Ronald Acuna Jr. burst onto the scene as a 20-year-old when the Atlanta Braves promoted him on April 25, 2018, for his Major League Debut (vs. CIN 5 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB). He staggered out of the gate and had a slow first few months in the league but once he found his footing he hasn’t looked back!
Ronald Acuna Jr. Rookie Year Stats: 111 games | .293 avg. | 26 homers | .917 OPS | 64 RBIs | 26 doubles | 4 triples
He batted .293 with 26 homers, 64 RBIs, and 16 stolen bags which was good enough to win Rookie of the Year honors in 2018.Acuna Jr. also helped lead the Braves to the National League East crown and an appearance in the 2019 postseason but was beat by the St. Louis Cardinals in a dreadful Game 5 loss at home…. don’t worry HOTLANTA he will be back in the postseason sooner rather than later.
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Acuna Jr. is truly one of the most exciting young players in the Majors and will be for a long time to come.
Top Ronald Acuna Jr. Rookie Cards
Let’s take a look at the best Ronald Acuna rookie cards on the market today from an investment standpoint.
2017 Ronald Acuna Jr Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP127 (buy on eBay)
If you are looking for the ultimate Ronald Acuna rookie card, look no further than the 2017 Bowman Chrome Prospects Ronald Acuna ROOKIE RC #BCP127. Plus this card is still VERY affordable in its basic form.
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The card features Acuna in a Braves Spring Training uniform running the bases. The refractor versions will fetch megabucks and is a great long term investment in our opinion.
His name is placed in the bottom left-hand corner while the Braves logo is slabbed in the bottom right. The Bowman 1st Logo is placed in the top right-hand corner.
Avoid mini card versions and looks for PSA 10 or BGS 9.5 +.
2017 Bowman Chrome Parallels
- Purple Refractor
- Blue Refractor
- Blue Wave Refractor
- Green Refractor
- Black Refractor – Jumbo Box Hot Packs only
- Blue Bowman 70th Logo Refractor
- Gold Refractor
- Gold Wave Refractor
- Orange Refractor – Jumbo only
- Red Refractor
- Black Wave Refractor
2018 Ronald Acuna Jr. Topps Series 2 RC (bats up or bat down) (buy on eBay)
The 2018 Topps Ronald Acuna Jr. Topps Update Bat Down rookie card is our favorite Acuna RC by far.
Don’t expect to pull the 2018 Topps Series 2 Ronald Acuna Jr Bat Down SSP Variation from a box as it is a super short print.
The best way to ensure ownership of the 2018 Topps Series 2 Ronald Acuna Jr Bat Down SSP Variation Rookie Card is.
Expect to pay in the 4 digits for the Acuna bat down error version (we love, LOVE this card as a great long term investment).
2018 Ronald Acuna Jr. Topps Update Red & Blue Shirt #US250 (buy on eBay)
DRIP… DRIP… DRIP!
This is one sick card!
Numbered #US250 this Acuna Jr. rookie card shows him waiting to get some batting practice in pre-game… his batting practice is a smoke show as we have seen a dozen or so of them and it’s worth getting to the game earlier to watch.
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His name (Ronald Acuna Jr.), Braves Logo (Atlanta), and the team name are all placed towards the bottom center. The Topps rookie card logo is slabbed in the top left-hand corner.
2018 Ronald Acuna Jr. Topps Throwback Thursday 1986 #202 (buy on eBay)
We love the 1986 Topps Baseball Card Set and especially love seeing Acuna Jr. on the card… it brings back memories of a carefree time when living with easy and soda was free.
We love this Acuna Jr. Throwback rookie card and it’s too bad this card does not have an SSP version as the price would be through the roof!
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You will not find very many of these cards at auction at high-grades but when you do we suggest snatching it up… for a reasonable price of course.
Numbered #202 the card shows Acuna laser-focused and ready to launch.
2018 Topps Heritage Ronald Acuna Jr. ROOKIE CARD #58 (buy on eBay)
The card pictures an unconcerned Acuna with his hands behind his back.
Plus the 2018 Topps Heritage Ronald Acuna Jr. is very affordable and is a great starter card for new collectors.
The card is numbered #580 and reads “Baseball America’s 2017 Minor League Player of the Year choice, Ronald took MVP honors in the Arizona Fall League after hitting .325.
Ronald Acuna Rookie Card Value
Acuna Jr. rookie cards have skyrocketed in value over the last few months…in particular, the Acuna Topps Bats Down Error Card has exploded going from $500 to over $2000 in just a few months.
His most expensive rookie cards are the 2017 Bowman Chrome Refractors… you will need to come loaded for bear if you want one of those bad boys… we love the blue auto.
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Ronald Acuna Jr Rookie Card Checklist
- 2017 Bowman Chrome Prospect #BCP127
- 2018 Topps Update Bats Down or Bats Up rookie card
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Ronald Acuna RC #40
- 2018 Bowman Chrome National Convention Ronald Acuna RC #BNR-RAC
- 2018 Bowman Topps Holiday Ronald Acuna RC #TH-RAJ
- 2018 Bowman’s Best Ronald Acuna RC #51
- 2018 Donruss Rated Rookie Ronald Acuna RC #283
- 2018 Donruss Optic Ronald Acuna RC #63
Ronald Acuna Jr. Rookie Card: Buyers Guide & Investment Outlook
Investment Rating: Strongest Buy Possible (5 out of 5)
Ownership Disclosure: Nine (9) 2017 Bowman Chrome, Four (4) Topps Update Bat Down, Two (2) Allen & Ginter
Best Ronald Acuna Jr. Rookie Card: 2017 Bowman Chrome #BCP217
This kid is going to be a stud for years and years to come. Plus the Braves are LOADED with young talent and as such we would not be surprised to see Acuna with a World Series ring in the future and most likely an MVP award (if not multiple).
Not only can Acuna Jr. RAKE but he also has a hell of a glove and has a good chance to win more than a handful of Gold Gloves.
We think he has an outside chance of becoming just as good or maybe even a better player than the legendary Mike Trout!