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Sizzling Starts: Who’s the hottest on the field — and on cards — this season?

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

We’ve made our picks, but we’re curious what you think.

For the next issue of Beckett Baseball, we’ve selected our five hottest players in MLB this season on the field with consideration of their cardboard, too. After all, now’s the time for new stars to emerge or for fans to truly take ahold of what they want from the newest players, the newest faces in new places and more after the first month or so of a new season. (Need a checklist or OPG for one of the 335 sets already made this year? Click here.)

Take a few minutes and ponder your top five picks for the hottest starts — and the hottest cards — this season with our poll — and leave a comment if you need — after the jump.

Who's hottest on the field -- and on cards -- so far this season? (pick your top five)

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Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

18 Comments

David Johnson

FYI, Chris Davis is on your list twice

Posted May 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Permalink
chrisolds

Not any more! (Fixed it earlier.)

Posted May 6, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Permalink
Gary

What about Shelby Miller?

Posted May 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Permalink
chrisolds

Check the list again. Replaced one player with him.

Posted May 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Permalink
kris

wheres nick swisher? lol

Posted May 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Permalink
chrisolds

He doesn’t need to be on the list. It goes without saying that he’s a superstar.

Posted May 6, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

I’m glad to see Harvey getting some recognition, and I can definitely agree on the top members of this list.

Posted May 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Permalink
Kevin

Bryce is the biggest name, but I think Chris Davis will see the biggest gain in card value by the end of the season.

If he can keep it going and bring down the strike outs he will be a beast.

I agree, Swish goes without saying…

Posted May 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Permalink
Matt

Who would have predicted at the end of last year that Trout wouldn’t even make this list?

Posted May 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

Matt Harvey is a solid choice for this list and it’s nice that the voting has reflected that so far. Any time you have 2 year old autograph redemption cards (2011 Bowman Platinum) selling for $80+ with no fulfillment in sight, you’ve got a very hot player (especially considering that Harvey has plenty of autograph cards with actual autographs on them available for the same price). This is an absolute embarrassment for Topps though; MLB’s chosen one true card manufacturer can’t deliver something that’s live in its unlicensed (by MLB Properties at least) competitor’s products.

Posted May 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Permalink
chrisolds

Trout’s still selling cards — but he’s not playing as well.

Posted May 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Permalink
Scott M

Where’s Evan Gattis? Where’s Chris Johnson?

Posted May 6, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Permalink
Vic Robertson

Albert Pujols not on the list?

Posted May 7, 2013 at 1:53 am | Permalink
Richard Gobis

Can’t you just wait to see what the numbers will look like for Bryce Harper when he’s in his prime?…video game numbers?

Posted May 7, 2013 at 7:02 am | Permalink
Tom Waldron

tim hudson go braves Gattis hmm beat harper and nats 7/8
thanks but Chris who is leadibng in card sales so far?
Tom

Posted May 7, 2013 at 8:27 am | Permalink
Scott

What about Manny Machado. Show some love for my O’s

Posted May 8, 2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink
Terry Blevins

WHAT ABOUT MANNY?????? MARTE VERY UNDER RATED-WATCHED HIM IN INDY LAST YEAR AND HE RATES WITH MCCUTCHEN . (BOTH ARE BONAFIED 5 TOOL PLAYERS)

Posted May 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Permalink
Ryan Miller

Gotta give Manny Machado some votes!!

Posted May 19, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

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