The Flordia Marlins drafted Christian Yelich (12/5/1991) with the 23rd pick in the 1sr round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur. He made his major league debut on 7/23/2013 against the Colorado Rockies, going 2 for 4 with 1 RBI.
Christian Yelich Rookie Year Stats: 62 games | .288 BA | 4 HR | 10 SB | 16 RBI
He has always been able to hit for a ton of average (never batted below .282), but the POWER has not developed until recently, but once it did, this kid can ball.
Investment Rating: Pass (2.2 out of 5) (updated 2023)
Ownership Disclosure: One (1) 2013 Topps Chrome RC PSA 10
Best Christian Yelick Rookie Card: 2013 Topps Chrome RC #CY (Shop eBay)
2018 was his power breakout season when he jacked 36 homers to go along with a mind-blowing .326 batting average… BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE! Not surprisingly, he won the NL MVP that year.
However, we would like to see his post-season performance improve, as he is batting only .194 through 10 post-season games. If he can get his playoff numbers up and be responsible for a deep playoff run by the Brewers, his RC value would take off.
Without further ado, let’s check out the top Christian Yelich RC from an investment standpoint.
2010 Christian Yelich Bowman Chrome Draft Refractor #BDPP78
2010?!? Wow, that is a long, LONG time ago… surprising a Yelich card was made back then, but we regress.
Numbered #BDPP78, the card shows Yelich at-bat in his black Marlins uniform. His name is detailed at the bottom right of the card, while the Miami Marlins logo is placed in the bottom left… his signature appears towards the center middle.
The 1st Bowman Chrome Card logo is placed in the upper left-hand corner… our 2nd pick in terms of Christian Yelich rookie cards.
2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Parallels: Bowman Chrome Refractor, Blue Refractor /199, Gold Refractor /50, Orange Refractor /25, Red Refractor /5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates /4
2013 Christian Yelich Topps Update #US290
Topps has 2 out of the 3 Yelich rookie cards on our giant board. The 2013 Yelich Topps Update RC is #US290 and shows Yelich on the run in an attempt to catch a pop-up to the outfield… a so so looking card that depicts the Marlins M logo in the bottom right of the card and his name in the bottom left. The Topps RC logo is slabbed above his name.
2013 Christian Yelich Topps Chrome RC #CY
We saved the best for last. The 2013 Topps Chrome Yelich rookie card is our top pick and is a hot-looking card. Numbered #CY the card shows Christian at bat, lased focused, grunting face, looking to take the ballyard… Nuf said.
His name is in the bottom left, the team logo in the bottom right, and his autograph is placed at the center bottom… great looking at the card at high-end parallels (the blue refractor above is mouth-watering).
BIG BUY for long-term Yelich investors.
2013 Topps Chrome Parallels: Base Refractors /499, Blue /199, Black /100, Sepia /75, Gold /50, Red /25, Camo /15, Atomic /10, Pink /5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
Christian Yelich Rookie Card Value
Yelich RCs are valued about right based on his career numbers to date. If he can have tremendous post-season success while putting up big numbers, they should considerably increase in value significantly… BUT… we don’t see that happening with the Brewers, as they seem to have terrible luck in the playoffs.
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- 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Refractor #BDPP78
- 2010 Bowman Sterling #BSPCY
- 2012 Topps Pro Debut All Atars RC #AS-CY
- 2012 Bowman Platinum Chrome Refractor RC /199 #BPP49
- 2013 Topps Update RC #US290
- 2013 Topps Chrome RC #CY
- 2013 Topps Heritage RC #H536
- 2014 Bowman Platinum GU Materials Auto Refractor RC /199 #ARCY
If Christian Yelich played for the New York Yankees or the LA Dodgers, his RCs would be twice as popular as they are now and would be worth a significant amount more… unfortunately, he is stuck in Milwaukee, where his hopes of winning a World Series are not that great… they seem to have horrible luck when it comes to post-season baseball play.
It also took him quite a few years before he started putting up those power numbers to go with that high average… that also hampers the value of his rookie cards.
We are buyers of his rookie card, just not many of them. Pick out one or two at high grades and move on to a more exciting player.