Roger Maris Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Roger Maris

Date of Birth: 9/10/1934
Rookie Card Year: 1958
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Roger Maris combined power hitting and strong fielding to have a successful 12-year MLB career. Perhaps most famous for breaking Babe Ruth's single-season home run record, Maris is not currently in the Hall of Fame, and is considered by many to be one of the bigger HOF snubs in baseball's history. Roger Maris cards and memorabilia maintain strong values, especially his autographed options and could be in line for a nice bump if he ever is inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Although he played for four teams during his career, Maris spent his prime years and the bulk of his career as a member of the New York Yankees. He also played for the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. Roger Maris was a seven-time All-Star and three-time World Series Champion. He was named the AL MVP in back-to-back seasons (1960,1961), and was also the AL RBI champion during both seasons. In 1961, Maris totaled 61 home runs on his way to breaking Babe Ruth's single-season record, which had stood since 1927. A 2001 HBO movie, 61*, told the tale of his historic season, covering the competition between Maris and his teammate, Mickey Mantle, as well the incredible stress the chase caused Maris.

As for why he is not in the Hall of Fame, critics point to his relatively short career, low batting average (career .260), and the fact that he was was not even the best outfield player on his own team. Even during Maris' MVP seasons, Mickey Mantle was considered the better player by many. The consensus is that Maris will be inducted eventually, but that remains to be seen.

Roger Maris has only one official rookie card, which is documented below, but some of the biggest values can be found with his signed memorabilia. In 1983, Maris was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, and passed away in 1985. Therefore, his autograph is in short supply.

Roger Maris Rookie Card Checklist

1958 Topps Roger Maris RC #47

Showcasing a youthful look, Roger Maris' 1958 Topps rookie card has a bright yellow-orange background. Raw and low grade versions can be found for under $100, while high grades can approach the mid-four figure range.

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1961 Topps ROGER MARIS Yankees #2 EXMT
$124.99

1961 Topps ROGER MARIS MVP Yankees #478 HOF NM
$53.99

1962 Topps ROGER MARIS Yankees #1 NM+
$299.99

1959 Topps ROGER MARIS Athletics #202 EX+
$69.99

1963 Topps #144 1962 World Series - Game #3 Roger Maris EM 0913
$12.95

2005 Topps Pristine Roger Maris Game used Bat LIRM
$10.00

1962 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #313 (80.00) EX G343
$18.00

1962 Post #6 ROGER MARIS (Yankees)
$12.99

Starting Lineup, Classic Doubles, Roger Maris & Mark McGwire, Hasbro, 1998
$16.00

MICKEY MANTLE ROGER MARIS COLAVITO AL HOME RUN LEADERS 1961 Topps #44 NM PSA 7
$119.99

2010 Topps Heritage "61" Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle & Babe Ruth 1 1 Triple Auto
$19,999.00

ROGER MARIS MICKEY MANTLE 1962 Topps 1961 A. L. Home Run Leaders Baseball Card
$36.99

MICKEY MANTLE ROGER MARIS 1962 Topps 1961 A. L. Home Run Leaders Baseball Card
$39.99

MICKEY MANTLE ROGER MARIS AL KALINE NORM CASH 1964 Topps Card (A.L. BOMBERS)
$38.99

2008 Topps Sterling ROGER MARIS 8X Pinstripe Jersey Booklet #1 1
$450.00

1958 Topps #47 Roger Maris RC SGC 60 - 5 Indians
$199.98
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Autograph Guide

Roger Maris Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Roger Maris autograph looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Roger Maris Cut Signature Exemplar

 

Roger Maris Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Roger Maris signature will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. The signature begins with an "R" that features an elongated top loop
  2. Next, the lowercase "o" does not normally connect and can resemble a lowercase "u"
  3. The circle portion of the "g" is tight and the "e-r" resembles the reverse
  4.  The last name begins with an uncommon "M" where the beginning resembles a reverse question mark
  5. Like the "o" in Roger, the "a" in Maris does not connect
  6. From there, the "r-i-s" is legible, and the "i" is dotted

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ROGER MARIS AUTHENTIC SIGNED 1958 TOPPS #47 ROOKIE RC CARD PSA DNA SLABBED EX 5
$2,199.99

1961 Topps #478 Roger Maris Signed Autographed JSA Card B50213
$799.99

1968 Topps #330 Roger Maris Signed Autographed PSA DNA 81486131 Card
$799.99

Roger Maris & Kubek Signed Autographed Color 8x9 Photo Yankees PSA DNA Guarantee
$600.00

Mickey Mantle Roger Maris Signed Magazine Page Photo PSA DNA Auto V05033
$799.00

Roger Maris Signed 7.75x10.5 Magazine Page Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph V05057
$449.00

Roger Maris Signed 7.75x10.75 Magazine Page Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph V05054
$599.00

MICKEY MANTLE & ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED YANKEES ONL BASEBALL JSA B39487
$4,399.00

MICKEY MANTLE ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL VINTAGE PSA DNA GRADED 7
$8,999.00

Roger Maris Signed 1978 JJH Reading Remembers Photo PSA DNA AUTO Yankees
$291.59

Roger Maris Signed 3x5 Index Card AUTO JSA LOA Yankees Cardinals Deceased 1985
$364.49

ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED MAGAZINE PAGE PSA DNA
$559.00

Roger Maris Paul Foytack Jack Fisher Tracey Stallard Signed 11x14 Photo JSA COA
$39.95

Roger Maris Autographed Signed 1964 Topps Card #331 PSA DNA #83409114
$549.00

ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO JSA NEW YORK YANKEES NEWSPAPER Y27505
$133.49

Yogi Berra Signed Yankees 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA Roger Maris Home Run Picture
$79.99
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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