When it comes to card collecting and fantasy sports, catchers hardly get any love from prospective owners (of their cards or on their fantasy teams).
Catchers are often seen as injury prone with all that kneeling and the physical wear and tear involved with playing behind the plate. As a result, most catchers have a shorter career span compared to his fellow teammates.
But one player that stands out in the catcher position is Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants.
His offensive skills as a catcher is consistent, producing a high batting average year after year with double digit homeruns and a good number of RBIs when healthy.
He also has the versatility to play first base when called upon.
One other factor some people forget is his defensive ability as he reminded baseball fans yesterday throwing out two people trying to steal bases.
The all-star catcher’s rookie card value might not reach the upper echelon of other star players, but it’s holding steady at a solid $300 for a 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects base autograph.
The refractor versions of the same card hold even more value including one numbered to 500 sold recently for more than $400.