So, you just spent the entire Summer mowing extra lawns, taking out the trash, and making your room look spotless for that last bit of money needed to buy your dream card: a 1994 Upper Deck SP Alex Rodriguez rookie card. Sure, the thing books for a ton of cash in Beckett but you know if you spend enough time digging that you can find one for less on eBay.
The thing is, when it comes to first-year cards and Alex Rodriguez it’s a wild, wild world of baseball cards to research. Sure, the ’94 SP is the most recognizable and popular of the bunch but what about the others? Below is a collage of Arod cards from 1994 I put together. I am in no way an Arod fan or collector but if I had to have any Arod first year card I wouldn’t even go with ANY of these below. I’d go and pick up his first-ever certified autograph on a baseball card which came from none other than 1993 Classic Baseball.
If you are really old school, try the eTopps Cards that Never Were 1994 Topps Arod.