Pete Alonso was a beast in the minor leagues but few saw his 2019 53 homerun season coming. Experts all agreed he was going to hit homers… but 53 in his rookie year… what in the world is this kid eating for breakfast?!
Keep reading to learn which Pete Alonso rookie cards are best for your investment portfolio.
Top Rated Pete Alonso Rookie Cards
Pete Alonso (12/7/94) was drafted by the New York Mets in the 2nd round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur (and boy are they glad they drafted him). Not only did the “Polar Bear” break the rookie home run record with 53 jacks but he was named the Rookie of the Year after a unanimous vote!
Needless to say, you will want to be buying some Pete Alonso rookie cards over the winter.
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Here are the best Pete Alonso rookie cards from an investment point of view (in our opinion).
2016 Pete Alonso Bowman Draft Chrome Rookie Card #BDC92 (buy on eBay)
This is our favorite Alonso rookie card and shows the “Polar Bear” looking at as he crushes out of the yard… audios amigos!
The back on the card reads “Hulking slugger who delivers majestic home runs… impressed scouts with mature approach and pitch recognition… Clears fences the other way… Has sound footwork at First Base“… pretty much sums up Alonso perfectly.
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The Pete Alonso 2016 Bowman Chrome rookie card is available in a variety of outfits.
If we have only one of the chrome cards we may pick the gold refractor auto… this is one SICK card… DRIP, DRIP, DRIP… the card is pictured below and will cost a small fortune (the last one sold for more than $6,200)
BUT… if you don’t have the bankroll to but a bid on the above version the standard Alonso 2016 Bowman Chrome PSA 10 card (non-auto, non-refractor) is still a great investment and can be had for less than $200 (for now… POLAR BEAR DRIP).
2020 Pete Alonso Topps Rookie Cards #475 (buy on eBay)
The Pete Alonso Topps Update rookie card is another solid play for investors looking to nab up a couple of his cards.
Numbered #475 the card shows Alonso looking to crank the ball out of the park.
The reverse of the card reads “Determined to make the Mets roster in 2019, Pete didn’t rest on the laurels of being the 2018 Minor League leader in home runs and RBI. He dropped 12 pounds, worked tirelessly on his defense, crushed it in spring training – and accomplished his mission“.
2020 Pete Alonso Topps Series 1 Polar Bear Variation SUPER SHORT PRINT RC (buy on eBay)
This may be one of our favorite cards ever printed in any sport!
This card is a tribute to Pete Alonso whos nickname is the Polar Bear.
The card is numbered #350 and is a must for all Alonso fans (unfortunately there is not many of this card printed which is good and bad).
2019 Pete Alonso Panini National Treasures Rookie #SS-PA (buy on eBay)
Again this card can be acquired in a variety of outfits.
The 2019 National Treasures Pete Alonso RPA (rookie patch auto) is a pretty good investment (the card is pictured below).
Not only do you get a GAME WORN patch but you also get Pete’s signature (a true win-win scenario).
The back of the card reads “It took just two full minor league seasons for Alonso to crack the bigs, and the rapid pace followed him to New York. The slugger teed off twice on April 9, 2019, adding two multi-base hits to his mounting stash. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, his 11 extra-base knocks were the most ever through players first 10 games”
2019 Pete Alonso Topps Fire Autograph RC #FA-PA (buy on eBay)
This card is literally burning up… if you are lucky enough to get this card handle with care to avoid blisters 🙂
The Topps Fire Pete Alonso rookie card shows the Polar Bear at the plate looking to crush the ball to the moon and back 10 times.
Numbered #FA-PA the reverse of the card reads “Congratulations you have just received a Fire Autograph card Pete Alonso New York Mets, First Baseman, from Topps Fire Baseball”
This card is extremely rare and does not come around that often on eBay auctions but when it does MAKE A BID.
Good luck nabbing this puppy and don’t burn yourself upon handling!
2019 Pete Alonso Topps Heritage Rookie Card #519 (buy on eBay)
This is a great investment for collectors who are new to the hobby looking to get their feet wet as it is very affordable (even at higher grades). For our investment purpose, this card must be a PSA 10 or BGS 9.5 or greater to purchase.
2019 Pete Alonso Topps Heritage Rookie Card is numbered #519 and shows Pete with a stone-cold look on his face in a casual batting stance.
The reverse of the card reads “The game’s top-rated first base prospect according to MLB.com, Pete paced farmhands in home runs during a 2018 season that saw him make the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game and reach Triple-A“.
2019 Pete Alonso Topps Heritage Parallels: Refractors (/570), Black Refractors (/70), hobby-only Gold Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1)
Pete Alonso Rookie Card Checklist
- 2016 Bowman Draft Chrome Rookie Card #BDC92
- 2016 Elite Extra Edition #64
- 2017 Topps Heritage Minor League Real One Autograph #ROA-PA
- 2018 Bowman Paper Prospect Autographs #PA-PA
- 2018 Leaf Pete Alonso Autographs
- 2019 Panini National Treasures Rookie #SS-PA
- 2019 Topps Chrome Rookie Card #204
- 2019 Bowman Chrome RC #48
- 2019 Pete Alonso Bowman Platinum Rookie Card #20
- 2019 Bowman Lucky Autograph Redemption RC
- 2019 Topps Archives Pete Alonso RC #222
- 2019 Topps Finest RC #44
- 2019 Bowman Sterling Rookie Card #BSR-61
- 2019 Topps Clearly Authentic RC Autograph #CAA-PA
- 2019 Topps Definitive Collection RC Auto #DRA-PA(Redemption)
- 2019 Topps Diamond Icons RC Auto #AC-PA
- 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter Pete Alonso RC #182
- 2019 Topps Big League Rookie Card #20 SP
- 2019 Topps Archives Snapshots RC #AS-PA
- 2019 Topps Holiday Rookie Card #HW71
- 2019 Topps Heritage High Number Rookie Card #519
- 2019 Donruss Optic Rookie Card #82
- 2019 Topps Dynasty Rookie Card Auto Patch #DAP-PA
- 2019 Topps Tier One Break Out Autograph RC #BA-PA (Redemption)
- 2019 Panini Chronicles RC (multiple)
- 2019 Topps Museum Collection RC #79
- 2019 Topps Stadium Club Rookie Card #272
- 2019 Topps Gold Label Pete Alonso RC #31
- 2019 Topps Tribute Pete Alonso RC #19R-15
- 2019 Topps Now Pete Alonso RC #12
- 2019 Topps Living Set Pete Alonso Rookie Card #176
- 2019 Topps Triple Threads RC Autograph Jersey #RFPAR-PA
- 2019 Panini Immaculate Collection Autographs
- 2019 Panini Leather & Lumber Pete Alonso RC Auto #151
- 2019 Topps Five Star RC Auto #FSA-PA
- 2019 Topps Fire Autograph Rookie Card #FA-PA
- 2020 Topps Series 1 Polar Bear Variation
- 2020 Topps Update Rookie Cards #475
Pete Alonso Rookie Card Value
Alonso aka The Polar Bear rookie card values should gain steadily throughout the next few years as he mashed homers over, over, and over again.
We are big Pete Alonso fans and actually purchased a couple of dozen of his rookie cards prior to the 2019 season (nice ROI there bro!).
Not only do we think the “Polar Bear” will win multiple home run titles, multiple league MVP’s, but we also believe Alonso will bring home the Mets fan a Wolrd Series sometime in the next 3 to 6 years!
Having said that Pete Alonso rookie cards are a …
Investment Rating: STRONG BUY