Would you prefer a Mike Trout Bowman Chrome blue refractor gem mint or base with pristine grading?
It’s amazing what Aaron Judge is doing right now with the New York Yankees well on his way of capturing the American League rookie of the year honors.
With the Golden State Warriors just clinching another NBA championship title, one has to wonder if the perceived lack of parity will impact card values of basketball players?
It’s unfortunate that veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen these days isn’t contributing to the ball club as he consistently did in past years.
The guys who mash get all the love. But how about the defensive superstars like Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Pillar?
Like many top prospects, the rookie card value of Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger saw a big uptick before the season started.
Unlike Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros who is perceived as not reaching his high expectations right out of the gates (and subsequently seeing his card value decline), rookies like New York Yankees Aaron Judge has seen the opposite happen to his card value.
We’re only two weeks in the season but there’s a lot of worrying going on with both fantasy baseball owners and rookie card collectors alike.
Having one all-star and/or Hall of Fame rookie player on a multi-player card can still have major value. But what about having three stud players on one card with two of them being rookies?
I thought this was an interesting video by PSA about 15 modern card prices that have skyrocketed over the years.
Given the extreme small sample size, it’s still encouraging to see when a prospect comes out swinging (so to speak) and showcasing his talents right out of the gates (or batter’s box if you will).
Out of curiosity, I thought I’d check how much the 2015 Bowman Chrome Prospect base auto (BGS Graded 9.5/10) for St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes was going for now since he is out for the year after requiring Tommy John surgery.
This interesting video asks the question whether it’s taboo to autograph vintage rookie cards.
It’s a remarkable run, which shows that investing in prospects has the potential to net collectors a nice return. But the problem is, what happens when the prospect is unable to meet the lofty expectations of becoming the new face of their franchise?
In anticipation for the new MLB season we recently counted down the top 10 Bowman Chrome Autograph cards of all time.
With the baseball season just around the corner, some of the highly-touted prospects will be sent down (if not already) to develop their skills further in the minors or to wait just a little while longer for an opportunity to arise to play in the big leagues.