Fortunately for Soto fans, there is. In the upper left corner region of the card you will see the official RC logo, indicating that this is a true Rookie Card. Wish this whole prospect card vs rookie card issue would get resolved. Previous releases only covered Series 1 and Series 2. Plus the red ink autograph variation is only numbered to 69 making it more valuable than the regular autograph cards. If you want an early Juan Soto card that is a bit more affordable, take a look at 2016 Elite Extra Edition. “Don’t buy a rookie card without running it by GOLDCARDAUCTIONS.COM!” – Phil Esposito, If we don’t have the player listed yet email us at to get our rookie card investment advice, Enter the “Gold Card Auctions Christmas Sweepstakes” for a chance to win 2019-20 Panini Prizm FOTL Hobby Box! the most valuable Juan Soto rookie card). Although the base Top Prospects autograph in 2017 Bowman Platinum is not numbered, these still don't appear in huge supply on the secondary market. Issued for his May 21 start, the card notes that he made early noise in the league with a home run on his first pitch. The back has a list of his minor league batting records, as well as info about his debut at 19 years old. 2018 topps on demand black & white 31 juan soto . All Rights Reserved, Juan Soto Rookie Cards Checklist and Top Prospect Cards, 2020 Topps Baseball Factory Set Rookie Variations Gallery, Ultimate 2020 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Checklist and Team Set Guide, Fernando Tatis Jr. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. View cart for details. You have to figure the Topps Update will have a Soto RC, agree? Collectors also showed considerable interest in the Chrome parallels. Bolded sets go directly to detailed product profiles. He has autographs in 2018 Bowman Chrome , including the usual rainbow of numbered parallels. Top-Rated Investment: Wander Franco Rookie Cards. The International Ink insert in 2016 Bowman comes in both an unsigned base version and a limited autograph version. We won’t know for sure until the checklist comes out, but I think it’s a lock that Soto is in Update. Soto looks to be the real deal, and while it would have been more prudent to grab his older cards in 2018, there’s still room for profit if he manages to keep it up for the next few years. Hi Bob, it reads “many collectors view this as the most important and true Juan Soto rookie card.” Some do. The earliest card for Soto to display the RC logo, the print-to-order 2018 Topps Now Baseball release sold just over 6,800 copies. However, his earliest–and most valuable baseball cards–arrived two years earlier when he signed autographs for 2016 Bowman Chrome, not long after he was signed by the Nationals. For the first time, the special Silver Pack promo had three series to match all three sets in flagship MLB. Although part of the on-demand brand, these once-per-month cards can only be redeemed by select collectors who are members of the Topps Now loyalty program. Opens image gallery. And then you bring in parallels and variations and it can get really messy. As one of the most ornate options for Juan Soto rookie card collectors, the hard-signed 2018 Five Star base autograph is a top choice. Rookie Cards Checklist and Gallery. Another autographed card, 2018 Real One features Soto posing for a photo while seated in the dressing room. His incredible 2019 season had a knock-on effect, causing many of his earlier rookie cards to go up in price drastically. Has anything changed about what constitutes a true RC? . Something went wrong. After signing with the Washington Nationals as an international free agent in 2015, the first Juan Soto cards came in 2016. There is a smaller option of this card in the 2017 Bowman Chrome Mini factory set. Not long after Update came 2018 Chrome Update Series. With 2018 Heritage High Number Baseball came another budget base Juan Soto rookie card for the collection, plus a hard-signed Real One autograph issued as a redemption. A great card for a small number of dollars… a good entry-level Soto card for moderate investors. Home » Baseball » Baseball Rookie Cards » Juan Soto Rookie Cards Checklist and Top Prospect Cards. 2019 Topps Inception Pink Juan Soto #RESJS Rookies and Emerging Stars AUTO /99!! Featuring Mayumi Seto artwork done in the style of 1953 Topps, 2018 Topps Living Set offers a very unique Soto rookie card. They are not the same. 2018 Topps Update Chrome Baseball #HMT55 Juan Soto Rookie Card - Washington Nationals. In general, the official rookies are numbered into the base set and come after the player’s actual MLB debut. We’ll start off with a card that can easily sell for five figures (auto version), making it his most expensive overall (i.e. Additional prospect cards in 2017 and 2018 gave way to the Juan Soto rookie cards following his MLB debut in May 2018. The value of Soto rookie cards should soar for the next few years. TRUE ROOKIE CARD! There was a wait, though, as it originally came as a redemption. Provided in promo packs at card shops during November, the 2018 Topps Holiday Bowman card for Soto is very simple but the holiday-themed parallels spice things up a bit. And they usually have the RC logo. $9.99 + $0.55 shipping . The card will be remembered as the first and for the odd Archives release schedule that saw Retail boxes come out over two months before Hobby boxes. While values are more reasonable, prices are helped by the main print run of 999 copies, and the various Aspirations and Status parallels, including die-cuts. The card features a large image of Soto, ready to swing, and there’s also an RC logo on the top left-hand side. Picture Information. Capped at 99 copies, Soto was issued as a redemption. Yes…forgot the word “many.” I guess I just keep remembering all the hoop-de-do years ago when the RC term was a hot topic. Not only is he a GREAT football player but he is also a super cool guy. A great card at a very fair price point… we feel this Bowman Soto card gets overlooked in the Bowman rookie card shuffle. Soto has a base card displaying the distinct "X" design. 2018 topps on demand black & white 31a juan soto … He has made a seamless transition into the major l eagues and now has positioned himself as an MVP candidate for the foreseeable future.. Although there are three different versions in the main set, the overall total is still small and the prices are high. There’s also an RC logo located on the top, adding further value. Card is in Near Mint to Mint condition. He spent a couple of years in the minor leagues after signing for the Nats, making his MLB breakthrough in 2018. Two more noteworthy Juan Soto base prospects released in 2017 Bowman products. Rarity is clearly a factor, but the prices are also inflated compared to others on the list. ! INVEST. The 2018 Soto Bowman Draft Chrome RC is no different. A low base print run of 75 has pushed prices quite high for the Rookie Material Signatures card.