Almost every American child has been through a phase when collecting baseball cards were their entire universe. Their lives revolved around these cards and days would be spent on strategizing how to get hold of the next card. For many, this hobby continues well into adulthood.
Collecting baseball cards has taken on a whole new dimension, with cards selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars each. Here’s a list of five fantastic baseball cards that you must have right away.
2019 Topps Series 2 Vladimir Guerrero SP
Not quite as rare as Acuna, Gleyber Torres, or Bryce Harper, but still a difficult card to get hold of. Vladimir Guerrero, following the footsteps of Ronald Acuna Jr., is a flagship, Series 2 short print, Topps card. The card has already received 33 bids on eBay and is currently trading at $595. Over eighty people are also watching the card. Vladimir Guerrero is still a significant part of the 2019 card conversation, and this is his most popular card.
2019 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Jasson Dominguez #122
Just about 17, Jasson Dominguez is already making the ranks among the top international baseball players. While he hasn’t made the 2019 Bowman Draft, he is part of several other products like the 2019 Prizm Draft Picks. Prospectors are expecting to hear a great deal about him in the upcoming season. So, grab his MBL card the moment it’s out. This New York Yankees’ outfielder is most likely to score big and soon.
2019 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Pete Alonso #RA-PA
This Topps certified autograph issue of Pete Alonso is one of the best, autographed cards as it has the flagship design of the manufacturer and on-card ink. The back of the card contains in the fine print the words "The signing of all autograph cards is witnessed by a Topps representative to guarantee authenticity.” The card also has the RC logo on the top left corner suggesting that it is a rookie card. With Pete Alonso broking the record of highest home runs by a rookie, this a card you must get your hands on.
2019 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Wander Franco #CPA-WF
Nothing short of the next Mike Trout or Ken Griffey Jr., Wander Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays, is going to make it big soon. This autographed card is already going for $500 and is likely to go much higher as Franco’s name will begin to make the headlines in the top prospect list. He will be turning 19 before the 2020 season and is your must-have baseball card.
2019 Stadium Club Shane Bieber #72
Topps is not paying for its mistake as this card became a hot favorite among collectors. The price reached $30 at one point, and Topps never corrected the error of calling Shane "Justin,” the famous popstar. Both the pitcher and the popstar called Topps out for the mistake, but the public seems to be devouring up the cards like crazy. Hence the error remains.
For all you baseball cards collectors out there, these are the five cards that you must have in your collection if you don’t already. Over a period, they will add value to your collection.