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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2008 Etopps In Hand Roger Maris Allen Ginter New York Yankees Tribute MINT
$15.69
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1966 TOPPS ROGER MARIS # 365 PSA 8
$169.85
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1961 TOPPS ROGER MARIS MVP CARD #478 NEW YORK YANKEES BV60
$24.95
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1962 TOPPS BASEBALL #53 AL LEADERS - MICKEY MANTLE, ROGER MARIS!! BV $100!
$29.99
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1963 TOPPS BASEBALL #120 ROGER MARIS!! BV $80!!
$39.99
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ROGER MARIS 1959 TOPPS #202 GRADED GEM MINT 10!
$209.99
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1962 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD #1 ROGER MARIS NEW YORK YANKEES 61 HOMERUNS
$29.95
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1961 TOPPS BASEBALL #2 ROGER MARIS - BV $250!!
$49.99
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1963 Topps #120 Roger Maris NM-MT YANKEES HOF HIGH END COMPLETE SET BREAK
$139.99
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very clean- 1962 Topps #313 Roger Maris IA - EX-MT
$19.99
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($475) ROGER MARIS PRE ROOKIE YEAR 1957 COIN PUZZLE CARD ONE CENT GRADED ASG10
$10.50
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($475) ROGER MARIS & MICKEY MANTLE 1961 COIN PUZZLE CARD ONE CENT GRADED ASG10
$10.50
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1961 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #478 (60.00) EX UT2136
$20.00
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1960 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #565 (100.00) EX UT2025
$35.00
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1963 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #120 (80.00) EX UT1611
$24.00
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1962 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #1 (500.00) EX UT1841
$60.00
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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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ROGER MARIS Signed St. Louis Cardinals Photo Yankees Athletics Indians BGS JSA
$539.99
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Roger Maris JSA Signed Color 8x10 on Old-time Heavy Kodak Paper New York Yankees
$1,590.00
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ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED JSA 3x5 INDEX CARD
$799.99
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Roger Maris Signed Autographed Authentic B W 8x10 Photo Matted JSA LOA
$1,499.00
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Roger Maris Autograph Signed 1962 Topps Card PSA DNA
$595.00
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ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 1957 CLEVELAND INDIANS TEAM BASEBALL JSA B61710
$1,139.05
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Old Timers Multi Signed Baseball 8 AUTO 's Mantle Roger Maris (PSA DNA) LOA
$725.00
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1958 Topps Roger Maris RC PSA Authentic Autograph Signed !!!
$1,499.99
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RARE 70s MICKEY MANTLE & ROGER MARIS DUAL SIGNED BALL w FULL JSA AUTHENTICATION
$2,700.00
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1963 Topps Roger Maris Signed Baseball Card #120 Yankees SGC JSA
$599.99
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ROGER MARIS PHOTO DISPLAY SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED JSA ALOA
$549.99
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ROGER MARIS FELLER PERRY DOERR SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL PSA DNA V11248
$1,099.00
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Roger Maris Signed Autographed PSA DNA Photo
$799.99
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NY Yankees Roger Maris vintage signed auto framed PSA DNA LOA
$375.00
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ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED STAN MUSIAL BASEBALL PSA DNA BALL CARDINALS 11366
$1,139.05
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ROGER MARIS YANKEES SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA 8x10 PHOTO INSCRIBED #B20599
$999.99
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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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