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.

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1971 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #530 Baseball Card psa graded
$27.00

1973 O-PEE-CHEE CARL YASTRZEMSKI #245 PSA 9 O C LOW POP ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER
$189.99

1 Carl Yastrzemski 1975 Topps Card mini # 280 Boston Redsox EX - Near Mint
$18.00

1999 TOPPS STARS #148 ROOKIE REPRINT CARL YASTRZEMSKI ON CARD AUTOGRAPH 1960
$130.49

1968 Topps #192-B Checklist 3rd Series UNMARKED Carl Yastrzemski NM MT
$12.00

(2) 1969 Topps Willie Stargell and Carl Yastrzemski EX+ Nice LOOK!
$15.00

1968 TOPPS #6 CARL YASTRZEMSKI-HARMON KILLEBREW PSA 7.5 B2053172-671
$27.99

1968 TOPPS #250 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX HOF POP 15 PSA 7.5 B2053206-748
$49.99

1 Carl Yastrzemski Topps Card 1972 # 37 Boston Redsox Ex - Near Mint
$8.00

1972 TOPPS #37 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX HOF PSA 7 B2053305-851
$16.99

RARE Carl Yastrzemski YAZ Sports Portrait 1967 WS Baseball Card Old Red Sox
$7.99

RARE Carl Yastrzemski YAZ Sports Portrait 1963 Archv Baseball Card Old Red Sox
$8.99

RARE Carl Yastrzemski YAZ Sports Portrait Commem Baseball Card Old Red Sox
$8.99

1960 Topps Venezuelan Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox #148 Baseball Card
$45.00

1965 Topps # 385 Carl Yastrzemski NM-MT
$75.00

1970 Topps # 10 Carl Yastrzemski NM
$20.00
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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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1963 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #115 HOF Signed Autograph PSA DNA
$84.00

1966 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #70 HOF Signed Autograph PSA DNA
$84.00

1983 Donruss #25 Carl Yastrzemski PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Signed *1515
$49.00

Carl Yastrzemski TC 67 Hof 89 inscribed signed Jersey Jsa Full Letter Coa X92142
$399.00

Carl Yastrzemski TC 67 Hof 89 inscribed signed Jersey Jsa Full Letter Coa X92133
$399.00

Carl Yastrzemski Signed Boston Red Sox Framed Jersey PSA
$550.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI (Boston Red Sox) signed baseball w PSA COA
$179.95

Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Signed 1980 Topps #720 Trading Card JSA
$158.00

Carl Yastrzemski signed auto Celebration JSA PSA DNA Perez Steele postcard HOF
$84.99

Carl Yastrzemski Signed 8x10 Hall of Fame Induction Card Photograph Auto JSA
$69.99

Carl Yastrzemski signed 8x10 photo Psa Authentic T28433 Boston Red Sox
$155.00

Carl Yastrzemski Signed Spalding MacPhail AL Baseball PSA DNA COA Hand Painted
$279.99

1970'S CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED (MACPHAIL) AMERICAN LEAGUE PSA DNA COA #U45539
$87.20

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1971 Topps Super Card PSA DNA #83386448
$89.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED BASEBALL OML RED SOX PSA DNA COA
$174.99

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA #83378415
$59.00
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