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

1961 FLEER #68 MEL OTT PSA 8 *13336
$28.00

1961 NU-CARDS #458 MEL OTT SGC 96 B1596229-026
$19.99

2003 (BB) Donruss Classics Legendary Lumberjacks #34 Mel Ott 125 - NM-MT
$40.00

2003 (BB) Donruss Classics Membership VIP Memorabilia #14 Mel Ott Jsy 45
$40.00

2003 Donruss Classics Legends of the Fall Fabrics #4 Mel Ott 25 Jsy
$110.40

1935 Diamond Stars #50 Mel Ott PSA 6 M7860
$510.00

2004 (BB) Topps Tribute HOF #43 Mel Ott
$5.00

2001 Topps Tribute UNCUT PROOF Mel Ott San Francisco Giants
$5.00

1941 Double Play - #89 Mel Ott (HOF) and Burgess Whitehead - New York Giants Ex+
$34.95

Mel Ott 1961 Fleer #68 BVG Graded 8.0 NM-MT
$5.00

** VINTAGE ** 1941 DOUBLE PLAY #89 90 MEL OTT WHITEHEAD ** VERY RARE SGC HOF
$35.00

2013 Panini Golden Age #47 Mel Ott Lot of 8 Yankees B66101
$9.27

2007 UD PREMIER STITCHINGS PS-38 MEL OTT 01 35 NEW YORK GIANTS LOGO
$12.50

2003 Leaf Limited Lumberjacks Jersey Silver #12 Mel Ott 10 Jsy
$104.60

2003 Leaf Limited Lumberjacks Bat-Jersey Black #12 Mel Ott 5 Jsy
$146.00

2003 Leaf Limited Lumberjacks Jersey #12 Mel Ott 25 Jsy
$60.00
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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 4.5x4 Newspaper Cut PSA DNA #83475281
$795.00

Mel Ott & Leo Durocher Autographed Signed 6x7 Newspaper Cut PSA DNA #83475283
$895.00

Mel Ott, Terry & Stoneham Autographed Signed 4x5 Newspaper Cut PSA DNA #83475279
$895.00

Mel Ott Autographed Signed 4.5x4.5 Newspaper Cut PSA DNA #83475282
$795.00

MEL OTT SIGNED Album Page Sketch SIGNATURE NEW YORK GIANTS JSA
$800.00

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPH AUTO PSA DNA 83219081
$1,199.99

500 HOME RUN CLUB AUTOGRAPH SIGNED FRANK ROBINSON STEINER MEL OTT PSA DNA 1 1
$799.99

1946 NY Giants Team Signed Baseball 26 AUTO 's Mel Ott & Mize HOF PSA DNA LOA
$599.00

Mel Ott Autographed Signed 3x5 Postcard PSA DNA #82011046
$995.00

Mel Ott & Others 1948 NY Giants Signed Auto Baseball 23 Sigs PSA DNA T03691
$999.00

MEL OTT Signed Autographed Check Cut on 3"x5" Index Card Baseball PSA DNA
$684.60

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH ALBUM PAGE 83213840
$1,199.99

MEL OTT SIGNED ALBUM PAGE W BUD HASSWTT + BURGESS WHITEHEAD JSA X94863
$650.00

Mel Ott Signed Index Card Auto PSA DNA
$1,499.00

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #81990836 MOUNTED AUTO
$1,199.99

1942 NL All Stars Multi Signed Baseball 29 AUTO 's Mel Ott McKechnie + JSA LOA
$554.03
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Additional Resources

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