For a little while, it looked like his much-anticipated arrival would be a dud but the buzz around Vladimir Guerrero rookie cards isn’t likely to die down after the Toronto Blue Jays rookie has begun to provide the kind of punch the hobby was anticipating.
After being called up, Guerrero went into a bit of a tailspin, his batting average dropping to .146 at one point. However, he bounced back and connected for five homers in his first 83 MLB at bats, including a pair in one game.
Vlad Jr., the son of a Hall of Famer, first appeared on cards in 2015 through Panini as a young draft pick but his 2016 Bowman issues were the first to show him in Jays’ colors and the first under Topps’ MLB trading card deal. His Prospect autographed cards in 2016 Bowman Chrome are the most sought after on eBay–and most expensive–on the market and will likely stay that way. Serial-numbered parallels, as always, are worth the most and there are several–numbered from 499 to rare 1/1 versions.
He also had on-card autographs inside 2016 Bowman’s Best and sticker autographs on cards issued in ’16 Bowman Platinum.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Rookie Cards
Guerrero’s official rookie cards arrived just after his MLB debut, although the earliest autographs were via the Mystery Redemption cards collectors pulled in several early season Topps products such as Series 1 and Heritage, others. He was also featured in a Topps NOW card issued the day after his MLB debut and the unsigned cards offered via the print-to-order online platform sold like crazy, with over 19,000 ordered.
The first pack-pulled Vlad rookie cards will be found in Topps Series 2 (as a single print base card). He’ll have a non-SP base card in 2019 Topps Update in October. You’ll also find his autographs in 2019 products arriving during the summer and fall like Stadium Club, Allen & Ginter, Chrome, Heritage High Numbers and Archives, so if you want one you’ll have plenty of options.
You can check out our real-time list of the most watched Vladimir Guerrero Jr. cards on eBay directly below.