Alex Bregman (03/30/94) is a major league baseball player for the Houston Astros and plays third base and shortstop. The Boston Redsox drafted Bregman in the 29th round of the 2012 MLB Draft and by the Houston Astros with the 2nd overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft (quite a jump).
Alex Bregman Rookie Year Stats: 49 games, 8 homers, .265 average, 34 RBIs, with a .791 OPS. His Bregman rookie year states were meh to say the best.
However, in 2017, Bregman showed signs of life, batting .284, with 19 homers, 17 stolen bags, 71 RBI, and a .827 OPS.
It was all uphill from there… in 2018, he hit 31 homers while batting .286, and in 2019 he smacked 42 homers while batting .296.
Then came the cheating scandals with the trash cans, which essentially took back everything Bregman had worked so hard for over the past 3 years.
Bregman seems like a nice guy, and hopefully, he can somehow redeem himself and move on from the “trashcan gate”. Only time will tell.
He can greatly help himself by having some great years following the scandal. If Mr. Bregman has a bunch of clunkers trouble will start brewing for Mr. Bregman’s career and rookie cards.
Best Alex Bregman Rookie Cards
Let’s check out the top-rated Alex Bregman rookie cards for investment purposes.
2016 Alex Bregman Bowman Chrome Prospect RC #AB
Here is our top pick when it comes to investing in Bregman rookie cards.
The base card is numbered #AB and shows Bregman gearing up to smack the ball down the line for a base knock or maybe even extra bases knowing his speed.
The card has the Bowman Logo in the top right-hand corner and the 1st Bowman graphic in the top-left hand corner.
Along the bottom, the card from left to right depicts the Astros logo, Bregmans full-name, and then his position (shortstop) to wrap it up.
The base PSA 10 version of the card is great for kids and collectors with smaller bankrolls while the higher end refractors are ideal for collectors who are betting big on Bregman beating “trash can gate” and coming up ACEs in his prime.
2016 Bowman Chrome Parallels: Refractors, Purple Refractors /250, Blue Refractors /150, Green Refractors /99, Gold Refractors /50, Orange Refractors /25, Red Refractors /5, Superfractors 1/1
2017 Alex Bregman Topps Heritage Real One RC
The 2017 Bregman Topps Heritage Real One rookie card is bringing the heat and is worth spending some coin on at top grades (assuming you’re a Bregman comeback believer).
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Numbered #113 the card depicts Alex posing for the camera while taking a cut at a nonexisting baseball with a gorgeous blue sky with white puffy clouds in the backdrop.
2017 Topps Heritage Parallels: Refractor /568, Blue Bordered /68, Gold Bordered /5, SuperFractor /1
2017 Alex Bregman Topps Chrome Refractor #9 RC
Topps Chrome delivers an outstanding Bregman rookie card numbered #9.
The card shows Bregman admiring a clean hit, with his name, position, and team name layered across the bottom of the card.
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As an added bonus comes in the form of a gold trophy just above his name to the right which reads “Topps Rookie All-Star”.
Expect the value of the 2017 Bregman Topps Chrome rookie card to range drastically as based on the parallel.
2017 Topps Chrome Parallels: Refractor, Bue Refractor /150, Blue Wave Refractors /75, Gold Refractors /50, Gold Wave Refractors /50, Green Refractors /99, Orange Refractors /25, Pink Refractors, Purple Refractors /299, Red Refractor /5, Superfractor 1/1, Xfractor
Alex Bregman Rookie Card Value
The most expensive Alex Bregman rookie card is his 2016 Bowman Chrome High-End Autograph Refractors (i.e. Orange Shimmer, Gold, Blue) followed by the 2017 Alex Bregman Topps Chrome Update Refractor Auto RC (high-end refractors).
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Alex Bregman Rookie Card Checklist
- 2010 Bowman Prospects Alex Bregman RC #95
- 2017 Topps Chrome Refractor Alex Bregman RC #9
- 2017 Topps Bunt Alex Bregman RC #4
- 2017 Topps Opening Day Alex Bregman RC #19
- 2017 Bowman Platinum Alex Bregman RC #75
- 2017 Bowman Chrome Alex Bregman RC #12
- 2017 Bowman’s Best Alex Bregman RC #54
- 2017 Bowman Alex Bregman RC #75
- 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Alex Bregman RC #205
- 2017 Topps Gold Label Class 1 Alex Bregman RC #21
- 2017 Topps Gallery Alex Bregman RC #42
- 2017 Topps Walmart Holiday Snowflake Alex Bregman RC #HMW47
- 2017 Topps Rookie Card Alex Bregman RC #341
- 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic RC Autograph #CAAU-ABR, CAAU-ALB
- 2017 Topps Archives Alex Bregman RC #275
- 2017 Topps Dynasty RC Auto Patch #APAB1 to APAB8 /10
- 2017 Topps Transcendent Alex Bregman RC #6 /83
- 2017 Topps Diamond Icons Alex Bregman RC Autograph #AU-ABR /25
- 2017 Immaculate Collection Alex Bregman RC Auto Patch #104 /99
- 2017 Panini National Treasures Auto Patch Alex Bregman RC #154 /99
- 2017 Topps Five Star Autograph Alex Bregman RC #FSA-ABR
- 2017 Topps Definitive Collection Auto Memorabilia Alex Bregman RC #ARC-ABR
- 2017 Panini Flawless Alex Bregman RC #32
- 2017 Topps Inception RC Autograph Alex Bregman RC #104 /199
- 2017 Panini Gold Standard Alex Bregman RC Auto Jersey #28 /199
- 2017 Topps Triple Threads Alex Bregman RC #RPA-AB Auto Triple Memorabilia /99
- 2017 Stadium Club Alex Bregman RC #195
- 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter X Alex Bregman RC #205
- 2017 Panini Prizm Alex Bregman RC #19
- 2017 Topps Archives Snapshots Alex Bregman RC #AS-AB
- 2017 Topps Museum Collection Alex Bregman Rookie Card #94
- 2017 Topps High Tek Alex Bregman RC #
Buyers Rating and Investment Outlook
Some players don’t have a traditional route to the top, and Bregman is no different.
He originally missed out as a projected first-round draft pick after shattering the second knuckle on his throwing hand in the fifth game of his high school senior season, but he was always destined for greatness in the sport.
Investment Outlook: Pass (2.5 out of 5)
Ownership Disclosure: None
Best Alex Bregman Rookie Card: 2016 Bowman Prospect Alex Bregman RC
He ended up attending LSU instead but quickly reached the big leagues. In more recent years, he was named in the All-Decade Team by D1Baseball.com, showing just how important he is for the Astros and where he ranks in the current standings.
There’s a lot of interest in his collection no matter the year, although the sheer amount of enticing rookie cards do work to dilute prices to some extent.
However, if he continues to hit doubles like it’s the easiest thing in the world, prices will only go one way.
UPDATE: The Houston Astros pitch-stealing scandal has come to light, and it appears Bregman was a key figure in it.
Bregman rookie cards are not nearly as popular as they once were, and the prices are nowhere close to where they should be for a player with those stats early in his career (due to the scandal).
However, Bregman does have time on his side and can make up for a lot of the damage done as long as he produces MVP-like seasons during his upcoming prime years.
We feel Bregman DID benefit from the pitch-stealing scandal, and we would stay away from buying any of his rookie cards for now.
UPDATE 2: Bregman was a key figure in the scandal and paid his dues (at least as far as the MLB is concerned).
Will we ever buy any of his rookie cards?
HELL NO. We don’t like cheaters.