Top Arnold Palmer Golf Cards

Top Arnold Palmer Golf Cards

The biggest star of golf as it was made available to the masses, Arnold Palmer sits firmly among the greats of the game. While his overall stats may come up short to Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, Palmer is still one of the most beloved figures in the history of golf. Success on the course and his overall fan popularity puts Arnold Palmer golf cards high on the collecting radar.

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Arnold Palmer made his professional debut in 1954 but card collectors had a much longer wait for "The King." Even after his first card was available, inconsistent golf releases and the fact that Palmer's prime years came during the 1960s resulted in a very limited cardboard checklist. Since 2001, golf releases have become more common and Arnold Palmer cards have been a regular inclusion.

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Top Arnold Palmer Golf Cards

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1965 Bancroft Tiddlers Giants Of Sport Arnold Palmer #24,26

Pre-dating his official rookie card by nearly three decades, 1965 Bancroft Tiddlers Giants of Sport presents collectors with the earliest card for Arnold Palmer and, for many collectors, his true rookie card. The vintage English release is a traditional card in most aspects, but the hand-cutting process makes it difficult to find high grades. Also, if collectors want the complete Arnold Palmer card, they will need to track down a second card from the set. The back of Palmer's card features English jockey Lester Piggott, and footballer Stanley Matthews' card is the place to find the actual card back and bio for Palmer.

 1965 Bancroft Tiddlers Giants Of Sport Arnold Palmer front1965 Bancroft Tiddlers Giants Of Sport Arnold Palmer back Piggott

1965 Bancroft Tiddlers Giants Of Sport Arnold Palmer front Stanley Matthews1965 Bancroft Tiddlers Giants Of Sport Arnold Palmer Back Stanley Matthews

1968 Mira Tuttosport I Campionissimi Arnold Palmer

Another vintage golf card for Arnold Palmer, the colorful release is part of the multi-sport 1968 Mira Tuttosport I Campionissimi set issued in Italy. Originally intended to be affixed to an album, the card backs are normally found in a poor condition.

1968 Mira Tuttosport I Campionissimi Arnold Palmer

1990 Pro Set Arnold Palmer RC #80

Arnold Palmer turned pro in 1954 and it was over 35 years before his "official rookie card" was released in 1990 Pro Set Golf. The bland design, high production numbers and long wait were not an ideal combination and values remain very low. Still, as the only rookie card for "The King," the card is notable. The Arnold Palmer rookie came as part of a 100-card factory set and sealed boxes can be found for just a few dollars.

1990 Pro Set Arnold Palmer RC #80

2001 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Arnold Palmer #AP

As has been the case for golf collectors over the years, there are large gaps between major releases, especially before Tiger Woods began to dominate. The next noteworthy option for Arnold Palmer came in 2001 SP Authentic Golf. Featuring one of the first pack-pulled autographs for Palmer, the Sign of the Times insert has an appealing design and a large on-card signature.

2001 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Arnold Palmer #AP

2001 Upper Deck Player's Ink Autograph Arnold Palmer #AP

While the 2001 Sign of the Times autograph for Arnold Palmer is one his most popular cards, the first autograph for "The King" is found in 2001 Upper Deck. Part of the Player's Ink insert, the scorecard design has a more aged feel, but still presents Palmer collectors with a great signed card.

2001 Upper Deck Player's Ink Autograph Arnold Palmer #AP

2003 SP Game Used Signature Shirts Singles Arnold Palmer #F9SP-AP #/100

One of the earliest autographed relics for Arnold Palmer, the Signature Shirt Singles design is a little busy but the on-card-autograph, tournament-worn shirt piece and limited print run make it a hit with golf collectors. The signed card is found in 2003 SP Game Used.

2003 SP Game Used Signature Shirts Singles Arnold Palmer

2003 Upper Deck Renditions Apparel Collection Arnold Palmer #AC-AP

While it is one of several Arnold Palmer relics available in 2003 releases, the 2003 Upper Deck Renditions Apparel Collection card stands out based on the large event-worn shirt piece. The short-lived golf product also offers a gold parallel that is numbered to 25.

2003 Upper Deck Renditions Apparel Collection Arnold Palmer

2012 Leaf Metal Arnold Palmer Autographs

Leaf might not get the same recognition as Upper Deck among golf collectors, but those searching for an Arnold Palmer autograph with a modern look should check out 2012 Leaf Metal Golf. The chromium product includes several different signed cards for Palmer and a variety of Prismatic parallels. Although the base autographs are not numbered, Arnold Palmer is among the short prints, with an reported print run of 53 copies.

2012 Leaf Metal Arnold Palmer Autographs Prismatic2012 Leaf Metal Arnold Palmer Champions Autographs Red Prismatic 

2012 Leaf Metal Golf National Pride Autographs Arnold Palmer
2012 Topps Allen and Ginter Autographs Arnold Palmer #AGA-APL

Technically a baseball product, Allen and Ginter has long been known for a strong crop of non-baseball signers. Arnold Palmer was included in a stacked 2012 Topps A&G checklist featuring framed mini autograph cards for several big names outside the baseball world. In addition to the base signature card, which does not surface too often, there is a very limited red ink parallel that is hand-numbered to 10.

2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Champions Autographs Arnold Palmer
2014 Exquisite Collection Autographs Arnold Palmer

Following the high-end trend that is sweeping the hobby, golf was one of the last sports to jump on board. 2014 Exquisite Collection Golf is the most premium product for the sport to date, and offers multiple Arnold Palmer autographs. Several quality designs that feature on-card autographs and limited print runs can be found for Palmer.

2014 Exquisite Collection Dimensions Shadowbox Autographs Arnold Palmer

2014 Exquisite Collection Signed Jumbo Swatch Arnold Palmer

2014 SP Authentic Authentic Moments Autographs Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus #72

Pairing two of the early greats of the sport and some of the best golfers in history, 2014 SP Authentic Golf includes a signed version of the Authentic Moments subset card that features Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Signed on-card by both superstars, the print run is unknown, but the card is very limited.

2014 SP Authentic Authentic Moments Autographs Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer #72

Top eBay Listings

Arnold Palmer "The King" Artist Sketch Card - REFRACTOR - Artist Signed 1 1
$19.99

Arnold Palmer "The King" Artist Sketch Card REFRACTOR - Rare Artist Signed 1 1
$19.99

2003 Upper Deck SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Singles Shirt Card Arnold Palmer
$55.00

2012 SP GU Tour Gear Quads Blue Arnold Palmer Gary Player Nick Faldo Miller 4 8
$22.50

1977-79 Arnold Palmer Sportscaster Italy 19-03 PSA 5 Low POP HOF
$39.99

ARNOLD PALMER TOURNEY WORN GOLF SHIRT 2012 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER's PGA TOUR CARD
$22.22

(12) GRAND SLAM VENTURES CARDS TIGER WOODS, JACK NICKLAUS, ARNOLD PALMER, PLAYER
$7.50

ARNOLD PALMER 1978 FINNISH Sportscaster card - From Finland
$9.99

( 20 ) 2012 Topps Allen & Ginters ARNOLD PALMER Cards
$10.00

1992 Ritchie & Co. Fairways Favourites 19 Arnold Palmer card PSA 8 NM-MT NM-Mint
$24.99

Arnold Palmer & Bert Yancey 2015 Leaf Masterpiece Cut Signature signed card 1 1
$136.00

Arnold Palmer & Julius Boros 2015 Leaf Masterpiece Cut Signature signed card 1 1
$174.99

ARNOLD PALMER 5 All-Metal Collector Cards SEALED - METALLIC IMPRESSIONS GOLF
$9.95

TIGER WOODS JACK NICKLAUS ARNOLD PALMER 2012 SP GAME USED TRIPLE GLOVE #'D 1 5
$275.00

2001 Upper Deck Golf Arnold Palmer PSA 6
$9.99

ARNOLD PALMER 5 All-Metal Collector Cards - METALLIC IMPRESSIONS GOLF
$9.99
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.


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  1. Super cards for sure. Highlight of my golf collection a 1/1 Arnold Palmer / Jack Nicklaus button card. Still can’t believe I pulled that year a few years ago. RIP Arnie!

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