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. He should be a key contributor to a sleeper playoff team via the Chicago Whitesox! Read more to find out why you should be buying Luis Robert rookie cards…
Luis Robert has the raw skill needed to be a superstar and his baseball talent simply can’t be contained by the minor leagues any longer. 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.
If you doubt that he’s soon going to grace the big leagues, consider this: the Sox paid him a $26 million bonus. They’re not going to let that money languish in the minors. Especially when his 5 tool talent is stunningly obvious.
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. 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 under the casual fan radar while still in the minors.
If you’re thinking about buying one of his rookie cards, you should consider doing it soon before everyone else realizes that this 21-year-old has massive star potential.
THE 3 BEST LUIS ROBERT ROOKIE CARDS TO INVEST IN TODAY
2018 Luis Robert Bowman Chrome Prospects #21 (buy on eBay)
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 (buy on eBay)
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 General Rare #264 (buy on eBay)
We’re starting to like these rare Dollar General 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.
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!
2020 Luis Robert Opening Day Topps #201 (buy on eBay)
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“.
Luis Robert Rookie Card Value
Luis Robert rookie card values are set to have a super bright future.
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- 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Pick International Ticket Autograph #1
- 2017 Panini Elite Extra Edition #143
- 2018 Luis Robert Bowman Chrome Prospects #21
- 2018 Panini Contenders Playoff Ticket #6
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Scouts’ Top 100 Luis Robert RC #29
- 2018 Panini Immaculate Collection LUIS ROBERT Jersey Auto #IMS-LR
- 2018 Leaf Ultimate Draft Auto Prospect Rookie Card
- 2018 Bowman Platinum Luis Robert RC #5
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Sterling Refractor
- 2018 Panini Immaculate Collection LUIS ROBERT Jumbo Nameplate #IJ-LR
- 2019 Panini Contenders Prospect AUTO Cracked Ice #14
- 2019 Panini National Luis Robert Jersey Prizm #LR
- 2019 Topps Heritage Minor League White Sox #154
- 2020 Luis Robert Opening Day Topps #201
- 2020 Bowman 1st First Edition Luis Robert BFE-150
- 2020 Topps Tribute Luis Robert Rookie RC Auto
- 2020 Topps Gypsy Queen BLACK & WHITE Parallel AUTO
- 2020 Luis Robert rookie card Donruss Dollar General #6
- 2020 Panini Donruss Luis Robert Rated Rookie #264
- 2020 Topps Inception RC Rookie #RESA-LR
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.
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).
Investment Rating: STRONG BUY WITH SMALL RISK