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

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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.

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Carl Yastremski 2 Card Lot 1990 Donruss Diamond King Card & Puzzle
$10.99
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2012 Panini Cooperstown Crystal Collection #80 Carl Yastrzemski Gold # 299 BOX 9
$7.12
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1968 Topps Game 3 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 6 EX - Mint Red Sox
$24.99
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1965 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #385 Baseball Card
$40.00
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1963 TOPPS #115 CARL YASTRZEMSKI EX MIS-CUT *145218
$11.16
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Carl Yastrzemski 1970 Topps Baseball card 10 Red Sox Ex-Nr-Mint
$14.99
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1961 Topps Set # 287 Carl Yastrzemski Star Rookie PSA 7
$100.00
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1963 Topps #115 - Carl Yastrzemski - PSA 4 VG-EX - Hall of Famer Boston Red Sox
$23.50
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1969 Topps Deckle Edge Baseball Card, Carl Yastrzemski, #4, Boston Red Sox
$7.89
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1969 TOPPS DECALS CARL YASTRZEMSKI VG CREASE *126128
$6.51
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1969 TOPPS DECKLE EDGE #4 CARL YASTRZEMSKI EX NICELY CENTERED *126152
$9.30
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1967 Topps Carl Yastrzemski
$17.00
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1971 Topps #530 Carl Yastrzemski PSA graded NM 7
$80.00
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1970 TOPPS #461 CARL YASTRZEMSKI PSA 6 HOF *1932
$26.97
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1982 TOPPS IN ACTION #651 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX HOF PSA 10 B1844976-895
$124.99
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI 1969 TOPPS #130 GRADED CARD
$26.99
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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 7.5X9 Photo Boston Red Sox JSA COA
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Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed NL Baseball PSA DNA #W66374
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Carl Yastrzemski Signed Auto PSA DNA H29092 8x10 Photo Johnny Bench Red Sox Cubs
$99.99
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Carl Yastrzemski #H29094 Signed Autographed PSA DNA 8x10 Photo Boston Red Sox
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Boston Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski Signed Autographed PSA DNA H29096 8x10 Photo Yaz
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Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox Signed Autographed PSA DNA H29091 8x10 Photo Boston
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Carl Yastrzemski Hof 89 TC 67 signed baseball Psa graded 9.5 hologram
$389.00
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Carl Yastrzemski autographed signed 16 x 20 photo JSA COA
$199.99
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1960 TOPPS CARL YASTRZEMSKI Signed ROOKIE Card Boston Red Sox PSA DNA 83500299
$76.55
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Carl Yastrzemski "TC 67, 326-44-121" Inscribed Signed Red Sox Jersey PSA #S32277
$319.99
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Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed Cooperstown Famous Player Series Bat JSA 133
$369.00
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CARL YAZ YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED ROMLB BALL BOSTON RED SOX PSA DNA CERTIFIED 8.5 AUTO
$139.99
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Carl Yastrzemski Signed 8X10 Photo Boston Red Sox JSA COA
$79.99
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 1983 YEAR BOOK JSA COA #H83565
$59.99
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Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1983 Donruss Card PSA DNA #83191706
$69.00
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Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1986 TCMA Card #41 PSA DNA
$79.00
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