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Rookie Card Guide

Profiling our top 3 favorite rookie cards of each player.

The Amazing Ichiro Suzuki does it again (and a look at his popular rookie cards)

What a career it’s been for Miami Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki.
Back in Safeco playing against the Seattle Mariners, the 43-year-old hit a homerun, which might possibly be his last in the stadium where he started his Major League career. It was also on the same night the Mariners honored him with a bobblehead.
Ichiro, of course, made a big impact when he played for Seattle from 2001 to 2012 including setting the hits record in a single season with 262.
He also belongs to the exclusive 3,000-career hit club.
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Sidney Crosby and his top 3 rookie cards

Regardless of where you stand in the Sidney Crosby vs. Alexander Ovechkin “who is the best player now” debate, it’s only fair we come up with our top 3 of Sid the Kid’s rookie cards as we did with Ovie.

Jose Altuve and his top 3 rookie cards

What’s not to like this season about Jose Altuve who might be small-in-stature but plays like a true big leaguer when he’s at the plate and on the field. High average, fast, has some pop in the bat and solid defensively.

Yet his rookie cards come at a great value.

It might be a good time to invest now as he looks to pad his career stats. Here are our favorite Altuve rookie cards.

2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP137

Unlike many top prospect cards today, Altuve’s never came with an autograph, which keeps the value of this card from climbing higher than it could have.

And since it’s considered an insert, this card isn’t technically a rookie card but many collectors will treat it as such.

It’s still a nice card to have for an Altuve fan as it’s his first card in a Houston Astros’ uniform. Plus there are plenty of refractors available, which have considerably higher value.

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