2016 MLB Draft: A Baseball Card Perspective

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

If the past couple years of Bowman Draft Baseball are any indication, we should see MLB baseball cards of the majority of players taken in the first round of the draft by year’s end. However, for a lot of these youngsters, you can find cards already.

Thanks to the USA Baseball license and lines like Leaf Perfect Game, baseball card prospecting can start early. We’re at a point now where it’s not only years before players make their major league debut but years before they’re even drafted.

With that in mind, here’s a brief look at available cards for the 2016 MLB Draft first round picks.

Baseball Cards of the 2016 MLB First Round Draft Picks

Stats are as of the day of the draft (June 9, 2016).

If you click on the player’s name, you can access a full checklist of their cataloged cards.

1. Mickey Moniak

2013 Elite Extra Edition USA Baseball Autographs Mickey Moniak

Philadelphia Phillies, OF
Total cards at time of draft: 91
Autographs: 66
Memorabilia: 27
First Sets: 2013 Elite Extra Edition, 2013 Panini USA Baseball

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2 Nick Senzel

Cincinnati Reds, 3B
Total cards at time of draft: 0

3 Ian Anderson

2015 Leaf Metal Draft Ian Anderson Autograph

Atlanta Braves, P
Total cards at time of draft: 75
Autographs: 57
Memorabilia: 19
First Sets: 2015 Elite Extra Edition, 2015 Leaf Metal Draft, 2015 Leaf Perfect Game, 2015 Leaf Ultimate Draft, 2015 Panini USA Baseball

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4 Riley Pint

2015 Leaf Perfect Game Autographed Patch Riley Pint

Colorado Rockies, P
Total cards at time of draft: 25
Autographs: 19
Memorabilia: 9
First Sets: 2015 Leaf Perfect Game

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5 Corey Ray

2015 Panini Contenders USA Baseball Ticket Autograph Corey Ray

Milwaukee Brewers, OF
Total cards at time of draft: 39
Autographs: 22
Memorabilia: 6
First Sets: 2015 Panini Contenders, 2015 Panini USA Baseball

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6 A.J. Puk

2015 Panini USA Baseball Gold Signatures AJ Puk

Oakland Athletics, P
Total cards at time of draft: 43
Autographs: 25
Memorabilia: 6
First Sets: 2012 Bowman Perfect Game (handed out at game), 2015 Panini Contenders, 2015 Panini USA Baseball

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7 Braxton Garrett

2015 Leaf Metal Draft Perfect Game Autographs Braxton Garrett

Miami Marlins, P
Total cards at time of draft: 75
Autographs: 57
Memorabilia: 19
First Sets: 2015 Elite Extra Edition, 2015 Leaf Metal Draft, 2015 Leaf Perfect Game

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8 Cal Quantrill

San Diego Padres, P
Total cards at time of draft: 0

9 Matt Manning

2015 Leaf Perfect Game Pure Autograph Blue Matt Manning

Detroit Tigers, P
Total cards at time of draft: 24
Autographs: 23
Memorabilia: 0
First Sets: 2015 Leaf Metal Draft, 2015 Leaf Ultimate Draft

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10 Zack Collins

2015 Panini USA Baseball Silhouettes Signatures Zack Collins

Chicago White Sox, C
Total cards at time of draft: 143*
Autographs: 58
Memorabilia: 48
First Sets: 2011 Bowman Draft, 2011 Limited, 2011 Topps USA Baseball

*Please note that the link above does not appear to have all of his cards as a change in spelling created two player entries in the database a few years back. We’re working to confirm and will update shortly.

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11 Kyle Lewis

Seattle Mariners, OF
Total cards at time of draft: 0

12 Jason Groome

2015 Leaf Perfect Game Patch Autograph Blue Jason Groome

Boston Red Sox, P
Total cards at time of draft: 46
Autographs: 40
Memorabilia: 9
First Sets: 2015 Leaf Metal Draft, 2015 Leaf Perfect Game, 2015 Leaf Ultimate Draft

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13 Josh Lowe

2015 Leaf Perfect Game Pure Red Autograph Joshua Lowe

Tampa Bay Rays, 3B
Total cards at time of draft: 48
Autographs: 42
Memorabilia: 9
First Sets: 2015 Leaf Metal Draft, 2015 Leaf Perfect Game, 2015 Leaf Ultimate Draft

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14 Will Benson

2015 Panini USA Baseball Autographs William Benson

Cleveland Indians, OF
Total cards at time of draft: 27
Autographs: 15
Memorabilia: 10
First Sets: 2015 Elite Extra Edition, 2015 Panini USA Baseball

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15 Alex Kirilloff

2015 Leaf Perfect Game Gold Autograph Alex Kirilloff

Minnesota Twins, OF
Total cards at time of draft: 48
Autographs: 42
Memorabilia: 9
First Sets: 2015 Leaf Metal Draft, 2015 Leaf Perfect Game, 2015 Leaf Ultimate Draft

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16 Matt Thaiss

2015 Panini Contenders USA Ticket Autograph Matt Thaiss

Los Angeles Angels, C
Total cards at time of draft: 38
Autographs: 22
Memorabilia: 6
First Sets: 2015 Panini Contenders, 2015 Panini USA Baseball

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17 Forrest Whitley

2015 Elite Extra Edition USA Baseball Autographs Forrest Whitley

Houston Astros, P
Total cards at time of draft: 27
Autographs: 15
Memorabilia: 10
First Sets: 2015 Elite Extra Edition, 2015 Panini USA Baseball

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18 Blake Rutherford

2014 Panini USA Baseball Ball Autograph Blake Rutherford

New York Yankees, OF
Total cards at time of draft: 153
Autographs: 90
Memorabilia: 55
First Sets: 2012 Elite Extra Edition, 2012 Panini USA Baseball

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19 Justin Dunn

New York Mets, P
Total cards at time of draft: 0

20 Gavin Lux

2015 Leaf Ultimate Draft Clear Autographs Red Gavin Lux

Los Angeles Dodgers, SS
Total cards at time of draft: 48
Autographs: 42
Memorabilia: 9
First Sets: 2015 Leaf Metal Draft, 2015 Leaf Perfect Game, 2015 Leaf Ultimate Draft

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21 T.J. Zeuch

Toronto Blue Jays, P
Total cards at time of draft: 0

22 Will Craig

Pittsburgh Pirates, 3B
Total cards at time of draft: 0

23 Delvin Perez

2015 Leaf Perfect Game Autographs Blue Delvin Perez

St. Louis Cardinals, SS
Total cards at time of draft: 25
Autographs: 19
Memorabilia: 9
First Sets: 2015 Leaf Perfect Game

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Compensatory Round

24 Hudson Sanchez

San Diego Padres, SS
Total cards at time of draft: 0

25 Eric Lauer

San Diego Padres, P
Total cards at time of draft: 0

26 Zack Burdi

2015 Panini USA Baseball Crown Royale Signatures Zack Burdi

Chicago White Sox, P
Total cards at time of draft: 37
Autographs: 21
Memorabilia: 6
First Sets: 2015 Panini Contenders, 2015 Panini USA Baseball

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27 Cody Sedlock

Baltimore Orioles, P
Total cards at time of draft: 0

28 Carter Kieboom

2015 Leaf Perfect Game Autographs Carter Kieboom

Washington Nationals, SS
Total cards at time of draft: 25
Autographs: 19
Memorabilia: 9
First Sets: 2015 Leaf Perfect Game

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29 Dane Dunning

Washington Nationals, P
Total cards at time of draft: 0

30 Cole Ragans

2015 Leaf Perfect Game Autograph Jersey Cole Ragans

Texas Rangers, P
Total cards at time of draft: 48
Autographs: 42
Memorabilia: 9
First Sets: 2015 Leaf Metal Draft, 2015 Leaf Perfect Game, 2015 Leaf Ultimate Draft

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31 Anthony Kay

2015 Panini USA Basbeall Autograph Jersey Anthony Kay

New York Mets, P
Total cards at time of draft: 37
Autographs: 21
Memorabilia: 6
First Sets: 2015 Panini Contenders, 2015 Panini USA Baseball

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32 Will Smith

Los Angeles Dodgers, C
Total cards at time of draft: 0

33 Dylan Carlson

St. Louis Cardinals, OF
Total cards at time of draft: 0

34 Dakota Hudson

St. Louis Cardinals, P
Total cards at time of draft: 0

Competitive Balance Round

35 Taylor Trammell

Cincinnati Reds, OF
Total cards at time of draft: 0

36 Jordan Sheffield

2011 Bowman Chrome USA Autograph Blue Refractor Jordan Sheffield

Los Angeles Dodgers, P
Total cards at time of draft: 53
Autographs: 20
Memorabilia: 9
First Sets: 2011 Bowman Draft, 2011 Limited, 2011 Topps USA Baseball

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37 Daulton Jefferies

2015 Panini USA Baseball Autographs Daulton Jefferies

Oakland Athletics, P
Total cards at time of draft: 37
Autographs: 21
Memorabilia: 6
First Sets: 2015 Panini Contenders, 2015 Panini USA Baseball

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38 Robert Tyler

2015 Panini Contenders USA Ticket Autograph Robert Tyler

Colorado Rockies, P
Total cards at time of draft: 41
Autographs: 22
Memorabilia: 6
First Sets: 2012 Bowman Perfect Game (handed out at game), 2012 Bowman Under Armour (handed out at game), 2015 Panini Contenders, 2015 Panini USA Baseball

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39 Anfernee Grier

2015 Panini USA Baseball Crown Royale Autographs Anfernee Grier

Arizona Diamondbacks, OF
Total cards at time of draft: 37
Autographs: 21
Memorabilia: 6
First Sets: 2015 Panini Contenders, 2015 Panini USA Baseball

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40 Joey Wentz

2015 Leaf Perfect Game Autographs Gold Joey Wentz

Atlanta Braves, P
Total cards at time of draft: 16
Autographs: 10
Memorabilia: 0
First Sets: 2015 Leaf Perfect Game

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41 Nick Lodolo

2015 Leaf Metal Draft Perfect Game Autograph Nick Lodolo

Pittsburgh Pirates, P
Total cards at time of draft: 14
Autographs: 14
Memorabilia: 0
First Sets: 2015 Leaf Metal Draft, 2015 Leaf Ultimate Draft

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Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

2 Comments

  1. DEEEEZ
    Posted June 10, 2016 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Ridiculous that some of these guys has 100+ cards already

  2. Jonathan
    Posted June 12, 2016 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    Wow, if I was not old enough to drive but had baseball cards of myself out there, I’d have a difficult time focusing on things other kids cared about – like school. How surreal that must be for these young men. Yet, I still collect them when they’re drafted by the Chicago Cubs.

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