Cristian Pache (11/19/1998) signed with the Atlanta Braves on a hot summer day in July of 2015 for $1.4 million (cha-ching) and he has done a pretty good job destroying minor league pitching ever since.
Through his 4 seasons of minor league ball, he has batted .283 to go along with 21 jacks and 171 RBI’s… he has shown some decent wheels as well swiping 58 bags (he might be faster than the orange car on RC Pro-AM!).
On top of his already impressive offensive resume, he piles on a cannon of an arm, in fact, many consider him to be the best defensive player in minor league baseball and are predicting MULTIPLE gold gloves in the majors.
Check out some of his highlights from Minor League ball below and see for yourself why this kid is ranked the 13th best prospect in the game!
WHOA! We knew he was good at the plate but we had no clue he had the ability to throw the ball into a home like a guided missile… he has gotten so good opposing players have just stopped running on him.
So obviously this kid deserves to be around the top 10 in the MLB prospect pipeline… let’s check out his best rookie cards released per date.
Top-Rated Cristian Pache Rookie Cards
Lets check out the best Cristian Pache RCs for investment purposes.
2018 Cristian Pache Bowman Prospects Chrome Rookie Card #46
Here is a solid Pache rookie card available in a variety of parallels. The cool thing about Bowman Chrome cards is that you can find cheaper ones (i.e. base cards which are ideal for collectors who don’t have a huge bankroll) and higher-end cards which are marketed for collectors who have a larger bankroll (i.e. refractors autos… see the card pictured above).
Numbered #46 (refractor parallels will have a different number) and shows Pache moving quickly out of the batter’s box after knocking the ball down the third baseline.
The reverse of the card reads “2017 South Atlantic League All-Star… Paced Rome in hit, triple (eight) and steals (32)… collected four knocks on 8/3… Batted .333 over 30 Appalchine league games in ’16… had body spark plug who runs hard even on routine grounders, applying pressure to infielders… aggressive spray hitter… confident center fielder who takes efficient routes… captures Mr. Hussle award from Rome in 2017… Was rated the 14th international prospect (related: Jasson Dominguez rookie cards) when he signed in 15′.
2018 Bowman Chrome Prospect Cristian Pache Rookie Card Parallels: Purple Refractors (/250), Blue Refractors (/150), Green Refractors (/99), Gold Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5), and Superfractors (1/1) – Chrome Prospect Shimmer colors include Green (/99), Gold (/50), Orange (/25) and Black (/5) – Autographs parallels include Refractors (/499), Purple Refractors (/250), Blue Refractors (/150), Green Refractors (/99), Gold Refractors (/50), hobby-only Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1)
2017 Cristian Pache Bowman Draft Chrome RC #BDC40
Another solid Pache Bowman Chrome rookie card that takes back seat to the 2018 card.
Numbered #BDC40 the card shows Pache at the plate looking for a base knock at a minimum and hopefully a jack if the pitch is right.
The reverse of the card reads the same as the 2018 Bowman Pache card mentioned above.
2017 Cristian Pache Bowman Draft Chrome Rookie Card Parallels: Purple Refractor, Bowman 70th Logo Refractors, Blue Refractors, Green Refractors, Gold Refractors, Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1). There are also Sky Blue and Orange (/25) – Parallel rainbow includes Refractors, Purple Refractors, Blue Refractors, Green Refractors, Bowman 70th Logo Refractors, Wave Refractors, Gold Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5), and Superfractors (1/1)
Its a nice card but if were buying the 2017 Bowman Pache card were buying the 2018 Bowman Chrome card instead.
2018 Cristian Pache Bowman High Tek #PHT-CP
For now, this is our third ranked Cristian Pache rookie card and is actually a pretty cool looking card for a High Tek card… not only does it have an autograph but it’s available in some pretty cool parallels.
Numbered #PHT-CP the reverse of the card simply shows his minor league batting record.
We feel the same about this card as we do about the 2017 Bowman Chrome card… but the 2018 Pache Bowman Chrome card instead.
2018 Bowman High Tek Parrelles: Purple Rainbow (#/191), Green Rainbow (#/99), Ocean Blue Tidal (#/75), which is new, Gold Rainbow (#/50), Orange Magma Diffractor (#/25), Red Orbit Diffractor (#/5), Black Galactic Diffractor (1/1) and Printing Proofs (1/1). Jumping past Pattern 2 to Pattern 8, Pattern 9 comes as the SpeckTEKular Diffractor (1/1), while Pattern 10 is seen via the Black Galactic Diffractor (1/1).
Honorable Mention Cristian Pache Rookie Card
While this card just missed out on being included in our top three, it’s still worth a look at for most collectors.
2018 Leaf Draft Ultimate Auto Cristian Pache RC BA-CP1
This Cristian Pache card has that autograph that so many collectors seek and which helps keep the value high.
However, it doesn’t have the same brand recognition that the other options on this list do, which limits the potential price upside.
All in all this card isn’t quite on the same level as the others on this list, though it is still worth mentioning.
Cristian Pache Rookie Card Value
Good offense and great defense will take you a long way in baseball and this kid has both with the ceiling to become a great offensive threat.
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Cristian Pache Rookie Card Checklist
- 2015 Elite Extra Edition #177
- 2017 Bowman Draft #BD40
- 2017 SAL All-Star Game South Grandstand #19
- 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Prospect Ticket Autographs Cracked Ice Ticket #17
- 2018 Topps Pro Debut Cristian Pache Autograph RC #188
- 2018 Leaf Trinity Clear Acetate Rookie Card
- 2018 Bowman High Tek Prospects #PHTCP
- 2018 Leaf Metal
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BP46
- 2018 Topps Heritage Minors #133
- 2018 Topps Bowman Holiday #THCP
- 2018 Bowman Platinum Prismatic Prodigies #PPP18
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Peaks of Potential Atomic Refractors #PPCP
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Peaks of Potential Refractors #PPCP
- 2019 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP62
- 2019 Bowman Chrome Mega Box Prospects Refractors #BCP62
- 2019 Bowman’s Best Top Prospects Refractors #TP5
- 2019 Bowman Sterling Refractor #BPR-16
- 2019 Topps Heritage Minor League Edition – Clubhouse Collection Relics #CCR-CP
- 2019 Bowman Chrome Prospects Refractors #BCP62
- 2019 Bowman Prospects #BP62
- 2019 Bowman Chrome 30th Anniversary #B30CP
- 2020 Panini Donruss Parallel Rated Prospect
- 2020 Donruss Rated Prospects #7
- 2020 Donruss Rated Prospects Diamond #7
Cristian Pache Rookie Card: Buyers Guide and Investment Outlook
Pache very well could be the next Braves rookie to emerge from their years of tanking. He has the bat and defense to be an All-Star at the next level… his defense alone should earn him a starting everyday position in the league sooner rather than later.
Now we don’t feel he is on the level of Wander Franco good but we do like him as a short to mid-term investment and have bought a few of his 2018 Bowman Chrome cards at higher grades with auto.[irp posts=”309″ name=”Wander Franco Rookie Card – Top 5 Cards and Investors Guide”]
Buying a few of his 2018 higher-end Bowman Chrome Prospect rookie card and holding until his call-up is imminent is a smart play…. then the question is sell on call up news or hold and see if he can produce… risk-reward decision.
We have said throughout this article that we prefer the 2018 Bowman rookie card but the other two should have positives ROI’s as well.
Please check back in a few months when more Pache rookie cards are released (in particular Topps).