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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CARL YASTRZEMSKI 1963 FLEER BASEBALL CARD #8 PSA 7 OC NM HOF RED SOX VERY NICE
$55.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI 2012 Prime Cuts Retired Jersey Numbers "8" Prime PATCH AUTO 1 1
$249.95

2007 UD Premier Carl Yastrzemski Patch Autograph 11 25 Premier Stitchings
$45.00

1961 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Graded MINT 9, Boston Red Sox #287 Baseball Card
$49.00

2014 Panini Hall of Fame Crusades Red #66 Carl Yastrzemski - NM-MT
$9.60

1979 Topps #320 Carl Yastrzemski MINT PSA 9
$21.51

1961 Topps #287 Carl Yastrzemski EX J41532
$65.00

1961 Topps #287 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 6 J41028
$120.00

1961 Topps #287 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 5 J41017
$75.00

Topps 1963 #115 VG Carl Yastrzemski Super Bright Baseball Card BF
$7.00

1968 Topps Game #3 Carl Yastrzemski - Near Mint
$7.99

1961 topps carl yastrzemski
$46.00

2 1974 Carl Yastrzemski Topps Red Sox one Really great shape other really good
$15.00

1962 Topps #425 Carl Yastrzemski VG D34804
$60.00

1982 Donruss Carl Yastrzemski BGS 10 Pristine Pop 3 HOF Boston Red Sox
$46.00

2004 Topps Bazooka One-Liners CARL YASTRZEMSKI BOL-CY Red Sox GU Uniform
$44.44
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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 & DWIGHT EVANS SIGNED RED SOX 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA #T13565
$119.99

CARL YASTRZEMSKI AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED FIRST DAY COVER PSA DNA STOCK #85377
$79.00

HARMON KILLEBREW CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED AUTOGRAPH A.L. BASEBALL JSA COA #J50973
$189.99

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed Louisville Slugger Bat PSA DNA #X58181
$349.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED PEREZ STEELE POSTCARD AUTOGRAPH
$69.00

BOSTON RED SOX CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED JERSEY PSA DNA HOF TRIPLE CROWN
$349.99

1983 Fleer CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED Auto PSA Slabbed GRADED #200 Boston Red Sox
$75.00

Steiner Sports Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox Signed MLB Baseball "HOF" W COA
$444.98

Steiner Sports Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox Signed MLB Baseball "TC 67" W COA
$444.98

Carl Yastrzemski & Smith Autographed Signed AL Baseball "To Harry" JSA #J42527
$149.00

Carl Yastrzemski & Pete Rose signed baseball! Rare! JSA LOA!
$129.99

1965 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Signed Card BGS BVG 6.5 JSA 9 Auto Red Sox
$199.00

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

1974 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Signed Card BGS BVG 7 JSA 8 Auto Red Sox
$149.00

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

1981 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Signed Card BGS BVG 9 JSA 9 Auto Red Sox
$149.00
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