This week I am working on two of my bigger projects: Gerrit Cole and George Springer. If you do not know those two names you are probably not paying much attention to the baseball season. I guess Springer is in the minors and will be in another post this weekend. Maybe again the week after that too. Cole was a high draft pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates and recently made his successful debut for the team.
After watching Cole in the International League and the USA Baseball program I decided to keep an eye on the Gerrit Cole market. His cards have always been pretty well thought of and fairly valuable. Despite his success in AAA and his high profile debut the card market around Gerrit Cole has not shifted too much yet. However, I decided that this might be my last chance to get in on the "ground floor" so to speak. Meaning, if Cole continues to have an impact in the Majors and the Pirates continue to be a player in the National League playoff race, I would expect that the market on Gerrit Cole cards might take off. If not? Not a very expensive gamble.
2010 Topps USA Baseball Gerrit Cole Autograph
I picked up a nice on-card autograph of the Pirates hurler and also managed to also pick up a really nice jersey card too. This card is from the 2010 Topps USA Baseball set when Cole appeared on the National Collegiate Team. He starred in college at UCLA where he and teammate Trevor Bauer made history for being the pair of drafted teammates in the MLB Amateur Draft.
2010 Topps USA Baseball Triple Jersey