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.

Top eBay Listings

1962 Topps #1 Roger Maris VG G46849
$64.00

1961 Topps #44 AL HR Leaders - Mickey Mantle Roger VG EX G59242
$60.50

1962 Topps #1 Roger Maris VG EX G46893
$78.50

1998 Topps Gold Label Home Run Race "Black" Roger Maris & Sammy Sosa
$14.99

1960 Topps #377 Roger Maris EX-MT
$39.99

1960 TOPPS #565 ROGER MARIS ALL-STAR VG+ CORNER CREASES *175821
$28.00

1962 TOPPS #234 WORLD SERIES GAME 3 ROGER MARIS EXMT WAX FRONT *176984
$17.60

1958 TOPPS Roger Maris RC #47 NM 7 SGC 84 Cleveland Indians
$1,650.00

1962 Topps #1 Roger Maris READ New York Yankees Baseball Card 0n0
$40.00

Roger Maris 2000 Upper Deck Legends Legendary Game Jerseys
$40.00

Roger Maris 2004 Prime Cuts MLB Icons Material Prime 16 19
$200.00

1961 Topps #2 Roger Maris New York Yankees PSA 7
$220.00

1962 TOPPS BASEBALL #1 ROGER MARIS PSA 6 EX-MT YANKEES
$210.00

1962 TOPPS WORLD SERIES GAME 3 ROGER MARIS #234
$15.84

2016 Flawless Roger Maris Sapphire GEM all BGS 9.5 1 10
$100.00

1967 Topps #45 Roger Maris READ St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Card 0a3
$19.95
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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 1975 TOPPS BASBALL CARD #199 JSA LOA # Y41222 AUTOGRAPH
$250.00

1983 Yankees Old Timers Signed Autographed Baseball Roger Maris JSA Cert #Y47674
$2,299.00

MINT Roger Maris Signed Autographed Photograph Framed JSA Certified #B89646
$1,699.00

ROGER MARIS ST. LOUIS 1967 WORLD SERIES SCORE CARD SIGNED VINTAGE AUTO PSA LOA
$699.99

ROGER MARIS SIGNED MINT CUT PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED HOF NEW YORK YANKEES
$599.99

BABE RUTH ROGER MARIS MCGWIRE 22 AUTO SIGNED 1948 BASEBALL JSA Authenticated
$4,500.00

1962 Roger Maris & Wilma Rudolph Signed 17x25 Custom Framed Display PSA DNA LOA
$895.00

Yankees Roger Maris Authentic Signed Card 1967 Topps #45 PSA DNA Slabbed
$599.99

Yankees Roger Maris Authentic Signed 5x7 Personalized Photo PSA DNA Slabbed
$699.99

RARE 70s MICKEY MANTLE & ROGER MARIS DUAL SIGNED BALL w FULL JSA AUTHENTICATION
$2,499.00

ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA 8x10 MAGAZINE PAGE
$999.99

1967 St Louis Cardinals World Series Champs Team Signed Baseball Roger Maris PSA
$1,795.00

New York Yankees- Mickey Mantle & Roger Maris Signed 28×32 Photo – JSA
$625.00

JSA 1960's OFFICIAL NL BASEBALL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED ROGER MARIS GIL HODGES BANKS
$1,999.99

ROGER MARIS VINTAGE SINGLE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL YANKEES 1961 JSA Y31093
$6,999.00

Roger Maris Signed Autograph 7 x 9.5 Photo of 61st Homerun PSA LOA COA
$579.00
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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 or Google+.

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