Many savvy investors are turning to high-end sports cards as an alternative investment option to stocks, and with good reason.
Take for example the 2011 Mike Trout Topps Update rookie card (see best Mike Trout RCs)…
In 2018 the Trout Topps Update RC PSA 10 was selling for around $500… today the same card, the same grade is going for $2,400.
Notebale Picks in 2020
Almost every card we posted in 2020 doubled or came extremely close… the only ones that didn’t was our Drew Lock Optic RC, Sammy Sosa RC, and Mark McGwire Topps RC recommendations.
Here were a few of our best recommendations from 2020…
2016 Fernando Tatis Bowman Chrome #BCP17
2018 Luka Doncic Prizm RC #280
2017 Ronald Acuna Jr. Bowman Chrome RC #BCP127
2003 LeBron James Topps Chrome RC #111
1996 Kobe Bryant Topps Chrome RC #138
Now we are not naive enough to think this is the case with every card. In fact, 99% of cards are not worth your time.
BUT that’s why we created Gold Card Auctions… to help everyday hobbyist invest and make money in sports cards.
Rookie Cards That Could Double Your Money In 2021
With that goal in mind, here are 7 cards we think have a real shot at doubling in value in 2021.
Here is the crown jewel of the 2020 Bowman Chrome card set.
The Jasson Dominguez Bowman Prospect RC is numbered #CPA-JDO and features Jasson in the classic New York Yankees White Pin Stripe Jersey with a sly little grin that seems to say I’m going to own NY sooner rather than later.
IS Jasson Dominguez is going to be the KING of New York sooner rather than later?
As we mentioned above the Bowman “1st Edition” and the Bowman Chrome Prospect RC is our top-rated Jasson Dominguez rookie cards… buy buy BUY!
2020 Jasson Dominguez Bowman Chrome Parallels: Sky Blue /499, Purple /250, Blue /150, Green /99, Yellow /75, Gold /50, Orange /25, Red /5, Platinum /1, Printing Plates /1
Here is an excellent card for those moderate investors not looking to spend a fortune on a sports card.
The 2020 Joe Burrow Mosaic base rookie card PSA 10 is still very affordable on eBay auctions and they can be found up for auction pretty much at any time as they are extremely popular.
Please note 2020 Burrow Mosaic RC is available in a variety of high-end parallels like the one shown above
Numbered #201 the card shows Burrow loading up the rifle and getting ready to fire. The backdrop of the Gold Mosaic Parallel is breathtaking and will light up a dark room… read out Best Joe Burrow Rookie Cards to learn more about which Joey B. cards you should be investing in.
INCOMING…. KAAAAAAAAABOOOOOOOOOOM! haha, we couldn’t resist…
We absolutely adore the love Panini Kaboom cards and we especially love the 2020 Justin Herbert Panini Absolute Kaboom Rookie Card #K-JH2.
Justin Herbert vs Joe Burrow might very well be the millennial’s version of Brady vs Manning… that is a BIG maybe but is in the realm of possbilites.
At any rate, we are very confident this baby doubles sometime in the fall of 2021 if not much, MUCH earlier.
The Kobe LeBron2008 Topps Chrome Refractor card gas #MASSIVEDRIP4DAYS (Drip is a slang term that refers to a person’s sense of style that is considered sexy or cool. It is a variation of “Swag” and was made popular by hip-hop culture).
Read why we named this card one of the best-looking sports cards of all-time
This card has a STRONG cult following that is beginning to infiltrate the masses… if you own this card you understand why it is becoming one of the most sought after cards in the hobby currently.
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Although not officially a LeBron James card it might as well be as the 2009 Kobe LeBron Topps Chrome Refractor and in particular the Orange Refractor is our pick and on the GCA white whale list.
We still think this bad boy has room to run in 2021 and we think Acuna Jr. wins the MVP.
Mr. Acuna is prime to become the best player in baseball this year… sorry, Mike, it’s time to give up the crown.
Not only can this kid get it done with the bat in a major way but his defense is also out of this world.
Could he win the MVP, a World Series Ring, and a Gold Glove all in one year? We wouldn’t bet against it and that year could be 2020!
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The 2017 Bowman Chrome Ronald Acuna Jr. rookie card is the ideal card to take advantage of his elite upside and we wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see this card double again at some point in 2021… right now is actually a great time to buy this bad boy as it is well of its highs.
2017 Ronald Acuna Bowman Chrome Parallels: Refractors /499, Purple Refractors /250, Blue Refractors /150, Green Refractors /99, Gold Refractors /50, Orange Refractors /25, Red Refractors /5, and Superfractors /1
No this is not a joke and no we are not trolling you guys 🙂
The big one, this was by far the most popular card of the original 151. Charizard was a major part of the anime and had one of the strongest attack ratings at 100.
The orange card has a small image of Charizard at the top, with the Pokemon surrounded by chrome flames which give it an iconic look.
WHELP there you have it!!
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