Jarred Kelenic (7/16/1999) was drafted by the New York Mets in the 1st round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Waukesha West high school (Waukesha, WI).
The Mets traded Kelenic to the Seattle Mariners for Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz.
He is currently rated as the top prospect in the MLB and is projected to be called up sometime in 2021.
Pro-Tip: Don’t buy raw cards on eBay with the hopes of receiving a high grade (unless it’s a Bowman Chrome baseball card as those hold up extremely well).
He can drive the ball to all fields and has immense raw power that should result in multiple 30+ home run seasons in the big leagues once he matures.
Best Jarred Kelenic Rookie Cards
Let’s check out the top-rated Jarred Kelenic RCs for investment purposes.
2018 Jarred Kelenic Bowman Draft Chrome RC #BDC6 (buy on eBay)
The 2018 Jarred Kelenic Bowman Chrome rookie card is by far the best Kelenic RC available as of December 2020.
Numbered #BDC6 the card shows Kelenic smacking the ball out of the park with a “holy crap did I just do that” look on his face.
This is the only Kelenic rookie card on the market worth buying right now until Topps releases their set sometime in 2021
His name and NY Mets logo appears at the bottom of the card while the Bowman Logo is planted in the top right corner.
Related: 2021 Topps Series1 Baseball Cards
2018 Bowman Draft Chrome Parallels: Sky Blue /499, Purple /250, Blue /150, Green /99, Gold /50, Orange /25 (Jumbo), Red /5, Black 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
2019 Jarred Kelenic Bowman Sterling Continuity RC #BSAJK (buy on eBay)
Here is the 2019 Bowman Sterling Continuity Kelenic autograph card… not a bad looking card but not great looking either… when we see this card we feel like blah or meh.
His autograph is placed just above his name on an odd oval photo.
2019 Jarred Kelenic Bowman Draft RC #BDC2 (buy on eBay)
The last card on our list is the Jarred Kelenic 2019 Bowman Draft rookie card which is a pretty good looking card and might be worth a purchase if you think Kelenic is the truth and Mariners savor.
Numbered #BDC2 the card shows Kelenic slapping the ball down the line for what appears to be extra bases.
His name is placed in the right bottom corner while the Seattle Mariners Logo is placed in the bottom left corner.
Jarred Kelenic Rookie Card Value
The most expensive Jarred Kelenic rookie card sold to date is the 2018 Bowman Chrome Prospect ORANGE Refractor #CDAJK.
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Jarred Kelenic Rookie Card Checklist
- 2018 Jarred Kelenic Bowman Chrome Prospect RC #BDC6
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Draft Jarred Kelenic
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Draft ’98 Bowman #98B-JK Jarred Kelenic
- 2019 Bowman Chrome Mega Box RC #13
- 2018 Bowman’s Best Jarred Kelenic New York Mets auto
- 2019 Jarred Kelenic Bowman Draft RC #BDC2
- 2019 Jarred Kelenic Bowman Sterling Continuity RC #BSAJK
- 2019 Topps Bowman Next Jarred Kelenic Auto /99
- 2019 Bowman Platinum Prospects Jarred Kelenic # TOP-8
- 2019 Jarred Kelenic Topps Heritage Minors Baseball Card RC
- 2020 Bowman Chrome Jarred Kelenic Purple Mojo Refractor /250
- 2020 Bowman Platinum Base Stars & Prospects
- 2020 Topps 206 Jarred Kelenic Arkansas Travelers
Jarred Kelenic Rookie Card: Buyers Guide and Investment Outlook
Investment Rating: Buy (2.8 out of 5)
Ownership Disclosure: None
Best Jarred Kelenic Rookie Card: 2018 Jarred Kelenic Bowman Draft Chrome RC #BDC6
Buying prospects are always a risky play even if the prospect is ranked number one (i.e. Vlad Jr.).
For now, we are going to avoid picking up Kelenic rookie cards and take a wait and see approach.
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