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

pop 1 - 1997 SP #157 Trevor HOFFMAN - PSA 10+++ HOF RARE
$28.49

pop 1 - 1998 Upper Deck #495 Trevor HOFFMAN - PSA 10+++ RARE
$23.74

pop 2 - 2000 Fleer Focus #94 Trevor HOFFMAN - PSA 10+++ RARE
$17.09

2008 UD Spectrum Swatches Red Jersey Trevor Hoffman 35
$5.62

2000 Pacific Omega Copper #123 Trevor Hoffman
$11.25

2007 Topps Gold #550 Trevor Hoffman 2007
$5.00

2005 Topps Gold #203 Trevor Hoffman 2005
$5.00

2005 Topps Chrome Black Refractors #203 Trevor Hoffman 225
$6.00

1999 Upper Deck Retro Gold #73 Trevor Hoffman 250
$5.00

1999 Upper Deck Encore FX Gold #76 Trevor Hoffman 125
$6.00

2002 (BB) Leaf Press Proofs Blue #136 Trevor Hoffman
$5.00

2002 Leaf Lineage Century #136 Trevor Hoffman 100
$6.00

2002 Leaf Press Proofs Platinum #136 Trevor Hoffman 25
$25.00

1999 Topps Gallery Player's Private Issue #65 Trevor Hoffman 250
$6.00

2003 Playoff Prestige Xtra Points Purple #169 Trevor Hoffman 150
$5.00

2003 (BB) Fleer Focus JE Century Parallel #3 Trevor Hoffman 151
$8.00
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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.

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Trevor Hoffman Signed Baseball

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Trevor Hoffman Signed Jersey

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Trevor Hoffman Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Trevor Hoffman Signed 2002 Topps Padres Baseball Card #45 PSA DNA COA Autograph
$44.99

Trevor Hoffman Signed 1994 Topps Padres Baseball Card #222 PSA DNA COA Autograph
$44.99

Trevor Hoffman Signed 2007 Topps Padres Baseball Card #241 PSA DNA COA Autograph
$44.99

Trevor Hoffman Signed 1999 Topps Gallery Padres Baseball Card PSA DNA COA Auto'd
$44.99

Trevor Hoffman Signed 1994 Flair Padres Baseball Card #234 PSA DNA COA Autograph
$44.99

Trevor Hoffman Signed 1993 Upper Deck Padres Baseball Card PSA DNA COA Autograph
$44.99

Trevor Hoffman Signed 1997 Score Padres Baseball Card #36 PSA DNA COA Autograph
$44.99

Trevor Hoffman Signed 2004 Upper Deck Padres Baseball Card PSA DNA COA Autograph
$44.99

Trevor Hoffman Signed 2005 Upper Deck Padres Baseball Card PSA DNA COA Autograph
$44.99

Trevor Hoffman Signed 2005 Donruss Padres Baseball Card PSA DNA COA Autograph 51
$44.99

1998 Padres 31x Signed World Series Baseball Book PSA DNA COA Trevor Hoffman HOF
$599.99

Trevor Hoffman Framed Signed Auto Autographed 8x10 PSA DNA
$69.99

Trevor Hoffman Signed 2005 Fleer Platinum Padres Baseball Card PSA DNA COA Auto
$44.99

Trevor Hoffman Signed 2005 Fleer Tradition Padres Baseball Card PSA DNA COA Auto
$44.99

TREVOR HOFFMAN PADRES,HOF JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO
$80.00

GAI DNA TREVOR HOFFMAN SIGNED BASEBALL LOOK
$34.95
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