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Top 5 Bowman Chrome rookie autographed cards in value

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Occasionally I just like to search on eBay and see which cards have the most value.
With the popularity of Bowman Chrome autographed baseball rookie cards, I did a search on which ones that are graded by Beckett have the most value (as of July 6, 2017).
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The results probably won’t surprise you although doing a similar search a month ago, one player might have not even made it yet to the top 5 – hint: his initials are A.J.
Here they are from one to five:Read More »Top 5 Bowman Chrome rookie autographed cards in value

Houston Astros George Springer on the radar

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Looks like the Houston Astros are firing on all cylinders, leading the league with its 41-16 record. It certainly doesn’t hurt when the leadoff hitter is George Springer who just hit two homeruns in Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers.

Miami Marlins pitcher Edison Volquez pays tribute to Yordano Ventura, Jose Fernandez with no-hitter

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Anytime a pitcher pitches a no-hitter, it’s a great accomplishment. To do so on a day that has extra meaning makes it really special.
Screen Shot 2017-06-03 at 9.50.24 PM.pngThat’s exactly what Miami Marlins pitcher Edison Volquez did, throwing a 98-pitch, 10-strikeout game on Saturday – the same day his good friend Yordano Ventura would have turned 26. Ventura tragically died in a car accident in January.
He also dedicated the day to the late Jose Fernandez, the former Marlins ace pitcher who also tragically died way before his time in a boating accident.
With that kind of narrative, Volquez’s accomplishment today was tremendous. But the value of his cards (including his 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft base rookie card) won’t be worth much more even after this game. An ungraded rookie card can be bought for $1.
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The fall of Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen

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There’s plenty of optimism for Pittsburgh Pirates’ fans who have young talented players in their system like Adam Frazier, Austin Meadows, Gregory Polanco, and Josh Bell.
Screen Shot 2017-05-26 at 11.39.57 AM.pngBut it’s unfortunate that veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen these days isn’t contributing to the ball club as he consistently did in past years.
Batting a meagre .203 after almost two months of game action, it’s not the production Pirates fans expected from McCutchen. His .256 average in 2016 was a disappointment in itself.
The steady decline over the past couple seasons has certainly impacted his rookie card value.
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Boom or bust: Texas Rangers Joey Gallo slumping but has potential

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The power for the young Rangers third baseman is undeniable.
And Joey Gallo is getting plenty of playing opportunities with veteran and regular Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre still on the DL.
Screen Shot 2017-05-20 at 12.26.23 PM.pngBut it looks like Gallo hit another big slump this year as he did during parts of last season, which inevitably cut his playing time.
One way to look at players like Gallo is to invest in them now while they’re slumping as the value of their cards tend to see a dip in value – especially if they haven’t proven themselves at the big league level over a sustained period of time.
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Cleveland Indians number two prospect Bradley Zimmer shows off power in second career game

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Considered by Baseball America to have that power and speed combination most teams covet, Bradley Zimmer showed some of that skill in his second career Major League game.
Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 4.16.13 PM.pngHis first official hit in the big leagues was an RBI double off the wall and he later hit a homerun that same game. That’s what you like to see after his Major League debut didn’t go as well, striking out three times.
While it’s always the number one prospect for each team that gets all the attention, fans and collectors shouldn’t sleep on the other top prospects.
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Yanks down 9-1 early against the Orioles…but still win (and what will that do to Aaron Judge's value?)

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This is why I love baseball.
Anything is possible up until the last out of the ninth inning. And to mount an incredible comeback like the New York Yankees did last night against the Baltimore Orioles, there will be heroes in the game.
For the Yankees, there were several including Starlin Castro who tied the game at 11 with a homerun before veteran player sealed the deal with a game-winning three-run homer of his own to give the Bronx Bombers a 14-11 win.
judgefeatureOf course, there was Jacoby Ellsbury’s grand slam that helped start the comeback from an eight-run deficit, and not one, but two, homeruns by rookie Aaron Judge.
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