Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. Listen to him on the weekly MLB Pipeline Podcast. The card has a lot more upside and is still very underrated in our opinion. Since he was called up last season, he has been one of the hottest and trendiest players that collectors have been scrambling to acquire in the the hobby. 2015 Bowman Chrome Cody Bellinger Autograph. He never went more than one game without at least one hit, all while playing plus defense. The card is featured in a blue ink version and the red ink; red being more rare. Autographed copies featured in different color variations such as red, orange, gold, blue, purple are especially sought after. Adell and Robert have some of the best all-around tools in the Minors, showing 30-30 potential as well as the ability to stick in center field (though Mike Trout figures to push Adell to a corner in Anaheim). Some were known quantities on Top 30 lists who took off with the opportunity offered to them. May 7th 2019. Since Harper signed with the Phillies, his cards saw an immediate increase in value. Bryce Harper was one of the biggest free agents during the MLB off-season of 2018. He's a solid to plus runner who has the tools to get the job done at shortstop, though he has had issues with his throwing accuracy in the Minors and some scouts believe he profiles better at second base. The Superfractor 1/1 Autograph of him has already been pulled and could sell for a fortune. deGrom does not have many autographed rookie cards; however, his most sought after rookie card is his 2014 Topps Heritage Real One Auto. His most sought after card continues to be his 2011 Bowman Chrome Autograph which should only continue to go up in value throughout the season. Yelich has undoubtedly been one of the biggest risers in the hobby since the start of the 2019. #6. Two more players received votes: the game's best pitching prospect and a guy who hasn't quite cracked the MLB Pipeline Top 100. As a result, his first year Bowman Chrome Auto has skyrocketed in value; especially gem mint BGS 9.5, BGS 10, and PSA 10 examples. Lux has made consistent contact from the left side of the plate since he entered pro ball, and he began to take off once he got stronger and began using his legs more in his swing. #9. 18) Dane Dunning, RHP, White Sox2-0, 3.97 ERA, 34 IP, 35 K, .197 BAA, 1.12 WHIPIt’s been an impressive return from Tommy John surgery for Dunning as he’s helped settle the back end of the White Sox rotation with a 9.3 K/9 rate over seven starts. He is often regarded as one of the top five players in baseball and which is amazing considering he is only 26 years old. 2) Jake Cronenworth, 2B, Padres.285/.354/.477, 54 G, 4 HR, 26 R, 20 RBIsHe began the year as a super-utility player and is ending it as one of the most productive second basemen in baseball, with his .831 OPS ranking third among all players at the position. Mookie Betts had a monster year in 2018; he was named the AL MVP in 2018 and won the World Series with his Boston Red Sox teammates. His card featured in a BGS 9.5 and PSA 10 continue to be very popular. #5. Will Alonso win the NL Rookie of the Year in 2019? Which rookies will make the biggest impact in 2020? BigCommerce Design by TruSky, Vinnie Rullo with contributions from Cardboard Picasso, 2015 Bowman Chrome Cody Bellinger Autograph, 2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie #US-175, 2010 Bowman Chrome Christian Yelich Autograph, 2018 Topps Update Ronald Acuna Jr. Several other first-year players stood out as well, with Mike Soroka placing fifth in. Sitemap Here is a list of the hottest baseball rookie cards. BGS 10 examples are 3x the value of a BGS 9.5! All prices are in USD. 17) James Karinchak, RHP, Indians1-2, 1 SV, 2.67 ERA, 27 IP, 53 K, .159 BAA, 1.11 WHIPThe top three on the American League rookie strikeout leader list are starters, followed by Karinchak, who struck out 17.7 per nine innings. 24) Matt Foster, RHP, White Sox6-1, 2.20 ERA, 28 2/3 IP, 31 K, .162 BAA, 0.87 WHIPOutside of two outings as the opener, Foster saw nearly all of his work coming in the sixth inning or later, and he’s impressed with an overall 9.73 K/9 rate and 3.44 K/BB rate. Our survey respondents were split between two left-handers as the top rookie candidates in the American League, with Luzardo nosing out McKay by a single vote. 2014 Topps Heritage Jacob deGrom Real One Autographs. Luzardo owns a pair of well above-average pitches in his power sinker and fading changeup, while both his curveball and slider are solid offerings. He began missing more bats in September, with nearly one per inning in the season’s final month. Trout’s Topps Update rookie is regarded as one of the most popular rookie cards again this year and a PSA 10 examples are in very high demand. 25) Kyle Zimmer, RHP, Royals1-0, 1.57 ERA, 23 IP, 26 K, .175 BAA, 1.04 WHIPZimmer fought his way back from many injuries, and got hurt again near the end of the season, but it’s hard to overlook how dominant he was in relief this year, with 5.5 H/9 and 10.2 K/9 rates. This particular card has seen a 8-10x increase in value since the start of spring training in 2019. Nowadays, the top baseball prospects have reached all-time highs in the hobby and already outselling many star players who are actually playing in the majors. Our top 10 list is compiled from online data, customer submissions and auction sales. Several other first-year players stood out as well, with Mike Soroka placing fifth in the Majors in ERA and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eloy Jimenez showing why they ranked as the game's top three prospects entering the year. 2020 Baseball & Sports Cards to Buy With the sports card market soaring the past few years, we target some of the best sports cards to invest in for 2020. #1. If you’re after the serial numbered parallels, autographs and autographed relic cards, you’ll pay more, but the potential long-term rewards will be much greater. And still others were off-the-radar players who showed that perhaps they. Christian Yelich finished the 2018 season with the Brewers red-hot and even won the NL MVP award. Rookie US-250, Top 50 Bowman Chrome Rookie Auto Cards in 2020, The Most Expensive Modern Sports Cards in the Hobby, NFL's Top 100 Players of All-Time & Their Key Football Cards, Michael Jordan's Top 15 Sports Cards of All-Time, Top Rookie Cards of Current Baseball Players. Here's what they had to say: 1) Gavin Lux, SS/2B, LAD, (35% of votes)2) Jesus Luzardo, LHP, OAK, (19%)3) Brendan McKay, LHP/DH, TB (15%)4) Jo Adell, OF, LAA (8%)5) Sean Murphy, C, OAK (8%)6) Luis Robert, OF, CWS (8%)7) Bobby Dalbec, 3B/1B, BOS (4%)8) MacKenzie Gore, LHP, SD (4%). McKay went No. Dalbec offers well above-average raw power and arm strength, and despite solid defense at the hot corner he won't displace Rafael Devers and instead will compete for the Red Sox's first-base job. Alonso's Bowman Chrome Autograph featured in a PSA 10 grade has been one of the most popular cards this season due to it's low PSA Population Report which stands at only 26 copies (5/3/19). Prospects are a huge part of the baseball collecting industry as everyone is always looking to invest in the next best player. 8) Ian Anderson, RHP, Braves3-2, 1.95 ERA, 32 1/3 IP, 41 K, .172 BAA, 1.08 WHIPHe jumped out ahead of several other young Braves pitchers by striking out 11.4 per nine over six starts, allowing just 5.8 hits per nine and two earned runs or fewer in all but one of his starts this year.