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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1981 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #110 - PSA 9
$19.99
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2012 GYPSY QUEEN #266 CARL YASTRZEMSKI GOLD-FRAMED - BOSTON RED SOX
$5.35
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1967 Topps 355 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 6.5 (7858)
$115.00
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1972 Topps #38 CARL YASTRZEMSKI IA Red Sox HOF graded EX NM+ 6.5 by SGC YAZ!
$6.24
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88 Carl Yastrzemski Red 08 2008 Upper Deck UD Goudey Sport Royalty HOF SP
$14.99
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1969 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Sporting News # 425
$10.00
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1969 Topps #130 Carl Yastrzemski BVG 4.5
$15.00
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1960 Topps #148 Carl Yastrzemski Rookie BVG 5
$120.00
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1961 Topps Baseball Card # 287 Boston Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski Rookie RC
$18.51
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Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox lot (11) all different Baseball Cards
$5.94
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1966 Topps Baseball Card # 70 Boston Red Sox Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
$22.51
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1968 Topps Baseball Card # 250 Boston Red Sox Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
$5.02
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1969 Topps Baseball Card # 130 Boston Red Sox Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
$5.51
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1961 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #287 EX MT (3008)
$35.00
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1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Rookie #1 Ex (3007)
$100.00
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1974 TOPPS #280 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX
$6.00
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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 inscribed TC 67 w stats signed jersey Psa hologram
$389.00
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Carl Yastrzemski inscribed MVP TC 67 Hof signed jersey Psa hologram
$348.00
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI "Yaz" Signed Auto 11x14 1 1 Photo! 3000 Hit Celebration JSA COA
$49.99
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Carl Yastrzemski Signed 1983 Donruss Diamond Kings Red Sox Card - PSA DNA - HOF
$119.99
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1990 Perez-Steele Great Moments Carl Yastrzemski Signed AUTO 5000 PSA DNA 9
$29.00
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Carl Yastrzemski Signed 1989 Perez Steele Boston Red Sox Postcard - PSA - HOF
$224.99
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Mickey Mantle Ted Williams Carl Yastrzemski Frank Robinson Signed Cachet PSA
$572.00
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Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Last Hit Program Signed JSA
$199.99
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1968 Topps #152 Carl Yastrzemski PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Signed *6655
$69.00
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 1965 TOPPS AUTOGRAPH
$80.00
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTOGRAPH CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$79.95
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Carl Yastrzemski inscribed HOF 89 TC 67 signed 8x10 photo Psa Authentic U38600
$133.40
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Carl Yastrzemski inscribed HOF 89 TC 67 signed 8x10 photo Psa Authentic U38598
$142.60
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Carl Yastrzemski inscribed HOF 89 TC 67 signed 8x10 photo Psa Authentic U38599
$155.00
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Carl Yastrzemski inscribed TC 67 AL MVP signed 8x10 photo Psa Authentic U38592
$142.60
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Carl Yastrzemski inscribed TC 67 AL MVP signed 8x10 photo Psa Authentic U38595
$142.60
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