THE DANDY DOZEN: The priciest* Bowman Chrome baseball autographs



By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Ever wonder which Bowman Chrome prospect/rookie autos (excluding parallels*) are the most expensive?

Mike Trout is the second player of the bunch to have his standard Bowman Chrome debut auto top the $1,000 mark — and he’s the only one to do it that’s not serial-numbered. Tops on the list, of course, is Albert Pujols‘ 2001 card that is limited to just 500 copies.

The rest of the crew is a who’s who of recent hot players — from Nats teammates Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg to Dodgers Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig. You also can’t forget a pair of cards from this year’s biggie, Kris Bryant.

Here are the top 12 cards …  after the jump.


1 — 2001 Bowman Chrome #340 Albert Pujols /500, $3,000


2 — 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout, $1,200


T3 — 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autos #YP Yasiel Puig, $700


T3 — 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie Autos #YP Yasiel Puig, $700


5 — 2014 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autos #BCAPKB Kris Bryant, $600


T6 — 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Draft Pick Autographs #KB Kris Bryant, $500


T6 — 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Draft Picks #84 Clayton Kershaw, $500


8 — 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autos #BCP111B Bryce Harper $350


T9 — 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft #BDP1B Stephen Strasburg, $250


T9 — 2012 Bowman Chrome Rookie Autos #BH Bryce Harper, $250


T9 — 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autos #BB Byron Buxton, $250


T9 — 2014 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autos #BCAPJAB Jose Abreu, $250

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


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  1. Matt 7 September, 2014 at 22:23

    It will be interesting to see an updated list in 5, 10 15 years and see who is still on the list and who is not. I would personally guess that Trout, Pujols, Kershaw still make it, but Puig, possibly Bryant and Harper, are not

  2. phillies_joe 9 September, 2014 at 11:38

    Nice! Glad to see my Bryant (# to 500) made the list. Are these “raw card” prices or averages including grading?

    With players signing sooooooo many cards each year, Albert will still be the “King” down the road due to rarity.

    I think Abreu has the potential for the largest % increase from current list

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