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


Overview

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.

Top eBay Listings

2004 Upper Deck Headliners Jersey #TH Trevor Hoffman AS Jsy
$8.00

2003 Topps Black #492 Trevor Hoffman 52
$25.00

2003 Topps Chrome Gold Refractors #319 Trevor Hoffman 449
$10.00

2003 Topps Gold #492 Trevor Hoffman 2003
$5.00

2002 UD 40-Man Super Swatch #STH Trevor Hoffman Jsy 250
$10.00

2003 Upper Deck MVP Black #173 Trevor Hoffman 50
$12.00

2001 Topps Chrome Retrofractors #504 Trevor Hoffman
$5.00

1997 (BB) Score Artist's Proofs White Border #36 Trevor Hoffman - NM-MT
$6.00

2003 (BB) Donruss Stat Line Season #371 Trevor Hoffman 38
$8.00

2005 Upper Deck Marquee Attractions Jersey #HO Trevor Hoffman Jsy
$8.00

2002 Topps Pristine Refractors #131 Trevor Hoffman 149
$5.00

TREVOR HOFFMAN 2005 Sweet Spot Sweet Threads Game-Used Jersey #HO Padres
$5.00

2008 (BB) Upper Deck Goudey Memorabilia #HO Trevor Hoffman
$8.00

2003 Topps Chrome Uncirculated X-Fractors #319 Trevor Hoffman 57
$15.00

1992 Bowman Trevor Hoffman (#11) (Rookie Card) (Sub grades 3-9.5's 1-9) BGS9.5
$54.97

2002 (BB) Topps Chrome Gold Refractors #45 Trevor Hoffman
$5.00
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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.

Trevor Hoffman Signed Baseball Pricing

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Trevor Hoffman Signed Baseball

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Trevor Hoffman Signed Jersey

Trevor Hoffman Signed Photograph Pricing

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Trevor Hoffman Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres Signed Major League Black Baseball PSA DNA
$129.99

TREVOR HOFFMAN SD PADRES SIGNED AUTOGRAPH 2000 TOPPS FINEST CARD JSA COA #K12582
$59.99

Trevor Hoffman Signed Auto Official HOF Logo Baseball Padres Hells Bells PSA #2
$99.99

TREVOR HOFFMAN JSA AUTOGRAPH NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
$74.00

Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres 08 Upper Deck X Card RC PSA 7.5 DNA Signed Auto
$24.99

PADRES TREVOR HOFFMAN SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA #G16035
$89.99

Future HOFer Trevor Hoffman signed 1991 ProCards card #219 JSA autographed
$49.99

TREVOR HOFFMAN JSA AUTHENTIC SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH
$39.00

Trevor Hoffman Signed Official MLB Baseball PSA DNA Authenticated
$79.00

PADRES TREVOR HOFFMAN AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 2009 UPPER DECK #314 PSA DNA SLABBED
$24.99

PADRES TREVOR HOFFMAN AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 2008 UPPER DECK #400 PSA DNA SLABBED
$24.99

PADRES TREVOR HOFFMAN AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 2005 TOPPS HERITAGE #349 PSA SLABBED
$24.99

TREVOR HOFFMAN SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO SAN DIEGO PADRES JSA COA
$75.00

TREVOR HOFFMAN SIGNED 1998 ALL STAR MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SAN DIEGO PADRES JSA
$124.95

Trevor Hoffman Signed Padres Blue Print Game Program PSA DNA COA 2013 Autograph
$79.99

Trevor Hoffman Signed Padres Blue Print Game Program PSA DNA COA 2013 Autograph
$99.99
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