Carl Yastrzemski baseball cards are some of the most undervalued cards in the hobby. The iconic Red Sox outfielder will always be remembered for his Triple Crown, but many forget that Yaz was forced to fill the shoes of the great Ted Williams. Carl may have not been the hitter that Williams was, but he did a great job in his place.
Yastrzemski hit 452 home runs over his career and compiled an amazing 3,419 hits. He also finished his career knocking in 1,844 runners. During his long career, Yaz won three batting titles and seven gold glove awards. During his Triple crown season, he hit .326 while belting 44 home runs and driving in 121. He was finally inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989. Players like Wade Boggs and Don Mattingly have often been compared to Yaz over the years.
This is why we believe Carl Yastrzemski cards are definitely worth buying. Here you can find out which cards are his best including his rookie cards and other gems that you may want to consider investing in
Greatest Carl Yastrzemski Baseball Cards of All-Time
1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Rookie Card #148
His 1960 Topps rookie card is his most legendary card. This rookie card is not easy to find in great condition even though high-grade cards do exist. Depending on how they grade these cards do sell very well but do not fetch what some of the other Hall of Famer’s cards do. This is why we think it is such an excellent investment. Nm-MT 8 versions of these cards sell for close to $2,000 while NM 7’s bring about $750. They are pricey cards but have a huge upside.
1961 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #287
This second year Topps card may be the best investment of all Yaz’s cards. NM-MT 8 versions sell for only $300 which is super cheap for a second-year card in top condition of any baseball Hall of Famer. These baseball cards are definitely worth picking up. These Carl Yastrzemski baseball cards have fooled collectors in the past as Topps placed a rookie insignia on the front of the card. Even though this is not his rookie it is still an outstanding card of the Red Sox slugger.
1962 Topps Carl Yastrzemski #425
This is one of the nicest looking Carl Yastrzemski cards ever produced. The wood framed border make these cards condition sensitive. High graded cards are impossible finds and this is why they normally sell for more money than his second-year card. NM-MT 8 versions of these Topps cards fetch $600 while Mint 9 cards can sell for close to $2,000.
Carl Yastrzemski Autographs
Fans love collecting autographs and Carl Yastrzemski is a great one to collect. Signed Yaz balls sell for close to $450-$600. This price is based on the quality of the signature and if it was signed on the sweet spot of the ball. A nice investment of the beloved Red Sox slugger.
Carl Yastrzemski autographed baseball cards are also great collectibles. Companies like Topps and Upper Deck made sure to include Carl in many of their throwback products and sets. Signed and numbered versions of these cards sell very well in the $125-$200 range. More limited edition versions can sell for over $1,000. Not a steep price to pay for an autograph of one of the greatest hitters of all-time.