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 1981 Topps #110, HOF, Mint 9.5
$75.00

1971 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #530 SGC 92 NM-MT+
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Carl Yastrzemski 2016 Panini Flawless Sapphire 6 10
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1972 Topps PSA 8.5 #37 Carl Yastrzemski
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1971 Topps #530 Carl Yastrzemski Yaz Boston Red Sox
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2006 Upper Deck EPIC Materials CARL YASTRZEMSKI Jersey 15 50 Baseball Card
$8.50

CARL YASTRZEMSKI 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic card #CY *MINT* Red Sox
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1960 Topps #148 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox RC Rookie Baseball Card 0y9
$141.25

1966 TOPPS BASEBALL #70 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX EX-MT BEAUTY
$30.00

1968 Topps Set Break #250 Carl Yastrzemski EX-EXMINT w30227
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1963 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #115 VG Bottom crease Set break
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2016 Topps Archives Signature Series Carl Yastrzemski Autograph Card #ed 33 48
$21.50

CARL YASTRZEMSKI *PSA 9* LOT (3) *1981 FLEER #221 *1982 DONRUSS #74 *1982 F #312
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Carl Yastrzemski 1967 Topps - Boston Red Sox EX 355 HOF *B2*
$26.99

Carl Yastrzemski 1969 Topps - EX 130 - HOF Boston Red Sox *B2*
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1964 Topps #210 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 7 ++++ Looks Nicer HOF Centered
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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 auto Yaz Day Ticket Stub PSA DNA Red Sox autographed
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Carl Yastrzemski Johnny Bench Red Schoendienst Signed HOF Induction Bat JSA COA
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Carl Yastrzemski Signed Autographed AL baseball 1967 Triple Crown JSA COA
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Carl Yastrzemski JSA Vintage Signed 1983 Official American League Baseball Auto
$319.95

CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX HOF SIGNED 8X10 JSA LOA
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Carl Yastrzemski Autograph PSA DNA RED SOX Signed 20x16 Photo
$259.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autograph PSA DNA RED SOX Signed 20x16 Photo
$259.00

TED WILLIAMS JOE DIMAGGIO CARL YASTRZEMSKI + SIGNED BASEBALL JSA LOA AUTO BB038
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED AND INSCRIBE BOSTON RED SOX HUGE 24X30 ART PRINT JSA COA
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Carl Yastrzemski Signed HOF Baseball JSA Coa
$112.00

HOF Autographed CARL YASTRZEMSKI Signed Hall of Fame Gold Plaque Post Card JSA
$35.00

Carl Yastrzemski Signed Life Magazine September 1967 JSA Auto
$99.99

CARL YASTRZEMSKI JSA SIGNED 1969 BASEBALL REPORT COVER AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$75.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI PSA DNA SIGNED RED SOX 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$79.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BOSTON RED SOX 8X10 PHOTO JSA COA
$49.99

1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski HOF Signed RC #148 PSA DNA 2.5 Rookie Auto 447
$369.99
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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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