Mel Ott Baseball Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Mel Ott

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


Mel Ott Baseball Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

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

1939-46 Exhibits MEL OTT Made In USA Left Corner SGC 50 4
$79.99

2015 National Treasures Mel Ott All Century Bat relic 99
$10.51

2011 Topps Tier One Blue #40 Mel Ott # 199
$5.12

1961 Fleer Baseball Greats #68 MEL OTT PSA 9 MINT New York GIANTS
$89.99

1990 MEL OTT PURE SILVER PROOF LEGENDS BASEBALL HOF 500 HR CLUB
$34.99

Mel Ott Liberty Cigars Old Liberty Tobacco Art Card w 1938 Dime 1 of 5 made
$9.99

Mel Ott Babe Young 1941 Double Play - SGC 30
$21.63

1999 UD Piece of History MEL OTT 500 HR Club GU Bat
$109.99

1933 GOUDEY MEL OTT #207 PSA 1.5 HALL OF FAME HOF
$36.00

MEL OTT 2003 SP Legendary Cuts #89 Giants #d 0064 1299 (Shortprint)
$6.00

7695* 1960 Fleer # 36 Mel Ott NM
$5.00

1934-1936 Diamond Stars #50 - Mel Ott - PSA 4 -- HoF 1935 (mikedenero)
$185.00

Mel Ott, Rogers Hornsby, Johnny Mize, Game Used, 2008 Triple Threads 23 27
$106.50

1961 Fleer 68 Mel Ott PSA 8 (4484)
$54.00

New York Giants Mel Ott 1936 S & S Game NrMt-Mt Mint
$94.95

New York Giants Mel Ott 2001 Upper Deck Legends Legendary Lumber Bat
$52.95
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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 1940 Play Ball Card #88 Giants Mint 9 PSA DNA
$2,750.00

Mel Ott Autographed Signed HOF Plaque Postcard PSA DNA #T01767
$1,950.00

Mel Ott SIgned 1937 Giants vs Cubs Team Signed Baseball JSA LOA HIGH GRADE!
$1,099.00

Mel Ott New York Giants Signed Autographed Magazine Photograph Page JSA LOA
$795.00

Mel Ott Signed 1938 New York Giants Spring Training Schedule PSA JSA
$950.00

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL FRISCH LEONARD WALTERS PSA DNA K47749
$1,999.00

MEL OTT PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED PEREZ STEELE CUT AUTOGRAPH
$699.00

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED AUTO NEW YORK GIANTS PSA DNA 83691648
$999.00

1937 New York Giants JSA Vintage Team Signed ONL Baseball Mel Ott, Hubbell Auto
$1,099.95

1938 NY GIANTS MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA BASEBALL 24 SIGNATURES G56980
$1,999.99

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 Signed Magazine Photo (PSA DNA)
$749.00

Mel Ott, Mark Koenig, Chuck Klein & Others Signed Sheet (BVG JSA)
$849.00

Giants Mel Ott Authentic Signed & Matted 2x3 Cut Display w Photo JSA #Y26739
$999.99

MEL OTT Signed 1940 Cincinnati Reds Scorebook PSA DNA LOA AUTO w Harry Danning
$599.99
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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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