The Daily: 2003 Bowman Chrome Draft Nick Markakis RC Autograph

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The Card: 2003 Bowman Chrome Draft Nick Markakis RC Autograph #171

2003 Bowman Chrome Draft Nick Markakis RC Autograph

It took a while — 12.5 seasons — but Nick Markakis is finally an All-Star. The Atlanta outfielder was voted into the game after a stellar start to 2018 that not has him on pace for career highs in several categories. He’s also helping anchor a youthful Atlanta team that seems primed for the postseason this year and beyond.

Markakis has long been a star in baseball. At times he seemed on the cusp of superstardom. But it’s translated more consistently into being really good. Even with a pair of Gold Gloves to his name, it hasn’t translated into a spot in the Mid Summer Classic until now.

Markakis has a pair of Rookie Cards, the biggest of which is his autograph in 2003 Bowman Chrome Draft. Releasing before the MLB and MLBPA changed their rules that players must play in a major league game in order to get a base card, it came out just a few months after the draft.

His other RC is in 2003 Topps 205 Series 2.

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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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