Of the many dynamic young players in baseball today the Houston Astro’s Carlos Correa is probably one of the names that you will find at the top of the wish list of many collectors.
What’s not to like this season about Jose Altuve who might be small-in-stature but plays like a true big leaguer when he’s at the plate and on the field. High average, fast, has some pop in the bat and solid defensively.
Yet his rookie cards come at a great value.
It might be a good time to invest now as he looks to pad his career stats. Here are our favorite Altuve rookie cards.
2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP137
Unlike many top prospect cards today, Altuve’s never came with an autograph, which keeps the value of this card from climbing higher than it could have.
And since it’s considered an insert, this card isn’t technically a rookie card but many collectors will treat it as such.
It’s still a nice card to have for an Altuve fan as it’s his first card in a Houston Astros’ uniform. Plus there are plenty of refractors available, which have considerably higher value.
For superfractor 1/1 autographed cards, we like to post the ones that get newly listed (like the New York Yankees rookie sensation Miguel Andujar baseball card).
Here are some superfractor cards that were just listed on eBay.
The gold refractor, which is numbered to 50 and one of the original refractors, still commands great value.
Having multiple superfractor cards of an up and coming star like Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman is even more rare.
Here’s the thing with collecting top prospects: the value of their rookie/prospect autograph cards are usually the highest before they even play a Major League game.
In anticipation of the derby, we’ll list the players who will be participating in it this year from both leagues and link their autographed rookie cards we like best.
It’ll take deep pockets to start collecting superfractors, but is there anything like being able to say you’re the only one in the world to own that particular card.
If you head over to MLB.com and read the article about the 2018 dark horse candidates for MVP, it might be a good time to “buy low” on their rookie cards in case they do breakout.