It took only 421 days for him to go from draft pick to big leaguer. It took even less time for collectors to start stashing Andrew Benintendi cards.
After a standout high school career in Ohio, Benintendi honed his skills at the University of Arkansas, quickly becoming first round material. He was the seventh player taken in the 2015 draft and just over a year later, made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox. In October, he homered off Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer in his first post-season at-bat.
This year, Andrew Benintendi rookie cards lagged a bit in the large shadow of supersized Aaron Judge, but that may be changing. Benintendi is two years younger and while he may never have Judge’s power, he also doesn’t strike out as much.
Andrew Benintendi Prospect Cards
Benintendi’s prospect cards arrived just after the 2015 draft and he appears on multiple sets issued in the last half of the year including Bowman, Panini and Leaf products. Like virtually every player these days, his most popular autographed cards are in Bowman Chrome with the lower serial-numbered parallels the most valuable to collectors. An Orange Refractor numbered to 25 and graded 9.5 by Beckett, sold for $2,300 earlier this month. A PSA 9 Black Refractor (# to 35), sold for $839. Those are strong numbers but Benintendi’s prospect cards have paled in comparison to selling prices for Judge’s first issues.
Thanks to his late season debut, Andrew Benintendi rookie cards were on the docket for 2017 and Topps hasn’t been shy about including the 23-year-old outfielder. His regular Topps rookie card arrived in Series 1 (#283) and that was followed by Heritage (Real One autographs bring hundreds of dollars), Finest, Stadium Club, Archives, Inception, Museum, Chrome and others. He’s also had some autographed cards in Topps NOW dating back to his big league arrival last summer. Again, the parallels numbered low and graded high bring the most attention from collectors and investors when it comes to Benintendi rookie cards.
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