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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1962 Topps #234 graded 88 SGC 8 Roger Maris World Series Game Wins it in the 9th
$199.99
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Roger Maris 2008 Topps Triple Threads Triple Take Relic Card, 27, NM MT
$69.99
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Roger Maris 2003 UD Authentics Threads of Time Pants #321 350
$24.95
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1967 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #45 (50.00) EX+ UT43
$18.00
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1961 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #478 (60.00) EX UT2725
$19.00
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1963 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #120 (80.00) VGEX UT627
$17.00
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1961 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #2 (250.00) NM-MT UT1117
$90.00
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1960 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #377 (100.00) EX+ UT2787
$38.00
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1968 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #330 (50.00) VGEX UT2737
$11.00
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1960 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #565 (100.00) EXMT UT2786
$38.00
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1961Topps Roger Maris
$89.95
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1963 Topps — Roger Maris #120 — PSA 5 — DEAD CENTERED
$69.50
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1965 TOPPS #155 ROGER MARIS YANKEES EX-MINT SET BREAK
$22.50
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1963 Topps Roger Maris (Card #120)
$10.00
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1962 ROGER MARIS GAME CARD. PSA GRADED "5.5" EXCELLENT+. RARE IN HIGH GRADE.
$49.99
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BABE RUTH ROGER MARIS DUAL CUT AUTO 2010 IN MEMORY OF AUTOGRAPH 1 1 SIGNED PSA
$12,999.00
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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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BABE RUTH ROGER MARIS DUAL CUT AUTO 2010 IN MEMORY OF AUTOGRAPH 1 1 SIGNED PSA
$12,999.00
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ROGER MARIS 1975 TOPPS #199 GEM MT 10 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA AUTO 83096096
$999.99
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ROGER MARIS 1975 TOPPS #199 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA AUTO 60064910
$799.99
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ROGER MARIS 1975 TOPPS #199 NM 7 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA AUTO 30351574
$799.99
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ROGER MARIS GROAT 1975 TOPPS MINI #198 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA AUTO 12302260
$799.99
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ROGER MARIS GROAT 1975 TOPPS #198 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA AUTO 12454365
$799.99
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ROGER MARIS 1975 TOPPS #198 EX 5 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA AUTO 31280445
$799.99
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ROGER MARIS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO JSA NEW YORK YANKEES NEWSPAPER Y27505
$699.00
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ROGER MARIS & MICKEY MANTLE Signed AL MacPhail Baseball PSA DNA LOA Yankees Auto
$2,295.00
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Tracy Stallard Signed Roger Maris 61 Home Run 16x20 Photo PSA DNA COA Autograph
$49.99
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Roger Maris Autographed Signed B W 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Authenticated S06132
$799.00
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Roger Maris & Others 1959 KC Athletics Signed Baseball 12 Sigs PSA DNA S10973
$999.00
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ROGER MARIS PSA DNA SIGNED INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPHED MINT CONDITION!
$539.00
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Mickey Mantle & Roger Maris New York Yankees Signed 8x10 Framed Photo PSA LOA
$1,593.75
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Roger Maris Signed Newspaper Picture PSA DNA Auto Autograph D60697
$600.00
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1957 CLEVELAND INDIANS SIGNED BY 20 TEAM BASEBALL JSA w ROGER MARIS ROOKIE
$2,499.00
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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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