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Julio Rodriguez was signed with the Seattle Mariners out of Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic, and was born on 12/29/2000 via Julio Yarnel Rodriguez. He destroyed the minor leagues forcing Seattle to call him up at the ripe old age of 21, and so far, he has not disappointed.

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He patrols the outfield, stands 6′-3″, weighs 228lb, and can hit the ball a mile. He had a mind-blowing 1.007 OPS in double-A Arkansas while swiping 16 bags.

Many experts have compared JROD to Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez, but we think he looks and plays like a young Gary Sheffield.

Let’s look at the top-rated Julio Rodriguez rookie cards released to date. Please check back often, as many of his best rookie cards are still to be released.


1. 2019 Julio Rodriguez 1st Bowman Chrome Prospect RC #33

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Our top-rated Julio Rodriguez card should be going forward in terms of ROI. Look for this card with an autograph with a PSA 10 grade if you want to invest real money in this kid.


2. 2020 Julio Rodriguez Bowman Chrome Prospect RC #BCP19

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Another nice-looking Bowman card, but you might as well buy the above card if you’re considering this one.

3. 2022 Topps Chrome Rookie Card SSP Silver #222

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A great-looking card that should have an outstanding long-term ROI.

4. 2021 Topps Update Julio Rodriguez 1987

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We have always loved the look of the 1987 Topps baseball card set. This card will be tough to find for sale but is a must for 87 Topps baseball lovers.

5. 2019 Julio Rodriguez Bowmans Best Auto RC #B21-JR

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A beaut of a card, particularly at low-numbered refractors/autos as the blue above, is a surprise.

Unfortunately, its reign at number 3 will be short-lived once his first Topps rookie card debits. However, if you want to invest in one of the colorful low-numbered BB refractors/auto, we won’t stop you.


Julio Rodriguez Rookie Card Value

The most expensive Julio Rodriguez rookie card will be a 2019 Julio Rodriguez Bowman Chrome Low-Numbered Refractor RC with an auto (such as the Gold Shimmer shown above).

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Similar Investment? A similar investment to Mr. Rodriguez would come from a Jordan Walker Bowman Chrome Rookie Card.

Most Common? The most common Julio Rodriguez baseball card you will see up for auction is his 2019 base Bowman Chrome rookie card.



  • 2019 Bowmans Best Auto Julio Rodriguez RC #B21-JR
  • 2020 Bowman Chrome Prospect Julio Rodriguez RC #BCP19
  • 2019 1st Bowman Chrome Prospect Julio Rodriguez RC #33
  • 2019 Bowman Draft Julio Rodriguez RC #BD-60
  • 2022 MLB Topps Now Card 1st MLB Hit Julio Rodriguez RC


Investment Outlook

Julio Rodriguez is one of the top-rated prospects in baseball, and many feel he will be excellent if not an all-star.

The only MLB prospect we are currently buying is Jordan Walker. This could change as investing in young MLB players’ rookie cards can be very fluid and not advisable for beginners or those not locked into the MLB prospect pipeline.

Update: Julio has become of the brightest young talents in the game and a significant BUY.

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