Gary Sanchez baseball cards first appeared less than a year after he was signed as an international free agent on July 2, 2009. By the time they were being pulled from Bowman and Donruss packs in 2010, Sanchez had already become one of the New York Yankees’ top prospects.
A native of the Dominican Republic, he’s been groomed to be the Yanks’ long-term answer at catcher and his record-setting run in the second half of 2016 stirred a simmering market.
Gary Sanchez Prospect Cards
If you’re a lower budget collector or investor, his standard issue Bowman Prospects insert is far more affordable. He’s also featured on an elusive 2010 Bowman Sterling non-autographed card and has autographs in the non-MLB licensed Donruss Elite Extra Edition.
As he rose through the Yankees minor league system, collectors found Gary Sanchez baseball cards issued in numerous other sets, especially in 2014 and 2015. His autographed cards in those 2011-2015 products have also been popular, but prices don’t match those 2010 issues, which affords a little less risk.
Gary Sanchez Rookie Cards
After he appeared in a big league game, “official” Gary Sanchez rookie cards showing him in a big league uniform appeared with the first sets of 2016. Sensing he’d likely become a major part of the Yankees’ future sooner rather than later, Topps put him in the second series of their flagship set (#675—a card which shows off his leg kick swing), but you can also find the “RC” logo on his Heritage, Finest, Stadium Club, Allen & Ginter, Archives, Opening Day, Topps Chrome and Gypsy Queen cards. Collectors will no doubt be hoarding singles and having them graded in hopes Sanchez becomes a long term star.
You can check out the current ‘most watched’ Sanchez cards on eBay through the real time list below.