Gordie Howe Cards, Rookie Card Info and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Gordie Howe

Date of Birth: 3/31/1928
Rookie Card Year: 1951-52
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview

They don't call him Mr. Hockey for nothing. As one of the sport's great ambassadors, Gordie Howe cards and memorabilia transcend hockey.

If one didn't know better you'd think his statistical biography was a thing of fiction. Howe is a 23-time All-Star, four-time Stanley Cup Champion, six-time Hart Trophy winner, six-time Art Ross Trophy Winner, top five in NHL scoring for 20 consecutive seasons, 801 goals, 1,850 points, and 1,685 penalty minutes. Howe holds 15 NHL records including number of games played (1,767), seasons played (26), and goals, assists and total points scored by a right-winger. No other player in the history of the game has played past the age of 48-years old but Howe was still playing at 52.

Equally tough as he was adept at scoring, Howe was a force to be reckoned with in both the offensive or defensive zones. In 1998 The Hockey News published their list of the game's Top 100 Players of All-Time. Howe ranked third behind Wayne Gretzky and Bobby Orr. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972.

Gordie Howe's only rookie card comes from the famous 1951-52 Parkhurst Hockey set. It is one of the hobby's most iconic hockey cards.

His longevity, coupled with his being a generous ambassador for the game, means he has plenty of autographed material available. Although he doesn't sign through the mail, his website has many items available for sale including his book, McFarlane figures, pucks and more.

Gordie Howe Rookie Cards

1951-52 Parkhurst Gordie Howe RC #66

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The 1951-52 Parkhurst Hockey card set consists of 105 cards that measure 1 3/4" by 2 1/2" and feature players from each of the original six NHL teams. The cards are numbered and organized according to team. The dull cards feature a blank back. The small size and thin card stock make them extremely condition sensitive. Regardless of their condition however, albeit with rounded corners, creases, and paper loss the 1951-52 Parkhurst Gordie Howe rooki card commands close to $1,000 and goes up from there. It pictures Howe in his bright Red Wings jersey standing with his stick on the ice.

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2013-14 Panini Prizm Immortalized Prizms Orange #I13 Gordie Howe 50
$35.00
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1962 Parkhurst Hockey #31 Gordie Howe PSA 9
$575.00
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1992 UD HEROES GORDIE HOWE AUTO,SILVER SIGNED CARD #20 27 PSA DNA AUT RED WINGS
$99.99
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1951-2 PARKHURST GORDIE HOWE ROOKIE CARD #66 ORIGINAL GRADED SGC 55 VG EX 4.5
$1,899.99
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1992 UD HEROES GORDIE HOWE AUTO,SILVER SIGNED CARD #19 27 PSA DNA AUT RED WINGS
$99.99
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Gordie Howe 2011 UD The Cup All 4 Printing Plates PLUS 1 1 BLACK - 5 Masterpiece
$450.00
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Gordie Howe 2000-01 SP Game-Used 'Tools Of The Game' Game-Used Patch 38 50
$50.00
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Gordie Howe 2011 Upper Deck Parkhurst Champions Mini Magenta Printing Plate 1 1
$49.99
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Gordie Howe 2008-09 UD Masterpieces 1 1 Artist Sketch - SK13
$70.00
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1977 OPC WHL Gordie Howe. #1 Card in Set. Great Condition!!
$14.99
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1969 Opeechee OPC Gordie Howe Mr. Hockey Without Number PSA 9 Detroit Red Wings
$91.53
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1969-70 O-PEE-CHEE Special Gordie Howe Mr Hockey Cards #193a & #193b
$69.99
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12 13 ITG Ultimate Nicknames Jersey Gordie Howe 24
$69.99
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03-04. Gordie Howe Auto. Trilogy. Legend.
$51.00
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HENRIK ZETTERBERG ROOKIE INSERT LOT x9 TOPPS CROWN ROYALE RC ULTRA w GORDIE HOWE
$5.99
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70 71 OPC GORDIE HOWE All Star "DETROIT RED WINGS"
$10.00
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Autograph Guide

Gordie Howe Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Gordie Howe's 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. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, and Mounted Memories.

Gordie Howe Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Gordie Howe Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Gordie Howe 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. The signature is written on an even horizontal plane.
  2. Written in cursive, each letter is legible.
  3. The letters "G" and "H" are slightly over-sized as the exhibit proper capitalization.
  4. The letter "G" starts far to the left with a small curlycue and a line at about a 45 degree angle, it contains a closed loop at the top and is open at the bottom.
  5. The letters "o-r-d" are clearly legible with the "o" and "d" exhibiting small loops.
  6. The letter "i" is not dotted and the "e" is implied.
  7. The letter "H" is unique in that it uses a line resembling half of a heart to connect the two parallel lines, one significantly shorter than the other.
  8. The letter "o" is typically larger in the last name than the first name.
  9. The letters "w-e" are distinguishable.
  10. The signature is often inscribed with "#9", Howe's jersey number.

Gordie Howe Signed Puck Pricing:

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Gordie Howe Signed Stick Pricing:

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Gordie Howe Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Gordie Howe Signed Photograph Pricing:

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1992 UD HEROES GORDIE HOWE AUTO,SILVER SIGNED CARD #20 27 PSA DNA AUT RED WINGS
$99.99
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GORDIE HOWE AUTO,SIGNED DETROIT RED WINGS OFFICIAL NHL HOCKEY PUCK- FULL JSA LOA
$79.99
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1992 UD HEROES GORDIE HOWE AUTO,SILVER SIGNED CARD #19 27 PSA DNA AUT RED WINGS
$99.99
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GORDIE HOWE DETROIT REDWINGS MR. HOCKEY SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA
$125.00
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Gordie Howe Signed Bobble Head with Multiple Inscriptions PSA DNA Auto
$112.49
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RED WINGS GORDIE HOWE "MR HOCKEY" AUTHENTIC SIGNED PUCK AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA
$50.03
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GORDIE HOWE Signed DETROIT RED WINGS Puck - JSA #G83983
$199.95
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GORDIE HOWE Signed DETROIT RED WINGS Puck - JSA #G83981
$199.95
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GORDIE HOWE Signed DETROIT RED WINGS Puck - JSA #G83986
$199.95
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GORDIE HOWE Signed DETROIT RED WINGS Puck - JSA #G83985
$199.95
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GORDIE HOWE Signed DETROIT RED WINGS Puck - JSA #G83982
$199.95
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Gordie Howe Autographed Signed 3 x 5 Index Card w JSA COA
$200.00
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Detroit Red Wings Ted Lindsay 7 & Gordie Howe 9 Captain signed 16x20 JSA GTL COA
$179.95
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Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe #9 "Mr Hockey" signed 16x20 Authenti
$139.95
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JSA Gordie Howe Signed 16x20 Photo
$139.95
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Whalers Gordie Howe Auto Signed Vintage 6x8 Photo JSA C
$49.99
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User Comments

  1. Have a Gordie Howe card 1955-1956 in clean condition was mint till got it a little wet was wondering how much can’t find it

  2. I ma an owner of a Howe, Gordon hockey card

    #55 Parkhurst

    It is in a perfect condition .
    Collected by my father…

    And protected
    Write me if you are interrested to buy it or to inform me on it!

    Thank you,

  3. Hello,
    Have the Gordie Howe rookie card in excellent condition as well as others from the 50′s era. Bought a house and the previous owner left his collections… Please reach out if interested.

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