Bronko Nagurski Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Bronko Nagurski

Date of Birth: 11/3/1908
Rookie Card Year: 1935
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Few may remember the great Bronko Nagurski, but most have heard the name. His football cards and autographed memorabilia command top-dollar. Nagurski is an original member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and helped the evolution of the sport in its early days. He played his entire nine-year career with one of the league's founding members, the Chicago Bears. A gifted athlete, his size and power set the bar for future running backs. In later years, Nagurski also wrestled professionally.

The Bronco Nagurski rookie card comes from the iconic 1935 National Chicle Football set. Other early paper collectibles of the great back include a Diamond matchbook cover issued in 1934.

Nagurski currently has had no memorabilia cards but does have several cut signature cards. His first are from 1999 Upper Deck Century Legends and 1999 SP Football. Autographed Bronko Nagurski items are very rare, and very expensive. Game-used equipment from his playing days is almost non-existent. Photographic prints are available on the secondary market, however, the samples that carry the real value are original first-generation photographs.

Bronko Nagurski Rookie Card

1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski RC #34

1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski RC

Card number 34 of the 36 card set, the Bronko Nagurski's rookie card features him from his All-American playing days at the University of Minnesota. The National Chicle set is one of the most popular from the pre-war era. Samples in even mid-range condition can sell for tens of thousands of dollars.

Top eBay Listings

BRONKO NAGURSKI CUT SIGNATURE PSA DNA CERTIFIED 81818885 AUTHENTIC AUTO
$235.00

2006 TREASURES BRONKO NAGURSKI AUTO #D 102 CHARTER CLASS 1963 HOF SUPER RARE
$399.99

bronko nagurski (chicago bears-fb)2006 topps "hall-of-fame" insert card #hoft-bn
$6.00

1962 Topps CFL #72 Bronko Nagurski #153 Herb Gray PSA NM-MT 8 *7454
$399.00

1938 Dixie Lid, BRONKO NAGURSKI, Chicago Bears and Minnesota Uni., CFL
$98.00

BRONKO NAGURSKI 2002 SP LEGENDARY CUTS AUTOGRAPHS AUTO BGS 9.5 10 GEM MINT
$950.00

BRONKO NAGURSKI Chicago Bears Football SPORTS HEROES 4-PAGE BOOKLET SHEET CARD
$7.99

1961 TOPPS CFL FOOTBALL 53 BRONKO NAGURSKI EX+ HAMILTON TIGER CATS CHICAGO BEARS
$19.99

2006 National Treasures Charter Class Bronko Nagurski Autograph Card 56 102
$350.00

1935 National Chicle BRONKO NAGURSKI RC SGC 35 2.5
$3,749.00

1970s 11x14 Visual Aid Card Bronko Nagurski Chicago Bears Univ Minnesota RARE
$14.99

TOUGH 1977 Touchdown #12 Bronko Nagurski - Chicago Bears Minnesota Gophers HOF
$9.99

1961 Topps CFL Football Card Bronko Nagurski Jr. Hamilton Tiger-Cat Graded PSA 6
$90.00

1936 Diamond Matchbook match Cover Bronko Nagurski Chicago Bears Univ Minnesota
$245.00

1940s 8mm Film Bronko Nagurski vs Vincent Lopez Wrestling 100 ft Chicago Bears
$45.00

1982 Hall of Fame Metallic Bronko Nagurski PSA GEM MINT 10 POP 2 Chicago Bears
$199.99
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Autograph Guide

Bronko Nagurski Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Bronko Nagurski 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. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Bronko Nagurski Cut Signature Exemplar

Bronko Nagurski Signature Example

Bronko Nagurski Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Bronko Nagurski  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 fairly legible and even handed signature written on an even horizontal plane with a distinct lean to the right.
  2. The letter "B" often varies in the rounded-ness or lack-there-of in the loops.
  3. The spacing between the letters is very narrow, particularly on items signed in his later years.
  4. The "k", if you look closely has what looks like a numeral "3" adjacent to the angled vertical line
  5. The "N" can be mistaken for an "H."
  6. The tail of the "g" drops well below the horizontal plane.
  7. The pen lifts to start the "u" and remaining letters.
  8. The second "k" is more traditionally written than the first.
  9. The "i" is usually dotted.

Given the rare nature of Bronko Nagurski's autograph, we recommend that those collectors looking to acquire a Nagurski signature, only purchase certified items or cut signature football cards.

Bronko Nagurski Cut Signature and Autograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Bronko Nagurski Cut Signatures

200 National Treasures Bronko Nagurski Cut Signature

Bronko Nagurski Signed Index Card

Bronko Nagurski Signed Check Large

Top eBay Listings

Bronko Nagurski HOF Signed NFL Football Photo W Full Page JSA COA Letter
$149.99

BRONKO NAGURSKI CUT SIGNATURE PSA DNA CERTIFIED 81818885 AUTHENTIC AUTO
$235.00

Bronko Nagurski Autographed Signed 1975 Fleer HOF Card #3 PSA DNA #65088399
$179.00

Bronko Nagurski Autographed Signed 1975 Fleer HOF Card #3 PSA DNA #65088401
$179.00

BRONKO NAGURSKI JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 1973 HOF GAME TICKET AUTOGRAPH
$135.00

Bronko Nagurski Autographed Signed 1974 Fleer HOF Card PSA DNA #65088398
$139.00

Bronko Nagurski Autographed Signed 1975 Fleer HOF Card PSA DNA #65088400
$179.00

Red Grange & Bronko Nagurski 2014 Leaf Masterpiece Cut Signature signed 1 1 JSA
$509.99

BRONKO NAGURSKI & JIM BROWN SIGNED FULL HALL OF FAME TICKET 1971 - JSA STICKERS
$159.00

Bronko Nagurski Signed Photo 8x10 Autographed Bears PSA DNA X26863
$294.95

Bronko Nagurski Signed Photo 8x10 Autographed Bears PSA DNA X26862
$294.95

1977 TD CLUB Bronko Nagurski #12 PSA 8 SIGNED
$299.00

1983 Bronko Nagurski Signed Envelope JSA
$275.00

RARE BRONKO NAGURSKI TWICE SIGNED SHEET PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME HOF AUTO JSA
$124.99

Bronko Nagurski (d) Chicago Bears Signed Hall of Fame 8x10 Photo - JSA - RARE!!
$349.99

BRONKO NAGURSKI VINTAGE SIGNED JSA CERT 6X6 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$129.00
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