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

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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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2002 TOPPS TEN GAME USED JERSEY , TREVOR HOFFMAN , PADRES !! BOX # 3
$9.99
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2004 (BB) Topps Chrome Red X-Fractors #386 Trevor Hoffman
$10.92
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1999 (BB) Pacific Platinum Blue #371 Trevor Hoffman
$5.68
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1999 Upper Deck Exclusives Level 1 #252 Trevor Hoffman SH CL 100
$7.28
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2002 Topps Chrome Black Refractors #45 Trevor Hoffman 50
$13.65
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2002 UD 40-Man Electric Rainbow #844 Trevor Hoffman 40
$7.10
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1999 Upper Deck Exclusives Level 1 #192 Trevor Hoffman 100
$7.28
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2009 TOPPS UNIQUE #PTP-65 TREVOR HOFFMAN 3-COLOR PATCH SAN DIEGO PADRES 35 75
$22.45
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2004 Donruss Press Proofs Black #356 Trevor Hoffman 10
$10.65
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2000 (BB) Topps Chrome Refractors #355 Trevor Hoffman
$5.68
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$127 Padres STAR lot Tony Gwynn Trevor Hoffman Ozzie Smith + rookies 136 dif
$13.88
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2000 Pacific Invincible Platinum Blue #125 Trevor Hoffman 67
$10.92
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2000 Pacific Prism Premiere Date #127 Trevor Hoffman 61
$10.92
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2000 Paramount Holographic Gold #204 Trevor Hoffman 199
$5.46
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TREVOR HOFFMAN SAN DIEGO PADRES 2009 UPPER DECK SPECTRUM GAME USED JERSEY CARD
$5.00
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1999 Pacific Prism Holographic Blue #124 Trevor Hoffman 80
$9.10
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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:

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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 Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Trevor Hoffman Signed Photographs

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TREVOR HOFFMAN SAN DIEGO PADRES SIGNED BASEBALL CARD 1992 MINOR JSA COA #J37066
$39.00
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TREVOR HOFFMAN PADRES 2001 FLEER JSA COA SIGNED CARD
$35.00
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Trevor Hoffman Milwaukee Brewers Signed 11x14 Photo PSA DNA #W52332
$99.99
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TREVOR HOFFMAN SIGNED SAN DIEGO PADRES JERSEY PSA DNA CERTIFIED COA
$349.99
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TREVOR HOFFMAN SIGNED 2006 ALL STAR BASEBALL SAN DIEGO PADRES JSA
$95.00
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TREVOR HOFFMAN Autographed Jersey JSA COA SAN DIEGO PADRES SIGNED AUTO MLB
$299.99
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Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres SIGNED Hells Bells 8x10 Photo JSA Autographed
$44.99
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TREVOR HOFFMAN (San Diego Padres) signed 1997 Metal Universe PSA DNA card
$39.95
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TREVOR HOFFMAN (San Diego Padres) signed 1996 Score PSA DNA card
$39.95
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Trevor Hoffman Signed Padres 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA Picture Autograph SD #51 HOF
$79.99
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Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres Signed Major League Baseball PSA DNA
$99.99
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Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres Signed Major League Black Baseball PS
$110.49
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1993 Topps #572 Trevor Hoffman PSA DNA Authentic Signed Auto Padres Marlins Reds
$42.99
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TREVOR HOFFMAN SD PADRES SIGNED AUTOGRAPH 2000 TOPPS FINEST CARD JSA COA #K12582
$59.99
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TREVOR HOFFMAN JSA AUTOGRAPH NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
$74.00
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TREVOR HOFFMAN SIGNED 2009 ALL STAR MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA
$100.00
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