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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1959 Topps 202 202a Roger Maris GB
$69.99
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Roger Maris, 1958 Topps #47, ROOKIE!!! SGC 4.5
$179.99
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Roger Maris, 1963 Topps, W S Maris Sparks Yankee Rally, PSA 4
$26.99
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1998 Topps Gold Label Home Run Race Black 2 Mark McGwire Roger Maris
$14.99
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1962 TOPPS BB #313 ROGER MARIS IA EX MT
$35.00
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Roger Maris 1967 Topps card #45 Cardinals VGEX
$17.50
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1966 Topps # 365 Roger Maris Ex-Mt
$50.00
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2010 Topps Mickey Mantle #652B SP & Roger Maris #175B SP!! RARE!!! Both Perfect!
$29.99
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Roger Maris 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Game Used Jersey Card
$25.00
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1958 TOPPS #47 ROGER MARIS BASEBALL CARD PSA 4
$130.00
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ROGER MARIS 1963 YANKEES TEAM ISSUE PHOTO, TYPE 1 NM+
$75.00
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1966 Topps Roger Maris- #365-vg to ex.
$20.00
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ROGER MARIS 1962-1965 JAY PUBLISHING PHOTO, TYPE 1 NM
$55.00
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6 Pc Lot Roger Maris 61 Home Run Metal Baseball President Joseph E Cronin AL
$39.95
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1959 Topps Roger Maris #202 Baseball Card
$25.00
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Roger Maris 1958 Topps # 47. VG-EX 4
$75.00
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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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MINT Roger Maris Signed Autographed 8X10 Photograph Photo PSA DNA LOA #I05721
$1,799.00
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1965 Yankees Team Signed Baseball Mickey Mantle Roger Maris JSA LOA #X69570
$3,999.99
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Vintage Mickey Mantle Roger Maris Ted Williams Signed Baseball PSA LOA #B97373
$3,499.00
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Roger Maris Signed Auto Autograph 5x7 Photo of 61st Homerun Homer PSA LOA COA SP
$1,499.99
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Roger Maris autographed signed 8x10 PSA DNA
$999.00
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ROGER MARIS YANKEES VINTAGE JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH
$759.00
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ROGER MARIS VINTAGE CARDINALS JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 7X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH
$549.00
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ROGER MARIS CARDINALS VINTAGE JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH
$735.00
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ROGER MARIS VINTAGE CARDINALS JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH
$699.00
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Roger Maris Signed Auto Sportscaster Card PSA DNA COA
$795.00
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Roger Maris 61st HR Signed Framed 30x39 Poster Photo Display JSA Yankees
$1,169.99
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ROGER MARIS New York Yankees Signed 1961 Topps #2 PSA DNA Slabbed AUTO
$1,150.00
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1961 Yankees Autographed Signed AL Baseball Roger Maris JSA #B95401
$1,895.00
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1962 Topps, Roger Maris Signed AL Home Run Leader PSA DNA Certified Encapsulated
$729.95
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Roger Maris Signed 61st Home Run Photo Card. New York Yankees. PSA DNA Mint 9!
$1,250.00
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ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #H56343 AT BAT PHOTO
$999.00
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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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