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:

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  • 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

1950 Callahan Hall of Fam #58 Mel Ott NM MT L81
$46.00

1961 Fleer #68 Mel Ott NM L2695
$18.50

1976 Funky Facts #32 Home Run Derby MEL OTT PSA 9 + 17 different Ott cards
$26.66

SUPERB 1935 DIAMOND STARS #50 MEL OTT NM-MT PSA 8 BASEBALL CARD!
$1,995.00

1946 Orig Cuban REYES DEL DEPORTE Baseball Card MEL OTT New York Giants HOF
$14.99

1933 Goudey 207 Mel Ott PSA 2.5 (0939)
$255.00

1941 DOUBLE PLAY MEL OTT BABE YOUNG PSA 1.5 *15886
$45.00

2012 Panini Cooperstown Baseball Card #161 Mel Ott (NM)
$5.09

2011 Topps Diamond Anniversary Mel Ott SP #250B
$5.00

2014 panini Classics Baseball Mel Ott 4 5 Ott's # 4 Piece
$90.00

2014 ACEO Sketch Card MEL OTT Hall of Fame Series 1 1
$60.00

2010 Topps Triple Threads #TTRL-21 Mel Ott 18 New York Giants Baseball Card 0a3
$69.95

MEL OTT 2009 TOPPS BASEBALL SHORTPRINT CARD #240 GIANTS
$8.99

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

1963 Bazooka All-Time Greats Set of 7 - Hank Greenberg, Mel Ott, Rogers Hornsby
$15.00

2014 Panini Hall of Fame Red Frame Red MEL OTT #29 50 #24 (B2672)
$6.00
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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

BABE RUTH SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL BALL MEL OTT 1938 DODGERS PSA DNA E67919
$13,999.00

MEL OTT NY GIANTS PREWAR SIGNED BASEBALL HOF PLAQUE POSTCARD PSA DNA LOA FRAMED
$1,849.99

Mel Ott Autographed Signed Cut PSA DNA #83276229
$995.00

Mel Ott Signed Album Page PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto *9329
$799.00

Mel Ott Autographed Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA #83056240
$1,199.00

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED NEWSPAPER CUT NY GIANTS PSA DNA SLABBED 83902231
$122.55

Mel Ott Autographed Signed Auto Index Post Card 3x5 1948 PSA DNA T09561
$1,499.00

Mel Ott 1951 Oakland Oaks Signed Baseball PSA DNA LOA
$1,899.99

1942 NEW YORK GIANTS TEAM SIGNED BASEBALL JSA HOLO COA MEL OTT CARL HUBBELL MIZE
$1,199.99

Rare 1952 Mel Ott Signed Autographed Christy Walsh Postcard W Address PSA DNA
$1,995.00

1937 New York Giants NL Champs Team Signed Baseball Mel Ott JSA COA
$2,995.00

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

Mel Ott Autographed Signed 3x5 Index Card New York Giants PSA DNA #83894742
$1,195.00

HOF Mel Ott, Hubbell signed 1933 N.Y. Giants W.S. baseball, JSA 500 homerun club
$500.00

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
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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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