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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1968 Topps #250 Carl Yastrzemski VG EX L38151
$16.00

1976 Topps #230 Carl Yastrzemski NM L3323
$24.00

1968 Topps #369 All-Star - Carl Yastrzemski EX L40002
$14.00

1968 Topps #250 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 7 L35971
$75.00

1976 Topps #230 Carl Yastrzemski EX L3157
$9.00

1982 DONRUSS #74 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX HOF PSA 9 B1668491-860
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1966 TOPPS #259 BOSTON RED SOX TEAM CARD W CARL YASTRZEMSKI
$5.40

1967 DEXTER PRESS PREMIUMS CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX HOF POP 5 PSA 7 B1600313-108
$23.99

1961 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Star ROOKIE!!! PSA 4(MC) VG-EX
$39.00

1962 Salada Clip Back Baseball Coin Pin #27 Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox PSA 8 NM-MT
$995.00

1966 TOPPS #216 TONY OLIVA CARL YASTRZEMSKI VIC DAVALILLO
$6.30

1965 TOPPS #385 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX
$28.80

1973 (RED SOX) Topps #245 Carl Yastrzemski - EX-MT
$6.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI 1975 TOPPS PSA RATED 8 NM MT
$20.99

Carl Yastrzemski Fleer 1983 10 Gem MT Graded Baseball Card 200
$14.97

CARL YASTRZEMSKI 1972 TOPPS IN ACTION #38 GRADED GEM MINT 10!
$13.99
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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.

Carl Yastrzemski Signed Baseball Pricing

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Carl YastrzemskiSigned Photograph Pricing

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CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED PSA DNA FDC AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$77.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED PSA DNA 1979 FDC AUTOGRAPH
$70.00

Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Signed MLB Baseball Inscribed "HOF 89" Steiner
$399.99

CARL YASTRZEMSKI BOSTON RED SOX SIGNED BASEBALL JSA
$275.00

Carl Yastrzemski signed Triple Crown 1967 auto JSA PSA DNA baseball bat Red Sox
$329.99

"CARL MICHAEL YASTRZEMSKI #8 YAZ 452 HRS" PSA DNA SIGNED BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED
$324.95

1970's CARL YASTRZEMSKI Signed Autographed Game Used Baseball Psa Dna #X90622
$199.99

CARL YASTRZEMSKI & DWIGHT EVANS SIGNED RED SOX 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA #T13565
$119.99

CARL YASTRZEMSKI AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED FIRST DAY COVER PSA DNA STOCK #85377
$79.00

HARMON KILLEBREW CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED AUTOGRAPH A.L. BASEBALL JSA COA #J50973
$189.99

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed Louisville Slugger Bat PSA DNA #X58181
$349.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX HOF SIGNED BASEBALL JSA HOLO COA
$150.00

Carl Yastrzemski Signed Fielding 16x20 Photo w "HOF 89" Insc Steiner COA
$534.99

BOSTON RED SOX CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED JERSEY PSA DNA HOF TRIPLE CROWN
$349.99

CARL YASTRZEMSKI HAND SIGNED PSA DNA SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$148.00

Carl Yastrzemski PSA DNA Signed Album Page c.1964 Signature HOF Red Sox
$119.00
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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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