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.

Top eBay Listings

1969 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox #130 Major League Baseball
$8.00

1982 Kellogg's #43 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 10
$22.00

1971 UNCUT BAZOOKA PANEL BASEBALL CARDS WILLIW MCCOVEY CARL YASTRZEMSKI WRIGHT
$35.00

1960 Topps #148 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox RC Rookie HOF 88 NM MT 8
$347.00

1961 Topps #287 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 6 EX-MT Boston Red Sox HOF Yaz
$41.09

1964 Topps Giants #48 Carl Yastrzemski EX MT A968
$26.00

1964 Topps Giants #48 Carl Yastrzemski NM A138
$35.00

1964 Topps Giants #48 Carl Yastrzemski NM MT A53
$35.00

1964 Topps Giants #48 Carl Yastrzemski EX A1035
$16.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI - 1973 TOPPS #245 - EXCELLENT
$10.00

Carl Yastrzemski 1965 Topps Card # 385 - Nice Card!
$49.95

1963 Topps #115 CARL YASTRZEMSKI VG-EX *8I
$12.00

1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Rookie Star #148 PSA 4
$55.95

1968 Topps All-Star #369 Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox PSA 5 EX
$12.00

1972 TOPPS BASEBALL #37 & #38 BOSTON RED SOX CARL YASTRZEMSKI "HOF"
$5.72

1974 TOPPS #280 CARL YASTRZEMSKI NRMT
$6.50
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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 Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card PSA DNA #83301165
$89.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card PSA DNA #83301163
$89.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card PSA DNA #83301164
$89.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card PSA DNA #83301159
$89.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card PSA DNA #83301162
$89.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card PSA DNA #83301161
$89.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card PSA DNA #83301160
$89.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card PSA DNA #83301166
$89.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1971 Topps Card PSA DNA #83301154
$99.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed 1972 Topps Card PSA DNA #83301155
$99.00

Signed 1960 Topps #148 Carl Yastrzemski SGC JSA autograph BEAUTY
$225.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX HOF SIGNED BASEBALL JSA HOLO COA
$115.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI signed autographed baseball, Boston Red Sox RARE JSA coa
$99.99

CARL YASTRZEMSKI 4X INSCRIBED SIGNED BOSTON RED SOX JERSEY FRAMED 24X42 PSA HUGE
$368.99

Carl Yastrzemski 3419 Hits signed auto JSA Red Sox Batting Helmet autographed
$349.99

BOSTON RED SOX CARL YASTRZEMSKI signed HALL OF FAME BASEBALL JSA #K03499
$250.00
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