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

1934 Batter-Up #27 Mel Ott PSA 4 New York Giants HOF
$250.00

1941 Double Play Mel Ott--Whitehead #89-90 New York Giants
$89.99

1950 Callahan HOF MEL OTT - New York Giants - PSA 8
$60.00

1963 Bazooka All-Time Greats #36 Mel Ott PSA 7.5 Giants
$65.00

1961 Melvin Mel Ott HOF Exhibits Wrigley Field Postcard New York Giants
$39.99

2004 Sweet Spot Classic MEL OTT #1552 1946 #132 (3090)
$5.00

1933 R300 George C. Miller Mel Ott PSA Authentic Giants
$575.00

2010 TOPPS Series 2 SP Mel Ott #370
$8.99

MELVIN MEL OTT New York Giants HOF METALLIC PLAQUE CARD 1 of 1,000 issued
$11.50

2002 Donruss Originals Champions #9 Mel Ott 800 - NM-MT
$6.80

1961 Golden Press # 1 Mel Ott PSA 4
$15.00

1961 GOLDEN PRESS BASEBALL MEL OTT #1 BASEBALL CARD (VG+ EX)
$5.00

1941 Double Play Mel Ott Burgess Whitehead – #89 90 PSA 7.5! Giants! HOF! POP 1
$374.99

Sporting Life "T-size BROWN BORDER SERIES 1 1"- Mel Ott, New York Giants
$6.50

MEL OTT - Single 1933 Goudey N.Y.Giants Baseball Card #207 - SGC 30 GOOD 2
$110.60

($1,300) VINTAGE Lot Whitey Ford, Ernie Banks, Mel Ott, Roger Maris, Mathews
$49.99
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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 Auto Index Post Card 3x5 1948 PSA DNA T09561
$1,499.00

Mel Ott Signed Index Card Auto PSA DNA
$1,450.00

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

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 REACH SIGNED BALL! INCREDIBLE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL! HIGH GRADE AUTO! JSA!
$9,500.00

MEL OTT SIGNED GOVERNMENT POST CARD 8 14 1942 FULL JSA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC
$650.00

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA INDEX CARD 83303308
$999.99

MEL OTT & OTHERS PSA DNA AUTO SIGNED BASEBALL 23 SIGS COLAVITA MARTIN O01795
$1,999.99

MEL OTT & OTHERS SIGNED AUTOGRAPGHED PSA DNA ALBUM PAGE 14 SIGS GIANTS 01788
$999.99
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Additional Resources

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