This World Series may go down in the history books as one of the best in recent memory and a lot of that has to do with the way these young crop of Houston Astros baseball players have played the game.
The more exciting prospect is that because the core group is young, the Astros can be a competing team for years to come.
From a collecting standpoint, these rookie cards belonging to potentially superstar players can turn out to be a great investment. While not everyone will achieve Hall of Fame status, it’ll be fun to watch some of the players go after that dream.
We picked out some of the rare sports cards below currently available online of Astros players who have a good shot of making a big impact both in the hobby and on the field.
- Carlos Correa – The shortstop of the Astros’ future. Won AL Rookie of the Year in 2015 and is already a one-time All Star. In three seasons, Correa has already hit 66 home runs, 248 RBIs, 210 runs scored and a .288 batting average.This 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospect RED REFRACTOR autographed card is a beauty. Numbered to just 5 with a BGS Grading of 9.5/10. $59,500.
- Alex Bregman – Coming through already a couple of times in the World Series, Bregman could be the clutch hitter the Astros’ need. He has the top prospect pedigree being the first high school player to be awarded the USA Baseball Player of the Year.His 2011 Bowman Chrome 18U USA Autographs X-Fractors autographed card is numbered to 299 and this one has a Pristine BGS Grading of 10/10. $899.99.
- George Springer – While he hasn’t reached his full potential yet, Springer has that rare ability to hit 40-plus home runs and make 40-plus steals. He hasn’t shown his speed yet but his power is legit, hitting 34 home runs this past season – the most of his career in a single season.This 2011 Bowman Chrome ORANGE REFRACTOR is numbered to just 25 and is BGS Graded 9.5/10. $3,999.99.
- Jose Altuve – Arguably the MVP of this season, Altuve is considered by many the hardest batter to get out. His recent power surge on top of his legit speed and batting average has begun to inflate his value. And he’s still just 27 years old.This 2017 Topps Heritage Real One Autograph card may not be his rookie but this one is autographed and has a perfect BGS Pristine Grading of 10/10. $399.99.