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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2007 SWEET SPOT CLASSIC ROGER MARIS CLASSIC MEMORABILIA
$29.00

1961 Topps Roger Maris New York Yankees #2 Baseball Card
$50.00

1959 Topps #202 ROGER MARIS **NR-MT**
$59.00

Roger Maris 1962 Topps - New York Yankees
$60.00

TOPPS 1963 ROGER MARIS #120 PSA 6...HOF.....SHARP
$34.00

1960 Topps #377 Roger Maris YANKEES GAI 8 NM-MT Z10998 - GAI NmMt (8)
$225.00

1960 Topps #377A Roger Maris White Back YANKEES BVG 5 EX Z10939 - BVG Ex (5)
$50.00

2012 TOPPS HISTORICAL STITCHES SERIES 2 ROGER MARIS #HS-RM
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1964 TOPPS #331 AL BOMBERS MICKEY MANTLE ROGER MARIS AL KALINE CASH VG-EX C6035
$49.99

2005 Leaf Limited Legends #LL-38 Roger Maris 50 New York Yankees Card 0h4
$14.25

Lot of 500 1994 Ted Williams Roger Maris Etched In Stone #ES8 Insert Cards
$29.00

Lot of 500 1994 Ted Williams Roger Maris Etched In Stone #ES3 Insert Cards
$29.00

Lot of 500 1994 Ted Williams Roger Maris Etched In Stone #ES7 Insert Cards
$29.00

Lot of 500 1994 Ted Williams Roger Maris Etched In Stone #ES5 Insert Cards
$29.00

Lot Of 100 1994 Ted Williams Co. Roger Maris Etched in Stone 9 Card Insert Sets
$69.00

1961 TOPPS ROGER MARIS #2 NRMT YANKEES SET BREAK
$42.00
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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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Beautiful Roger Maris Sweet Spot Signed Autographed Baseball JSA COA
$2,499.00

Paul Hornung, Packers Signed Magazine Page PSA Graded 10 GEM-MINT W Roger Maris
$127.50

Yankees Roger Maris Signed 3" x 5" Photo PSA DNA Encapsulated
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Yankees Roger Maris Signed Autographed 4" x 6" Photo PSA DNA Graded MINT 9
$639.99

Roger Maris Signed Autographed Life Magazine Mickey Mantle Yankees PSA DNA LOA
$699.99

Roger Maris Signed 8x10 Photo Graded MINT 10 PSA DNA One of a Handful to Exist!
$2,999.99

Rare 1961 Roger Maris At Bat Signed Autographed First Edition Book JSA COA
$499.99

ROGER MARIS SIGNED 1975 TOPPS BASBALL CARD #199 JSA LOA # Y41222 AUTOGRAPH
$299.99

Roger Maris Mickey Mantle Signed Autograph Budweiser JSA Authenticated Yankees
$599.99

VERY RARE! Roger Maris Signed Autographed Old Timers Game Baseball Ball JSA LOA!
$1,249.95

Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle Autographed Signed 1983 All Star Baseball PSA DNA
$4,250.00

Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle Autographed Signed NL Baseball Vintage PSA DNA
$5,450.00

Roger Maris Signed 8x10 To Bob PSA
$102.50

ROGER MARIS SIGNED INDEX CARD MINT PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED YANKEES
$999.99

Roger Maris Signed Kansas City Baseball Awards Dinner Program NY YANKEES JSA
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MINT Roger Maris Signed Autographed Photograph Framed JSA Certified #B89646
$1,699.00
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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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