Back in 2017, the rookie that was getting 99% of the headlines was none other than Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees.
And for good reason. He was smashing the ball and playing for a historic team like the Yankees helps quite a bit.
But on the west coast, playing for another historic team – the Los Angeles Dodgers – Cody Bellinger was having a great rookie season too.
In fact, he was the unanimous pick to be the National League rookie of the year that season, hitting 39 home runs, 97 RBIs, and stealing 10 bases playing less than a full season.
His sophomore season last year wasn’t as great but in 2019, he’s crushing the ball again. It might be a good time to invest in his rookie cards.
So here’s our pick for his best 3 rookie cards and links where you can find them to buy on eBay.
1. 2015 Bowman Chrome rookie autograph (#BCASP-CBE)
If a professional baseball player has an autograph prospect card, it’s one you should probably own if you’re a rookie card collector.
It’s what most baseball card collectors look for when adding their favorite top prospects to their personal collection.
In addition to being in high demand, the value continues to increase (sometimes significantly in a short period of time, RE: Aaron Judge) as long as the player continues to build on their success as a rookie.
There are plenty of refractors also available for this card.
2. 2017 Topps Chrome rookie autograph (#RA-CB)
The Topps Chrome is a reputable brand that releases popular rookie card autographs which are on-card.
Bellinger has one in the 2017 set with a number of limited refractors also available to collect.
Plus it’s not as expensive to collect as the aforementioned Bowman Chrome autograph prospect card.
3. 2017 Topps Heritage Real One rookie autograph (#678)
Here’s another brand which is popular with many collectors.
The 1968-themed throwback look has Bellinger’s rookie in its high number set with the Real One autograph subset a nice addition to anyone’s personal collection.
There’s also a red ink version numbered to just 68.