It looks like he might be in the big leagues to stay but collectors looking for Cody Bellinger’s baseball cards will have to be content with minor league-oriented products—at least for a little while longer.
A surprisingly quick ascension by the Los Angeles Dodgers young first baseman/outfielder meant he wasn’t part of Topps’ flagship or any other MLB-focused set that’s been released since spring training. That will change but Bellinger still has plenty of cards to chase, including numerous autographs.
The Bellinger File
The 21-year-old Bellinger had his contract selected from Triple-A Oklahoma City on April 25 after hitting .343 with a .429 on-base percentage, four doubles, five homers and 15 RBI in 18 games.
The Arizona native led the Majors in RBI during the first 15 days of his first full month in the big leagues.
2013 Elite Extra Edition
Bellinger’s first baseball card arrived in 2013 when he was barely 18. He signed several hundred autographs for Panini’s Elite Extra Edition baseball just after the June draft including some low numbered parallels.
2015 Bowman Chrome and Beyond
He played in only 46 games in Class A ball in 2014 and didn’t appear on any Topps-branded sets until the following year. The 2015 Bowman Chrome Cody Bellinger autograph cards are where you’ll find the biggest action. Prices for his primary autograph card and the numerous numbered parallels have been increasing. Like most star players, the BoChro autos represent Bellinger’s most sought after issue. Bellinger has no unsigned cards in the set.
Between April 15 and May 14, a total of 391 Bellinger ’15 Bowman Chrome cards sold on eBay for a combined $174,812. Adventerous prospectors have dropped a few thousand dollars on high-grade, low number refractor parallels but still cost far less.
Bellinger continued to appear in a few different products in 2016 and early ’17 including 2016 Bowman Platinum and Pro Debut, 2017 Bowman and 2017 Donruss where you’ll find more autographs from Panini.
If he continues to hit, Bellinger baseball cards will continue to be a big draw for collectors this season and his “official” rookie cards picturing him in a big league uniform will arrive in mid and late-season products.
Here’s an active list of the most watched Cody Bellinger baseball cards on eBay now.