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The Detroit Tigers drafted Nick Castellanos (3/4/1992) with the 44th pick of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft. He made his MLB debut on 9/1/2013 against the Cleveland Indians and went 0 for 2.

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Nick Castellanos Rookie Year Stats: 148 games | 11 homers | .259 average | 66 RBIs (he finished 8th in rookie of the year voting in 2014)

He had a decent career with the Detroit Tigers, getting better and better every year (for the most part). During the 2019 season, he was traded to the Chicago Cubs and went on to bat .321 with 16 jacks and 36 RBIs in only 51 games.

Let’s check out the top Castellanos rookie cards for investment purposes and hope he continues to rake in 2021.

 

2012 Nick Castellanos Bowman Chrome Prospects RC #BCP78 

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The 2012 Nick Castellanos Bowman Chrome Prospect rookie card is our top pick for his top-rated RCs and comes in a variety of high-end parallels.

The base card is numbered #BCP78 and shows him smacking a hit down the 1st baseline. His name is centered at the bottom while the Bowman Chrome logo is printed in the top left-hand corner.

2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects Parallels: Refractor, X-Fractor, Green, Blue Wave Refractor, Blue Refractor /250, Purple Refractor /199, Gold Refractor /50, Orange Refractor /25, Red Refractor /5, Super-Fractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1

 

2010 Nick Castellanos Bowman Chrome 18U USA RC #BC2

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This would be if we were picking our best-looking Castellanos rookie cards.

The card pictures Castellanos posing for the camera with a GIANT smile from ear to ear (almost like he knows he will make millions in baseball).

Numbered #BC2, the card has the USA Baseball logo in the left-hand corner, and his name in the right… the 1st Bowman Chrome logo is printed in the top left-hand corner.

 

2014 Nick Castellanos Topps Chrome Auto RC #4

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Going from the best Nick C. looking RC to the worse (or close to it).

The 2014 Topps Chrome Castellanos RC shows him with a goofy smile while looking up into the stands with a ghost costume on.

At least that’s what it looks like as Topps for some reason, blended his white jersey with more white towards the bottom of the card… odd.

 

Nick Castellanos Rookie Card Value

The most valuable Nick Castellanos rookie card is the 2014 Topps Finest XFractor Nick Castellanos Rookie Card #RA-NC.

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Checklist

  • 2010 Bowman Chrome 18U USA Nick Castellanos RC #BC2
  • 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects Nick Castellanos RC #BCP78
  • 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League Black /96 Nick Castellanos RC #18
  • 2013 Bowman Inception Nick Castellanos RC
  • 2013 Bowman Inception Silver Signing Auto /25 Nick Castellanos RC
  • 2014 Topps Chrome Auto Nick Castellanos RC #4
  • 2014 Topps Black Nick Castellanos RC /63
  • 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter’s Framed Mini Nick Castellanos RC #AGA-NC
  • 2014 Topps Five Star Rookie Autograph Nick Castellanos RC #FSA-NC
  • 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen SP White Frame Nick Castellanos RC #95

 

Buyer Rating and Investment Outlook

Many experts were calling for a big season from Castellanos in 2020, and so far, they are looking right (playing in Cincinnati will pad most batters’ stats).

He had a pretty good 2019, batting .289 while clubbing 27 homers and 73 RBIs, so a move to the Reds ballpark combined with him being in his prime years (age 28) equals a high likely hood of a career year for Mr. Castellanos.

Update: Castellanos is having a career year and is one of the top 10 players halfway through the 2021 MLB season.

Now, this doesn’t mean we should all rush out and buy up his rookie cards, BUT they should see a decent ROI over the next two years based on where the prices are currently.

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