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 Image

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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1962 TOPPS FOOTBALL #64 PAUL HORNUNG PSA 7 HOF
$84.99
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1961 Topps HOF #40 Paul HORNUNG Green Bay Packers PSA 6 EX-MT CENTERED
$26.00
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1965 PHILADELPHIA- PAUL HORNUNG #76 PSA -MINT 9 (1 OF 19 POP)
$675.00
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1964 philadelphia football PAUL HORNUNG #74 NM-MT 8
$75.00
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1967-Philadelphia Paul Hornung #123
$30.00
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2011 SPORT KINGS LP PAUL HORNUNG SILVER VERSION AUTO AUTOGRAPH (40)
$29.79
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1960 Topps #54 Paul Hornung PACKERS " EX " LR28459
$14.00
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2013 exquisite Paul Hornung auto 7 60
$19.99
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Philadelphia Paul Hornung Football Card Packers #74 Outstanding centering
$34.00
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1961 Fleer Paul Hornung #90 (HOF) NM M O C
$39.00
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1962 TOPPS #64 PAUL HORNUNG SP SGC 40 VG 3 GREEN BAY PACKERS - FREE SHIPPING!
$39.00
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1961 Topps Football # 38 Packers' Paul Hornung Sets NFL Scoring Record PSA 6 MC
$25.00
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Paul Hornung 10 25 2012 National Treasures Auto Game Used Jersey Patch HOF Pack
$38.69
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2013 SPx Winning Combos Dual Jerseys #WCHL Daryle Lamonica Paul Hornung 11 225
$40.25
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1960 TOPPS #54 PAUL HORNUNG NM B162
$39.99
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1965 PHILADELPHIA #76 PAUL HORNUNG GREEN BAY PACKERS
$19.99
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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 Image

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 Notre Dame Game Model Football Steiner Hologram CTBL 005824b
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Paul Hornung Signed Green Bay Packers 8x10 Photo Custom Framed PSA Hologram CTBL
$139.99
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Paul Hornung Signed Green Bay Packers 8x10 Photo PSA Hologram CTBL 010521
$49.99
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Paul Hornung Signed 1965 Philadelphia Autographed Packers PSA DNA #83338968
$62.95
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PAUL HORNUNG Auto Autograph Signed 11x14 Photo Picture Notre Dame GB Packers PSA
$49.99
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PAUL HORNUNG signed autographed Photofile 20x24 Photo + EXACT PROOF + JSA COA!
$249.99
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PAUL HORNUNG SIGNED AUTO 16X20 PHOTO GREEN BAY PACKERS RUNNING JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$49.00
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PAUL HORNUNG SIGNED AUTO NOTRE DAME IRISH FULL SIZE HELMET 56H JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$199.00
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PACKERS Paul Hornung signed jersey w HOF 86 JSA COA Autographed Green Bay
$119.20
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1957 PACKERS Paul Hornung signed ROOKIE 16x20 photo JSA COA AUTO w Jim Temp
$149.00
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Paul Hornung Signed 8X10 Photo Autograph Packers Running Horizontal Auto GAI COA
$34.99
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Paul Hornung Signed 8X10 Photo Autograph Packers Running Close-Up Auto GAI COA
$34.99
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Paul Hornung Packers Signed Jersey w stats Authentic Autograph PSA DNA #W11730
$129.99
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1994 Topps Archives Paul Hornung Signed Autographed Card PSA DNA 81964976
$39.00
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1994 Topps Archives Paul Hornung Signed Autographed Card PSA DNA 81964967
$39.00
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1994 Topps Archives Paul Hornung Signed Autographed Card PSA DNA 81964974
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