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

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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 244x300 Image

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.

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17 lot Mel Ott Lineage 1975 mini Gypsy Queen HR Heroes Kimball Peak Performance
$5.25
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1961 Nu Card Scoops Set #458 Mel Ott Walks 5 Times PSA 8
$29.99
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Mel Ott Hall of Fame Card Baseball Card 31 2x51 2 New York Giants HOF Post Card
$5.00
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1934-36 Diamond Stars #50 - Mel Ott - PSA 7 -- N.Y. Giants HoF 1935 (mikedenero)
$515.00
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1939-46 Mel Ott Exhibit Original Baseball Card Vintage EX+ No Creases HOF
$79.99
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1961 Golden Press Baseball Card Mel Ott (SET BREAK-UP)
$5.00
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SPORTS HOBBYIST - 1975 - SH - 101 -- MEL OTT
$6.99
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2009 Topps #240b Mel Ott SP LEGEND VARIATION BOX 2
$16.40
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Mel Ott 1 1 Card, DIAMOND Edition, Masterpiece Collectibles COA (1 of 1)
$10.00
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1935 Wheaties HOF Lot-2 Different-Pepper Martin & Mel Ott-both ex-ex mt
$34.00
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1939 PLAYBALL MEL OTT NEW YORK GIANTS HALL OF FAMER SEE PIC
$40.00
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1940 Wheaties Champs of the USA Set #2-Joe DiMaggio, Mel Ott, Ellsworth Vines-ex
$39.45
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1939 Play Ball #51 Mel Ott New York Giants
$82.37
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1936 Wheaties Baseball Series #5-#7 Mel Ott, New York Giants HOF ex+
$9.95
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1946-52 Albertpe HOF Type 2 Baseball #000 Mel Ott PSA 9 MINT (#83497587)
$1,495.00
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Melvin Mel Ott - 1939 Play Ball PSA 5
$99.95
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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:

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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

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1942 NL All Stars Multi Signed Baseball 29 AUTO 's Mel Ott McKechnie + JSA LOA
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Mel Ott Autographed Signed Magazine Photo Mint PSA DNA #81944100
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Rogers Hornsby Mel Ott Pie Traynor Multi Signed Baseball JSA Authenticated
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MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #81990836 MOUNTED AUTO
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Very Rare Mel Ott Signed Frick Official National League Baseball JSA LOA COA
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MEL OTT JSA authenticated Sweet spot Multi-signed BB Shows as single signed
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MEL MELVIN OTT SIGNED INDEX SIGNATURE GIANTS MATTED JSA GIANTS x99371
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MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA 83106480 AUTO
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Mel Ott Autographed Signed 3x4 Photo To Luen PSA DNA #83276753
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RARE Beautiful Mel Ott Signed Photo Mint Auto PSA DNA + JSA COA HOF AUTO
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Mel Ott Autographed Signed Newspaper Photo Mint 9 PSA DNA #65112276
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Mel Ott Autographed Signed Newspaper Photo Mint 9 PSA DNA #65112261
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Mel Ott Autographed Signed Newspaper Photo PSA DNA #65112283
$1,095.00
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Mel Ott Autographed Signed Newspaper Photo Gem 10 PSA DNA #65112278
$1,395.00
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Pirates Mel Ott & Others Scorecard Signed Autographed 8 Sigs JSA Auto X56761
$999.00
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1938 NY GIANTS MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA BASEBALL 24 SIGNATURES G56980
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Additional Resources

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