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Mel Ott Baseball Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Mel Ott

Date of Birth: 3/2/1909
Rookie Card Year: 1933
Investment Rating: 9.0


Overview

Mel Ott baseball cards and autographed memorabilia command prices equal to those of other great players from his era. He played his entire 22-year career with the New York Giants (1926-1947). A twelve-time All-Star and World Series Champion (1933), Ott amassed career statistics that are lofty by any standard. Upon retiring he had achieved a lifetime batting average of .304 while hitting 511 home runs and 1,860 runs batted in.

His rookie cards are part of the highly collectible 1933 Goudey Baseball set. However, these were not his first items. His pre-rookie checklist includes:

  • 1929 Kashin Publications R316 #67
  • 1929-30 Exhibits Four-in-One #9
  • 1930 W554 #12
  • 1931 W517 #30
  • 1931-32 Exhibits
  • 1932 Giants Schedule #19

Mel Ott's first certified autographed cards were cut signatures in 1999 SP Legendary Cuts and 1999 Upper Deck Century Legends. That same year, Upper Deck would also release the first Mel Ott memorabilia card within the popular Piece of History 500 Home Run Club set.

Mel Ott Rookie Card Checklist

1933 Goudey Mel Ott RC #127

1933 Goudey Mel Ott RC #127

Designated as R319 in the American Card Catalog, this is one of two cards Ott has in the 1933 Goudey set. This one features an extreme close up head shot. The only other design components on the card front are his name and small company logo.

1933 Goudey Mel Ott RC #207

1933 Goudey Mel Ott RC #207

Featuring Ott in a batting stance against an orange background, no team affiliation is visible on this card either. Both of his Goudey cards command similar dollars on the secondary market.

Top eBay Listings

2008 BABE RUTH Jersey MEL OTT Bat JIMMIE FOXX Bat UD Permier Triple BGS 8.5 # 25
$499.99

2016 Panini Pantheon Mel Ott Decade Deities Dual Bat Relic Card #6 10 Giants
$40.00

1930's MEL OTT Stunning Baseball Rare Advertising Trade Card
$149.95

1933 R300 George C. Miller Mel Ott PSA Authentic New York Giants HOF
$575.00

1934 Batter-Up #27 Mel Ott PSA 4 New York Giants HOF
$250.00

2006 TRISTAR Signa Cuts Cut Autographs #MEOT Mel Ott New York Giants Auto Card
$924.99

2006 TRISTAR Signa Cuts Cut Autographs #MEOT Mel Ott New York Giants Auto Card
$924.99

1963 Bazooka All-Time Greats #36 Mel Ott PSA 7.5 New York Giants HOF
$65.00

2011 Topps Manufactured Glove Leather Nameplate #MGL-MO Mel Ott New York Giants
$6.24

2011 Topps Manufactured Glove Leather Nameplate #MGL-MO Mel Ott New York Giants
$6.24

2004 LEAF LIMITED LUMBERJACKS MEL OTT WILLIE MCCOVEY DUAL PANTS JERSEY 24 25
$99.99

MEL OTT 2016 PANINI PANTHEON 1500 RBI CLUB GAME USED BAT 99
$22.00

MEL OTT 2001 SP LEGENDARY CUTS GRADED GEM MINT 10 Giants
$7.95

1961 Fleer Baseball Greats #68 Mel Ott (20% *Rebate w 10 Item Order!)
$8.95

1939-46 Exhibits MEL OTT Made In USA Left Corner SGC 35 2.5
$64.99

Mel Ott 2016 Panini Diamond Kings Elements Of Royalty Dual Relic 5
$60.00
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Autograph Guide

Mel Ott Autograph Guide

When looking to purchase authentic autographed memorabilia from legendary and long deceased players like Mel Ott, great caution is urged. We recommend buying authenticated Mel Ott signature autographs from one of the reputable authenticators in the industry, PSA or JSA. The most common items found to be authentically signed by Mel Ott include index cards, letters and newspaper clippings. Any cut signature trading cards from manufactures like Topps, Leaf, Tristar and Upper Deck should also be considered legitimate.

Mel Ott Signature Example:

Mel Ott Signature Example

Mel Ott Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Mel Ott 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 classic cursive script makes each letter identifiable.
  2. The letter "M" starts with a slight angled line down and to the right before starting the vertical which is looped back up and into the first hump which is wider than the second.
  3. The "e" and "l" are similar with their height being the only difference.
  4. The "O" is written in a way so the pen stays on the item making it look like an "l" overlaps the "O."
  5. The "t"s are similar in that they both usually display some sort of crossed "l" look with a narrow loop.

Mel Ott Signature Autograph Pricing

Active Listings for Mel Ott Autographs

Mel Ott Cut Signature Card

Mel Ott Cut Signature

Top eBay Listings

RARE Beautiful Mel Ott Signed Photo Mint Auto PSA DNA + JSA COA HOF AUTO
$994.00

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED INDEX CARD CUT NY GIANTS PSA DNA SLABBED 83902233
$1,099.00

Rare Mel Ott Signed Autographed 1935 Diamond Stars Baseball Card With JSA COA
$1,994.00

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 1940 PLAYBALL TRADING CARD PSA DNA SLABBED 84041643
$880.00

MEL OTT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED INDEX CARD NEW YORK GIANTS SLABBED PSA DNA 84041644
$104.39

Giants Mel Ott Authentic Signed 8x10 Daily News Wire Photo PSA DNA #AB06378
$1,999.99

Mel Ott Authentic Signed 3.5x4.75 Newspaper Photo Clipping PSA DNA Slabbed
$1,199.99

1928 NY Giants Team Signed Baseball Roger Bresnahan Mel Ott, John Mcgraw JSA COA
$3,994.00

Mel Ott Cut Signature PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Autograph Signed *1539
$499.00

MEL OTT+DIZZY DEAN+MEDWICK HARTNETT++++ SIGNED AUTO AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL JSA DNA
$1,295.00

MEL OTT SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED PEREZ STEELE CUT AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$698.99

MEL OTT SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED PEREZ STEELE CUT AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$698.99

Mel Ott Signed Autographed cut index PSA DNA authentication
$699.99

The Finest Mel Ott Single Signed 1930's Game Model Baseball Glove JSA COA
$7,995.00

1946 New York Giants Team Signed Baseball with Mel Ott. 24 Signatures, JSA.
$2,250.00

Mel Ott 1951 Oakland Oaks Signed Baseball PSA DNA LOA
$1,899.99
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Additional Resources

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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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