If you read Making a quick flip: Tips on which players to target for short-term investments and Tips for picking the right players to invest in over the long-term, then you have a better idea of which baseball players have a higher chance of yielding a positive net value.
He’s only 25 and his rookie card value seems like a sure bet to increase year over year. Here’s the three we like best.
For those who are relatively new to collecting, there probably isn’t a second thought of whether an autographed card is directly on the card itself or on a sticker attached to the card.
Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think? That when doing a quick search on eBay for “allen ginter auto”, the top three individual autographed cards from Allen & Ginter currently on sale for the most bucks are all non-sport related.
Love him or hate him, Jose Bautista is one of the top premier power hitters in the game today.
After an amazing breakout season in 2016, the value of Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts’ rookie cards have skyrocketed.
There are plenty of rookie cards for Bryce Harper who was highly touted as a Washington National’s top prospect when he was just a teenager.
Next to Mike Trout, baseball fans, analysts and collectors alike could argue Kris Bryant is another generational player to hit the diamond.
Nicknamed the “Iron Man” for playing 2,632 consecutive games, Cal Ripken Jr. is a one-of-a-kind player.
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.