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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GORDIE HOWE 2003 03 UD UPPER DECK TRILOGY SCRIPT AUTO AUTOGRAPH BGS 9.5
$62.11
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3 GRADED, GEM MINT 10, HOCKEY CARDS!! Mark Messier, Gordie Howe
$7.75
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1992-93 Upper Deck Gordie Howe Hockey Heroes insert set Detroit Red Wings
$10.00
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2013-14 Dominion Hky SSP MAMMOTH 2-COLOR GAME-WORN PATCH- GORDIE HOWE- WHALERS
$49.95
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1970-71 O-PEE-CHEE OPC #29 GORDIE HOWE PSA GRADED NM+ 7.5 DETROIT RED WINGS
$99.99
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1995-96 PARKHURST MR HOCKEY GORDIE HOWE #MH4
$14.99
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2006-07 BLACK DIAMOND - GORDIE HOWE #156 QUAD DIAMOND
$11.99
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1995-96 PARKHURST MR HOCKEY GORDIE HOWE #MH2
$14.99
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1957-58 Topps # 42 Gordie Howe
$249.00
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Gordie Howe 03-04 Upper Deck Trilogy #32
$8.00
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GORDIE HOWE 2001 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME ORIGINAL 6 GAME USED STICK
$34.99
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GORDIE HOWE BOBBY ORR 2010-11 UD THE CUP DUAL ENSHRINEMENTS AUTO AUTOGRAPH 9 35
$249.99
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1967-68 TOPPS #131 GORDIE HOWE ALL STAR CARD BVG 5 EXCELLENT
$8.50
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1970 COLGATE STAMPS #47 GORDIE HOWE POP 2 PSA 10 H1318832
$539.99
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1967-68 topps #43 Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings very rare
$49.99
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1969-70 TOPPS #61 GORDIE HOWE CARD BVG 5.5 EXCELLENT+
$6.83
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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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Gordie Howe Signed Detroit Red Wings 8x10 PSA COA #U81177
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GORDIE HOWE 1980 JSA COA SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
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Gordie Howe Signed Sports Illustrated January 21, 1980 PSA DNA Autograph T40882
$89.00
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Gordie Howe Signed Autographed Career Stat Jersey JSA
$199.99
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Gordie Howe signed autographed 8x10 photo w PSA DNA sticker F14665
$45.00
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GORDIE HOWE SIGNED 1993 PARKHURST REPRINT PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED PR33
$149.99
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GORDIE HOWE SIGNED 1965 TOPPS 600 GOALS SHORT PRINT PSA DNA AUTHENTIC #122
$1,749.99
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GORDIE HOWE SIGNED 2002 UPPER DECK SUPER STARS PSA DNA AUTHENTIC #UD13
$149.99
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GORDIE HOWE SIGNED 2003 UPPER DECK BEEHIVE PSA DNA AUTHENTIC #69
$149.99
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GORDIE HOWE SIGNED 2008 UPPER DECK BLACK DIAMOND PSA DNA AUTHENTIC #173
$149.99
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GORDIE HOWE SIGNED 2011 PARKHURST CHAMPIONS HOCKEY CARD PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
$149.99
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GORDIE HOWE SIGNED 2009 O-PEE-CHEE PREMIER HOCKEY CARD PSA DNA AUTHENTIC #15
$159.99
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GORDIE HOWE SIGNED 2012 PANINI NAT'L CONVENTION HOCKEY CARD PSA DNA AUTH #15
$159.99
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Gordie Howe Red Wings Signed Custom White Stat Jersey Mr Hockey JSA
$134.06
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GORDIE HOWE SIGNED AUTOGRAPH SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE 01 21 1980 JSA
$75.00
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Gordie Howe Signed 24x28 Glclee Print on Canvas with PSA\DNA Coa Mr Hockey
$95.00
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More Info

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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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