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Introduction to Ben Hogan Golf Cards
Welcome to the Ben Hogan Golf Card site. This site is about the sports (trading) cards that have a connection to Ben Hogan. This site will be updated as old cards / information surface and new cards / information are issued.
The history of Ben Hogan golf cards goes back over 70 years, with his first card appearing in the 1949 set "Sports Champions" from the Exhibit Supply Company of Chicago. For the next 50 years to around the time of Mr. Hogan's death in 1997, there were less than 40 different Ben Hogan golf trading cards released (not including different languages or variations of the Sportscaster cards). Some of these were from licensed sets, but many were not.
In the later part of the 1990's there was a revival of sport card collecting. The Upper Deck Company released several sets of cards, many which contained Hogan cards. The Panini Company and a new company called SportKings quickly followed with a lot of Ben Hogan cards in sets that they released. During this time period there were many "custom-made" Hogan cards hitting the market as well. Many cards used hand drawings and some made use of actual pictures of Mr. Hogan. There were also many years where there were no cards of Mr. Hogan released at all, especially before 2000. Since Mr. Hogan's death, there have been well over 200 of his cards issued as individual cards or as part of a set.
At the end of 2020, I had just over 280 entries in my Ben Hogan golf card database. However, not all of these could realistically be called a trading card. With more items being graded and slabbed by third party grading companies many Hogan cut signatures were finding their way into card collections. I have some of the cut signatures in my own collection so I have included them in the database.
This site was not made to be fancy in any way what-so-ever. It is just straight forward in its presentation and information. It is here to help fellow Ben Hogan golf card collectors in their search to add to their collection.
Please see the "About Me" page and let me know (1) if you find inaccurate information on this site (2) if you have cards of Mr. Hogan that I have not included on this site (3) you just want to communicate about collecting Ben Hogan golf cards.