Jasson Dominguez Rookie Card Primer
It’s going to be a while before the first Jasson Dominguez Rookie Card arrives, but the toolsy prospect is already making a name for himself in the baseball card world. The Yankees signed Dominguez in July, 2019 to a deal worth more than $5 million. At the time, he was 16.
That’s part of the intrigue when it comes to Jasson Dominguez cards. But it’s also the risk. Even if it takes three or four years for him to develop into a major league-ready talent, he’ll still arrive extremely young by any standards. But what if things don’t go according to plan?
From his very first cards that arrived in a couple of late-2019 products from Panini, the hobby has had a close eye on Dominguez. And for good reason. Many claim he’s a generational talent at the plate, on the bases and in the field. Then there’s that age factor where, if a best-case scenario plays out over the next 20 years, those numbers.
Oh, and Dominguez is part of the Yankees organization, a needle mover that can role player popular, a popular player a superstar and a superstar a legend.
At this point, projections can go in many directions. The way early prices on Jasson Dominguez cards are going, many are expecting some very big things. Some may be comfortable with that. Others may opt out in case he’s simply “really good” (or worse) rather than “the next Mike Trout” or “the next Ken Griffey Jr.”
Either, way, there’s plenty of time before a final determination can be made.
While you wait for the first Jasson Dominguez Rookie Card, here’s a look at some highlights among his earliest cards. A comprehensive checklist of his cards is available in the Beckett database and price guide.
Key Early Jasson Dominguez Cards
2019 Elite Extra Edition Jason Dominguez #148 /999
Panini got the jump on Jason Dominguez cards. 2019 Elite Extra Edition is one of two sets they put out that year to include the Yankees prospect. His base card may not have the prestige (or price tag) of his autographs, but it is numbered. With 999 copies, it doesn’t make it scarce, but it’s really not that plentiful, either.
Parallels: Optichrome, Opichrome Holo, Pink, Aspirations Purple (/250), Aspirations Red (/150), Status Die-Cut Purple (/125), Aspirations Orange (/100), Status Die-Cut Red (/99), Aspirations Blue (/75), Status Die-Cut Blue (/75), Status Die-Cut Emerald (/49), Aspirations Tie-Dye (/25), Status Die-Cut Tie-Dye (/25), Optichrome Gold (/10), Aspirations Gold (1/1), Optichrome Gold Vinyl (1/1), Status Die-Cut Gold (1/1)
2019 Elite Extra Edition Autographs Jason Dominguez #148
The concept is simple: this card takes the 2019 Elite Extra Edition Jasson Dominguez and adds a signature. It uses a sticker, but it ranks among his earliest autograph cards. It’s worth noting that while the base version is not serial numbered, it’s not easy to find as there are lots of parallels to go with it.
Parallels: Optichrome Signatures, Optichrome Signatures Holo, Aspirations Purple (/50), Status Die-Cut Red (/50), Aspirations Blue (/25), Emerald (/25), Status Die-Cut Emerald (/25), Aspirations Tie-Dye (/10), Optichrome Signatures Gold (/10), Status Die-Cut Tie-Dye (/10), Tie-Dye (/10), Aspirations Gold (1/1), Optichorme Signatures Gold Vinyl (1/1), Printing Plates Black (1/1), Printing Plates Cyan (1/1), Printing Plates Magenta (1/1), Printing Plates Yellow (1/1), Status Die-Cut Gold (1/1)
2019 Elite Extra Edition Future Threads Signatures Black Jason Dominguez #42 /74
For those who prefer swatches with their autographs, 2019 Elite Extra Edition has that, too, for Jasson Dominguez. His Future Threads Signatures Black card has just 74 copies. The material comes from gear worn by Dominguez and has not seen any game use.
Parallels: Purple (/25), Emerald (/10) Blue (/5), Platinum (1/1)
2019 Leaf Flash Jason Dominguez Autograph #BA-JD1 SP
Jasson Dominguez has autographs in a handful of 2019 Leaf products, each with its own spin. For 2019 Leaf Flash, it’s a speckled background. Inserted in packs as a redemption, the parallels were randomly sent out with the base versions. So those who pull or are holding one of the cards could end up with some rarer color.
The Yankees prospect also has a News Flash autograph in the product.
Parallels: Blue (/35), Purple (/25), Green (/20), Pink (/15), Orange (/10), Red (/5), Printing Plates Black (1/1), Printing Plates Cyan (1/1), Printing Plates Magenta (1/1), Printing Plates Yellow (1/1), Yellow (1/1)
2019 Leaf Metal Draft Jason Dominguez Autograph #BA-JD1 /60
2019 Leaf Metal Draft has a straight-up chromium Jason Dominguez autograph. And it’s a shiny one. The base version is numbered to 60 with plenty of colorful and patterned parallels coming in much lower. This was also originally a redemption.
Parallels: Silver Wave (/50), Crystal Silver (/40), Mojo Silver (/30), Blue (/35), Purple (/25), Blue Wave (/20), Pink (/20), Black (/15), Crystal Blue (/15), Purple Wave (/15), Crystal Purple (/10), Green (/10), Mojo Blue (/10), Pink Wave (/10), Black Wave (/7), Crystal Pink (/7), Mojo Purple (/7), Orange (/7), Crystal Black (/5), Green Wave (/5), Mojo Pink (/5), Red (/5), Crystal Green (/4), Mojo Black (/4), Orange Wave (/4), Crystal Orange (/3), Mojo Green (/3), Red Wave (/3), Crystal Red (/2), Mojo Orange (/2), Crystal Gold (1/1), Gold (1/1), Gold Super (1/1), Gold Wave (1/1), Mojo Gold (1/1), Mojo Red (1/1)
2019 Leaf Ultimate Draft Jason Dominguez Autograph #RS-JD1 /50
A lot of Leaf sets for baseball revolve around more “technology”-driven designs. The 2019 Leaf Ultimate Draft Jasson Dominguez takes a more traditional approach to the autograph card. It’s on more premium-style stock but goes with a clean card stock. Foil is reserved for accents. This one also arrived in packs as a redemption.
Parallels: Gold (/30), Platinum Spectrum (/25), Emerald Spectrum (/20), Silver Spectrum (/15), Gold Spectrum (/10), Red (/5), Purple (1/1)
2019 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Autographs Prizms Jason Dominguez #122
If you’re looking for the first Jasson Dominguez autograph card, this is it. If you’re looking for the first mainstream Jasson Dominguez card period, this is it. 2019 Panini Prizm Draft Picks arrived about a month before Elite Extra Edition. The card brings a chrome Prizms backdrop, even for the base version. This means a rainbow shine throughout its many versions.
Parallels: Green Prizms, Red and Black Snake Skin Prizms, Red/White/Blue Prizms (/99), Hyper Prizms (/75), Mojo Prizms (/49), Carolina Blue Prizms (/30), Camo Prizms (/25), Green ice Prizms (/18), Gold Prizms (/10), Gold Vinyl Prizms (/5), Black Mosaic Prizms (1/1)
2020 Bowman 1st Edition Jason Dominguez #BFE8
Before the arrival of the main Bowman release, Topps put out 2020 Bowman 1st Edition, a sort of preview for things to come. And with it came the first MLB Jasson Dominguez card. It’s pretty much like the regular Bowman Prospects card except for a couple of small differences. First, there’s the number of the back. Here it has a “BFE” prefix. More noticeable, the front has a small Bowman 1st Edition icon above the Yankees logo.
As Dominguez’s first card in a New York uniform, it caused quite a stir upon its release. Compounding matters was the fact that it arrived in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many collectors struggled to secure packs through Topps’ online presale (it was also made available through select Topps dealers) and by the time the cards arrived, prices were much higher.
It didn’t take long for the regular 2020 Bowman Baseball set to arrive. And while that doesn’t mean that this card will get cheap, it did provide some alternatives.
Parallels: Sky Blue Foil, Blue Foil (/150), Yellow Foil (/75), Gold Foil (/50), Orange Foil (/25), Red Foil (/5), Platinum Foil (1/1)
2020 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Jason Dominguez #CPA-JDO
If Dominguez’s first regular MLB card caused a stir, one can only imagine his first autograph. Prices for the 2020 Bowman Chrome Jasson Dominguez autograph (included in 2020 Bowman Baseball) came out massive. The combination of his age, the hype surrounding him, the Yankee pinstripes and the Bowman Chrome name are all factors. It also came out to a hot baseball card market. Basically, it’s a perfect storm that have many excited, more searching and others wondering what was going on.
Parallels: Refractors (/499), Speckle Refractors (/299), Blue Refractors (/150), Atomic Refractors (/100), Green Refractors (/99), Green Shimmer Refractors (/99), Yellow Refractors (/75), Gold Refractors (/50), Gold Shimmer Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Orange Shimmer Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5), Red Shimmer Refractors (/5), Printing Plates Black (1/1), Printing Plates Cyan (1/1), Printing Plates Magenta (1/1), Printing Plates Yellow (1/1), Superfractors (1/1)
2020 Bowman Chrome Prospects Jason Dominguez #BCP8
Typically, when you put a Bowman Chrome Prospects card next to its autographed counterpart, it can be called an affordable option. But even out of the gate, Jasson Dominguez’s regular Chrome card was comparable to a lot of solid prospects’ autographs. That doesn’t mean that it’s a rare card, though. 2020 Bowman is one of the year’s bigger products, with a large presence at both the hobby and retail levels.
Parallels: Atomic Refractors, Refractors (/499), Speckle Refractors (/299), Purple Refractors (/250), Blue Refractors (/150), Blue Shimmer Refractors (/150), Aqua Refractors (/125), Aqua Shimmer Refractors (/125), Green Refractors (/99), Green Shimmer Refractors (/99), Yellow Refractors (/75), Gold Refractors (/50), Gold Shimmer Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Orange Shimmer Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5), Red Shimmer Refractors (/5), Printing Plates Black (1/1), Printing Plates Cyan (1/1), Printing Plates Magenta (1/1), Printing Plates Yellow (1/1), Superfractors (1/1)
2020 Bowman Chrome Bowman Scouts’ Top 100 Autographs Jason Dominguez #BTP-53 /50
Essentially a parallel of the regular Bowman Scouts’ Top 100 insert, the draw here is the rarity. It won’t be nearly as iconic as Dominguez’s Chrome Prospect Autograph, it’s still from the first MLB product with his signature. Another drawback for some will be the fact that it uses a sticker for the signature versus on-card ink.
Parallels: Superfractors (1/1)
2020 Bowman Prospects Jason Dominguez #BP8
2020 Bowman Baseball combines aspects Bowman and Bowman Chrome. That means a regular Bowman Prospects insert to join the shinier version (and the autograph). Scarcity is not an issue. Far from it. As far as early Jasson Dominguez cards go, this is one of the most plentiful.
Parallels: Camo, Sky Blue (/499), Purple (/250), Blue (/150), Green (/99), Yellow (/75), Gold (/50), Orange (/25), Red (/5), Platinum (1/1), Printing Plates Black (1/1), Printing Plates Cyan (1/1), Printing Plates Magenta (1/1), Printing Plates Yellow (1/1)
2020 Select Signatures Jason Dominguez #19 /149
The Bowman Chrome autograph too expensive? 2020 Select arrived at the same time, bringing with it a more affordable option. It’s got the chromium finish and a handful of parallels that are both colorful and bring some patterns. The lower print run may also be a draw for some collectors. Some of the 2020 Select Signatures Jasson Dominguez cards are live in packs, others are redemptions.
Parallels: Holo (/99), Tri-Color (/49), Cracked Ice (/25), Gold (/10), Green (/5), Gold Vinyl (1/1)
When to Expect the First Jasson Dominguez Rookie Card
Once he arrives in the majors, the first Jasson Dominguez Rookie Card shouldn’t be far behind. It’s at this point that he’ll become eligible to be part of regular base sets.
Prior to this, Dominguez will either appear in prospect and minor league releases or be an insert in major league products.