Monday, May 27, 2013

2013 Topps Museum Collection Yoenis Cespedes Autograph

I have waiting to add a Yoenis Cespedes autograph to my collection for awhile, but the prices of his rookie cards were pretty high last year given the fact that he is an older "rookie".  Meaning that his performance last year .292/.356/.505 with 23 home runs is going to be about the level he performs at going forward with his career in Oakland.  Last year his cards were generally treated in the same category as some of the elite prospects in baseball.  For example, last year I was once offered a Cespedes autograph card for the same price as a Taveras card.  I am happy with my decision to wait it out for this card.

2013 Topps Museum Collection Yoenis Cespedes Autograph 

While the price of a Cespedes card has fallen from north of $50 to the $20 range, it's still a pretty good card to pick up at it's current price.  Before even playing a game in the Majors, Cespedes was hyped as a superstar in waiting and fans of numerous teams hoped that their team would get involved in signing the Cuban baseball star.  Of course, there was this awesome workout video too showing Cespedes putting up 1300 pounds on a leg press machine while working out with former Packers running back Ahman Green.

Cespedes is likely to always have some sort of following as many international players often do which will mean that his cards will never be total bargains.  A quick look at a player like Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez will provide a good reference point.  El Duque was an older rookie whose cards initially had a good deal of value, but cooled after a few years in the Majors.  Despite the fact that he was basically a middle of the rotation starter, his cards still sell and often do so above El Duque's actual on the field performance.  

1 comment:

  1. On card autograph of Cespedes? Gotta find one of these for the PC. Thanks for sharing... I've never seen this card.