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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HUGE 800 DIFFERENT RED SOX cards lot UEHARA BUCHHOLZ RICE LEE YAZ VARITEK
$39.99
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1972 Topps #38 Carl Yastrzemski IA Boston Red Sox NRMT+
$10.79
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1972 TOPPS IA #38 CARL YASTRZEMSKI PSA 8 RED SOX H.O.F.
$24.99
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1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Rookie RC #148 Boston Red Sox EXMT
$140.00
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1961 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Rookie #287 Boston Red Sox Near Mint
$45.00
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1972 Topps #37 Carl Yastrzemski SGC 84 NM Hall of Fame
$19.99
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1966 TOPPS #70 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX NM
$26.70
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1975 HOSTESS #48 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX HOF PSA 9 B1573189
$40.99
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9261* 1977 Topps # 480 Carl Yastrzemski Ex-Mt
$5.00
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6847* 1977 Topps # 480 Carl Yastrzemski Ex-Mt
$5.00
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1977 Topps # 480 Carl Yastrzemski RED SOX NM HOF
$5.25
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1960 Topps Card # 148 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Rookie RC HOF PSA 6 EX MT
$144.95
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1962 Topps Baseball Card #425 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox HOF PSA 5.5 EX +
$64.95
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1984 TOPPS ALL-STAR GLOSSY SET 22 #11 CARL YASTRZEMSKI HOF POP 3 PSA 10 B1440303
$189.99
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1984 FLEER # 412 CARL YASTRZEMSKI BOSTON RED SOX LOT OF 4 NMMT
$6.99
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1981 TOPPS #110 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX HOF PSA 10 B1574320
$161.99
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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.

Carl Yastrzemski Signed Baseball Pricing

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Carl Yastrzemski Signed Bat Pricing

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Carl Yastrzemski Signed Jersey Pricing

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Carl YastrzemskiSigned Photograph Pricing

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CARL YAZ YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED ROMLB BALL BOSTON RED SOX PSA DNA CERTIFIED 8.5 AUTO
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED PSA DNA MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$144.00
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Carl Yastrzemski & Johnny Bench Signed Autographed 8x10 Photograph JSA COA
$148.99
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Carl Yastrzemski Yaz Signed Autograph Louisville Slugger Bat PSA DNA Red Sox
$199.00
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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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Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1985 Circle K Card PSA DNA #83100574
$79.00
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Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card PSA DNA #65087568
$89.00
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Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card PSA DNA #65087569
$89.00
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STAN MUSIAL CARL YASTRZEMSKI Dual signed auto Baseball JSA F06300
$119.99
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Carl Yastrzemski Single Signed Baseball AUTO w UDA Hologram Red Sox HOF
$43.00
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Stan Musial Carl Yastrzemski Red Schoendienst Signed Autographed Photo JSA COA
$239.96
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI MLB HOF SIGNED CARD JSA COA BECKETT ENCAPSULATED
$59.99
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI STEINER SIGNED OML BASEBALL w "TC67" INSCRIPTION AUTOGRAPH RARE
$74.99
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED JSA AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL CERTED AUTOGRAPH
$144.00
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI POSTMARKED SIGNED PSA DNA 1980 TOPPS 5X7 AUTOGRAPH
$79.00
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