Anthony Rendon Rookie Card Regression? (Checklist and Investment Outlook)

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Anthony Rendon Rookie Card

Anthony Rendon was born on 6/6/1990 and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 27th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft and the Washington Nationals in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Rice University (Houston, TX).


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It took him a few years to find his place as he was nagged by injures in his first 3 years.

But upon getting healthy he took off posting 3 consecutive seasons of 24 or more homers with a .300 plus batting average (2019: 34 HR, .319 BA).

Before we talk about his pending regression (in our opinion) let’s take a look at his top rookie cards and a checklist…

 

2013 Anthony Rendon Topps Update Rookie Card #US8 (buy on eBay)

Anthony Rendon Topps Rookie Card

The 2013 Topps Update Baseball #US8 is one of Anthony Rendon’s more popular rookie cards…

This is an original, authentic baseball card of Anthony Rendon produced by Topps in 2013, numbered #US8, and in the lower-left corner, you will find the official RC logo, indicating that this is a true Rookie Card by Topps.

 

2012 Bowman Chrome Anthony Rendon Rookie Card #BCP88 (buy on eBay)

Anthony Rendon Rookie Card

Here is the most expensive Rendon rookie (prospect) card.

The 2012 Anthony Rendon Bowman Chrome card will come in a variety of parallels and will fetch a hefty price on eBay auctions.

PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor #/500, Blue Refractor #/150, Blue Wave Refractor (Wrapper Redemption), Gold Refractor #/50, Orange Refractor #/25, Purple Refractor #/10 (Hobby Only), Red Refractor #/5 (Hobby Only), Super-Fractor 1/1 (Hobby Only), Autographed Printing Plates 1/1 (Hobby Only)

 

2013 Topps Heritage Anthony Rendon RC #H509 (buy on eBay)

2013 Anthony Rendon Topps Rookie Card

A cheaper Rendon rookie card that still sells when PSA or BGS graded on eBay.

 

Anthony Rendon Rookie Card Checklist

  • 2010 Topps USA Baseball Anthony Rendon #USA44
  • 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Prospect Anthony Rendon #P2 Autograph #/653
  • 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospect Anthony Rendon #BCP88
  • 2013 Bowman Chrome Anthony Rendon RC #97
  • 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft #5
  • 2013 Bowman Draft #5
  • 2013 Anthony Rendon Bowman Sterling Rookie Card #23
  • 2013 Finest #64
  • 2013 Panini America’s Pastime #315
  • 2013 Panini Prizm Anthony Rendon RC #227
  • 2013 Select #249
  • 2013 Anthony Rendon Topps Allen & Ginter #152
  • 2013 Topps Chrome #128
  • 2013 Topps Five Star #67
  • 2013 Anthony Rendon Topps Heritage #509
  • 2013 Topps Triple Threads #156
  • 2013 Topps Update #8

 

OK, Why We Are Selling Anthony Rendon Rookie Cards

We feel a major regression is come in fast and hard for Mr. Rendon.

He is a nice guy and seems like a good teammate in the clubhouse but we can’t help but feel his numbers will have a sharp decrease from last year (resulting in a fall in his RC values).

He is going to be 30 in June and we foresee his numbers slipping each year in Anaheim (think Albert Pujols here).

We’re not saying his numbers are going to be horrible but nowhere close to what he put up in 2019.

If you have any of his rookie cards we would sell most of them a week or so before the season starts (or during the first few weeks)… especially high-end cards should absolutely be sold in the early MLB season.

Now we could be wrong and will own up to it if we are… but we feel we are not 🙂

STRONG SELL and HARD PASS

2 COMMENTS

  1. I am not sure I agree. Rendon is not much of a power hitter. In fact, last year was his first season of 30 or more home runs. Rendon is more of a contact hitter, and can spray the ball for a double to left, or right field of the ball park. A slight regression is possible, but unlikely IMO. 30 is hardly ”old” for an athlete these days. Long as he stays healthy, I think he could have another 3 to 5 solid years. Time will tell though.

  2. Adrian Beltre is a player that performed very, very well after 30. It will definitely be interesting to see, which direction Rendon will go in.

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