It would be hard to argue against Mike Trout as the best all round baseball player right now with even more potential to get better and add onto his already impressive statistics.
He’s only 25 and his rookie card value seems like a sure bet to increase year over year. Here’s the three we like best.
2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Autograph #BDPP89
Any collector would drool over this card. It’s the cream of the crop when it comes to Mike Trout rookie cards with several refractors available.
The Bowman Chrome brand is popular for collectors looking to get an on-card autograph rookie card and demand is always high especially for players with top-tier talent.
If you bought this card when he struggled the first time he was called up to the big leagues, you’re laughing all the way to the bank. If not, pony up now before it goes any higher.
Value (as of Feb. 2017): $3,000 (BGS Graded 9.5/10 base auto)
2011 Topps Finest Rookie Autograph Refractor #84
If the price tag for the Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect is a little too rich for your blood, the 2011 Topps Finest Rookie Autograph Refractor is a great consolation prize.
It’s autographed on-card and also has the ‘RC’ identifier on the card.
And for those who are looking for more value from this card, there are parallel refractors, which are all serial numbered (starting from the regular refractor numbered to 499).
Value (as of Feb. 2017): $1,100 (BGS Graded 9.5/10)
2011 Topps Update RC #175
Sometimes you just want a rookie card of your favorite player that is affordable. For a Trout fan, this is the card you want.
It’s not autographed but it features Trout in a great action shot. Again, it has the RC identifier on the card as well.
And although it’s not serial numbered, the value of a BGS graded card of 9.5 holds up well.
Value (as of Feb. 2017): $150 (BGS Graded 9.5/10)