1995 Bowman Vladimir Guerrero
The most important card in the set is the Vladimir Guerrero rookie card. The card has always been a pretty popular rookie and has ranged above $50 at times. I am not sure that Vladimir's final years really helped him in the baseball card world since you can now find nicely graded copies around $20 and raw singles for less than $5. I will honestly admit that I liked watching Vladimir play, always kept track of him, and have dabbled in his cards. I think he's a Hall of Fame player, not on the first ballot, and his cards are easy to find and inexpensive. I am not saying that they will have a ton of value, but there are plenty of really cool ones.
1995 Bowman Foil Scott Rolen
1995 Bowman Chris Carpenter
I know that some who are reading this post are probably a little surprised that I put Carpenter down as the third key rookie card in this set, but keep reading and I will get to the other rookie card. Carpenter seems to miss a lot of time, but when he's healthy he's a great clutch pitcher. I credit him for being one of the major reasons the Cardinals won the World Series in both 2006 and 2011. This is not a very valuable card, probably never will be, but it's a great card to throw into your collection just for the sake of owning a nice rookie card of a really good pitcher.
1995 Bowman Andruw Jones
This is one of my least favorite baseball cards ever. It's always been completely overrated, but then again, Andruw Jones has always kind of been that way. I understand that it was really cool the Braves called him up when he was 19, made the World Series, and hit two home runs in a game. He had five or six good years and has been a bench player since he left the Braves. Despite all of that, I still run into people that have crazy opinions of this card. I have heard everything from people hoarding them, because he's a first ballot Hall of Famer to Andruw is working out this winter and will be back out in centerfield next year...he's one Gold Glove away from being the next Willie Mays. Last summer, a fellow trader tried to trade me a copy of this card, straight up, for a Buster Posey rookie. Apparently they were using a Beckett from 1997. Ironically, last week I traded for a Rick Ankiel autograph and got this card as a throw-in.
Like the 1995 Bowman set? Not in my Top 50 is the legendary 1995 Topps Traded set. This great 1995 set also featured a few key rookies, but the had some issues. I am still not sure which card people value more, the Carlos Beltran card of Juan LeBron or the Juan LeBron card of Carlos Beltran. I picked up both just in case.
1995 Topps Traded Carlos Beltran/Juan LeBron
1995 Topps Traded Juan LeBron/Carlos Beltran
I have always really enjoyed these two cards and consider it one of the better error cards of the past twenty years or so. I know that Topps makes all kinds of goofy intentional errors now, but I am sure that aside from a few people in the Royals organization and Baseball America employees, few probably knew the difference between the two players in 1995. Beltran has obviously had a far more successful career than LeBron who never reached the majors.
1995 Topps Traded Hideo Nomo