Carl Yastrzemski Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Carl Yastrzemski

Date of Birth: 8/22/1939
Rookie Card Year: 1960
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

The heart and soul of the Boston Red Sox for much of his 23-year career, Carl Yastrzemski baseball cards and autographed memorabilia remain incredibly popular with collectors. Yastrzemski was an 18-time All-Star and the last player to win MLB's Triple Crown before Miguel Cabrera accomplished it in 2012.

Carl Yastrzemski's lone rookie card comes from 1960 Topps Baseball. A much rarer Venezuelan issue also exists and is considered by many collectors to be a white whale. Collectors are fortunate in that, Topps hadn't made the switch to multiple rookies appearing on the same card at this point. This means that Yastrzemski is the only player featured on his rookie card.

Yastrzemski's first certified autograph card was released in 1992 Score Baseball. Numbered to 2,000 copies, it might not seem rare by today's standards but it was extremely rare. He also appears with Mickey Mantle and Stan Musial on a triple autograph card in the set that's numbered to 500.

His first memorabilia cards came in 2000 from Fleer, Topps and Upper Deck.

With 3,419 career hits and 452 home runs, Carl Yastrzemski's autographed memorabilia is coveted by numerous niche collectors as well as the rabid Red Sox fan base. He participated in numerous signing events after his retirement and is said to have provided collectors with a memorable in-person signing experience.

Carl Yastrzemski Rookie Card

1960 Topps Baseball Carl Yastrzemski RC #148

1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski RC

Yastrzemski's rookie card is one of the must haves from the Golden Age of baseball. While high-grade examples might be out of the price range of most collectors, copies in PSA 5-7 grade display very well and are much more affordable.

Top eBay Listings

1963 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #115
$19.88

FIRST CARD of SET 1969 TOPPS BASEBALL #1 CARL YASTRZEMSKI OLIVA RUBBER BAND MARK
$9.00

YAZ! 1989 LEAF BASEBALL CARD PEREZ-STEELE #588 CARL YASTRZEMSKI RED SOX VINTAGE
$7.13

1961 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #530 PSA NM - MT 8
$76.85

1968 TOPPS CARL YASTRZEMSKI CARD #250 PSA 7 NM NEAR MINT & WELL CENTERED
$49.99

RARE! 1999 ALL-STAR FANFEST - CARL YASTRZEMSKI COMMEMORATIVE SET
$19.99

1965 T # 385 Carl Yastrzemski graded BVG 8.5 (NM-MT+)
$240.00

1983 Donruss Carl Yastrzemski (HOF) (#326) (All 9.5 Sub Grades) BGS9.5 BGS
$34.97

1982 FLEER 633 CARL YASTRZEMSKI 3000th GAME PSA 10 Gem Mint Red Sox HOF
$24.95

1963 Topps #115 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Baseball Card
$11.74

1963 Topps #115 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Baseball Card
$11.74

1963 Topps #115 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Baseball Card
$11.74

1963 Topps #115 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Baseball Card
$11.95

2008 UPPER DECK MASTERPIECES BASEBALL LOT (12) CARL YASTRZEMSKI #11 MINT *L983
$5.37

1962 Topps Baseball Bucks Carl Yastrzemski PSA 8 (OC) Boston Red Sox HOF
$225.00

1963 Fleer #8 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 6 Boston Red Sox HOF
$75.00
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Autograph Guide

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Carl Yastrzemski's authentic signature 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 companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Mounted Memories and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Carl Yastrzemski Cut Signature Exemplar

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Carl Yastrzemski Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Carl Yastrzemski signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A very hard to decipher signature in terms of letter-by-letter analysis.
  2. The first character looks like an over-sized ampersand (@).
  3. A lightning bolt like character in the middle of the signature is distinct to his signature.
  4. A comparison of authenticated samples should be used when looking to purchase Carl Yastrzemski signed items.

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Carl Yastrzemski Signed 8x10 Photo Framed JSA Coa Red Sox
$150.00

CARL YASTRZEMSKI YAZ SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BOSTON RED SOX 16x20 PHOTO JSA W HOF 89
$199.00

Carl Yastrzemski Signed Autographed Personal Model Baseball Bat PSA DNA COA
$239.00

Willie Mays Hank Aaron Carl Yastrzemski Yogi Berra HOF Multi Signed Baseball PSA
$719.99

Ted Williams Carl Yastrzemski Roger Clemens Signed Boston Red Sox Jersey PSA DNA
$1,998.00

Joe Dimaggio Carl Yastrzemski George Brett Pee Wee Reese HOF Signed Baseball JSA
$499.00

Mickey Mantle Ted Williams Carl Yastrzemski Triple Crown Signed 18x24 Photo PSA
$799.00

Carl Yastrzemski Signed Spalding MacPhail AL Baseball PSA DNA COA Hand Painted
$279.99

1970'S CARL YASTRZEMSKI SIGNED (MACPHAIL) AL Baseball PSA DNA COA #U45539
$82.45

Carl Yastrzemski signed autographed 1982 BOSTON RED SOX YEARBOOK MAG PSA DNA
$49.99

Carl Yastrzemski Rare Signed Framed Poster Display Boston Red Sox Steiner COA
$399.99

CARL YASTRZEMSKI JSA COA HAND SIGNeD AMERICAN LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL
$139.99

CARL YASTRZEMSKI PSA DNA COA HAND SIGNeD AMERICAN LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL
$139.99

Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox Autographed Signed Brearley Photo 16x20 PSA DNA AB46122
$319.00

Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA AB46123
$239.00

Full Name Carl Michael Yastrzemski signed Rawlings OAL Baseball JSA COA Rare HOF
$449.00
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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