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Luis Robert when he came into the league was the big chase in the hobby. But with things having died down (along with the rest of the market), are Luis Robert rookie cards worth looking into and potentially buying low?
Robert’s impressive performance in his rookie season earned him a spot as a finalist for the American League Rookie of the Year award. Although he didn’t win the award, Robert was already being hailed as one of the most exciting young players in the league.
Here are his top 3 rookie cards we like best with links below to find them for sale online.
1. 2018 Bowman Chrome Autograph Luis Robert Rookie Card
Every baseball card collector looking for the best prospect or rookie card of any player should start with the player’s first Bowman Chrome card.
And this Luis Robert rookie card in the 2018 set has plenty of rare refractors to collect.
If the hype returns, this is the card with the best potential for the dollar value to increase again.
2. 2017 Panini Elite Extra Autograph Luis Robert Rookie Card
This card came out a year earlier than the aforementioned Bowman Chrome card.
So it if you want one of Luis Robert’s first cards released, this may be the one to get.
It comes with a sticker autograph and also has parallels to chase with some of the rare ones already on the market for more than $1,000.
3. 2018 Bowman’s Best Autograph Luis Robert Rookie Card
The Bowman’s Best set is always a good alternative for those wanting to add an autograph rookie or prospect card to their collection without paying the uber high price.
The base autograph card is still pretty affordable and even some of the low serial numbered refractors can be had for a decent price.
MORE ABOUT LUIS ROBERT:
Luis Robert is a baseball player from Cuba who has already made quite a name for himself in the big leagues. The young outfielder was signed by the Chicago White Sox as an international free agent in 2017.
Robert’s professional career began in 2018 when he played for the White Sox’s minor league teams. He ended the season with a .269 batting average, 17 home runs, and 56 runs batted in (RBI), earning himself the title of the White Sox’s Minor League Player of the Year.
Robert continued to impress in the minors the following year, and in May 2020, he was called up to the majors. He made his MLB debut against the Kansas City Royals and immediately made an impact, hitting a home run in his second at-bat.
Throughout the shortened 2020 season, Robert played in 56 games and had a .233 batting average, 11 home runs, and 31 RBIs.
Unfortunately, in early May, he suffered a hip flexor injury that would keep him out of action for nearly three months. However, when he returned to the field in August, he picked up where he left off, hitting nine home runs and 22 RBIs in just 27 games.
Robert’s success in the 2021 season helped lead the White Sox to their first division title since 2008. He was also instrumental in the team’s postseason run, hitting two home runs and driving in six RBIs in the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros.
In just two seasons, Robert has established himself as one of the most exciting young players in MLB. His combination of speed, power, and defense make him a valuable asset to the White Sox and a potential superstar for years to come.
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