Mel Ott Baseball Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Mel Ott

Date of Birth: 3/2/1909
Rookie Card Year: 1933
Investment Rating: 9.0


Overview

Mel Ott baseball cards and autographed memorabilia command prices equal to those of other great players from his era. He played his entire 22-year career with the New York Giants (1926-1947). A twelve-time All-Star and World Series Champion (1933), Ott amassed career statistics that are lofty by any standard. Upon retiring he had achieved a lifetime batting average of .304 while hitting 511 home runs and 1,860 runs batted in.

His rookie cards are part of the highly collectible 1933 Goudey Baseball set. However, these were not his first items. His pre-rookie checklist includes:

  • 1929 Kashin Publications R316 #67
  • 1929-30 Exhibits Four-in-One #9
  • 1930 W554 #12
  • 1931 W517 #30
  • 1931-32 Exhibits
  • 1932 Giants Schedule #19

Mel Ott's first certified autographed cards were cut signatures in 1999 SP Legendary Cuts and 1999 Upper Deck Century Legends. That same year, Upper Deck would also release the first Mel Ott memorabilia card within the popular Piece of History 500 Home Run Club set.

Mel Ott Rookie Card Checklist

1933 Goudey Mel Ott RC #127

1933 Goudey Mel Ott RC #127

Designated as R319 in the American Card Catalog, this is one of two cards Ott has in the 1933 Goudey set. This one features an extreme close up head shot. The only other design components on the card front are his name and small company logo.

1933 Goudey Mel Ott RC #207

1933 Goudey Mel Ott RC #207

Featuring Ott in a batting stance against an orange background, no team affiliation is visible on this card either. Both of his Goudey cards command similar dollars on the secondary market.

Top eBay Listings

2011 PRIME CUTS MEL OTT JUMBO JERSEY # 24 25
$40.00

2007 SWEET SPOT MEL OTT JERSEY NEW YORK GIANTS HOF
$58.45

2015 Panini Diamond Kings Framed Green Mel Ott 1 5
$49.99

1940 Play Ball #88 Mel Ott GOOD G507
$100.00

1933 GOUDEY #207 MEL OTT PSA 5 MC (6845)
$249.99

1960 Fleer # 36 Mel Ott NM MT PSA 8
$50.00

1960 Fleer Mel Ott New York Giants #36 Baseball Card
$7.00

2011 TOPPS TRIBUTE MEL OTT GREEN # 8 75
$14.99

1936 Illustrated Current News Big Guns of Giants Mel Ott and Bill Terry
$149.99

1952 Mother's Cookies Mel Ott PSA VG-EX 4 #32 PCL
$169.99

1940 Play Ball 88 Mel Ott PSA 2mc (5426)
$100.00

2012 Leaf Best of Baseball Mel Ott Sketch Card by Jay Pangan (1 1)
$29.99

1960 NU-CARD BASEBALL HI-LITES #58 MEL OTT WALKS 5 TIMES
$17.95

RARE UNCUT UNSIGNED LIMITED EDITION PEREZ STEELE HOF SHEET SERIES 2 MEL OTT
$300.00

2009 Topps Tribute Black #73 Mel Ott 99 - NM-MT
$8.00

22kt Gold Baseball Card Danbury Mint Sealed Mel Ott New York Giants 107
$10.00
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Autograph Guide

Mel Ott Autograph Guide

When looking to purchase authentic autographed memorabilia from legendary and long deceased players like Mel Ott, great caution is urged. We recommend buying authenticated Mel Ott signature autographs from one of the reputable authenticators in the industry, PSA or JSA. The most common items found to be authentically signed by Mel Ott include index cards, letters and newspaper clippings. Any cut signature trading cards from manufactures like Topps, Leaf, Tristar and Upper Deck should also be considered legitimate.

Mel Ott Signature Example:

Mel Ott Signature Example

Mel Ott Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Mel Ott 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 classic cursive script makes each letter identifiable.
  2. The letter "M" starts with a slight angled line down and to the right before starting the vertical which is looped back up and into the first hump which is wider than the second.
  3. The "e" and "l" are similar with their height being the only difference.
  4. The "O" is written in a way so the pen stays on the item making it look like an "l" overlaps the "O."
  5. The "t"s are similar in that they both usually display some sort of crossed "l" look with a narrow loop.

Mel Ott Signature Autograph Pricing

Active Listings for Mel Ott Autographs

Mel Ott Cut Signature Card

Mel Ott Cut Signature

Top eBay Listings

Mel Ott Autographed Signed Cut PSA DNA #83276229
$995.00

1937 New York Giants World Champions Team Signed Baseball w Mel Ott JSA LOA
$3,995.00

Mel Ott Autographed Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA #83056240
$1,199.00

Mel Ott Autographed Signed Auto Index Post Card 3x5 1948 PSA DNA T09561
$1,499.00

Mel Ott Signed Index Card Auto PSA DNA
$1,250.00

Superb Mel Ott Signed Autographed Index Card PSA DNA #83701454
$1,299.00

Mel Ott Signed GPC Auto PSA DNA
$1,499.00

CUT MEL OTT-HANK LEIBER DECEASED SIGNED PSA DNA PSA AUTHENTIC B1596517-073
$799.99

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA GIANTS CUBS SCORECARD MIZE GEARHART AUTO 3655
$1,199.99

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA AUTO
$1,199.99

HOF Multi signed 1950 's 27 AUTO 's Baseball Mel Ott Ted Williams Kaline JSA LOA
$2,700.00

MEL MELVIN OTT SIGNED INDEX SIGNATURE SLABBED GRADED PSA DNA 9 MINT GIANTS 69701
$1,127.06

MEL MELVIN OTT SIGNED CUT SIGNATURE SLABBED GRADED PSA DNA 9 MINT RARE PSA
$1,409.06

MEL OTT Signed Baseball Index 3"x5" Card Cut PSA DNA
$754.80

1939 NEW YORK GIANTS TEAM SIGNED BY 21 BASEBALL JSA MEL OTT BILL TERRY #Y37560
$1,785.06

Mel Ott Schoolboy Rowe Jim Bunning Signed Autographed Baseball PSA
$1,600.00
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Additional Resources

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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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