Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rookie Sports Card Collection

A rookie sports card collection should consist of great rookie cards from baseball, basketball, football, and hockey.  Many of the rookie cards that are remembered most by collectors come from the early vintage years, starting with names such as the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card.
This page will explain a bit about the rookie cards offered by the different sports, as well as showing you pictures of my baseball cards including rookies from some of the major sports, with many superstars included such as Shawn Marion, Ken Griffey Jr., Chauncey Billups, and Randy Moss. 
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A rookie card is typically the first card produced by the card companies of a particular player in a licensed set for that particular sport.  For example, with Ken Griffey Jr., 1989 was the first year he had cards in any major set.  In 1988, he did not have any cards in Topps, Donruss, or Fleer, so 1989 was his rookie year.  Pictured below is Ken Griffey Jr.'s rookie card from 1989 Donruss (far right), #33 in the set.  His 1989 Upper Deck rookie card is highly sought after and all of his rookie cards should provide future value since he is a likely first ballot hall of famer when he does choose to retire, which he has still yet to do yet after signing on to play at least for another year with the Seattle Mariners, the team he was a rookie with

The rookie card pictured on the far left is a rookie card of Shawn Marion from my personal rookie sports card collection, 1999-00 Topps Chrome #120.  This is an example of a nice basketball rookie card of a superstar, and Topps Chrome is a premium brand, which makes this rookie of his more valuable than ones say from a regular issued and non-serial numbered Fleer set.

Next, is a picture of a 1997-98 Topps Finest Chauncey Billups rookie card, #103 in the set.  I have had this card since before he won championships and rose in value, which explains why I have quite a few in my collection.  His cards saw increases in value as he has become a great player in the league.

The third card pictured from my rookie sports card collection is a Randy Moss rookie card, 1998 Flair Showcase Randy Moss Row 3 #5 in the set.  He is a great player and a likely hall of famer.  This is a great investment when collecting solid rookie cards of superstars.
Here is a picture of a 2006-07 Topps Finest basketball Brandon Roy rookie card
To find other Brandon Roy rookie cards, click here.
Hockey also has many rookies, though on this page there is  not enough time to list them too.  There are some listed on the home page in the pictures most likely.  I hope you enjoyed this article about my rookie sports card collection and on the subject in general.  There are more links below to find more rookie baseball cards.
Shawn Marion Rookiechauncey billups rookierandy moss rookieKen Griffey Jr. Rookie

    1989 Score Football               1989 Topps Baseball            1982 Topps Baseball          1983 Topps Baseball        
   1983 Star Company             Star Company Bagged Set           1986-87 Fleer                     1993 Bowman                 
   1992 Bowman                     1985 Donruss                1981 Topps Baseball              1988 Topps Baseball          
      1980 Topps                    1987 Topps                1985 Topps Baseball                vintage card                           
   1951 Bowman                      1953 Topps             1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle                 1980-81 Topps
  Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball                 1987-88 Fleer Basketball                                 1981-82 Topps

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