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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1972 Topps # 38 Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox PSA 6
$6.95
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1972 Topps #38 In Action Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox PSA 7
$12.95
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1969 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox #425 Baseball Card
$17.99
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1972 72 Topps HOF #37 CARL YASTRZEMSKI NEAR MINT CONDITION
$5.00
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Carl Yastrzemski Yaz 36 Baseball Card Lot Boston Red Sox 60's To 90's
$9.99
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1970 Topps #10 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox ex-mt
$11.99
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Carl Yastrzemski 1970 Topps Vintage Baseball Card #10 Boston Red Sox
$22.99
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Carl Yastrzemski and Ted Williams Ceramic Cards (Sports Impressions) with COAs
$30.00
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Carl Yastrzemski 1969 Topps Deckle Edge inserted in 1969 Topps 3rd Series
$15.00
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1970 TOPPS CARL YASTRZEMSKI NM
$7.95
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Carl Yastrzemski 1972 Topps IA Near Mint Condition #38
$6.00
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1966 Topps carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox baseball card
$19.99
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1967 Topps #355 Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox
$5.00
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1966 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #70 -- Red Sox HOFer ---- Vintage YAZ
$5.99
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI 1992 Score The Franchise GOLD AUTO 2000
$29.00
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1962 POST CEREAL #61 CARL YASTRZEMSKI NO CREASES RED SOX
$18.95
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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 YastrzemskiSigned Photograph Pricing

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Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed Custom Framed 18"x24" Photograph PSA DNA
$206.99
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Carl Yastrzemski Signed Rawlings Official American League Baseball - JSA Cert
$71.00
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI Signed AL American League Baseball PSA DNA COA Auto
$115.00
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Carl Yastrzemski Signed Sports Illustrated 07 19 1982 Red Sox PSA DNA Auto
$69.29
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Carl Yastrzemski Signed Perez Steele G.M. - PSA DNA
$55.00
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Carl Yastrzemski Signed Perez Steele M.W. - PSA DNA
$59.00
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Carl Yastrzemski Signed Perez Steele M.W. - PSA DNA
$59.00
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1960 TOPPS #148 CARL YASTRZEMSKI PSA DNA SIGNED AUTO JGR0885
$299.99
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Carl Yastrzemski Dick Williams Signed Boston Red Sox 8X10 Horizontal Photo JSA
$149.00
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Dwight Evans Carl Yastrzemski Carlton Fisk signed 8x10 photo Psa Authentic
$149.00
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1960 Topps #148 Carl Yastrzemski PSA DNA Autographed Signed RC Red Sox HOF
$249.99
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 1983 YEAR BOOK JSA COA #H83565
$59.99
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Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed Louisville Slugger Bat PSA DNA #V56386
$289.00
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Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed Slugger Bat "HOF 89" PSA DNA #V56369
$369.00
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Carl Yastrzemski signed 8x10 photo Psa Authentic D27576 Boston Red Sox
$135.00
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI JSA SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$135.00
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