Carl Yastrzemski made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox on April 11, 1961. Valuable Carl Yastrzemski baseball collectibles include Topps and Post Cereal baseball cards, signed baseballs, game-used Boston Red Sox jerseys, autographed 1967 Life magazines and 1969 Transogram baseball figures.
Carl Yastrzemski (1939-) ranks as one of baseball's most dominant players of the 1960s and '70s. Simply known as "Yaz," Yastrzemski played his entire 1961-1983 big league career with the Boston Red Sox, amassing 3,419 hits, 452 home runs, 1,844 runs batted in and a lifetime batting average of .285. An 18-time All Star, the 1967 Triple Crown winner and the American League's 1967 Most Valuable Player, Carl Yastrzemski was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.
Here are ten valuable Carl Yastrzemski baseball collectibles that are sure to interest Red Sox fans and sports memorabilia enthusiasts. Now taking the field at Fenway Park once again #8 the great Carl Yastrzemski...
Carl Yastrzemski 1960 Topps Rookie Baseball Card
Card #148 in the 1960 Topps baseball series constitutes Carl Yastrzemski's rookie card. One graded example in PSA near mint-mint 8 condition sold at auction for $286.80.
Carl Yastrzemski 1960 Topps rookie card $286.80
Carl Yastrzemski Single Signed Baseball
An Official Major League baseball signed on the sweet spot – "Carl Yastrzemski HOF 1989" – brought $95.60 at auction.
Carl Yastrzemski 1964 Topps Stand-Up Baseball Card
A rare Carl Yastrzemski 1964 Topps stand-up card in graded PSA near mint-mint 8 condition sold at auction for $836.50.
Carl Yastrzemski 1964 Topps stand-up card $836.50
Carl Yastrzemski 1966 Topps Baseball Card
Card #70 in the 1966 Topps baseball set features Carl Yastrzemski. One graded example in PSA mint 9 condition brought $507.88 at auction.
Carl Yastrzemski 1969 Topps Super Baseball Card
Card #5 Carl Yastrzemski graces the popular 1969 Topps super baseball series. One graded example in PSA mint 9 condition sold at auction for $310.70.
Carl Yastrzemski 1969 Topps super card $310.70
Carl Yastrzemski 1961 Topps Baseball Card
Card #287 in the 1961 Topps baseball issue features Yaz. One graded example in PSA near mint-mint 8 condition sold at auction for $95.60. This card is often mistaken for Yaz's rookie card, but that honor belongs to the 1960 Topps version.
Carl Yastrzemski 1961 Topps card $95.60
Carl Yastrzemski 1967 Autographed Life Magazine
Yaz appears on the September 8, 1967, edition of Life magazine. An issue signed by Yaz on the cover fetched $79 at auction.
Carl Yastrzemski signed 1967 Life magazine $79
Carl Yastrzemski 1962 Topps Baseball Card
Card #425 in the 1962 Topps baseball series features Carl Yastrzemski. One graded example in SGC 84 near mint 7 condition sold at auction for $89.63.
Carl Yastrzemski 1962 Topps card $89.63
Carl Yastrzemski 1969 Transogram Figure in Box
Transogram's 1969 baseball figures still in their boxes are rare. A mint condition Yaz figure with original box brought $167.30 at auction.
Carl Yastrzemski 1969 Transogram figure $167.30
Carl Yastrzemski 1978 Game-Used Boston Red Sox Jersey
In 1978 Carl Yastrzemski hit 17 homers and drove in 81 runs. Yaz's 1978 Red Sox game-used #8 home jersey – autographed across the front – sold at auction for $5,975.
Carl Yastrzemski 1978 game-used home jersey $5,975
Carl Yastrzemski Sports Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Carl Yastrzemski 1963 Post Cereal baseball card #80 authenticated by SGC $49