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

1933 Goudey Big League Chewing Gum R319 #127 Mel Ott READ New York Giants d0u
$240.00

*MEL OTT* 2002 SP Legendary Cuts GU Pants Relic NEW YORK GIANTS
$27.95

2009 Topps #12 Mel Ott 99 New York Giants Baseball Card 0f6
$5.24

1982 Big League Collectables Diamond Classics Baseball Card # 50 Mel Ott
$5.99

2004 PRIME CUTS ICONS PRIME MEL OTT PATCH DUAL 25
$490.00

1939 Play Ball Mel Ott #51 PSA 5.5 Giants
$149.99

1941 Play Ball #8 Mel Ott New York Giants Baseball Card d0u
$67.50

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

2007 Upper Deck Premier Remnants Triple Gold MEL OTT Jersey #33 42 (B2804)
$45.00

T3948 - 2005 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes #160 Mel Ott Header 575 Card - NM-MT
$5.99

1991 Conlon Mel Ott Blank Back Error
$6.00

2004 Prime Cuts MLB Icons MEL OTT Jersey Sample Baseball Card RARE!!
$174.95

2009 Topps Sterling Mel Ott Black Border 66 250 HOF NY Giants
$9.99

1933 Goudey #127 Mel Ott RC Actual Scan of the card Condition: G-VG
$135.00

2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic #SSP-MO Mel Ott 125 New York Mets Giants 1b4
$7.25

2016 Flawless Mel Ott Jersey 8 15 Greats Giants
$20.00
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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 & Chief Bender 1931 NY Giants Team Signed National League Baseball JSA
$1,799.99

Mel Ott - Carl Hubbell Dual Signed Magazine Page-JSA Authenticated-LOWER PRICE!
$480.00

MEL MELVIN OTT SIGNED CUT SIGNATURE SLABBED GRADED PSA DNA 9 MINT RARE PSA
$1,273.09

MEL OTT Signed Baseball Index 3"x5" Card Cut PSA DNA
$799.20

Beautiful 1940 New York Giants Team Signed Autographed NL Baseball Mel Ott JSA
$1,995.00

MEL OTT SIGNED GPC JSA BEAUTY
$950.00

MEL OTT REACH SIGNED BALL! INCREDIBLE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL! HIGH GRADE AUTO! JSA!
$13,500.00

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL GLOVE MACGREGOR G122 MEL OTT MODEL JSA 81631
$3,912.09

MEL OTT Signed Autographed Cut on 3"x5" Index Card Baseball PSA DNA
$799.20

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL 1958 TIGERS INDIANS MARIS KALINE JSA Y46487
$1,819.09

Mel Ott Signed 1932 First Day Cover Autograph Framed 14x21 w 8x10 Photo JSA LOA
$100.99

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

1938 New York Giants Team Signed Autographed NL Baseball Mel Ott JSA COA
$995.00

Giants Mel Ott Authentic Signed 8x10 Daily News Wire Photo PSA DNA #AB06378
$1,999.99

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

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL SWEET SPOT 1952 OAKLAND OAKS PSA DNA AA01543
$4,094.09
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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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