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Bobby Witt Jr. (14/6/00) is a shortstop who was the second overall pick in the 2019 MLB draft. Witt Jr. has been named as the best pure-hitting prospect in MLB, with few apparent weaknesses to speak of.

As the son of former MLB pitcher Bobby Witt, he has much to live up to, especially as his father was the Texas Rangers’ first-round pick in the 1985 draft. 

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Witt Jr. has a range of exciting rookie cards, so here are three of the best options on the market, along with an investment outlook as the prospect aims to become the centerpiece for his franchise.

We’ve combed through recent auction data to list three of the best Bobby Witt Jr. rookie cards.


2020 Bobby Witt Jr. Bowman Chrome RC #BCP25 

Here is our top Bobby Witt Jr. rookie card, which is strictly based on ROI. This is your card if you’re looking for the best return on investment over the next five years.

If you have more money to spend, please see the next card.


2020 Bobby Witt Jr. Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs #CPA-BWJ

Here is our pick for Bobby Witt Jr. rookie cards for collectors who have a decent amount of money to spend and are not looking to stockpile his base rookie card. We prefer investing in more expensive rookie cards most of the time rather than buying the base cards (even with the base card having a superior ROI). Why? Usually, the ROI is not much more significant, and we enjoy earning more money with less work. Listing one card worth $5,000 is much less time-consuming than listing 20 base rookie cards. But to each their own.

Witt Jr’s Bowman Chrome Prospect Autograph features a great action shot as he prepares to catch a baseball in a gloved hand. Already valued highly by collectors, there’s a ‘1st Bowman’ logo in the top left corner and a KC Royals symbol at the bottom. 

The on-card signature and the power of the Bowman brand is enough to make it one of the best early Witt Jr. options, and there’s increased interest as it’s his first hard-signed MLB-licensed card. You’ll also be able to find the following parallels:

Parallels: Base Refractor (/499), Speckle (/299), Purple (/250), Blue (/150), Atomic (/100), Green (/99), Green Shimmer (/99), Yellow (/75), Gold (/50), Gold Shimmer (/50), Orange (/25), Orange Shimmer (/25), Red (/5), Red Shimmer (/5), SuperFractor (1/1), Printing Plates (1/1).


2020 Bobby Witt Jr. Bowman Chrome RC #BCP160

Another solid Witt Jr. rookie card investment. This one, along with the previous two above, is all must-haves.


Bobby Witt Jr. Rookie Card Value

Bobby Witt Jr. rookie cards should see a big jump in value over the next two years as he enters the MLB.

The most expensive Witt Jr. rookie card sold on eBay to date is the 2020 Bowman Chrome Bobby Witt Jr Gold Refractor Autograph /50, which sold for a mind-blowing $4,200 on 5/22/2020.



  • 2018 Leaf Perfect Game National Black RC AUTO
  • 2018 Panini Stars & Stripes Bobby Witt Jr RC
  • 2019 Stars & Stripes Auto Rookie Jersey /224 Autograph Card
  • 2019 Bowman Next Bobby Witt Jr #T8
  • 2019 Panini Prizm Draft Picks RC
  • 2019 Leaf Flash Rookie Card
  • 2020 Bowman 1st Edition Bowman Rookie Card
  • 2020 Bowman Prospect


Investment Outlook 

Seen as a top prospect when he was drafted second overall in 2019, Witt Jr. made his professional debut with the Arizona League Royals in the same year.

Although he failed to live up to the ridiculous hype in 2019, given his age and potential, he still has time on his side.

Of course, we can never be sure, no matter the perceived talents of the ‘next big thing’.

Witt Jr. will only be 20 when his next birthday comes up in June, but his rookie cards have already begun to creep up in value midway through 2020, especially after the release of the Bowman-branded MLB versions.

The 2020 minor league seems certain to be shortened, while he won’t be thrown into the big leagues without gaining more experience.

It’s a great time to grab his cards before they become overinflated, as every collector and the would-be investor will soon be circling in an attempt to get in on a piece of the action. 

Bottom Line: We are not exactly sold on Bobby and would rather put our funds into Jasson Dominguez or Jordan Walker. But picking the next great MLB players from the top prospects is usually a coin toss so if you feel Witt Jr. is the best young MLB player, BUY BUY BUY!

CTA – Witt Jr’s prospects are some of the most exciting MLB cards to release in the last few years, but will they make our list of the best sports cards to buy right now? Let us know if you’re planning on grabbing a Witt Jr. card or two in the comments section below.

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