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Julio Rodriguez rookie cards

Julio Rodriguez and his top 3 rookie cards

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Early in his 2022 MLB rookie season, Julio Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners was getting called out on strikes more often than not. But it appeared to be a result of questionable umpire calls rather than a lack of strike zone judgment from JRod.

If you still believe in his talent as a top prospect with a very good eye and feel of the strike zone, then there might be a good buying opportunity for Rodriguez rookie cards.

With a combination of power and speed, he’s definitely expected to have a major role in contributing to the team’s success. Along with Bobby Witt Jr., he should be in the Rookie of the Year conversation at the end of the season.

Here’s some of his top rookie cards currently listed for sale.

1. 2019 Bowman Chrome Rookie Autograph Card

If the baseball player in question has an autograph rookie card from the Bowman Chrome set, it’s usually the one to go after.

Especially if you have the budget for one that belongs to a top prospect like JRod. There are plenty of refractors as well to chase.

2. 2021 Bowman’s Best Rookie Autograph Card

A cheaper alternative and a rookie card with another great shot of Rodriguez in his batting stance plus an on-card autograph is from Bowman’s Best.

Just like the Bowman Chrome, there are some nice refractors to chase at decent prices.

3. 2019 Bowman Sterling Autograph Rookie Card

An even more affordable set with a nice on-card autograph to chase comes from the Bowman Sterling set.

A little undervalued in our opinion and worth a look to add to one’s personal collection.

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