Less than two years after leaving Cuba for a $31.5 million signing bonus, one of baseball’s best prospects changed his Sox from red to white in December of 2016. Yoan Moncada rookie cards have been on collectors’ radar for awhile and even if you’re not a fan of either American League club involved in the trade, he’s a player whose cards will be worth watching as the years unfold.
Yoan Moncada Prospect Cards
Moncada first appeared on baseball cards in 2015, not long after he signed with the Boston Red Sox. His cards, signed and unsigned, can be found in various Panini products as well as Leaf, which signed him to an autograph deal.
In 2016, he was included in Bowman products and his base cards remain plentiful and cheap, often as low as $1 or so in quantity.
It’s the 2016 Bowman Chrome Moncada autographed prospect cards that can bring the big bucks. Standard Chrome autographs typically sell for $150-$250 depending on whether they’ve been graded and what that grade is. Parallel versions run significantly higher, especially in high grade. Blue Refractors numbered to 150 and graded BGS 9.5 have sold for over $500. A Gold numbered to 50 in the same grade recently went for $1,100. A Red Refractor numbered to 5 sold for $4,500 a few months ago.
Collectors seeking a cheaper autographed option have focused on the Prime Positions from 2016 Bowman, which remain under $50 as of now.
Moncada Rookie Cards
Moncada’s “official” rookie cards arrived in the winter of 2017. He appears in the 2017 Topps flagship set as card #210. There’s also a rare parallel version that shows him wearing a red jersey instead of blue and several parallel cards. He also has rookie cards in Topps Heritage and will be in other products as his rookie season unfolds.
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