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.
If you haven’t heard already, after Hurricane Harvey hit the City of Houston, it was J.J. Watt who was able to do what he can to raise funds for all those impacted by the devastating hurricane.
Much has been said about Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve’s small stature, standing at just five-foot six-inches.
But anyone who follows baseball knows there’s more discussion these days on what he’s doing on the field.
One article notes Altuve is on his way to the Hall of Fame if he continues his dominating performance as he has shown the past three seasons.
Read More »Jose Altuve could end up in the Hall of Fame, reward collectors
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.
On Derek Jeter Day in New York yesterday, Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros hit his first career grand slam in front of his childhood idol.
And it happened on Mother’s Day making it extra special for Bregman.
For Astros’ fans, it seems like it’s been awhile since Bregman has exhibited his power talent. But here’s hoping he’s just warming up with his first homerun of 2017 being a sign of better things to come.
From a collector’s standpoint, his 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect base autographed rookie card (BGS Graded 9.5/10) has dipped to the $130 to $150 level.
Read More »First grand slam by Houston Astros' Alex Bregman sign of better things to come
6: Carlos Correa 2013 Bowman Chrome Auto $440
We have reached the number 6 spot on our countdown of the most valuable Bowman Chrome cards, and it belongs to the youngest player on the list: Shortstop Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros.
For readers who plan to follow along with each post in our countdown it is worthwhile to note that the first 5 cards of the countdown could be considered within one tier where for the most part, the price difference between cards from numbers six to 10 on the list are not that far apart.
Furthermore, the player on each card covered so far have one thing in common – they are young (under 25), and have demonstrated enormous potential thus far in their careers.
Read More »Top 10 Bowman Chrome auto cards: Carlos Correa (number 6)
One of the fun parts about Spring Training are the annual predictions on which young player(s) will take a leap forward to join the elites of the game.
Last year we saw Corey Seager and Mookie Betts make that leap in their development and turn in runner-up MVP seasons. And a host of other young guns either made their first star appearance, or produced an all-star worthy stat line by the end of the season.
This year, one of the players that fans, insiders, and card collectors are expecting big things from is Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman.
Read More »Will Houston Astros' Alex Bregman take the next step?
Remember George Springer? Houston’s former top prospect who was touted by scouts as a future MVP candidate?
After spending four years hovering around the 55% mark in Hall of Fame (HOF) voting, Jeff Bagwell took a leap forward in 2017 to cross the 75% mark and secure his spot in Cooperstown.