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Nico Hoerner (5/13/1997 in Oakland, CA) was selected in the first round (24th overall) of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs and made his major league debut on 9/9/2019 vs the San Deigo Padres and went 3 for 5 with an eyebrow-raising 4 RBIs.
Nico Hoerner 2019 MLB Stats: 20 games | 82 plat appearances | .282 avg. | 3 homers | 17 RBIs
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Nico attended Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) and can play 2B, SS, or Center Field but his true position is 2B. Nico is a hot commodity this year and his rookie cards are at a low coast value right now compared to his ceiling (with moderate risk).
Let’s take a look at the top Nico Hoerner rookie cards for investment purposes.
2018 Nico Hoerner Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie Card #CDANH
This is our favorite Nico rookie card to date (there will be more).
The card shows Nico throwing the ball after a line drive ground out.
Numbered #CDA-NH the back of the card reads “Ranked 10th on the 2018 Pac-12 Conference batting race (.345)… thieved 15 bags…Posted .887 OPS at Stanford as a JUnior… Garnered All-Star recognition in 2017 Cape Code League”
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The 2018 Bowman Chrome Draft is Nico’s best rookie card.
2018 Bowman Chrome Draft Parallels: Sky Blue /499, Purple /250, Blue /150, Green /99, Gold /50, Orange /25 (Jumbo), Red /5, Black 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
2018 Bowman Chrome Refractor Parallels: Refractor, Asia Refractor, Sky Blue /402 (Jumbo), Purple /250, Sparkles, Blue /150, Green /99, Gold /50, Orange /25 (Jumbo), Red /5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
Refractor Parallels: Gold /50, Red /5, SuperFractor 1/1
2019 Nico Hoerner Bowman Sterling Auto RC #NH
We have a love/hate relationship with the 2019 Bowman Sterling Cards.
We purchased a half dozen Wander Franco rookie cards Bowman Sterling redemptions (not graded… raw card). We got the cards from Topps in a month and sent them to PSA to be graded… Only one came back with a PSA 10 rating… all the others were not graded due to us requesting non-grades if not a PSA 9 or higher. We were very disappointed to say the lease.
The Bowman Sterling Auto cards also seem to get less value compared to Bowman Autos.
If you want a Nico Hoerner auto card pick a Bowman or Topps. We only recommend this card as a third buying option (don’t buy redemption or raw cards).
2020 Bowman Sterling Parallels: Refractor /199, Speckle Refractor /99, Pink Refractor /75, Gold Refractor /50, Blue Refractor /25, Black Atomic Refractor /10, Red Refractor /5, SuperFractor /1, Printing Plates – 1/1
2020 Nico Hoerner Topps RC #70
Here is an excellent Nico Hoerner rookie card. The card shows Nico running out of the batter’s box after a line drive hit.
Numbered #70 the back of the card reads “Nico was ticketed for the Fall League for the second straight year in 2019 before injuries to the Cubs in middle infield expedited his path to the majors…”
We have no problem picking up a few graded 2020 Topps Nico Hoerner RCs.
2020 Topps Parallel Cards: Yellow (Walgreens), Purple (Meijer), Rainbow Foil, Gold Foil (Jumbo), Gold /2020, Advanced Stat /300, Vintage /99, Independence /76, Black /69 (Hobby/Jumbo), Mother’s Day Hot Pink /50, Father’s Day Blue /50, Memorial Day Camo /25, Platinum 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
Nico Hoerner Rookie Card Checklist
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Draft #CDANH
- 2018 Leaf Ultimate Draft 1990 Leaf Auto Autograph /15
- 2019 Bowman Sterling RC Auto
- 2019 Bowman Chrome AFL Auto RC /150
- 2019 Auto Patch Leaf Trinity Chicago Cubs Rookie Card
- 2019 Leaf Metal Draft Auto 1990 Throwback Silver
- 2020 Topps 1985 Topps 35th Ann Insert Cubs #85-95
- 2020 Topps SHORT PRINTS SP
- 2020 Topps Series One Rookie Card #70
- 2020 Topps Five Star RC
- 2020 Panini Immaculate RC
- 2020 Topps Chrome SP Photo Variation RC #161
- 2019 Topps Heritage Minor League #215
Nico Hoerner Rookie Card Value
The most expensive Nico Hoerner rookie card is going to be one of the 2018 Bowman Chrome Refractors such as the Orange /25 (sold on eBay for $4,000 on 6/21/2020).
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If you are looking to buy a Nico Hoerner rookie card and would like advice please email us your budget and other misc information to firstname.lastname@example.org… cheers!
Buyers Guide and Investment Outlook
Investment Rating: Soft Buy (3.5 out of 5)
Ownership Disclosure: 2x 2018 Bowman Chrome
Best Nico Hoerner Rookie Card: 2018 Bowman Chrome RC #BDC165 (buy on eBay)
Nico Hoerner is one of the more popular rookies this year but is off to a slow start.
Hoerner has learned to adjust quickly and successfully. Manager David Ross has started him at third base twice despite Hoerner’s not playing there before professionally.
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He does have some speed and believes he can get even better at the art of base stealing, but he doesn’t want to take the bat out of his teammates’ hands.
Kipnis has outperformed Hoerner so far offensively, and that figures to keep the latter out of the lineup more often than not, at least in the short term but in the long term Hoerner has the potential to be one of the games best players… just give him a few more years.