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It would be hard to argue against Mike Trout as the best all round baseball player right now with even more potential to get better and add onto his already impressive statistics. So it goes without saying that Mike Trout rookie cards will be in high demand.
His rookie card value seems like a sure bet to increase year over year. Here’s the three we like best.
2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Autograph #BDPP89
Any collector would drool over this card. It’s the cream of the crop when it comes to Mike Trout rookie cards with several refractors available.
The Bowman Chrome brand is popular for collectors looking to get an on-card autograph rookie card and demand is always high especially for players with top-tier talent.
If you bought this card when he struggled the first time he was called up to the big leagues, you’re laughing all the way to the bank. If not, pony up now before it goes any higher.
2011 Topps Finest Rookie Autograph
If the price tag for the Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect is a little too rich for your blood, the 2011 Topps Finest Rookie Autograph Refractor is a great consolation prize.
It’s autographed on-card and also has the ‘RC’ identifier on the card.
And for those who are looking for more value from this card, there are parallel refractors, which are all serial numbered (starting from the regular refractor numbered to 499).
2011 Topps Update RC #175
Sometimes you just want a rookie card of your favorite player that is affordable. For a Trout fan, this Mike Trout Topps Update baseball card is the one you want.
It’s not autographed but it features Trout in a great action shot. Again, it has the RC identifier on the card as well.
And although it’s not serial numbered, the value of a BGS or PSA graded card holds up well.
MORE ON MIKE TROUT: Widely regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Mike Trout was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the first round of the 2009 MLB Draft.
He made his major league debut on July 8, 2011, at the age of 19. Despite his slow start because of his youth and lack of experience, it didn’t take long for Trout to break out in a big way.
He hit .326 with 30 home runs, 49 stolen bases, and a league-leading 129 runs scored, earning him both the Rookie of the Year and MVP awards.
Over the next several seasons, Trout established himself as one of the most dominant players in the game, being named the American League MVP twice more in 2014 and 2016.
Trout has also been selected to the All-Star team every year since 2012, and has won seven Silver Slugger awards and eight Gold Glove awards for his outstanding offensive and defensive play.
His recent struggles to play in a full season may have some worried about his career trajectory, but those who are still bullish, good deals for Mike Trout rookie cards might abound.
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Best Trout RC is the Bowman Chrome card.
Definitely the one with the most value!
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