Fernando Tatis Jr. Rookie Cards
Fernando Tatis Jr. was born on 1/2/1999 and is the son of former MLB slugger Fernando Tatis.
Fernando Gabriel Tatis plays shortstop for the San Diego Padres and is absolutely tearing the cover off the ball (this kid can play!).
He originally was signed by the Chicago White Sox but was traded to the Padres at age 17 before ever playing a professional game (the White Sox have to be kicking themselves over that one).
Tatis Jr. made his MLB debut with San Diego in 2019 after making their Opening Day roster.
Here are his best rookie cards for investment purposes.
2016 Fernando Tatis Jr. Bowman Chrome #BCP 17 (buy on eBay)
This card is SICK.
Not only is it his earliest rookie card (being released in 2017) but it shows Tatis Jr. in a Chicago Whitesox jersey.
The 2016 Fernando Tatis Jr. Bowman Chrome rookie card is available in a variety of versions to include Gold, Purple, and Green Shimmer Refractor.
Obviously, the refractor versions are going to cost more but the standard autograph version (no refractor) is a solid investment as well.
2019 Topps/ Topps Chrome #410 or #202 Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres RC (buy on eBay)
UPDATE. This card is added to the list of Best Fernando Tatis Jr. Rookie Cards as of 2/22/2020.
We consider this card to be equal to the 2016 Tatis Jr. Bowman Chrome card (and maybe slightly better).
We love this card and you should 100% buy a few of these base and high-end parallels.
2019 Fernando Tatis Jr Panini Immaculate Jersey Patch Auto /49 Padres
The 2019 Fernando Tatis Jr. Panini Rookie Card with Patch and Autograph is another high-end Tatis Jr. rookie card that is worth investing in.
There only 49 of these cards available.
The card features Tatis Jr. in the top right-hand corner swinging at a pitch with his autograph in the top center of the card.
Patches are located in the top right-hand corner and bottom half of the card.
2019 Fernando Tatis Jr. Topps Rookie Card 150 Years 1984
We love throwback cards.
The 2019 Fernando Tatis Jr. Topps Rookie Card attempts to mimic the 1984 Topps series.
Fernando Tatis Jr. is running the base path after what we can only assume lacing a ball down the line for a double or triple.
This card is also very affordable. An ungraded Fernando Tatis Jr. Topps Rookie Card (1984) can be found on eBay for around $100.
The $100 price tag may differ by a few bucks but is sure to only go up over time.
We suggest buying the card and then get it graded by PSA or BGS as there are not any graded versions of this card available on eBay right now.
Fernando Tatis Jr Rookie Card Checklist
- 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect Fernando Tatis Jr.
- 2015 Elite Extra Edition Prospects Autographs Fernando Tatis Jr. #175
- 2019 Topps Series 2 Fernando Tatis Jr. RC #410
- 2019 Topps Series 2 F2019 Bowman Topps Industry Summit Autograph Fernando Tatis Jr. #/50ernando Tatis Jr. RC #410
- 2019 Topps Living Set Fernando Tatis Jr. RC #173
- 2019 Fernando Tatis Jr Panini Immaculate Jersey Patch Auto /49
We are high to very high on all Fernando Tatis Jr. Rookie Cards.
This kid is surrounded by crazy good young talent (i.e. Chris Paddack, MacKenzie Gore, Luis Urias, and one of the best players in baseball Manny Machado) and could very easily see a World Series ring in the next 2 to 6 years.