The favorite to win National League Rookie of the Year honors hasn’t stopped hitting, just setting the record yesterday at hitting 21 homeruns in 51 games.
Like many top prospects, the rookie card value of Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger saw a big uptick before the season started.
Hope springs eternal after all and it was all roses before he even swung a Major League at bat with the expectation of the natural first baseman to be a stud player right out of the gate. His 2015 Bowman Chrome Prospects autographed card’s value increased accordingly.
But then his pre-season stats couldn’t reach the impossible expectation and hype set upon him. And his card value, not surprisingly, took a slight tumble (as seen in the chart within this link).
Read More »The rise, fall, and then rise of LA Dodgers Cody Bellinger's rookie card value
A few weeks ago we wrote about the rapid rise of Cody Bellinger’s baseball cards by tracking the selling price of his 2015 Bowman Chrome Prospect Auto.
We found that if you were to buy his card in the early fall it would have only cost in the low $100 range, and that by February the price was pushing $200 – almost double the cost!
It’s a remarkable run, which shows that investing in prospects has the potential to net collectors a nice return. But the problem is, what happens when the prospect is unable to meet the lofty expectations of becoming the new face of their franchise?
Read More »Cody Bellinger’s rough pre-season is hurting his card value
It looks like collectors are even more in love with Bellinger because over the past three months his rookie card has almost doubled in value.