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Joseph Vincent Paterno (/pəˈtɜːrnoʊ/; December 21, 1926 – January 22, 2012), sometimes referred to as JoePa, was an American college football player, athletic director, and coach. He was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011. With 409 victories, Paterno is the most victorious coach in NCAA FBS history. He recorded his 409th victory on October 29, 2011; his career ended with his dismissal from the team on November 9, 2011, as a result of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. He died 74 days later, of complications from lung cancer. More about Joe Paterno

Current items with a signature of Joe Paterno

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thumbnail1/1 JOE PATERNO 1995 Rose Bowl PSU Autographed Signed Ticket Stub PENN STATE JSA$999.99logo
thumbnailJoe Paterno #2 Sketch Card Limited 32/50 Edward Vela Signed$2.99logo
thumbnailJOE PATERNO Autographed Signed PENN STATE Logo Football PSU JSA LOA JoePA 1990s$199.99logo
thumbnailJoe Paterno Football My Way White & Hyman Signed 1st Edition PSU Hologram COA$139.99logo
thumbnailJoe Paterno Penn State College Football Coach Autographed 8x10 Photo COA Letter$29.95logo
thumbnailJoe Paterno Signed Official NCAA Size Wilson Football - No COA$375.00logo
thumbnailJoe Paterno SIGNED Panoramic POSTER Penn State Nittany Lions 27x9.5 w/ PROOF$1000.00logo
Paterno was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Brown University, where he played football both ways as the quarterback and a cornerback. He had originally planned on going to law school, but he was instead hired in 1950 as an assistant football coach at Penn State. He was persuaded to do this by his college coach Rip Engle, who had taken over as Penn State's head coach. In 1966, Paterno was named as Engle's successor. He soon coached the team to two undefeated regular seasons in 1968 and 1969. The team won two national championships—in 1982 and 1986. Paterno coached five undefeated teams that won major bowl games, and in 2007 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach. During his career, he led the Nittany Lions to 37 bowl appearances with 24 wins while turning down offers to coach National Football League (NFL) teams that included the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots.

Paterno's coaching career ended abruptly in 2011, shortly before his death, when the Penn State Board of Trustees terminated his contract in response to a child sex abuse scandal involving Paterno's former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. An investigation conducted by former FBI director Louis Freeh reported that Paterno concealed information relating to Sandusky's abuse of a young boy. A critique of the Freeh report, commissioned by the Paterno family, disputed Paterno's involvement in the alleged cover-up. NBC sportscaster Bob Costas said that Freeh not only gathered facts, "but he reached a conclusion which is at least debatable from those facts and then he assigned ... a very dark motivation to Joe Paterno, which seems like it might be quite a leap." Read even more about Joe Paterno at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Joe Paterno

In total, we tracked 3397 items since 01/01/2008. The chart below shows the trade volume over time.

The most expensive item with a signature of Joe Paterno (JOE PATERNO PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS AUTOGRAPHED FRAMED JERSEY. SUEDE JSA LETTER) was sold in November 2022 for $2750.00 while the cheapest item (ERIC SHRIVE SIGNED PENN STATE 8x10 JOE PATERNO 400 WINS PHOTO W/COA PSU RARE) found a new owner for $0.01 in September 2022. The month with the most items sold (186) was January 2012 with an average selling price of $150.00 for an autographed item of Joe Paterno. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in February 2014 with $375.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $2.99 was September 2020. In average, an autographed item from Joe Paterno is worth $61.00.

Most recently, these items with a signature of Joe Paterno were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

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thumbnailJoe Paterno #2 Sketch Card Limited 29/50 Edward Vela Signed$2.99logo
thumbnailJoe Paterno #2 Sketch Card Limited 30/50 Edward Vela Signed$2.99logo
thumbnailJoe Paterno autograph Plaque$26.00logo
thumbnailJoe Paterno Football My Way Hard Cover AUTOGRAPHED by Joe Paterno Penn State$45.00logo
thumbnailJoe Posnanski signed book Paterno - Joe Paterno  - Football - Penn State$10.95logo
thumbnailJoe Posnanski signed book Paterno - Joe Paterno  - Football - Penn State$13.95logo
thumbnailPaterno : By the Book by Bernard Asbell and Joe Paterno (1989, HC), Signed$39.78logo
thumbnailPaterno : By the Book Signed by Joe Paterno 1989 HC First Edition Autographed$50.00logo
thumbnailPaterno : By the Book Signed by Joe Paterno 1989 HC First Edition Autographed$30.00logo
thumbnailPaterno : By the Book Signed by Joe Paterno 1989 HC First Edition Autographed$49.99logo

Latest News about Joe Paterno

10 years have passed since Joe Paterno passed away (01/22/22): A look at where Penn State stands today 10 years after the passing of Joe Paterno Go to news article

Penn State bowl history: Joe Paterno vs. Urban Meyer in the 2011 Outback Bowl (12/30/21): Penn State bowl history: Joe Paterno's final bowl, Urban Meyer's final game at Florida in the 2011 Outback Bowl Go to news article

Penn State's Kerry Collins on being recruited by Joe Paterno (12/04/18): Former Penn State quarterback Kerry Collins discusses being recruited out of Wilson West Lawn High by Joe Paterno in the early 1990s. Collins on Tuesday was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Go to news article

Penn State's Joe Paterno saw raising awareness about child sex abuse as a silver (04/12/15): Congratulations! Your weather is set to . You can change the location at any time. Don't have an account? Go to news article

Supporters Work To Reclaim Legacy Of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno (03/31/15): A campaign is underway to repair former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's legacy after a child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky tarnished his image. Go to news article

Older News Stories about Joe Paterno

Judge again rules Joe Paterno can't sue for contract breach (03/2015): A Pennsylvania judge has ruled again that the family of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno can't sue the NCAA and the university for breach of contract for their actions in response to the ...

Poll: Pennsylvanians want Joe Paterno statue to be put back up (02/2015): Penn State removed a statue of the winningest coach in major college football history from its spot outside Beaver Stadium after the Jerry Sandusky scandal in State College. Go to news article

Joe Paterno's favorability rating up in Pennsylvania, new poll shows (01/2015): Joe Paterno's image has improved in Pennsylvania since 2012, according to a new poll.

Joe Paterno remembered as 'iconic' in Pinstripe Bowl promo tour (12/2014): NEW YORK — Joe Paterno, who worked as an usher at the old Ebbets Field, once joked that he never had much use for baseball after the Dodgers left Brooklyn. Still, Penn State's new athletic director called it "fitting" that the football team would return to postseason play at Yankee...

Penn State University Alumni Association Pulls Ad of Joe Paterno Statue (11/2014): Penn State Alumni Association officials have given notice to the owners of Distinct Collectibles that their ad for a Joe Paterno statue, "Running onto the Field," was not approved to run in their ...

Company plans to release limited time Joe Paterno sculpture (10/2014): The statue of late head football coach Joe Paterno — which once stood outside Beaver Stadium — was removed more than two years ago in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.

Penn State asks judge to dismiss lawsuit by 2 former coaches, including Joe Pate (09/2014): STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a son of late football coach Joe Paterno and another assistant coach who were fired two years ago.

Jay Paterno talks best way to honor Joe Paterno, how his father will be remember (08/2014): Jay Paterno's biography of his father -- 'Paterno Legacy' -- will be available everywhere on Monday, Go to news article

Son: Late Penn State coach Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky (07/2014): Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true.

Gov. Tom Corbett says he 'never will' condemn Joe Paterno (06/2014): Gov.

Penn State football coach James Franklin embraces being face of university post- (05/2014): Franklin has been going pretty much nonstop since moving from Vanderbilt to Happy Valley in the middle of January. Go to news article

Should late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno be honored with a statue? (04/2014): Vote in this week's sports poll. Go to news article

Upward State candidates announce proposal for commission honoring Joe Paterno (03/2014): Upward State, an alumni group aimed to move Penn State forward with a positive outlook, announced a proposal Thursday to help form a commission honoring late former head football coach Joe Paterno, according to a press release issued by the group.

Joe Paterno's son running for lt. governor (02/2014): HARRISBURG 8212 Jay Paterno, son of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania.

Catching up with Joe Paterno's final coaching staff (01/2014): Don’t have an account? Congratulations! Your weather is set to . You can change the location at any time. Go to news article

Penn State women's volleyball coach Russ Rose thrilled to win title on Joe Pater (12/2013): Rose recognized the late coach's birthday following his team winning its sixth NCAA championship in program history on Saturday night in Seattle.

Based on Joe Paterno precedent, does Florida State's Jameis Winston need to be c (11/2013): Loading headlines... Loading headlines... Loading headlines... Loading headlines...

Joe Paterno estate suing NCAA over sanctions (10/2013): The lawsuit filed by Joe Paterno’s family against the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its sanctions against the late coach has been taken before a judge. read more

Joe Paterno's family, NCAA President Mark Emmert, others react to Penn State's s (09/2013): Also, comments from Penn State President Rodney Erickson.

Charlie Manuel joins very successful Pennsylvania coaches Andy Reid, Joe Paterno (08/2013): It just goes to show you any coach in today's sports world is capable of being fired.

Witness: Joe Paterno said Penn State erred on Jerry Sandusky (07/2013): Longtime Penn State head coach Joe Paterno said that the university mishandled its response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a former assistant coach testified Monday during a hearing for three top school officials accused of a coverup.

Vikings rookies led Penn State through Jerry Sandusky-Joe Paterno scandal (06/2013): Everywhere Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti went at the NFL scouting combine -- from 15-minute sit-downs with general managers to casual run-ins with coaches in hallways around Indianapolis -- they heard the same questions. Go to news article

Joe Paterno Family Pressing Charges Against NCAA (05/2013): The Joe Paterno family pressed charges against the NCAA. They want tough penalties against Penn State thrown out. Those penalties were put into effect due to the Jerry Sandusky rape scandal and included a $60 million fine for the school.…

Sexual Abuse Investigation Unfairly Named Joe Paterno, UA Prof Says (04/2013): A University of Arkansas law professor argues a grand jury should never have been allowed to link legendary college football...

Penn State trustee defends actions in firing Joe Paterno - AM news links (03/2013): Loading headlines... Loading headlines... Loading headlines... Loading headlines... Go to news article

Joe Paterno's family has every right to continue to fight for him (02/2013): Loading headlines... Loading headlines... Loading headlines... Loading headlines... Go to news article

Joe Paterno: Vigil caps low-key day remembering Penn State coach (01/2013): STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Hundreds of candles created a dull glow at the base of the mural that contained a likeness of Joe Paterno, each flame flickering to commemorate the year since the death of Penn State's Hall of Fame coach. Go to news article

Exclusive Community Showing of Film on Penn State Coach Joe Paterno (12/2012): BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Exclusive Community Showing of Film on Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Media contact: Debby Rippey, Penn Staters United: Mid-Atlantic Region E-Mail: Phone: 410.627.9670 LOCATION: BALTIMORE, MD "The...

Talking Point: Al Pacino reportedly cast to play Joe Paterno (11/2012): A daily nugget involving the University of Wisconsin football team and its next opponent.

Former Penn State player removes Joe Paterno foreword from book when requested (10/2012): Phillipsburg High School's Class of 2012 received former safety Lee Rubin's book, without the mention of Paterno, as a gift from former PSU teammate Greg Troxell. Go to news article

Penn State fans recognize Joe Paterno during championship team reunion while sch (09/2012): At halftime of Penn State's win Saturday over Temple , members of the Nittany Lions' 1982 national championship team were honored. Name by name was read off the public address system as the players from the championship team stepped forward to be recognized. Go to news article

Joe Paterno's family to attend Penn State football season opener (08/2012): Saturday's historic opener will be the first at Penn State without a Paterno on the coaching staff since 1949. Vote in the NEWS POLL. Go to news article

Trees planted at former Joe Paterno statue site outside Beaver Stadium (07/2012): STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The spot where Joe Paterno 's bronze likeness once stood is now occupied by freshly planted trees. The Centre Daily Times reports the trees were planted outside Penn State's Beaver Stadium over the weekend. Go to news article

Penn State emails drag Joe Paterno back into Jerry Sandusky scandal (06/2012): In the '80s and '90s, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno survived complaints that the college game had passed him by. Later on, he survived outcries that he was simply too old for the rigors of coaching and high-level recruiting. Go to news article

Joe Paterno to earn $13 million pension (05/2012): Robert Kirchgassner Joe Paterno, the late Penn State University football coach whose 60-year career ended amid scandal last year, has reportedly earned a $13 million pension for running a successful program. read more

Joe Paterno, His Biographer, and the Last Chapter (04/2012): A biography of Joe Paterno, the Penn State football coach whose winning career abruptly ended in the scandal surrounding Jerry Sandusky, must account for his actions. But how?

Joe Paterno's family will launch the Paterno Foundation to 'make an impact' (03/2012): Joe Paterno ’s family announced Friday it will launch the Paterno Foundation .The family broke the news when it launched a website selling a DVD of the Jan. 26 memorial service for Penn State’s legendary head coach. Go to news article

Joe Paterno Memorial: Supporters Donate To Pa. Charities In Coach's Memory (02/2012): STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Special Olympics of Pennsylvania has received about $80,000 in donations in memory of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

Editorial column: Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno leaves us many lessons (01/2012): People say that legends never die. Joe Paterno, 85, the former Penn State University head football coach, lost his battle with lung cancer on Sunday, Jan. 22 but he will be remembered by countless students, alumni and friends as one of the greatest football legends of all time. Go to news article

Jay Paterno says Joe Paterno is in good spirits (12/2011): DALLAS - Joe Paterno usually got to spend time around Christmas and New Year's Day in warmer climates, having led Penn State to 37 bowl games in his 45 full seasons as the head coach.

PhillyDeals: Phila. investor Ira Lubert working with five others to replace Joe (11/2011): Philadelphia investor Ira Lubert has joined five veteran Penn State administrators and faculty on a committee to select a replacement for 46-year football coach Joe Paterno, and to get it done by Christmas.

Video: Joe Paterno gets win No. 409 (10/2011): Penn State's Joe Paterno racked up his 409th career victory Saturday as the Nittany Lions beat Illinois 10-7 on a last minute touchdown. The 409 wins are the most for a division one football coach.

Joe Paterno wanted a conference of East Coast schools back in 1981 (09/2011): In 1981, back in the days when he wasn't just Penn State's decorated football coach, then-Penn State athletic director Joe Paterno had an idea.

Joe Paterno News Conference (08/2011): Q. Anthony Fera ; he punted for you last year. What's his status with the team? COACH PATERNO: Right now, Anthony got himself into a couple of jams, and he should know better. And we're going to play that by ear. I told him I was going to sit him out.

Joe Paterno talks about the 2011 season (07/2011): CHICAGO — On more than one occasion Joe Paterno had the entire room laughing on Thursday at the Big Ten Media Days. Here area few of the topics he addressed:

Joe Paterno May Get His Own Holiday (06/2011): STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno may have his own special holiday in Pennsylvania. Centre County representative Kerry Benninghoff has introduced a house resolution to make Sept. 3, 2011, "Coach Paterno Day" across the commonwealth.

Joe Paterno remains highest-paid Penn State employee at $1 million+ (05/2011): An annual Right-to-Know report released recently from Penn State showed Paterno made about $1.02 million in compensation in 2010, down from $1.1 million the previous year. Go to news article

Frank Bodani: Watch for Joe Paterno's telltale signs (04/2011): Look at how the old coach is acting and what he is saying. Because success is often directly linked to Joe Paterno's feel for his team's situation at hand.

Coaches Corner: Golden Gate’s Digrigoli admires Joe Paterno (03/2011): A weekly look at one of Southwest Florida's high school coaches.

Nike donates $400,000 to Penn State for Joe Paterno's 400th win (01/2011): Nike has donated $400,000 to Penn State’s libraries in honor of Joe Paterno’s 400th career victory. The donation was announced Monday commemorates Paterno’s monumental victory, a 35-21 victory over Northwestern on Nov. 6.

Bowl Games 2010: Is It Joe Paterno, Rich Rodriguez, or Jim Tressel's Final Game? (12/2010): As the Big Ten has begun to get into the bowl action, rumors have swept up in the past couple of weeks about the futures of several of the conference's coaches. Go to news article