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

1951-52 Parkhurst Hockey Gordie Howe

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.

Top eBay Listings

1962-63 Parkhurst Gordie Howe #30 KSA Graded 5 Card
$124.92

1979-71 Gordie Howe #29 KSA Graded 6.5 Card
$41.64

1959-60 Topps Gordie Howe #48 KSA Graded 5 Card
$74.95

1959-60 Topps Gordie Howe #63 KSA Graded 4 Card
$249.83

1960-61 Parkhurst Gordie Howe #20 KSA Graded 6.5 Card
$149.90

1959-60 Topps Gordie Howe #48 KSA Graded 5 Card
$74.95

2003 04 Gordie Howe, Rick Nash, Todd Bertuzzi SPx 99 Graded MINT BV $75
$68.99

1971 72 Gordie Howe O Pee Chee #262 NMT MNT BV $100
$91.99

1960 Carling Black Label poster Prem Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings store display
$699.00

2012-13 Certified #121 Gordie Howe IMM
$7.99

GORDIE HOWE, 1988 Sports Deck, Ace of Diamonds, SGC Graded GEM MINT 10, RARE!
$15.99

GORDIE HOWE, 1988 Sports Deck, Ace of Hearts, SGC Graded GEM MINT 10, RARE!
$15.99

GORDIE HOWE, 1970 DAD'S COOKIES, SGC Graded GEM MINT 10, Very RARE Old Card!
$225.99

1970 O-Pee-Chee Gordie Howe #238 PSA 5 EX
$29.95

1971 72 TOPPS STORY BOOKLET GORDIE HOWE EX+ RED WINGS BOOKLET #23
$6.00

GORDIE HOWE '51-52 PARKHURST REPRINT INSERT ROOKIE CARD #66
$19.99
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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.

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Gordie Howe Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Top eBay Listings

Gordie Howe Signed Detroit Red Wings 16x20 Photo PSA & JSA
$179.00

Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings Signed 16x20 Photo B&W Slap Shop "Mr. Hockey" JSA
$179.00

GORDIE HOWE SIGNED JSA CERTED VINTAGE 11X17 POSTER AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$69.00

GORDIE HOWE SIGNED JSA CERTED VINTAGE 11X17 POSTER AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$64.00

GORDIE HOWE SIGNED CCM JERSEY PSA HOLOGRAM & COA MR HOCKEY & HOF 1972 X28681
$409.00

WAYNE GRETZKY GORDIE HOWE DUAL SIGNED 1986 ALL STAR PROGRAM JSA COA J68926
$399.95

GORDIE HOWE SIGNED 1993 PARKHURST RED WINGS CARD #PR-33 PSA DNA Auto RC 83398959
$249.99

Gordie Howe Signed Red Wings M&N Jersey Mr. Hockey w Rare Handpainted Image PSA
$1,899.00

RED WINGS GORDIE HOWE "MR. HOCKEY" SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO PSA DNA #Q41567
$149.99

GORDIE HOWE "HOF" & BILL GATSBY SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO PSA DNA #Q41506
$199.99

Red Wings Gordie Howe "Mr Hockey" Signed 16x20 Photo W Wayne Gretzky Psa Dna
$124.99

RED WINGS GORDIE HOWE AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1994 PARKHURST #177 PSA DNA SLABBED
$99.99

GORDIE HOWE autographed signed Redwings white STAT Jersey Mr Hockey JSA #H59993
$123.50

Gordie Howe Signed Stat Red Wings Jersey PSA DNA
$300.00

Gordie Howe Signed Original Olympia Stadium Padded Chair Red Wings PSA DNA Auto
$349.99

GORDIE HOWE SIGNED AUTO DETROIT RED WINGS RED JERSEY MR HOCKEY PSA AUTOGRAPHED
$56.00
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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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