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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1962 Topps #313 Roger Maris Blasts 61st NRMT
$15.50

1968 Topps — Roger Maris #330 — PSA 8
$98.50

Roger Maris Yankees 2002 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Game Used Bat w Logo
$60.00

2014 National Treasures ROGER EUGENE MARIS JERSEY 37 99 Yankees
$15.50

1961 Topps Roger Maris #2 baseball card, Crease free, SHARP!
$16.50

2008 Playoff Prime Cuts Roger Maris 1961 Timeline Game Used Bat Yankees 62 99
$55.00

HILLERICH & BRADSBY H & B BASEBALL BAT WITH ROGER MARIS ON IT
$10.00

*CENTERED BEAUTY* -- 1961 Topps #2 Roger Maris PSA 7 New York Yankees
$349.00

1961 Topps # 2 Roger Maris EX+ NM
$41.00

1961 topps #2 ROGER MARIS yankees BGS BCCG 8
$110.00

ROGER MARIS 1961 Topps #2 *BVG 6.5 EX-MT+* (PSA 6.5 or 7?)
$89.99

2001 UD Upper Deck Legendary Cuts ROGER MARIS Game Used Bat Yankees #B-RM
$49.99

1961 Post Cereal Baseball Card, Roger Maris - #7 - Box Version -Very Collectible
$23.16

1962 Topps #1 Roger Maris, New York Yankees, BVG 6 EX-MT
$195.00

1962 TOPPS # 401 ROGER MARIS UNIQUE PROOF BGS 2.5 SOLO FINEST .
$175.20

2004 UD Upper Deck Sweet Spot Roger Maris Game Used Pants Patch Card 175 275
$11.61
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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 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED INDEX PSA DNA 9 SLABBED NEW YORK YANKEES 83700516
$699.00

Roger Maris Autographed Signed 1961 Topps Card #576 PSA DNA #83427358
$549.00

Roger Maris & Others Autographed Signed Program Page PSA DNA #V01721
$599.00

Roger Maris Autographed Signed 1962 Topps Card #234 PSA DNA #83717590
$649.00

Roger Maris Autographed 8x10 HR Photo JSA Authenticated - Signed 'Best of Luck'
$1,550.00

TRACY STALLARD,JACK FISHER SIGNED HOME PLATE-'61 ROGER MARIS TRIBUTE-YANKEES-JSA
$89.99

ROGER MARIS MOUNTED CUT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #83111854 Yankees AUTO
$799.99

ROGER MARIS SIGNED MOUNTED CUT AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #65056753 Yankees
$799.99

Roger Maris Autographed Signed 61st HR Press News Photo Guaranteed Authentic PSA
$380.00

Roger Maris Autographed Signed 1967 Topps Card #45 PSA DNA #83526007
$549.00

Roger Maris Autographed Signed Beer Press News Photo Guaranteed Authentic JSA #1
$350.00

ROGER MARIS PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 1961 TOPPS #2 CARD AUTOGRAPHED, RARE!
$850.00

Roger Maris Signed Photo JSA Letter of Authenticity LOA. 8x10. New York Yankees
$575.00

Roger Maris Autographed Signed 1967 Topps Card PSA DNA #65093845
$549.00

Signed 8 X 10 Yankees Roger Maris Hits 61st HR PSA DNA 10 GEM MINT
$9,275.00

ROGER MARIS Signed 7x7 Photo 24"x31" Framed Matted -Full JSA Letter Authenticity
$550.00
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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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