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Pete Alonso is a beast at the plate, is a fan favorite, and should easily surpass Darryl Strawberry as the Met’s all-time homerun leader. These factors make Pete Alonso’s rookie cards easy to buy.
The New York Mets drafted Pete Alonso (12/7/94) 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 also named the Rookie of the Year after a unanimous vote.
You will want to buy some Pete Alonso rookie cards over the winter. Here are the best Pete Alonso rookie cards from an investment point of view (in our opinion).
2016 Pete Alonso Bowman Draft Chrome RC #BDC92
This is our favorite Alonso rookie card and should be tops in terms of long-term ROI. The back on the card reads, “Hulking slugger who delivers majestic home runs… impressed scouts with a mature approach and pitch recognition… Clears fences the other way… Has sound footwork at First Base”
2020 Pete Alonso Topps RC #475
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.
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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 SSP RC
This may be one of our favorite cards ever printed in any sport! This card is a tribute to Pete Alonso, whose nickname is the Polar Bear. The card is numbered #350 and is a must for all Alonso fans (unfortunately, there are not many of this card printed which is good and bad).
2019 Pete Alonso Panini National Treasures Rookie #SS-PA
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 (an actual 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 through player’s first 10 games.”
2019 Pete Alonso Topps Fire Autograph RC #FA-PA
If you are lucky enough to get this card handled with care to avoid blisters, this card is burning up. The Topps Fire Pete Alonso rookie card shows the Polar Bear at the plate looking to crush the ball to the moon and back ten 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 scarce and does not come around often on eBay auctions, but when it does, MAKE A BID. Good luck capturing this puppy, and don’t burn yourself upon handling it!
2019 Pete Alonso Topps Heritage Rookie Card #519
This is an excellent investment for collectors new to the hobby and 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 #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)
- 2016 Bowman Draft Chrome Pete Alonso RC #BDC92
- 2016 Elite Extra Edition Pete Alonso RC #64
- 2017 Topps Heritage Minor League Real One Autograph Pete Alonso RC #ROA-PA
- 2018 Bowman Paper Prospect Autographs Pete Alonso RC #PA-PA
- 2018 Leaf Pete Alonso Autographs Pete Alonso RC
- 2019 Panini National Treasures Rookie Pete Alonso RC #SS-PA
- 2019 Topps Chrome Rookie Card Pete Alonso RC #204
- 2019 Bowman Chrome Pete Alonso RC #48
- 2019 Pete Alonso Bowman Platinum Pete Alonso RC #20
- 2019 Bowman Lucky Autograph Redemption Pete Alonso RC
- 2019 Topps Archives Pete Alonso RC #222
- 2019 Topps Finest Pete Alonso RC #44
- 2019 Bowman Sterling Pete Alonso RC #BSR-61
- 2019 Topps Authentic Autograph Pete Alonso RC #CAA-PA
- 2019 Topps Definitive Collection Auto Pete Alonso RC #DRA-PA(Redemption)
- 2019 Topps Diamond Icons Auto Pete Alonso RC #AC-PA
- 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter Pete Alonso RC #182
- 2019 Topps Big League Pete Alonso RC #20 SP
- 2019 Topps Archives Snapshots Pete Alonso RC #AS-PA
- 2019 Topps Holiday Pete Alonso RC #HW71
- 2019 Topps Heritage High Number Pete Alonso RC #519
- 2019 Donruss Optic Pete Alonso RC #82
- 2019 Topps Dynasty Rookie Card Auto Patch Pete Alonso RC #DAP-PA
- 2019 Topps Tier One Break Out Autograph Pete Alonso RC #BA-PA (Redemption)
- 2019 Panini Chronicles Pete Alonso RC (multiple)
- 2019 Topps Museum Collection Pete Alonso RC #79
- 2019 Topps Stadium Club Pete Alonso RC #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 RC #176
- 2019 Topps Triple Threads RC Autograph Jersey Pete Alonso RC #RFPAR-PA
- 2019 Panini Immaculate Collection Autographs Pete Alonso RC
- 2019 Panini Leather & Lumber Pete Alonso RC Auto #151
- 2019 Topps Five Star Auto Pete Alonso RC #FSA-PA
- 2019 Topps Fire Autograph Pete Alonso RC #FA-PA
- 2020 Topps Series 1 Polar Bear Variation Pete Alonso RC
- 2020 Topps Update Pete Alonso RC #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.
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We are big Pete Alonso fans and purchased a couple of dozen rookie cards before the 2019 season. Not only do we think the “Polar Bear” will win multiple home run titles, maybe a league MVP at some point, but we also believe Alonso and Lindor could bring home the Mets fan a World Series sometime in the next 3 to 6 years.
Investment Rating: Buy (3.0 out of 5)
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Best Pete Alonso Rookie Card: 2020 Pete Alonso Topps Series 1 Polar Bear Variation SSP RC