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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

1970 Topps # 10 Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox HOF VG EX PSA 4
$15.00

1976 TOPPS CARL YASTRZEMSKI #230 MINT **FROM VENDING** AE1
$5.59

1970 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #461 BGS BCCG 7
$12.50

1964 Topps Stand-Ups #CAYA Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Baseball Card
$385.24

1964 Topps Stand-Ups #CAYA Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Baseball Card
$385.24

1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox - BVG 7.5 - LIKE A PSA 8.
$300.00

1960 TOPPS Carl Yastrzemski RC #148 EX PSA 5
$165.00

1960 TOPPS Carl Yastrzemski RC #148 NM PSA 7
$500.00

1960 TOPPS Carl Yastrzemski RC #148 NM PSA 7
$500.00

Pantheon Jim Rice Carl Yastrzemski Carlton Fisk Sacred Deployments 99 Red Sox
$29.97

Carl Yastrzemski 1966 Topps #70 Boston Red Sox ex mt
$14.09

1962 POST CEREAL #61 CARL YASTRZEMSKI BOSTON RED SOX HOF 5016
$33.56

1966 Topps Carl Yastrzemski NR-MINT
$26.00

1966 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Card
$9.99

1968 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox Card
$7.99

2004 Carl Yastrzemski Donruss Timeless Treasures Autograph 06 10 Red Sox HOF
$50.00
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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 YastrzemskiSigned Photograph Pricing

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Carl Yastrzemski Signed Official American League Baseball PSA DNA
$115.00

Carl Yastrzemski Signed Plate Framed L E 958 3000 Sports Impressions JSA COA
$150.00

Carl Yastrzemski Signed Autograph Baseball Photo 8x10 JSA PSA Guarantee
$89.99

Carl Yastrzemski Authentic Autographed Signed Louisville Slugger Bat JSA
$349.00

Carl Yastrzemski Certified Authentic Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA
$49.00

Carl Yastrzemski Certified Authentic Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA
$49.00

Carl Yastrzemski Certified Authentic Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA
$49.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed Louisville Slugger Bat Full Name PSA DNA
$399.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed Louisville Slugger Bat Full Name PSA DNA
$399.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed Louisville Slugger Bat Full Name PSA DNA
$399.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed Louisville Slugger Bat Full Name PSA DNA
$399.00

Carl Yastrzemski Autographed Signed Louisville Slugger Bat Full Name PSA DNA
$399.00

Carl Yastrzemski Certified Authentic Autographed Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA
$69.00

Carl Yastrzemski Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display JSA Red Sox
$74.99

Carl Yastrzemski & Ted Williams Signed 18x24 Poster Autographed Photo PSA DNA
$249.99

Carl Yastrzemski Signed 1981 Topps Giants Autograph Auto PSA DNA Z10894
$49.00
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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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