Value of Roger Maris Baseball Cards

by on April 16, 2011

As a record-breaking MLB player, Roger Maris baseball cards are used typically for investment purposes.  An autographed 1953 Topps Baseball Card,  in mint condition is about $1,800 whereas an autographed 1966 Topps Roger Maris Baseball Card  sells for around $900.

Value of Roger Maris Rookie Cards

The price of a Roger Maris rookie card is determined by a few factors. The condition of the card or cards is vital to its value. The better the condition the more the Roger Maris rookie card is worth.  Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Roger Maris rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.

Best and Most Valuable Roger Maris Rookie Card- 1958 Topps #47 Roger Maris.  This is also his most expensive rookie card.

Roger Maris Bio- During his 12-year career, Maris played with the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals.  A natural athlete with a no nonsense attitude, most people loved Maris but some had issues.  He debuted in the Majors in 1957, hitting his first career grand slam homerun although a year later, he was traded.  With the Kansas City Athletics, he played in the All-Star game but in 1959, was traded to the New York Yankees.  He led the league in runs batted in, extra base hits, and slugging percentage in the first season, finishing second behind Mickey Mantle in number of homeruns.

Maris won a Gold Glove and AL MVP award and while he had a homerun in game six of the 1964 World Series, he experienced physical problems that were misdiagnosed as a broken hand bone.  With a negative label placed on him by the media, he went to the Cardinals in 1967, being received with open arms by adoring fans.  His last two years as an MLB player, he helped the Cardinals to the 1967 and 1968 pennants, enjoying a 1967 World Series victory.  Along with his number 9 Yankees jersey being retired, a plaque was erected in Monument Park in 1984 in his honor.  Sadly, a year before the monument was revealed, Maris was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, dying two years later.  Buying Roger Maris baseball cards locally or through eBay is an excellent decision.

Teams Roger Maris has Played For- New York Yankees, St Louis Cardinals

Top 3 Roger Maris Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Roger Maris Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.

1958 Topps #47 Roger Maris
1959 Topps #202 Roger Maris
1960 Topps #377 Roger Maris

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