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

1960 NU-CARD BASEBALL HI-LITES #58 MEL OTT WALKS 5 TIMES.. PSA 8 B1900651-171
$39.99

1939-46 SALUTATION EXHIBITS LOT LUKE APPLING LON WARNEKE MEL OTT P F G
$40.00

2012 Panini Cooperstown HOF Classes Team #25 Mel Ott BOX 9
$15.99

1933 Goudey MEL OTT Giants #127 HOF VG+
$112.49

1933 Goudey Mel Ott Card #49 Poor 15440
$67.45

New York Giants Mel Ott 2004 Playoff Prime Cuts Game Worn Jersey Pants 20 25
$39.95

USPS BASEBALL CARD POST STAMP BOOK MICKEY MANTLE CAMPANELLA MEL OTT GREENBERG
$18.50

1941 Playball 8 " MEL" OTT SGC 60 = PSA 5
$109.00

1983 Donruss # 40 Mel Ott "H.O.F." PSA MInt 9 21622436
$10.20

1974 2nd BEST by BOB PARKER BASEBALL MEL OTT & WALLY BERGER VINTAGE RARE!
$15.99

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

66. MEL OTT, New York Giants #231 599 (Panini Bronze HOF History)
$15.00

APBA, 1937 New York Giants Team Set, Original Early 80's, Carl Hubbell, Mel Ott
$12.95

1940 Play Ball #88 Mel Ott SGC 3 N1057
$155.00

1961 Fleer #68 Mel Ott NM N5707
$18.00

1961 Fleer #68 Mel Ott NM MT N6826
$28.00
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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 MELVIN OTT SIGNED INDEX SIGNATURE GIANTS MATTED JSA GIANTS x99371
$899.00

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA 83106480 AUTO
$1,199.99

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED NEW YORK GIANTS PSA DNA 81952392
$999.00

MEL OTT SIGNED 1937 38 NY GIANTS TEAM BASEBALL PSA DNA LOA #M00981
$900.00

Mel Ott Autographed Signed 3x4 Photo To Luen PSA DNA #83276753
$895.00

RARE Beautiful Mel Ott Signed Photo Mint Auto PSA DNA + JSA COA HOF AUTO
$1,999.00

MEL OTT SIGNED 1937 38 NY GIANTS TEAM BASEBALL PSA DNA LOA #M00981
$700.00

Very Rare Mel Ott Signed Frick Official National League Baseball JSA LOA COA
$4,499.99

MEL OTT PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED PEREZ STEELE CUT AUTOGRAPH
$625.00

Vintage 1940 New York Giants Mel Ott Team Signed Program PSA DNA LOA
$499.99

Mel Ott Autographed Signed Newspaper Photo Mint 9 PSA DNA #65112276
$895.00

Mel Ott Autographed Signed Newspaper Photo Mint 9 PSA DNA #65112261
$895.00

Mel Ott Autographed Signed Newspaper Photo PSA DNA #65112283
$1,095.00

Mel Ott Autographed Signed Newspaper Photo Gem 10 PSA DNA #65112278
$1,395.00

d1956 Mel Ott auto JSA full LOA James Spence 3x5 postcard autographed signed
$674.90

Pirates Mel Ott & Others Scorecard Signed Autographed 8 Sigs JSA Auto X56761
$999.00
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Additional Resources

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