Jacob Degrom Rookie Card – Best Buys, Checklist, and Value (Ultimate Investment Guide)


jacob degrom rookie card

Jacob DeGrom (6/19/1988) was drafted by the New York Mets in the 9th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Stetson University (DeLand, FL).

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It took him a while to make it to the MLB (debuted on May 15, 2014, at the age of 25) but once he did he lit it up. In his first year, he finished with 9 wins and 6 losses with a stellar 2.69 ERA to go along with a mind-numbing 144 strikeouts and has a rookie of the year trophy above his wood-burning fireplace.

The only negative about this kid is how long it took him to make it up to the show. Most prospects make it up before the age of 21 (22 at worse). It took DeGrom until almost age 26 to show up due to injuries (specifically due to Tommy John surgery). But once he made it he has made the most of it and is now a front line ACE!


Our Jacob DeGrom Rookie Card Picks


2014 Jacob DeGrom Topps Update “Pointing” Rookie Card SSP #US50 (buy on eBay)

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We love the rare SSP DeGrom Topps “pointing” rookie card. Not only does it make for a great long term investment but we feel the image is super unique and will help the value only increase over the upcoming years.

The card is numbered #US50 and the back reads “Jacob created a buzz with his fine pitching in 2014, but what he did with the bat spurred a genuine commotion. The former college infielder lost his debut 1-0, but snapped a Mets pitchers 0 for 64 to start the season with a single in his first at-bat.

We have bought a number of these and will look to buy more.


2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Jacob Degrom Rookie Card #BCP73 (buy on eBay)

jacob degrom bowman rookie card

The DeGrom Bowman Prospects card is numbered #BCP73 and shows Jacob firing the rock to home plate in what we can only assume is a major swing and WHIFF.

Available in a number of parallels this card is another stong buy for us and we own a number of the higher-end parallels.

Refractors (#/500), Blue Refractors (#/250), Purple Refractors (#/150), Bubbles Refractors (#/99), Green Refractors (#/75), Gold Refractors (#/50), Carbon Fiber Refractors (#/25), Red Refractors (#/5), Printing Plates and Superfractors (1/1).


2014 Jacob DeGrom Topps Update “Throwing” Rookie Card New York Mets US50 (buy on eBay)

jacob degrom topps update

Here is the standard DeGrom Topps Update rookie card of him throwing the ball. Not an SSP (super short print) but still a great long term play.


2014 Topps Heritage Jacob DeGrom New York Mets RC #H549 (buy on eBay)

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Finally, the Topps Heritage Jacob DeGrom rookie card is the last card on our list and is best for collectors who have a smaller bankroll.

The card is very affordable and shows DeGrom holding the baseball while looking back at the collector with a goofy grin on his face.


Jacob DeGrom Rookie Card Checklist

  • 2012 MultiAd Savannah Sand Gnats Jacob deGrom #6 (minor league card)
  • 2014 Jacob DeGrom Topps Update “Pointing” SSP #US50
  • 2014 Topps Update “Throwing” #US50
  • 2014 Topps Supreme Jacob deGrom RC Autographs
  • 2014 National Treasures Jacob deGrom RC #195 Autograph Jersey /99
  • 2014 Topps Heritage RC #H549
  • 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Jacob Degrom Rookie Card #BCP73
  • 2014 Panini Black Friday Jacob deGrom RC #40 /499
  • 2014 Topps Finest Rookie Autograph Jacob deGrom RC #2 /100 (Redemption)



Please email us pictures (back and front) of your Jacob DeGrom baseball card for an ESTIMATED value (value@goldcardauctions). Please allow up to 3 days for a response as we get dozens of requests a day… thank you! 🙂


Other Jacob DeGrom Baseball Cards

  • 2019 Jacob DeGrom Topps Dynasty Auto/Patch #DAP-JdG7
  • 2020 Topps Series 1 Baseball 1/1 Blank Back


Investment Outlook

We normally don’t load up on pitchers but we definitely own our fair share of DeGrom rookie cards (we started stockpiling them before he was a big name in the league).

Although we don’t necessarily see the Mets winning a title anytime soon we do think they are loaded for bear on the pitching side of things (at least the top half of the rotation) and will be lead by DeGrom (although we are also VERY HIGH on Noah Syndergaard as well).


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8 months ago

i am on the fence with DeGrom. He’s arguably been the best pitcher in baseball these past 2 years. But he kind of reminds me, of Johan Santana. Looked like a sure thing going into the Hall of Fame then, fell right off the map and the hall of fame ballot in his first year of elgibility.

8 months ago

I am a Braves fan…so I wish hem well when he plays against any other team. Ha ha