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When it comes to sports, Baseball isn’t particularly my strong point. However, I’d say I know about as much as the average casual fan.
So, don’t expect this article to be full of stats and facts like I do in my soccer podcasts. However, there’s one thing I do know… Juan Soto is an absolute baller.
The sound that bat makes when it hits the ball… jeez.
If it wasn’t for Ronald Acuna, Soto probably would have been the rookie of the year. Either way, he’s got a crazy-good career ahead of him at this rate.
In this article, we’ll look at the Juan Soto rookie cards that you should look to buy.
2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autograph Card #CPA-JS
With most baseball rookie or young guns, if they have an autograph in the Bowman Chrome set, that’ll likely be one of the better performing rookie cards price-wise. Some would consider it his ‘true rookie’.
When it comes to prices for his Bowman Chrome, at the time of writing, I’ve seen some PSA 10s for over $7,600. So, there’s some serious price there. Even the card raw is fetching close to 1k!
Even some refractors were pretty well-priced too!
However, keep in mind that this is only the recent prices at the time of writing. Do your due diligence when purchasing and doing price research.
As with any article on sports cards, we can’t keep up with how quickly prices change.
2018 Topps Heritage Real One Autograph Card #ROAJSO
Another favorite Juan Soto rookie card is the Topps Heritage “Real One Autograph”.
Personally, I love the Heritage cards. They have the best ‘look’ of any baseball card I see. Call me old fashioned, but the retro cards do it for me.
The red ink variation is also only numbered to 69.
That means it should keep it’s value long-term, as Soto keeps hitting home runs and getting more efficient RBIs. The super-low count on the red ink will even set it apart from other autograph cards too.
2018 Topps Chrome Update Autograph Card #HMT55
Another autographed Soto rookie is from the 2018 Topps Chrome Updated set.
However, there’s a few things to know about this card before you head out and buy it.
The pro for this card is that it’s probably the most affordable of the rookie cards on this article.
However, if you do find an auto, it is a sticker auto.
Well, okay – “bad” is a stretch, but it definitely isn’t as prestigious as an on-card auto.
Are Juan Soto Rookie Cards a Good Investment?
Like I said before, I’m not a complete baseball nut – however, I do know my cards. But for me, Soto ticks off all boxes I’m looking for:
- A hitter
- Someone who gets home runs
- An energetic personality that attracts attention
- Playing for a big team
- The potential to get even better
So, I think Soto has huge investment opportunities going forward. Sure, by starting his career on fire, it means that his rookie cards won’t be the cheapest cards to start with. However, with that, he’s a far more secure prospect.
For me, he’s a great player to invest in.