200 Bart Starr PSA 9 MINT HOF Packers No 10s NONE Graded Higher
$1,499.00
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1965 PHILADELPHIA #81 BART STARR PACKERS HOF PSA 6 F1719925-164
$31.99
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1971 Topps #200 BART STARR BVG Beckett Graded VG- Excellent Green Bay Packers
$14.99
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1970 Topps #30 Bart Starr
$17.99
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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 212x300 Image

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 260x191 Image  2000 Donruss Elite Throwback Threads Bart Star Back1 260x183 Image

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 Image

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:

Active Listings for Bart Starr Signed Footballs

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Bart Starr Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Bart Starr Signed Jerseys

Bar Starr Signed Jersey 225x300 Image  Bar Starr Signed Jersey Close 225x300 Image  Bar Starr Signed Jersey COA 260x228 Image

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

Active Listings for Bart Starr Signed Helmets

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Bart Starr Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Bart Starr Signed Photographs

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Bart Starr Framed Jersey Signed PSA DNA COA Autographed Green Bay Packers
$699.95
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Bart Starr Signed Packers 8x10 Photo Authentic Autograph PSA DNA #W79109
$129.99
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BART STARR SIGNED GREEN BAY PACKERS JERSEY M&N TRISTAR
$449.99
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BART STARR SIGNED GREEN BAY PACKERS REEBOK JERSEY PSA DNA COA INSCRIBED HOF '77
$399.99
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BART STARR PACKERS,HOF JSA COA SIGNED FOOTBALL
$300.00
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BART STARR ALABAMA,PACKERS JSA COA SIGNED FOOTBALL
$400.00
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BART STARR PACKERS,SB MVP JSA COA SIGNED CARD
$90.00
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BART STARR SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO GREEN BAY PACKERS PSA HOLOGRAM & COA FOOTBALL
$129.00
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BART STARR PACKERS,ALABAMA JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO
$100.00
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BART STARR ALABAMA JSA COA SIGNED MINI HELMET
$250.00
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PACKERS Bart Starr signed jersey AUTO Tristar COA Autographed Green Bay HOFer
$349.00
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BART STARR PACKERS,ALABAMA JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
$475.00
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BART STARR ALABAMA,PACKERS JSA COA SIGNED MINI HELMET
$170.00
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BART STARR 2000 UD LEGENDS JSA COA SIGNED CARD
$90.00
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Bart Starr Autographed Signed Packers NFL AFL Championship Mega Ticket UDA
$325.00
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Bart Starr signed custom stat Jersey Psa & Tri Star authentic U50561 autograph
$399.00
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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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