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Jacob DeGrom Rookie Year Stats: 2.69 ERA, 144 strikeouts, 9 W’s, 6 L’s, and a mind-blowing 1.14 WHIP. Those numbers should tell the story about who won the Rookie of the Year award in the NL that year.
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’s surgery). But once he made it he has made the most of it and is now a front line ACE!
Let’s take a look at the top-rated deGrom rookie cards in terms of return on investment.
2014 Jacob DeGrom Topps Update “Pointing” RC SSP #US50
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 Jacob Degrom Bowman Chrome Draft RC #BCP73
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 strong buy for us and we own a number of the higher-end parallels.
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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 Supreme Auto RC #SADJE
The Topps Supreme Jacob DeGrom rookie card is a solid high-end autograph investment and should have a great ROI as DeGrom advances in age.
2014 Jacob DeGrom Topps Update “Throwing” RC #US50
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 Jacob DeGrom Topps Heritage RC #H549
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)
Jacob DeGrom Rookie Card Value
The most valuable Jacob Degrom Rookie Card is the 2014 Topps Chrome Update Jacob DeGegrom Black /99 #MB-19.
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Jacob deGrom Rookie Card: Buyers Rating, Risk/Return Analysis, and Investment Outlook
We normally don’t load up on pitchers but we have bought a few of DeGrom rookie cards within the last 12 months or so.
Investment Rating: Buy (4.4 out of 5)
Ownership Disclosure: None
Best Jacob deGrom Rookie Card: 2014 Jacob DeGrom Topps Update RC #US50 (BUY ON EBAY)
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.
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