Trevor Hoffman Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Trevor Hoffman

Date of Birth: 10/13/1967
Rookie Card Year: 1992
Investment Rating: 5.5


Normally, the hobby overlooks relievers. Trevor Hoffman cards and autographed memorabilia are a bit of an anomaly. Spending 15 of his 18 major leagues seasons were spent with the San Diego Padres, he became a fan favorite and was instrumental in the emergence of the closer role having star power. He was the first reliever to accomplish the benchmarks of 500 and 600 career saves.

Hoffman has just one rookie card. It is part of the 1992 Bowman Baseball set. He also has a lengthy pre-rookie card checklist from his playing days in the minor leagues. One of his most popular is his 1991 ProCards Cedar Rapids card.

The first certified Trevor Hoffman autograph cards were issued in the 1996 Leaf Signature Series set. The base version has a known print run of 3,500 copies. Two parallels also exist, a Silver and Gold, with respective print runs of 1,000 and 500. None of the cards are serial numbered.

Hoffman's first memorabilia card was released in 2000 Fleer Impact. The Genuine Coverage card contains a swatch of game-used batting gloves.

Trevor Hoffman's autographed memorabilia is relatively affordable. He is still involved with the Padres in a coaching capacity and is a willing signer at the ballpark.

Trevor Hoffman Rookie Card

1992 Bowman Trevor Hoffman RC #11

1992 Bowman Trevor Hoffman RC

The 1992 Bowman Baseball set is one of the more popular releases of the early 1990s. The inclusion of key rookie cards like Trevor Hoffman is a contributing factor. The set also has the lone Mariano Rivera rookie card. The quality of the product itself is another reason collectors appreciate the set. It was printed on a glossy white card stock, which gives it the look and feel of a premium product.

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2004 (PADRES) Topps Gold #386 Trevor Hoffman 2004


Trevor Hoffman 1999 Pacific Aurora "Opening Day Issue" #161 SUPER RARE ERROR!

Trevor Hoffman 2005 Skybox Autographics Autograph San Diego Padres #AG-TRH

Trevor Hoffman 2007 Upper Deck Predictor Blue TOUGH San Diego Padres #428


1992 Bowman #11 Trevor Hoffman RC PSA 10

1994 (PADRES) Stadium Club First Day Issue #312 Trevor Hoffman 2000

2007 Topps Update All-Star Stitches #TWH Trevor Hoffman Jersey


1996 Leaf Signature GOLD Trevor Hoffman Auto Autograph SP 500 Future HOF

1992 Bowman #11 Trevor Hoffman RC

2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom Ticket Stubs Plus Trevor Hoffman 154 162 Jersey

1992 Bowman Trevor Hoffman (#11) (Rookie Card) BGS 9.5 BGS

2009 Topps Update All-Star Stitches # AST-26 Trevor Hoffman

2009 Sweet Spot#SS-Th Trevor Hoffman authentic jersey card
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Autograph Guide

Trevor Hoffman Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Trevor Hoffman'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 companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Mounted Memories and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Trevor Hoffman Cut Signature Exemplar:

Trevor Hoffman Signature Example

Trevor Hoffman Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Trevor Hoffman 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 a slight arc.
  2. The letter "t" is unique. It resembles a "7" with a long horizontal tail extending to the left.
  3. A scribble implies the remaining letters of the first name.
  4. The "H" is discernible. The first of the two vertical lines has a curve to it. The lines are not always connected by a horizontal line.
  5. A small "o" is visible.
  6. A large "P" shaped character is actually an "f."
  7. The signature finishes with a downward sloping line.

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TREVOR HOFFMAN Signed San Diego Magazine PSA DNA Auto w Rare '601' Inscription!

TREVOR HOFFMAN Signed 8x10 photo PSA DNA Authenticated Auto - 600th save!

Trevor Hoffman Signed Auto'd Padres Card PSA DNA Slab

Trevor Hoffman Signed 1993 Game Used 1st year w Padres Pants PSA DNA COA Auto'd

Trevor Hoffman & Akinori Otsuka Signed Program PSA DNA

Trevor Hoffman Adrian Gonzalez Signed 2006 Topps Card PSA DNA Slab Auto'd Padres

Tony Gwynn Trevor Hoffman Ben Davis Signed Padres Calendar PSA DNA COA 1999-2000

Trevor Hoffman Signed 2002 Padres Yearbook Magazine PSA DNA COA Auto'd Fireman


Trevor Hoffman Signed Auto'd Padres Card PSA DNA Slab

Trevor Hoffman Signed 1997 Stadium Club Padres Baseball Card PSA DNA Autograph

Trevor Hoffman Signed Auto'd Padres Card PSA DNA Slab

Trevor Hoffman Signed Auto'd Padres Card PSA DNA Slab

Trevor Hoffman Signed Auto'd Padres Card PSA DNA Slab

Trevor Hoffman Signed Auto'd 2000 Mother's Cookies Padres Card PSA DNA COA Slab

Trevor Hoffman Signed Auto'd Padres Card PSA DNA Slab
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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