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Another hot prospect due to make his pro ball debut in the U.S., shortstop Robert Pauson (09/11/02) is rated higher than most in 2020.
He signed for the Oakland A’s after their spending restrictions were finally lifted, and earned a $5.1m signing bonus which tied for the highest payout in 2019.
One for the future, his collective list of rookie cards are already beginning to pick up in price as hype grows.
We’ve prepared a list with three of his best RC options and an investment report as he aims to enter the major leagues in the next few years.
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Here are three of the best Robert Pauson rookie cards that are available right now… we will update this list as more Robert Puason RC are released.
2020 Robert Puason Bowman Baseball Chrome Prospects #BCP145
Arguably his most crucial rookie card, the Bowman Baseball Chrome Prospects, features a large image of Puason in action, with his hand reaching beyond the border on the left-hand side.
He has a baseball clutched in his mitt and a pair of aviators to finish the look.
There’s a 1st Bowman Logo for which collectors are always on the lookout while he’s wearing his Oakland A’s uniform.
You’ll find the card number in gold at the bottom and a team logo.
There’s also a ridiculous amount of parallels available.
Parallels: Atomic Refractor, Refractor (/499), Speckle Refractor (/299), Purple Refractor (/250), Blue Refractor (/150), Blue Shimmer Refractor (/150), Aqua Parallel (/125), Aqua Shimmer Parallel (/125), Yellow Refractor (/75), Gold Refractor (/50), Gold Shimmer Refractor (/50), Orange Refractor (/25), Orange Shimmer Refractor (/25), Red Refractor (/5), Red Shimmer Refractor (/5), SuperFractor (/1), Printing Plates (/1).
2020 Robert Puason Bowman Baseball Chrome Prospects Auto #CRARP
BOOM GOES THE FREAKIN DYNAMITE!
This is one bad mother of a card, bruh!
#CRA-RP is a signed version of the Bowman Baseball Chrome Prospects listed above, with the same image and basic layout.
The one significant difference is the inclusion of an on-card signature at the bottom, which raises the potential value by a significant amount.
It’s a great investment piece if you’re looking for the best possible 2020 Puason Bowman card.
As with the unsigned version listed above, it comes with a list of parallels that further inflate the value, although there’s no Shimmer refractors and no Speckle or Purple refractors.
Parallels: Atomic Refractor, Refractor (/499), Blue Refractor (/150), Atomic Refractor (/100), Yellow Refractor (/75), Gold Refractor (/50), Orange Refractor (/25), Red Refractor (/5), SuperFractor (/1), Printing Plates (/1).
2019 Robert Puason Panini Prizm Draft Picks Auto #123
Puason’s 2019 Panini Prizm Draft Picks also has a large feature-length image of the player and the special edged borders found with all Prizm cards. The lined effect causes Puason to stand out against the background, enhancing his stature.
A sticker signature is a slight letdown compared to the Bowman card listed above, while he’s wearing his Dominican Prospect League (DPL) uniform instead of an Oakland A’s jersey.
Regardless, it’s still a great entry-level investment piece.
It comes with the usual range of Prizm parallels listed below:
Parallels: Green (/99), Red & Black Snake Skin (/99),White Sparkle (/99), Red (/99), White (/99), Blue (/99), Camo (/25), Green Ice (/18), Gold (/10), Gold Vinyl (/5), Black Mosaic (/1)
Robert Puason Rookie Card Values
The value of Robert Puason rookie cards is all over the place and largely depends on if the card has an autograph and a shimmer of some sort or the word ATOMIC in the description.
The highest amount paid for a Robert Puason rookie card to date was $830 on 5/27/2020 for the 2020 Bowman Chrome Robert Puason Gold Shimmer Auto /50.
- 2019 Panini Elite Extra Edition
- 2019 Elite Extra Edition LOGO PATCH
- 2020 Bowman Chrome
- 2020 Bowman 1st Edition
- 2020 Prizm Draft
- 2020 Onyx Vintage Baseball
Recently rated as the sixth top prospect in MLB by NBC, it’s worth remembering that Puason is only 17. I have a pair of boots that are older than him.
He might be a 6-foot-3, 165-pound specimen, but he still needs to be given time to adapt to the pace of the game in the U.S., as well as to realize his obvious potential.
According to scout reports, Puason has the ability to become a five-tool player for the A’s. Given the hype, his rookie card prices have already begun to increase accordingly, although you will have to wait for a while to see the player in action.
If he’s half the player he’s thought to be, Puason’s early cards will be sure to inflate as he gets stronger and more experienced. There’s always a chance that you could get burned by yet another prospect that fails to make the grade, but he looks to be a sound investment heading into the 2020 season.
If we were to purchase a Pusason rookie card in the future (and we might) we would focus on the Bowman Chrome refractors, shimmers, or atomics.
Investment Rating: STRONG BUY
Ownership Disclosure: We do not own any Puason rookie cards now.
CTA – Robert Puason is clearly one to keep an eye on in the future. If you’re in the mood for an Oakland A’s legend, we have a list with the best Mark McGwire rookie cards on the market, or check out our Hot 10 for some great investment ideas!