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Now that the Minnesota Twins have made it official with its first overall draft pick, Royce Lewis baseball cards have begun to pop up on eBay.
There’s a lot of hype building for the top prospect shortstop who has such great athleticism, he may end up playing another position entirely.
The @Twins just drafted Royce Lewis No. 1 overall in the MLB Draft. Opposing GM's have said "he's the next Jeter." pic.twitter.com/9QlSLhLbjF
— Everything Minnesota (@EverythinginMN) June 13, 2017
While that flexibility gives him more opportunity to come up to the big leagues sooner, Lewis is still only 18 years old and there will be a learning curve as he works his way up the system.
And unlike other professional sports, it can be a really long road to The Show where a lot of barriers can potentially get in the way (ie. injuries, lack of opportunity, prolonged slumps).
That’s why for those looking to get the early pre-Major League cards of Lewis, the value may be at its peak right now (ie. $175 Ungraded for the 2016 Leaf Perfect Game National Etch Purple Wave autographed card).
That is unless you believe some GMs who see Lewis as “the next Jeter.”