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Adley Rutschman rookie card

Top 3 Adley Rutschman rookie cards

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Adley Rutschman rookie cards are getting some attention with some analysts favoring the Baltimore Orioles’ catcher as a future MVP player.

He was a highly touted prospect coming out of college with Rutschman being the first overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. Since then, he has quickly risen through the ranks of the Orioles’ farm system.

The Baltimore Orioles selected Rutschman with the first overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, making him the first catcher to be chosen with the top pick since Joe Mauer in 2001. The Orioles signed Rutschman to a record-breaking $8.1 million signing bonus, the largest in MLB Draft history.

Here are the top 3 Adley Rutschman rookie cards we like best.

1. 2019 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph Adley Rutschman Rookie Card

If Adley becomes a star and a perennial MVP candidate, following in the footsteps of Buster Posey, his 2019 Bowman Chrome Draft rookie auto will be one of the cards to increase the most in value.

As usual with this set, there are plenty of refractors with rare ones already going for thousands of dollars.

2. 2021 Donruss Optic Autograph Adley Rutschman Rookie Card

Another popular brand is from the Donruss set. Plus the Rated Rookie subset is a chase for many nostalgic collectors.

The autograph on the card is also a nice plus (along with its many parallels).

3. 2023 Topps Series 1 Autograph Adley Rutschman Rookie Card

If you’re looking for another autograph rookie card, there’s one in the 2023 Topps flagship set.

More affordable than the Bowman Chrome mentioned previously, but still has several parallels to chase.


Rutschman was a standout baseball player since his days at Sherwood High School in Sherwood, Oregon. He was named the 6A Player of the Year in both his junior and senior seasons, and he helped lead Sherwood to the state championship game in his senior year.

Rutschman then quickly established himself as one of the top catchers in the country, earning First-Team All-Pac-12 honors in both his freshman and sophomore seasons.

In his junior year, Rutschman helped lead the Beavers to the College World Series championship, earning Most Outstanding Player honors in the process. He finished the season with a .411 batting average, 17 home runs, and 58 RBIs, cementing his status as the top prospect in the 2019 MLB Draft.

Rutschman made his professional debut later that year with the Aberdeen IronBirds, the Orioles’ Class A Short Season affiliate. He hit .325 with four home runs and 26 RBIs in just 37 games, quickly establishing himself as one of the top prospects in the Orioles’ farm system.

Rutschman made his MLB debut on September 21, 2021, against the Boston Red Sox. Looking ahead, Rutschman is still considered one of the top catching prospects in all of baseball, and he has drawn comparisons to some of the game’s all-time greats, including Buster Posey and the aforementioned Joe Mauer.

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