Fernando Tatis Jr. was born on 1/2/1999 and is the son of former MLB slugger Fernando Tatis. He made his MLB debut on 3/28/2019 vs. the San Fransico Giants and went 2 for 3.
Fernando Tatis Jr. Rookie Year Stats: 84 G | .317 AVG | 22 HR | 16 SB | 53 RBIs… obviously this kid has some talent but some were calling for a big regression going into his second year… let’s take a look…
2020 Fernando Tatis Jr. Second Year Stats: 59 games | .277 avg. | 17 HR | 45 RBI | .937 OPS… yea so that regression thing never really worked out did it?
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Tatis Jr. 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 and will be for a long, LONG time).
He and Machado are expected to do BIG THINGS in San Diego this year and anything less than an NCLS Championship Series appearance would be a disappointment.
Top-Rated Fernando Tatis Jr. Rookie Cards
Here are the top-rated Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie cards for investment purposes.
2016 Fernando Tatis Jr. Bowman Chrome #BCP 17
This card is SICK and is our top Tatis Jr. rookie card pick. 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.
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Obviously, the refractor versions are going to cost more but the standard autograph version (no refractor) is a solid investment as well.
2016 Bowman Chrome Parallels: Refractor, Blue Refractor, Green Refractor, Gold Refractor, Orange Refractor /25, Red Refractor /5, SuperFractor 1/1 and Printing Plates 1/1 parallels
2019 Fernando Tatits Jr. Topps/ Topps Chrome #410 or #202 Padres RC
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 almost equal to the 2016 Tatis Jr. Bowman Chrome card (1 vs 1a type situation).
We love this card and you should 100% buy a few of these base and high-end parallels. Numbered #410 the card shows Tatis Jr. casually tossing the ball over to first base in pre-game warm-ups… a great-looking card.
2019 Topps Update Parallels: Purple, 150th Anniversary, Rainbow Foil, Gold, Independence Day /76, Black /67, Mother’s Day Pink /50, Father’s Day Blue /50, Memorial Day Camo /25, Clear /10, Platinum 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
2019 Fernando Tatis Jr. Topps Chrome Update RC #54
We originally left this card off the list… yes we are idiots haha. The 2019 Tatis Jr. Topps Chrome Update RC is numbered #54 and shows Tatis Jr. jacked up, ready to take the ball deep… two words… bye-bye.
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His name and team name are printed at the bottom while the Topps RC logo is placed in the top left. A great-looking card with a great-looking ROI over the last two years.
2019 Fernando Tatis Jr. Topps Heritage RC #517
The 2019 Tatis Jr. Topps Heritage rookie card is IDEAL for investors who don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend but still want a high-grade Tatis Jr. rookie card.
Numbered #517 the card shows Tatis Jr. posing for the camera with the bat in hand hanging over his right shoulder… good looking card and a good-looking smile from Tatis Jr.
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His name is printed in the bottom left-hand corner while his position is in the right. The PADRES name is depicted in the top right corner.
2019 Topps Heritage Parallels: Refractor 570, Black /70, Gold /5, and SuperFractor 1/1
2019 Fernando Tatis Jr. Topps Rookie Card 150 Years 1984
Here is a bonus card…
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 Value
The price of Tatis Jr.’s rookie cards is blowing up and is still somewhat undervalued based on where his ceiling could end up.
Update! The above statement was typed sometime in 2019 and is not as relevant today but there is still some truth to it.
The most expensive Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card is the 2016 Bowman Chrome Orange Shimmer Fernando Tatis Jr. #CPAFT RC selling for a mind-blowing $34,999 via eBay auctions on 12/20/2020 (see an image of the card below).
Be careful when buying his rookie cards as you still want to be picky and not get screwed over… email us at email@example.com if you would like advice picking out a couple of his rookie cards.
Fernando Tatis Jr. Rookie Card Checklist
- 2015 Elite Extra Edition Prospects Autographs RC #175
- 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospects RC #BCP17
- 2019 Bowman Chrome Refractor RC #26
- 2019 Bowman Sterling RC #BSR73
- 2019 Topps Series 2 RC #410
- 2019 Topps Series 2 F2019 Bowman Topps Industry Summit Autograph RC #410
- 2019 Topps Living Set RC #173
- 2019 Topps Heritage RC #517
- 2019 Topps Gallery RC #56
- 2019 Topps Chrome RC #7
- 2019 Topps Archives RC #75
- 2019 Topps Dynasty #DAP-FT11
- 2019 Topps Update The Family Business Autographs #FB-15
- 2019 Topps Update #US56
- 2019 Topps Diamond Icons #ACFTJ
- 2019 Topps Factory Set Chrome Rookie Variation Refractor #410
- 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter X #183
- 2019 Topps Update 1984 RC #84-8
- 2019 Topps Update Rainbow Foil #US56
- 2019 Panini Chronicles Obsidian RC #35
- 2019 Panini Immaculate Jersey Patch Auto /49
- 2019 Panini Chronicles Crusade RC #3
- 2019 Panini Contenders Optic RC #3
- 2019 National Treasures Jumbo Booklet RC Jersey Auto /99 #RJM-FT
- 2019 Panini Optic Rated Rookie #RPSFT
Fernando Tatis Jr. Rookie Card: Buyers Guide and Investment Outlook
We are high to very high on all Fernando Tatis Jr. Rookie Cards and we were on this kid from the very start. The prices on his rookie card have obviously soared since his debut but there is still some value to be had as the Padres could make a DEEP run in the playoffs.
Investment Rating: Great Buy (4.5 out of 5)
Best Fernando Tatis Jr. Rookie Card: 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospects RC #BCP17
Ownership Disclosure: 3x 2019 Topps Chrome RC PSA 10 2x 2019 Topps Chrome RC PSA 9
The Padres are loaded for bear with stars such as Machado, Chris Paddack, MacKenzie Gore, and Mike Clevinger making for one of the best teams in baseball and one that could very easily see a World Series ring in the next few years.
Having said that an injury or an early playoff exit could hurt the value of Tatis Jr. rookie cards so that is something to take into consideration as well.
What is Fernando Tatis Jr rookie card worth?
The value of a Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card can be worth tens of thousands of dollars depending on the card. For an estimated value of a Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the best Fernando Tatis Jr rookie card?
The best Fernando Tatis Jr rookie card is the 2019 Topps Series 2 Fernando Tatis Jr. RC #410 and the 2016 Fernando Tatis Jr Bowman Chrome RC.
What year is Fernando Tatis rookie card?
The Fernando Tatis rookie card is 1997 while the Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card year is 2019.
What is the most valuable Fernando Tatis Jr rookie baseball card?
The most valuable Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card is the 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect Auto RC Refractor (i.e. Green, Orange Shimmer).