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

1939 Playball #51 Mel Ott (HOF) SGC 60 17-031
$124.95

1933 Goudey #127 Mel Ott PSA 4.5 (VG-EX+) HOF New York Giants
$330.00

1936 Wheaties Mel Ott No. 7 Series 5
$38.00

2012 PRIME CUTS MEL OTT GAME USED JERSEY PATCH BUTTON HOLE TIMELINE 6 GIANTS
$199.95

1960 Fleer Baseball Greats #36 Mel Ott RARE Sharp EX+ NEW YORK GIANTS FREE S
$9.99

2013 Panini Golden Age Mini Carolina Brights Purple Back #47 Mel Ott
$6.00

2014 Panini Hall of Fame MEL OTT 12 25 (A3Y)
$5.00

MEL OTT TRUE VALUE NEW YORK SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS ALL STAR WORLD SERIES HOF CARD
$7.99

1933 Goudey Mel Ott #207 Grade 9(OC) by PSA Grading
$4,500.00

2009 Topps #240B Mel Ott SP
$13.99

2010 MEL OTT TOPPS 1933 WORLD SERIES COMMEMORATIVE PATCH LOGO PRIME GIANTS
$7.99

2012 PANINI PLAYOFF PRIME CUTS TIMELINE AUTHENTIC MATERIAL MEL OTT 2 15
$35.00

2014 ACEO Sketch Card MEL OTT New York Giants 1 1
$75.00

MEL OTT 2009 Topps SP (short print) - tough pull!!!
$19.99

2011 (GIANTS) Topps Tier One Blue #40 Mel Ott 199
$6.40

1933 Goudey #127 Melvin Mel Ott New York Giant PSA 1.5 (MC) Graded Baseball Card
$126.96
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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

CUT MEL OTT-HANK LEIBER DECEASED SIGNED PSA DNA PSA AUTHENTIC B1596517-073
$799.99

Mel Ott & Chief Bender 1931 NY Giants Team Signed National League Baseball JSA
$1,999.99

MEL MELVIN OTT SIGNED INDEX SIGNATURE SLABBED GRADED PSA DNA 9 MINT GIANTS 69701
$1,099.00

MEL MELVIN OTT SIGNED CUT SIGNATURE SLABBED GRADED PSA DNA 9 MINT RARE PSA
$1,499.00

MEL OTT Signed Baseball Index 3"x5" Card Cut PSA DNA
$888.00

1939 NEW YORK GIANTS TEAM SIGNED BY 21 BASEBALL JSA MEL OTT BILL TERRY #Y37560
$1,899.00

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

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
$4,999.00

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL 1936 GIANTS TEAM SIGNED TERRY PSA DNA A08392
$1,499.00

MEL OTT SIGNED INDEX CARD PSA DNA ENCAPSULATED AUTOGRAPH! CLEAN FRONT AND BACK
$1,495.00

MEL OTT Signed Autographed Cut on 3"x5" Index Card Baseball PSA DNA
$888.00

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

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

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL 1958 TIGERS INDIANS MARIS KALINE JSA Y46487
$1,999.00

Mel Ott Autographed Signed 2.5x3.5 Cut Signature PSA DNA #83526030
$895.00
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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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