The Daily: 2015 Topps Update J.T. Realmuto Rookie Card

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The Card: 2015 Topps Update J.T. Realmuto RC #US398

2015 Topps Update JT Realmuto RC

And like that, J.T. Realmuto cards just got significantly more high profile. Following months of rumors, the Miami Marlins have finally granted catcher J.T. Realmuto his wish and traded him. He ended up in Philadelphia with Jorge Alfaro, prospect Sixto Sanchez and more heading to Florida.

Over the past few seasons, Realmuto has emerged as one of the top catchers in baseball but not a lot of people have noticed it. With the Marlins not getting a lot of national attention, to say the 2018 Silver Slugger winner was overlooked in the hobby might be an understatement. But it’s not exactly new either.

In an era where a lot of players end up with dozens of different Rookie Cards, you can count all of Realmuto’s on one hand. On top of that, he never got that Bowman Chrome autograph that is a cornerstone card for most players today.

The most widely available J.T. Realmuto Rookie Card is from 2015 Topps Update. The card has seen a boost over the last while but it’s still very much affordable, especially when you look at the fact Realmuto doesn’t have nearly the same number of early options as we’re used to today. Moving from Miami to Philadelphia alone should give it more attention. It will be even more so if the Phillies’ young pieces start to come together in the next couple of years like the team is hoping.

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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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