The value of sports cards has never been higher.
Many savvy investors are turning to high-end sports cards as an alternative investment option to stocks, and with good reason.
Take for example the 2011 Mike Trout Topps Update rookie card.
In 2018 the Trout Topps Update RC PSA 10 was selling for around $500.
Today the same card, the same grade is going for $2,400.
Now we are not naive enough to think this is the case with every card. In fact, 99% of cards are not worth your time. BUT that’s why we created Gold Card Auctions… to help everyday hobbyist invest and make money in sports cards.
With that goal in mind, here are 5 cards we think have a real shot at doubling in value in 2020.
1996 Kobe Bryant Topps Chrome Rookie Card #138 (buy on eBay)
We all saw what happened to Michael Jordan rookie cards with the release of “The Last Dance”. The Fleer, in particular, went from $30k in February to $80k+ in May… all thanks to The Last Dance documentary.
How does this relate to Kobe Byrant rookie cards?
Glad you asked… rumors have been swirling that ESPN has a Kobe doc in the making, Magic Johnson actually said something along the lines that it is in the final stages (Magic Johnson: Kobe Bryant Doc on Final Lakers Season Will ‘Definitely’ Happen).
If/when this happens expect the Kobe Byrant Topps Chrome rookie card (his top RC) to be one of the major benefactors and a 100% ROI could just be a starting point.
2017 Ronald Acuna Jr. Bowman Chrome Rookie #BCP127 (buy on eBay)
20 years from now, if you tell your kid you bought this card for less than $150 his jaw will literally hit the floor.
Mr. Acuna is prime to become the best player in baseball this year… sorry, Mike, it’s time to give up the crown.
Not only can this kid get it done with the bat in a major way but his defense is also out of this world.
Acuna Jr. may be a little cocky but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing in baseball in this day and age as long as he doesn’t go overboard.
Top Pick: Juan Soto Rookie Cards
Plus, the Braves are back and were one game away from going to the NLCS last year… and their team will be much better this year.
Could he win the MVP, a World Series Ring, and a Gold Glove all in one year? We wouldn’t bet against it and that year could be 2020!
The 2017 Bowman Chrome Ronald Acuna Jr. rookie card is the ideal card to take advantage of his elite upside and we wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see this card double in value by the end of 2020.
2017 Ronald Acuna Bowman Chrome Parallels: Refractors /499, Purple Refractors /250, Blue Refractors /150, Green Refractors /99, Gold Refractors /50, Orange Refractors /25, Red Refractors /5, and Superfractors /1
2018 Luis Robert Bowman Chrome Rookie RC #21 (buy on eBay)
We LOVE the long-term ROI potential of this Luis Robert Rookie Card!
He is the 2nd ranked prospect in the MLB and should be making his debut this year if the owners and players can ever get their act together.
His 2019 minor league numbers were ridiculous and he is on a team with a ton of offensive talent/protection (Moncada, Eloy, Abreu, Mazara, Edwin, Grandal… they are LOADED for bear).
2016 Fernando Tatis Jr. Bowman Chrome #BCP17 (buy on eBay)
Did you see what this kid did in 2019?
Let us refresh your memory… in only 84 games he hit 22 homers, drove in 53 runs, and batted .317… imagine what those numbers could have been had he not been injured.
Tatis Jr. is already the best offensive threat on the Padres at the young age of 21… and yes, we do realize Manny Machado plays on this team. 🙂
We feel the best card to take advantage of his budding career is the 2016 Bowman Chrome Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card… we love early Bowman rookie cards when it comes to baseball and this card could easily double this year.
2016 Fernando Tatis Jr. Bowman Chrome Parallels: Refractors, Blue Refractors, Green Refractors, Gold Refractors, Orange Refractors /25, Red Refractors /5, Printing Plates Black /1, Printing Plates Cyan /1, Printing Plates Magenta /1, Printing Plates Yellow /1, and Superfractors /1
2019 Drew Lock Donruss Optic Rookie Card #153 (buy on eBay)
We just added this kid to our HOT 10 list and with good reason… he tore it up in the 5 games he started as a rookie going 4-1 with an 89.7 QB rating.
His play was so good that teammate Von Miller called Lock a “f***ing rock star”. While we don’t think he is a rock star, a future star quarterback in the NFL is a distinct possibility.
We love the Drew Lock 2019 Donruss Optic Rookie Card and think it has a legit chance at doubling in 2020.
2019 Drew Lock Optic Parallels: Holo, Bronze, Green Velocity, Pink, Red/Yellow, White Sparkle, Aqua (/299), Orange (/199), Blue (/150), Red (/99), Orange Scope (/79), Purple (/50), Black Pandora (/25), Purple Stars (/25), Gold (/10), Green (/5), Gold Vinyl (/1)… we love the Orange and Blue parallels
WHELP there you have it!
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