Tuesday, June 25, 2013

2010 Topps USA Baseball Gerrit Cole Autograph

I have been working on picking up some younger players for my collection.  Nothing crazy like a Carlos Correa autograph, or anything in the triple digits, but nice mid-range priced rookie cards.  Mainly cards that are in, or around, the $20 dollar range.  During the past month I have added autographs of: Anthony Rizzo, Marco Gonzalez, Corey Seager, Marcell Ozuna, and Justin Upton.  All potentially high end autographed cards of younger players who have shown some potential to have a big impact for their teams.  

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 


2 comments:

  1. Nice, as a Pirates collector I started collecting Cole more heavily last season. I only have one auto so far, with one AUGU redemption pending (imagine that). These are awesome cards, and your'e right the value hasn't gone up all that much after his successful debut with the big club, which I'm surprised by. If the Pirates do contend this season Cole should be a big part of it which will probably cause his cards to become more valuable!

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  2. I showed off my Gerrit Cole collection 2 weeks ago when he made his debut and gotta say that I'm surprised his cards are still going for the same range they were despite winning all 3 starts he's appeared in and only walking 1 batter in 18 innings. Congrats on the new additions to your collection.

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