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Rookie Card Guide

Profiling our top 3 favorite rookie cards of each player. is reader-supported. This site contains eBay and PWCC affiliate links for which I may be compensated when you buy through links on our site.
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Top 3 Sidney Crosby 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.

Top 3 Alexander Ovechkin rookie cards

Alexander “Ovie” Ovechkin continued to perform at a high level with a 30-plus goal and 30-plus assist season. Here’s our selection for Ovie’s top 3 rookie cards.

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Top 3 Jose Altuve rookie cards

What’s not to like 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 Jose Altuve 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 Jose Altuve Rookie Cards

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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Top 3 Carlos Correa rookie cards

Of the many dynamic young players in baseball today the Houston Astro’s Carlos Correa is probably one of the names that you will find at the top of the wish list of many collectors.

Derek Jeter and his three top rookie cards

Almost synonymous with the word New York Yankees captain is the name Derek Jeter.
That’s saying something with the rich history this club has with so many legends associated with the Bronx Bombers.
But there’s no denying Jeter belongs up there and so we pick our three favorite rookie cards belonging to him
Screen Shot 2017-03-11 at 3.04.21 PM.png1993 SP Derek Jeter rookie card #279
We’re not going against the grain here. This is probably the most valuable, most iconic rookie card belonging to Derek Jeter.
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