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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1965 Topps Roger Maris Baseball Card Graded BCCG 9
$139.00

2001 Upper Deck Pinstripe Exclusives Mickey Mantle Maris Jersey #10 50 BGS 8.5
$280.00

2016 ROGER MARIS DIAMOND KINGS ELEMENTS OF ROYALTY DUAL RELIC 10 NON AUTO RARE
$50.00

Roger Maris Baseball Cards Lot of 3 Game Used Jerseys Bat Fleer SP Upper Deck
$72.99

1962 Pressman Toy Co. Roger Maris **N.Y. YANKEES** PSA 8
$239.99

1979 TCMA Baseball #161 Roger Maris PSA 9 Mint Yankees History Series
$12.99

1958 TOPPS #47 ROGER MARIS ROOKIE CARD - EXC-MT SHARP CARD!!!
$285.00

1959 TOPPS ROGER MARIS
$44.99

Roger Maris #9 Sketch Card Limited 1 9 Edward Vela Signed
$20.50

1965 Topps #155 Roger Maris VG-EX Yankees
$39.99

1964 Topps #225 Roger Maris PSA 6 +++ Sharp Corners New York Yankees
$64.95

1961 Topps Roger Maris #2 - Yankees VG
$59.99

1967 TOPPS ROGER MARIS # 45
$15.85

2014 CLASSICS HOME RUN HEROES ROGER MARIS JERSEY CARD #4 25
$75.00

2012 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER'S ROGER MARIS GAME-USED BAT RELIC SP RARE #AGR-RM WOW
$85.00

1963 Topps #120 ROGER MARIS NEW YORK YANKEES EX-MT to EX-MT+
$52.49
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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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RARE 70s MICKEY MANTLE & ROGER MARIS DUAL SIGNED BALL w FULL JSA AUTHENTICATION
$2,499.00

1957 Era Roger Maris Signed Autographed Photo postcard PSA
$945.00

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

1967 St Louis Cardinals World Series Champs Team Signed Baseball Roger Maris PSA
$1,615.50

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 & Mickey Mantle Dual Signed Baseball PSA DNA
$925.00

ROGER MARIS VINTAGE SINGLE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL YANKEES 1961 JSA Y31093
$5,999.00

Roger Maris, NY Yankees, Signed OAL Cronin Baseball, Display as Single, JSA
$899.99

ROGER MARIS 1961 WSC YANKEES 2X MVP SIGNED AUTO VINTAGE GILES BASEBALL JSA LOA
$1,499.99

Tracy Stallard Signed Roger Maris Home Run #61 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA Autograph
$35.99

ROGER MARIS Signed Autographed Baseball 3"x5" Index Card JSA X58327
$855.00

1957 Cleveland Indians Team Signed Baseball ROGER MARIS Rookie WYNN PSA DNA GAI
$1,895.00

1968 Cardinals Team Signed Baseball 24 AUTO 's Roger Maris Carlton PSA DNA LOA
$1,499.00

Beautiful 1960 NY Yankees Team Signed Baseball Mickey Mantle Roger Maris JSA COA
$7,996.00

Roger Maris MLB NY Yankees Deluxe Framed 8x10 Signed Vertical Photo JSA COA
$1,799.95
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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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