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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1984 FLEER #412 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX HOF PSA 10 B1841773-338
$14.99
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1968 TOPPS #250 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX HOF PSA 9 B1842809-598
$264.99
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1976 Hostess #149 Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox PSA 8 (6520)
$22.00
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1976 Topps #230 Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox NM-MT++ A BLAZER!!
$6.75
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1983 O-PEE-CHEE #4 CARL YASTRZEMSKI PSA 9 OC
$16.56
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1966 Topps 70 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 5.5 (7591)
$34.00
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1965 Topps 385 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 3 (6335)
$24.00
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1961 Topps 287 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 6 (6736)
$80.00
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1962 Topps 425 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 6 (8422)
$95.00
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1962 Topps 425 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 5 (6098)
$75.00
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1975 Topps Mini #280 Carl Yastrzemski A real Beauty!!NM-MT!!MINI!!
$8.75
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1968 Topps CARL YASTRZEMSKI # 250 (GAI 8.5) HOF
$174.99
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1984 DONRUSS #B JOHNNY BENCH-CARL YASTRZEMSKI PSA 9 B1878150-222
$5.99
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1982 K-MART #11 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX HOF PSA 10 B1641751-183
$22.99
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1965 TOPPS BB #385 CARL YASTRZEMSKI R. SOX EX
$22.00
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1999 Sports Illustrated Greats of the Game Carl Yastrzemski
$20.50
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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 Boston Red Sox Signed Baseball Inscribed "3419 hits" Steiner
$299.99
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Carl Yastrzemski & Dwight Evans signed 8x10 photo Psa Authentic T13556 Boston
$139.00
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Carl Yastrzemski & Dwight Evans signed 8x10 photo Psa Authentic T13558 Boston
$139.00
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Carl Yastrzemski & Dwight Evans signed 8x10 photo Psa Authentic T13560 Boston
$119.00
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI Red Sox rare 16 X 20 Yaz Day Signed and Framed PSA DNA K70711
$295.00
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Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed Custom Framed 18"x24" Photograph PSA DNA
$229.99
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Rare Carl YASTRZEMSKI HOF 19 Signed Inscribed Stat Baseball PSA DNA 9.5 MINT
$399.99
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Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 1985 Circle K Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$62.09
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Carl Yastrzemski Signed Perez Steele Postcard. #204. PSA DNA
$69.00
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI 1960`S SIGNED PSA DNA VINTAGE PHOTO POSTCARD CERTED AUTOGRAPH
$90.00
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$75.00
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI PSA DNA SIGNED PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$69.00
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI FRANK ROBINSON TONY PEREZ SIGNED JSA CERT 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH
$99.00
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI 1960`S SIGNED PSA DNA VINTAGE PHOTO POSTCARD CERTED AUTOGRAPH
$90.00
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Carl Yastrzemski signed auto PSA DNA 1975 Red Sox Batting Helmet autographed
$349.99
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Carl Yastrzemski Psa Signed Baseball
$37.62
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