After earning a pair of All-Star selections, a Gold Glove, a Silver Slugger and playing in a World Series, it might seem like he’s been around awhile. The truth is, he’s still a youngster and it’s the promise of a long, productive career that has collectors hoarding Francisco Lindor rookie cards.
An effervescent personality doesn’t hurt.
The Lindor File
A native of Puerto Rico, Lindor moved to Florida at age 12 and was already considered a rising star during his teenage years. After being named to the All-USA high school baseball team he was selected by the Indians eighth overall in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft. After four seasons in the Indians’ farm system he made his major league debut in 2015 and has been considered one of the game’s top young players ever since.
Prior to being drafted Lindor was a member of the All-USA high school baseball team that warranted his inclusion in a handful of early issues. The first of these was 2009-10 USA Baseball. 2010 Bowman Chrome and Topps’ 2010 Bowman Sterling product also included him amongst standout high school players. These pre-draft sets included his first autographed cards.
2011 Prospect Cards
Following the draft, Lindor was included in his first sets as a Cleveland prospect in 2011. The most popular of these sets remains Bowman Chrome Draft. It’s the first autographed card that pictures him in a Tribe uniform. The various Refractor parallels are among the top-selling Lindor cards with prices varying based on print run and grade. Somewhat surprisingly, even most high-grade parallels carrying modest print runs remain under $1,500.
He was also included in 2011 Bowman Sterling as well as the non-MLB licensed 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition, 2011 Leaf Metal Draft, and 2011 Leaf Valiant Draft.
2015 Rookie Cards
Other sets that carry the Rookie Card designation include 2015 Bowman Chrome, 2015 Immaculate Collection, 2015 Topps Chrome, 2015 Topps Five-Star, 2015 Topps Dynasty, and 2015 Topps Triple Threads. The five different Dynasty cards, which include a patch and autograph are numbered to 10.
The average price for a Lindor rookie card currently hovers at a little over $50.
You can see a current live list of the ‘most watched’ Francisco Lindor rookie cards currently being auctioned on eBay via the live list below.