Carl Yastrzemski Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Carl Yastrzemski

Date of Birth: 8/22/1939
Rookie Card Year: 1960
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

The heart and soul of the Boston Red Sox for much of his 23-year career, Carl Yastrzemski baseball cards and autographed memorabilia remain incredibly popular with collectors. Yastrzemski was an 18-time All-Star and the last player to win MLB's Triple Crown before Miguel Cabrera accomplished it in 2012.

Carl Yastrzemski's lone rookie card comes from 1960 Topps Baseball. A much rarer Venezuelan issue also exists and is considered by many collectors to be a white whale. Collectors are fortunate in that, Topps hadn't made the switch to multiple rookies appearing on the same card at this point. This means that Yastrzemski is the only player featured on his rookie card.

Yastrzemski's first certified autograph card was released in 1992 Score Baseball. Numbered to 2,000 copies, it might not seem rare by today's standards but it was extremely rare. He also appears with Mickey Mantle and Stan Musial on a triple autograph card in the set that's numbered to 500.

His first memorabilia cards came in 2000 from Fleer, Topps and Upper Deck.

With 3,419 career hits and 452 home runs, Carl Yastrzemski's autographed memorabilia is coveted by numerous niche collectors as well as the rabid Red Sox fan base. He participated in numerous signing events after his retirement and is said to have provided collectors with a memorable in-person signing experience.

Carl Yastrzemski Rookie Card

1960 Topps Baseball Carl Yastrzemski RC #148

1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski RC

Yastrzemski's rookie card is one of the must haves from the Golden Age of baseball. While high-grade examples might be out of the price range of most collectors, copies in PSA 5-7 grade display very well and are much more affordable.

Top eBay Listings

1965 TOPPS #385 - CARL YASTRZEMSKI - PSA 6 EX-MT - BASEBALL CARD
$37.95

2014 Carl Yastrzemski Immaculate Collection The Greatest Materials 06 10 Rare
$35.00

*CARL YASTRZEMSKI* 1987 Topps #314 Hand-Signed Auto BOSTON RED SOX
$49.95

1979 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox #320 Near Mint
$5.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI 2007 UPPER DECK GOUDEY DIAMOND STARS YELLOW PARALLEL SSP 2 5
$36.00

1960 Topps Baseball Carl Yastrzemski Rookie #148 Sgc 84 Near Mint 7
$695.00

1966 TOPPS #70 CARL YASTRZEMSKI EX-MINT SET BREAK
$5.51

1971 Topps #530 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Baseball Card 0l0
$20.25

Carl Yastrzemski Topps Giant 1964 48 Boston Red Sox
$9.99

2002 TOPPS TRIBUTE DAVE WINFIELD CARL YASTRZEMSKI DUAL GU BAT 3000 HITS S289
$11.99

2007 TOPPS STERLING CARL YASTRZEMSKI TRIPLE GU JERSEY BAT AUTO WHITE 3 10 S095
$159.99

2007 SWEET SPOT CLASSIC CARL YASTRZEMSKI LEATHER GLOVE AUTO 10 25 LEGENDARY S094
$159.99

2006 TOPPS STERLING CARL YASTRZEMSKI QUAD GU JERSEY BAT 6 10 1974 RED SOX S091
$79.99

2004 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME CARL YASTRZEMSKI AUTO RED SOX HOF S017
$39.99

2010 TOPPS NATL CHICLE CARL YASTRZEMSKI ARTIST PROOF PAUL LEMPA AUTO 50 PH187
$39.99

2006 TOPPS STERLING CARL YASTRZEMSKI QUAD GU JERSEY BAT 4 10 1966 RED SOX S093
$79.99
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Autograph Guide

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Carl Yastrzemski'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.

Carl Yastrzemski Cut Signature Exemplar

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Carl Yastrzemski Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Carl Yastrzemski 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. A very hard to decipher signature in terms of letter-by-letter analysis.
  2. The first character looks like an over-sized ampersand (@).
  3. A lightning bolt like character in the middle of the signature is distinct to his signature.
  4. A comparison of authenticated samples should be used when looking to purchase Carl Yastrzemski signed items.

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CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED 8.5x11 AUTOGRAPH RED SOX 1992 PHOTO UDA
$145.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED PSA DNA FDC AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$69.30

CARL YASTRZEMSKI BOSTON RED SOX SIGNED BASEBALL JSA
$275.00

Carl Yastrzemski signed Triple Crown 1967 auto JSA PSA DNA baseball bat Red Sox
$329.99

Carl Yastrzemski TC 67 Hof 89 inscribed signed Majestic replica Jersey Jsa LOA
$369.00

"CARL MICHAEL YASTRZEMSKI #8 YAZ 452 HRS" PSA DNA SIGNED BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED
$324.95

1970's CARL YASTRZEMSKI Signed Autographed Game Used Baseball Psa Dna #X90622
$159.99

1990 Perez-Steele Great Moments #72 Carl Yastrzemski HOF Signed AUTO JSA COA
$28.00

Carl Yastrzemski signed 8x10 photo Jsa authentic hologram & coa I05271 autograph
$130.00

Carl Yastrzemski signed 8x10 photo Jsa authentic hologram & coa A14686 autograph
$130.00

Carl Yastrzemski HOF 89 TC 67 signed 8x10 photo Psa hologram & coa U38597
$149.00

1979 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Signed Card BGS BVG 9 JSA 8 Auto Red Sox
$199.00

1975 Topps Mini Carl Yastrzemski Signed Card BGS BVG 8.5 JSA 10 Auto Red Sox
$249.00

1972 O Pee Chee Carl Yastrzemski Signed Card BGS BVG 6 JSA 9 Auto OPC
$149.00

1983 Donruss Carl Yastrzemski Signed Diamond Kings Card BGS 9 JSA 10 Auto DK
$149.00

1980 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Signed Card BGS BVG 9 JSA 8 Auto Red Sox
$149.00
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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