It’s early in the season but Cincinnati Reds First Basemen Joey Votto just made a name for himself after hitting three home runs in today’s game and it’s not over yet! After 7 innings, Votto is up to 7 home runs and 18 RBI for the season. At 24 years of age and in his first full year in the Bigs, 40+ home runs and 100+ RBI is not out of the question. The real question is do you have one of his official rookie cards? The most expensive rookie card of his on eBay is a 2002 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor with a Buy It Now price of $550. The card is #’d to just 50 but without an autograph, it lacks the punch of other recent hyped-up rookie cards. Heck, this Xfractor is selling for under $30 with 2 days left. It may not be as low-numbered as the Gold Refractor but it looks a lot more like a Pokemon card and costs a heck of a lot less!
It almost looks like there is no certified autograph rookie card of Joey Votto from any of the big companies. The only autographs I can find of Votto are from 2007 & 2008 releases. Talk about missing out on what could be a key player’s rookie card autograph!