Paul Hornung Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Paul Hornung

Date of Birth: 12/23/1935
Rookie Card Year: 1957
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Paul Hornung is a football pioneer. He has an illustrious resumé that includes one of the most notable accomplishments in football. Hornung was the first player in football history to win the Heisman Trophy, be the first overall selection in the NFL Draft, win the NFL MVP awar, and be inducted into both the Professional and College Football Hall of Fames. With accolades like that, you can be assured that Paul Hornung football cards and autographed memorabilia are highly collectible.

Hornung's rookie card is from 1957 Topps Football. The set is so endeared by collectors that Topps used the design as a rookie variation in 2012 Topps Football.

Paul Hornung's first certified autographed card is part of the 1989 Goal Line set. It is serial numbered to 100.

His first game-used memorabilia cards can be found in 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game. They feature a swatch from a pair of Hornung's game-worn pants. The cards are not serial numbered and the exact number produced is unknown.

Paul Hornung has attended numerous autograph signing events during his career. As an All-American at Notre Dame and Green Bay Packers quarterback, Hornung has a wide-ranging fan base. His autograph remains in demand. The values of his signed items reflect his Hall of Fame status.

Paul Hornung Rookie Card

1957 Topps Football Paul Hornung RC #151

1957 Topps Paul Hornung RC

Hornung is a key rookie in the 1957 set. He shares this honor with other Hall of Fame greats like Johnny Unitas, Bart Starr and Raymond Berry. Vintage collectors are very fond of the dual photographs.

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PAUL HORNUNG 2008 UPPER DECK HEROES AUTOGRAPH PLATINUM 3 5 #223 BGS 9.5 AU 10
$400.00

Paul Hornung 5 100 His # 2008 Press Pass Legends Top 25 Auto Autograph Packers
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1959 TOPPS PAUL HORNUNG HOF #82 - GREEN BAY PACKERS - PSA 7 NM
$53.99

1964 Philadelphia #74 Paul Hornung HOF Packers PSA 8.5
$110.00

2004 Sweet Spot Signatures Paul Hornung Auto SP!
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Goodwin Champions 2014 PAUL HORNUNG #19 Magician Mini SP 13 PACKERS Notre Dame
$45.00

2002 Fleer Authentic Game Used, Worn Jersey Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers MT
$32.00

PAUL HORNUNG NOTRE DAME PACKERS 2011 UD COLLEGE LEGENDS # 19 GRADED 10
$13.60

1957 Topps Football Paul Hornung Rookie Card BVG 4.5
$210.00

2003 Donruss Classics Signatures Legend Autograph Auto Paul Hornung 200 Packers
$39.99

*PAUL HORNUNG* 2008 UD Heroes Hand-Signed Auto w COA GREEN BAY PACKERS
$17.95

PAUL HORNUNG 2011 UD COLLEGE FOOTBALL LEGENDS COLLEGE INSCRIPTION AUTO 99
$32.00

PAUL HORNUNG 2011 UD COLLEGE FOOTBALL LEGENDS AUTOGRAPH AUTO
$32.00

2009 Playoff Contenders Legendary Contenders Autograph Auto Paul Hornung Packers
$34.99

1957 Topps Football #151 Paul Hornung Rookie Card BGS BCCG 8
$299.99

1977 Green Bay Packers Paul Hornung Sportscaster Card
$8.99
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Autograph Guide

Paul Hornung Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Paul Hornung'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, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Paul Hornung Cut Signature Exemplar:

Paul Hornung Signature Example

Paul Hornung Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Paul Hornung signature autograph is very difficult to replicate and will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. His signature has been very consistent through the years, so regardless of the item being signed or the time period in which it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Paul Hornung Signature Characteristics

  1. The entire signature is legible and written in traditional cursive script.
  2. It displays a couple of unique character traits.
  3. Upon first glance one might mistake the name "Paul" for "Ray." The "P" is kidney bean shaped.
  4. The crossing line of the letter "H" extends well past the two parallel lines on each side.
  5. The letters "u-n-g" are more implied than pronounced.
  6. The  "g" is indicated by a character that forms an exclamation point shape.

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Paul Hornung Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Paul Hornung Signed Helmet

Paul Hornung Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Paul Hornung Signed Photo

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Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers Notre Dame Signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA P57192
$105.00

1994 Topps Archives Paul Hornung Signed Autographed Card PSA DNA 81964967
$39.00

1994 Topps Archives Paul Hornung Signed Autographed Card PSA DNA 81964974
$39.00

1994 Topps Archives Paul Hornung Signed Autographed Card PSA DNA 81965013
$39.00

1994 Topps Archives Paul Hornung Signed Autographed Card PSA DNA 81964966
$39.00

Paul Hornung Signed Green Bay Packer Autographed 8x10 Photo NFL HOF JSA H19913
$69.00

Paul Hornung signed NFL Wilson Replica Composite Football HOF 86- PSA Holo
$125.00

Paul Hornung Signed Autographed Packers Full Size Helmet JSA
$189.99

PAUL HORNUNG Signed w "HOF 86" Inscription Football Green Bay Packers GAI
$129.00

PAUL HORNUNG SIGNED PSA DNA 1994 SIGNATURE AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$40.80

PAUL HORNUNG SIGNED PSA DNA 1986 FDC AUTOGRAPH
$35.00

PAUL HORNUNG SIGNED NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH MINI HELMET TRISTAR
$89.00

PAUL HORNUNG SIGNED GREEN BAY PACKERS MINI HELMET #2 JSA
$62.99

PAUL HORNUNG signed 11x14 photo GREEN BAY PACKERS NOTRE DAME with COA TRISTAR
$149.95

PAUL HORNUNG signed 11x14 photo GREEN BAY PACKERS NOTRE DAME with COA TRISTAR
$149.95

PAUL HORNUNG signed 11x14 photo GREEN BAY PACKERS NOTRE DAME with COA TRISTAR
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