Beckett Sports Card Hot / Cold – April 2, 2022

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It’s an April edition Beckett Sports Card Hot/Cold, where we have fun and take a quick look at what’s hot and what’s not in the worlds of sports cards and sports.

We’re just a few days away from the start of a new baseball season. While we had to sit through the lockout, it didn’t cause any major delays and it really does feel that a lot of the anger and frustration from fans has disappeared. It hasn’t been entirely forgotten but fans look to be moving forward. So this is the time of year where we all have high hopes. Whether it’s big-name stars continuing to do their thing, superstars making their returns from long injuries or predicting who the next big star is going to be — it’s all a fresh start.

For baseball cards right now, things continue to revolve around Wander Franco. He’s the big name in all of the 2022 products thus far that everyone is chasing.

But it shouldn’t be long before some other high-profile prospects make their MLB regular season debuts. It looks like Bobby Witt Jr. could make Kansas City’s Opening Day roster. In Seattle, Julio Rodriguez is probably not far behind. Both have put in strong showings this spring and are making a case for the bigs.

This week’s Hot/Cold is brought to you by Dynasty Breaks.

Please note that this week’s format is a little different. The usual graphic chart will be back next week.

Hot

1. Wander Franco

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo

2019-20 Panini Prizm Color Blast Giannis Antetokounmpo

3. Bobby Witt Jr.

2020 Bowman Chrome Mega Box Baseball Autographs Bobby Witt Jr.

4. Luka Doncic

2018-19 Crown Royale Kaboom Luka Doncic

5. Christian Pulisic

6. Auston Matthews

7. Devin Booker

2015-16 Panini Preferred Devin Booker Rookie Card

8. Seiya Suzuki

9. Matthew Tkachuk

Cold

1. Russell Westbrook

2. Jared Goff

3. Sean Monahan

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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1 comment

  1. John S. 2 April, 2022 at 15:49

    Why not replace Westbrook with the entire Lakers team? I’ve never seen a team with a 40% winning percentage get this much coverage, and not in a good way.

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