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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1968 Topps baseball #330 Roger Maris PSA 7 NM solid card St. Louis Cardinals
$39.99

1958 Topps Roger Maris #47 Cleveland Indians SGC 80 6!
$249.00

1962 TOPPS #53 MICKEY MANTLE ROGER MARIS PSA 7 OC
$85.00

1962 Topps #53 A.L. Home Run Leaders Roger Maris Mickey Mantle NICE EX EXMT
$49.99

1961 Topps Rocky Colavito Jim Lemon Mickey Mantle Roger Maris #44 Baseball...
$26.99

1967 Topps #45 Roger Maris Graded PSA7 NR MT W FREE SHIPPING
$47.95

Roger Maris 2003 UD Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classics Logo Jersey Patch
$10.00

Roger Maris Micky Mantle Baseball Collection-Card-pin-pictures-NY Yankees RARE
$249.99

1968 TOPPS # 330 ROGER MARIS SGC 55 !!
$34.99

MICKEY MANTLE ROGER MARIS COLAVITO 1961 61 TOPPS #44 AL HR LEADERS *NICE* $120
$20.05

2007 SP ROGER MARIS GAME USED NR MINT+ MINT !!
$29.99

1961 Topps #2 - Roger Maris - PSA 8 -- New York Yankees legend (mikedenero)
$570.00

1964 Topps #331 AL Bombers Roger Maris Norm Cash Mickey Mantle Al Kaline - EX
$54.60

1958 Topps Roger Maris Rookie Card !!! EX
$175.00

1962 Topps #53 AL Home Run Leaders Maris Mickey Mantle Gentile Killebrew - EX
$45.50

1962 Topps #53 AL Home Run Leaders Maris Mickey Mantle Gentile Killebrew - NM
$91.00
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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 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 Yankees Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA Slabbed autographed
$639.99

ULTIMATE ROGER MARIS SIGNED "RECORD BREAKING 61st HOME RUN" PHOTO JSA #Y37435
$275.00

ROGER MARIS NEW YORK YANKEES SIGNED AUTO PHOTO JSA
$1,500.00

1960 TOPPS #377 ROGER MARIS NEW YORK YANKEES SIGNED AUTO BASEBALL CARD JSA AUTH
$650.00

MICKEY MANTLE & ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED YANKEES ONL BASEBALL JSA VINTAGE
$4,299.00

ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO NEW YORK YANKEES PSA DNA V04501
$1,699.00

ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO BERRA + 2 NY YANKEES PSA DNA V06244
$1,299.00

YANKEES ROGER MARIS AUTHENTIC SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA SLABBED
$999.99

1960 Topps Roger Maris PSA DNA card 565 autograph signed Yankees FREE SHIPPING
$699.99

SIGNED ROGER MARIS EXHIBIT POSTCARD MICKEY MANTLE 8X10 BASEBALL PHOTO JSA AUTO
$1,499.00

Roger Maris Wilhelm Doby Signed Autographed Baseball Auto PSA DNA 28 Sigs V04730
$1,999.00

Roger Maris Signed 3x5 Index Card AUTO JSA LOA Yankees Cardinals Deceased 1985
$499.07

1960 Topps ROGER MARIS card Autograph Auto Signed PSA DNA BEAUTIFUL
$499.99

Roger Maris Autographed Signed 4.5x7 Photo PSA DNA #W05034
$499.00

Roger Maris & Others Autographed Signed Wilson Baseball PSA DNA #W05035
$1,795.00

Roger Maris, Mantle & Ford Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA Graded #K74467
$4,950.00
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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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