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Spencer Torkelson is a BEAST and will be for years to come in the MLB. If you are saying, who the hell is this guy? We don’t blame you.
Update 2023: Now most MLB fans know the name, Torkelson.
This will change soon, starting with the MLB Draft on 6/10/2020. Keep reading to discover which Spencer Torkelson rookie cards are worth investing in.
Spencer Torkelson (8/26/1999) played college ball at Arizona State and should be selected by the Detroit Tigers with the 1st pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.
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He plays first base, bats right, and stands 6 ft 2. This kid is all about POWER. Not only can Torkleson unload on the baseball, but he should also hit, hit, and HIT with tons of bat speed… so tons of power with a high average… we love that.
Some “insiders” have compared him to a young Mark McGwire (some compare him to Greg Maddux, too, but we don’t see that). Here are the top-rated Spencer Torkelson rookie cards to buy now.
2020 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto RC #CDAST
The Spencer Torkelson 2020 Bowman Chrome rookie card should be one of the best in terms of pure ROI. If you are big on Torkelson, this card in a high-end parallel with an autograph will be a money-maker for years to come.
2020 Bowman 1st Chrome Draft RC #BD121
The 2020 Bowman Draft Chrome Spencer Torkelson RC is by far the best of his cards released to date.
2019 Spencer Torkelson Panini Prizm Draft Picks #118
One of our top picks if you are looking to add some Torkelson to your baseball card investment portfolio.
2019 Spencer Torkelson Panini Elite Contenders Premium AUTO #USA-ST
This and the card below are decent buys from Panini.
2019 Spencer Torkelson Panini Elite Extra Contenders #USA-ST
The Panini Contenders’ early baseball cards are looking pretty good nowadays.
2019 Spencer Torkelson Stars and Stripes College Sigs USA #CNT-ST
The 2019 Spencer Torkelson Stars and Stripes College Sigs is another favorite as far as his early cards go.
2016 Spencer Torkelson Leaf Perfect Game Rookie Card #BA-129
We were amazed to see a card from 2016 on this list, but sure enough, here it is (Spencer is listed as a third baseman on this card).
Spencer Torkelson Rookie Card Value
The most expensive Spencer Torkelson card sold to date is the 2020 Bowman Chrome Draft Spencer Torkelson Orange Refractor Autograph BGS 9.5/10, sold on Oct 19, 2022, for $3,173 (Seller: nicerackhighendaquaculture_7).
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In only 17 games in 2019, Spencer slashed 340/.598/.780 with four doubles and six jacks in only 82 plate appearances… BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE! A few concerns include his strikeout rate and his speed on the defensive side limits him… first base or DH are his only options.
Super Early Investment Rating: Cautiously buying a few
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Best Card: 2020 Bowman Chrome Refractor RC
That said, we could easily see this kid putting up a season or three of 50-plus homers and a .300-plus average, especially with how juiced the ball is nowadays.