Luis Robert has been compared to Ken Griffey Jr. by his minor league coach and as much as we hate to make comparisons, we 100% agree (although he won’t be quit that good).
He started out in A ball, where he batted .453, knocked out 8 homers, brought in 24 runs and stole 8 bases in just 75 trips to the plate.
That performance got him bumped up to Double A. While there, Luis hit .314, nailed 8 homers, 29 RBI, and took 21 bases.
His promotion to AAA this year has him slashing .338/.403/.662 and hitting 5 balls out of the park in his first 16 games. You can’t ask of a prospect more than what Luis Robert has delivered: total domination at every minor league level.
His impressive stats parallel his meteoric rise in the rankings. Before the 2019 season, Robert was the 40th ranked prospect in baseball. Now, he’s 5th overall and the 2nd ranked outfielder.
UPDATE: Just as we predicted Luis Robert had a awesome rookie season in 2020 and finished runner-up in the AL Rookie of the Year.
So, his talent is clear. That’s a huge contributor to making his cards a solid investment. But it’s not the only factor in his favor. He’s also in a major media market (i.e. Chicago). This will help his long-term exposure and put a much higher ceiling on his popularity.
Big talent + big market = huge potential for investment gains. This is doubly true since Luis is still flying somewhat under the casual fan radar.
Top-Rated Luis Robert Rookie Cards
Without further ado lets check out the best Luis Roberty rookie cards to invest in now!
2018 Luis Robert Bowman Chrome Prospects #21
This is one of the best looking non-action rookie cards since the classic 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck. There are a variety of parallels, including a sick looking blue refractor (shown above).
The card shows Roberts at a press conference after signing for big-league money with the Chicago Whites… he looks thrilled, as he should. That smile says it all. It’s the smile of a man who knows how bright his future truly is.
The card is numbered 21 and reads “Fashioned 1.027 OPDS in Dominican Summer League… Went 12 for 15 on steals… Homered in debut as a Whitesox farmhand… Hit .401 in 2016/17… Lean, an athletic hitter with an assortment of tools… Creates an impressive launch angle and bat speed… Keeps hands inside the ball and extends through contact…Runs well for his size“.
2018 Luis Robert Bowman Chrome Parallels: Purple Refractors (/250), Blue Refractors (/150), Green Refractors (/99), Gold Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5), and Superfractors (1/1)… our white whale is the Luis Robert Superfractor but good luck to us.
2018 Luis Robert Panini Contenders Playoff Ticket #6
A super high-end Luis Robert rookie card that comes with a sweet autograph.
Numbered #6 the card shows Luis at the plate looking to take the ball to the moon and back.
A great sportscard investment for collectors with larger bankrolls.
2020 Luis Robert Donruss Rated Rookie Dollar Tree (Rare) RC #264
We’re starting to like these rare Dollar Tree Rated Rookie cards more and more… they somewhat remind us of those Mike Trout Walmart Rookie Cards back in 2011. We really like the yellow border on these bad boys.
The 2020 Luis Robert Dollar General Donruss Rated Rookie baseball card is numbered #264 and shows him smashing the hell out of the ball out of the state.
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The reverse reads “To say Robert enjoyed a breakout campaign season in 2019 would be an understatement. After not hitting a home run in 2018, the highly touted Cuban prospect smashed an incredible 32 long balls in 122 games across 3 levels. That power went with 36 stolen bases and a robust .328 average, cementing his status as Chicago’s top prospect”.
To say this card is underrated/undervalued is an understatement! We sent ours in to get graded with PSA. And yes it has been months and we are still waiting for the results.
2020 Luis Robert Topps Living Set #123
A good looking card with a fair price point.
You either hate or love the 2020 Topps Living Set as we had not heard much in between the two options… we personally love them (which is funny because at first, we hated them).
Numbered #123 the card shows a big ol’ headshot of Robert with a look that says I will destroy you. Watch out AL pitching he is coming in hot… solid card.
2020 Luis Robert Topps Series 2 RC /50 #392
Here is the true Topps Rookie Cards for Luis Robert and collectors are gobbling them up just as fast as they land on eBay… we have yet to see a PSA or BGS graded card for auction but are checking daily.[irp posts=”5315″ name=”PSA Grading vs Beckett Grading vs SGC Grading (Massive Guide and Review)”]
The card is numbered #392 and is available in a few high-end parallels.
This card is probably our 2nd in line after the Dollar Tree RC and tied with the Bowman.
2020 Luis Robert Opening Day Topps #201
The first Topps Luis Robert rookie card featuring Luis at the plate with a look on his face that seems to be telling the minor league pitcher this ball is going out of the park and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Numbered #201 the reverse reads “Omar Vizquel, who managed Roberts at Double-A, compares the five-tool phenom to a young Ken Griffey Jr. He can do it all Vizqual applauds. He can beat you with a home run, a stolen base, turn it into a different gear and make a play in the outfield. In 2019, Robert dominated three levels of the minors to win the USA Today’s Minor League Player of the Year award“.
2021 Topps Series 1 1986 Baseball Auto RC #86A-LR
Drip. Drip. DRIP!
The 1986 Topps Set was one of the best baseball sets of all-time. Add Luis Robert’s autograph, an orange border, and you have one of the best-looking baseball cards on the planet.
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If you can manage to get your hands on one of these, be sure to get it graded by PSA as it will jump in value substantially as almost none PSA graded exists.
Luis Robert Rookie Card Value
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Luis Robert Rookie Card Checklist
- 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Pick International Ticket Autograph Luis Robert RC #1
- 2017 Panini Elite Extra Edition Luis Robert RC #143
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Prospects Luis Robert RC #21
- 2020 Topps Series 2 Rookie 1985 Topps 35th Anniversary Luis Robert RC
- 2018 Panini Contenders Playoff Ticket Luis Robert RC #6
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Scouts’ Top 100 Luis Robert RC #29
- 2018 Panini Immaculate Collection LUIS ROBERT Jersey Auto Luis Robert RC #IMS-LR
- 2018 Leaf Ultimate Draft Auto Prospect Luis Robert RC
- 2018 Bowman Platinum Luis Robert RC #5
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Sterling Refractor Luis Robert RC
- 2018 Panini Immaculate Collection LUIS ROBERT Jumbo Nameplate Luis Robert RC #IJ-LR
- 2019 Panini Contenders Prospect AUTO Cracked Ice Luis Robert RC #14
- 2019 Panini National Luis Robert Jersey Prizm Luis Robert RC #LR
- 2019 Topps Heritage Minor League White Sox Luis Robert RC #154
- 2020 Luis Robert Opening Day Topps Luis Robert RC #201
- 2020 Bowman 1st First Edition Luis Robert RC #BFE-150
- 2020 Topps Tribute Luis Robert Rookie RC Auto
- 2020 Topps Gypsy Queen BLACK & WHITE Parallel AUTO Luis Robert RC
- 2020 Luis Robert rookie card Donruss Dollar General Luis Robert RC #6
- 2020 Panini Donruss Luis Robert Rated Rookie RC #264
- 2020 Topps Inception Luis Robert RC #RESA-LR
Luis Robert Rookie Card: Buyers Rating and Investment Outlook
It looking more and more like this kid is the real deal and he is big-league ready. He has nothing more to prove in the minors and we are betting the farm he is going to be an absolute beast in the MLB.
Investment Rating: Buy (3.9 out of 5)
Best Luis Robert Rookie Card: Luis Robert Dollar Tree Yellow Rated Rookie
Ownership Disclosure: 2018 Bowman Prospect PSA 10
A Ken Griffey Jr. comparison is a nice prediction but what we also like is the fact that he was named the USA Today Minor League Player of the Year… if you take a look at some of the winners of this award, it has a pretty good track record (previous 5 winners include Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Ronald Acuna Jr., Alex Bregman, Blake Snell, and Kris Bryant).