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.

1958 Topps Roger Maris RC 47 212x300 Image

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Roger Maris, Game Worn Pants, 2005 Donruss Playoff 55 100
$49.99
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Vintage, 1961 COPYWRIGHT Roger Maris BATTING SECRETS FLIP SECRETS ON EACH PAGE
$55.00
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1961 TOPPS #2 ROGER MARIS VG D4180
$29.99
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1959 TOPPS #202 ROGER MARIS (PSA 9OC MINT)
$125.00
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2012 Prime Cuts ROGER MARIS Timeline 4 Pc 2x Bat Jersey Pants 15 25 SSP Rare 61
$99.99
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1966 - Topps #385 - Roger Maris - New York Yankees
$14.99
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2008 Prime Cuts BAT Roger Maris YANKEES #d 99
$99.99
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1963 - Topps #120 Roger Maris - New York Yankees
$35.00
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1962 62 Topps HOF #53 MICKEY MANTLE KILLEBREW & ROGER MARIS AL HOME RUN LEADERS
$39.99
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2014 Allen and Ginter Roger Maris Mini Flagback Parallel 16 25 NEW YORK YANKEES
$40.00
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Roger Maris rarevintage Post cereal baseball card vg condition 1962
$60.00
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1 BABE RUTH & ROGER MARIS 2003 LEAF LIMITED DUAL JERSEY NUMBERS GAME JERSEY 1 5
$450.00
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1962 Topps Roger Maris New York Yankees #1 Baseball Card
$200.00
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1961 Topps Unopened Cello Pack Roger Maris on Top PSA NM 7 Sharp mickey mantle
$999.00
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ROGER MARIS 1961 Topps #2 (1) NO CREASES (Flat Rate Shipping)*
$90.00
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1961 Topps #2 Roger Maris VG-EX + baseball card
$64.95
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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 Cut Signature Image

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 Signed Baseball Card / Cut Signature Card Pricing:

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YANKEES ROGER MARIS SIGNED 1962-65 JAY PUB 5X7 PHOTO TYPE 2 PSA DNA SLABBED
$1,299.99
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AUTHENTIC Mickey MANTLE Roger MARIS Signed Baseball Yankees Autograph 1961 JSA
$3,995.00
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1967 St Louis Cardinals WORLD SERIES Signed AUTO Baseball w Roger Maris JSA
$1,299.99
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Original HOF MICKEY MANTLE ROGER MARIS Yankees Baseball Signed Page JSA LOA
$999.99
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MICKEY MANTLE ..ROGER MARIS, Signed JSA Authenticated ...1 of 1...
$1,295.00
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Mickey Mantle Signed 1962 Safe At Home Movie Lobby Card w Roger Maris PSA DNA
$675.00
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Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle Autographed Signed AL Cronin Baseball JSA #B25687
$7,950.00
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2013 Historic Autographs ROGER MARIS 2 3 PSA DNA Auto Authentic Yankees Signed
$525.00
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New York Yankees Team Roger Maris Signed 8x10 Photo Autograph Auto JSA LOA COA
$799.95
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Roger Maris Signed Snapshot Photo FULL LOA PSA DNA #V03999 Gorgeous Autograph
$699.00
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ROGER MARIS MINT PSA DNA CERTFIED SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$499.00
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Roger Maris Signed 8x10 Uninsribed NY Yankees Cardinals PSA DNA Letter
$899.00
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YANKEES ROGER MARIS AUTHENTIC SIGNED 8.5X11 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA #Y26012
$799.99
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ROGER MARIS 1975 Topps Mini #198 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #8118 Yankees
$999.99
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Roger Maris Signed Autographed Index Card AUTO PSA DNA Auth (PWCC)
$260.00
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ORIOLES JACK FISHER SIGNED 8x10 GIVING UP YANKEES ROGER MARIS 60th HOME RUN JSA
$24.99
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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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