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 ROGER MARIS PSA 6 EX-MT #1, AWESOME BACK ABOUT PASSING RUTH! SWEET!!
$104.50

1959 Topps Roger Maris #202 ^Ex ^ KC Athletics
$49.99

2001 Fleer Greats 88-Card Baseball Lot Cy Young Roger Maris Ted Williams ++
$29.95

1964 Topps Set Break #225 - Roger Maris EX-EXMINT J21172
$22.76

1962 Post Cereal #6 Roger Maris Yankees Blank Back BCCG 8 Graded Baseball Card
$79.96

Roger Maris 1962 Topps nm mt condition autographed
$16.38

1965 TOPPS BASEBALL ROGER MARIS #155 NM PSA 7 NEW YORK YANKEES
$68.03

1959 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #202 (125.00) EX+ SCC4406
$38.00

1959 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #202 (125.00) EX+ SCC4466
$34.00

2005 PLAYOFF ABSOLUTE MEMORABILIA ROGER MARIS GAME USED JERSEY PANTS
$39.99

VERY RARE ROGER MARIS YANKEES 2005 BIOGRAPHY "HR 1961 SEASON MATERIALS" BAT CARD
$24.99

Roger Maris Exhibit Card 1963 Rare Red Stat Back New York Yankees 3 3 8 x 5 3 8
$49.99

Roger Maris 1961 Jay Publishing Photo Pack Card New York Yankees 5X7
$14.99

Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, Pee Wee Reese Bat Jersey GU Game Used Jersey Lot
$174.99

Roger Maris 2005 Donruss Classics Home Run Heroes Game Used Pants #15 19
$39.99

Topps 1965 #155– Roger Maris!! HOF STAR BLOWOUT!! Starts under $1!!
$10.05
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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 MINT SIGNED 1961 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED
$1,249.99

1960 Roger Maris Signed Autograph Team Baseball JSA Not PSA Yankees
$595.00

ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 1975 Topps Most Valuable Players PSA DNA #820281
$799.99

Roger Maris Autographed Signed 1981 TCMA Card Yankees JSA #X54064
$499.00

Roger Maris Index Card PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Autograph Signed *2101
$449.00

Roger Maris Autographed Signed Postcard PSA DNA #83529561
$595.00

Mickey Mantle Roger Maris Vic Raschi Ed Lopat Multi-Signed Baseball PSA DNA
$1,400.00

ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA 1967 CARDINALS YEARBOOK AUTO 3656
$999.99

Roger Maris Bob Gibson Red Schoendienst 18+ SIGNED BASEBALL JSA COA Cardinals
$599.99

ROGER MARIS NY YANKEES SIGNED AUTOGRAPH 1961 LIFE MAGAZINE POSSIBLE 1OF1 PSA DNA
$1,500.00

1960 Yankees Autographed Signed AL Baseball Roger Maris PSA DNA #T11889
$1,595.00

CLETE BOYER SIGNED 11x14 ROGER MARIS MICKEY MANTLE VERY RARE INSCRIPTION JSA
$33.00

ROGER MARIS Signed JSA CERTIFIED 8x10 Photo on old KODAK paper NEW YORK YANKEES
$1,375.00

ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED JSA 3x5 INDEX CARD
$799.99

Mickey Mantle Roger Maris signed and framed photos JSA LOA
$1,599.99

Roger Maris Signed 1977 Red Sox Schedule from 10th Anniv 67 WS event JSA Letter
$425.00
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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. In more recent years 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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