Aaron Judge Rookie Card – Value, Top Cards, and Checklist


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2013 Aaron Judge Rookie Card Bowman Chrome

Aaron Judge (4/26/1992) was drafted by the New York Yankees with the 32nd pick in the 1st round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft (also the 31st round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Athletics).

Aaron Judge Rookie Year Stats: 155 games | 52 JACKS | 114 RBIs | .284 avg | WOW talk about a world beater… unfortunately he has never come close to matching those numbers since.

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In 2017 Aaron Judge jacked a mind-blowing 52 bombs, had 114 RBI’s, and batted .284. Not only did he win rookie of the year but he finished second in AL MVP voting to Jose Altuve. With that being said Aaron Judge rookie cards make a great long-term investment option.

Not only should he continue to knock the cover of the ball but the Yankees are in a great position to win a World Series or two over the next few years.

Best Aaron Judge Rookie Cards

Here are our top 3 Aaron Judge Rookie Cards for your investment dime. We will update any rookie cards as needed.


2013 Aaron Judge Bowman Chrome Draft Picks #BDPP19 (buy on eBay)

Aaron Judge Bowman Chrome Draft Picks

The 2013 Bowman Chrome Aaron Judge rookie card is a great card for investors and is available in a variety of parallels.

#BDPP19 the card shows Judge at the plate with a look that says I’m about to eat this pitcher alive… a great looking card and available in a variety of price ranges due to the numerous parallels as shown below.

Parallels: Blue /99, Green /75, Gold /50, Black /35, Orange /25, Red /5, Printing Plates and Superfractors /1, Red Ice /25, Purple Ice /10, and Black Ice /1


2017 Aaron Judge Topps Heritage Rookie Card #214 (buy on eBay)

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Another Judge rookie card that can be purchased for a moderate amount of coin or a lot of coin depending on the card (i.e. Red Ink Auto PSA 10 will go well into the 4 digits).

Numbered #214 the card shows Judge with a goofy grin on his face with the stick hung over his right shoulder.

A good looking card that will not break the bank at the base level.

Parallels: Blue Bordered /50, Bright Yellow Backs /25, Gray Backs /10, and the now-familiar Flip Stock /5, Refractor /568, Blue Bordered /68, Gold Bordered /5, SuperFractor /1, and Red Ink Auto /68

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2017 Aaron Judge Topps Rookie Card #287 (buy on eBay)

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Here is a great Judge rookie card for investors looking to spend as little as possible but still grab a nice-looking Aaron Judge rookie card.

Numbered #287 the card shows Judge jumping up in the air catching the baseball.

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Even at a PSA 10 grade, the card will go for under 3 digits.


2015 Aaron Judge Bowman Chrome Refractor RC #150 (buy on eBay)

2015 Aaron Judge Bowman Chrome Refractor

We feel the 2015 Aaron Judge Bowman Chrome Refractor rookie card might just have the best long-term ROI out of all his RCs, not including the 2013 Bowman rookie card.

Judge just smacked at minimum at double in the photo and maybe even a homer… hard to tell for sure but he doesn’t appear to be running quick.

The NY Yankees logo is placed at the bottom right, Bowman logo top left, and his name along the right side of the Topps card.


2015 Aaron Judge Topps Pro Debut RC #159 (buy on eBay)

2015 Aaron Judge Topps Pro Debut rookie card

The final Judge RC on our list is the 2015 Topps Pro Debut #159. A great looking card that is moderately popular on eBay auctions and should be available at any time for bidding.


Aaron Judge Rookie Card Checklist

Aaron Judge Rookie Card Checklist

  • 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Autographs #BCA-AJ
  • 2013 Bowman Sterling Prospect Autographs #BSAP-AJ
  • 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft #BDPP19
  • 2017 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card #56
  • 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection RC /99 Autograph Patch #113
  • 2017 Topps Series 1 RC #287
  • 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter RC #172, Mini Exclusive #361
  • 2017 Topps Five Star RC #FSA-AJ
  • 2013 Elite Extra Edition Prospects Autographs /599 #122
  • 2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks Prospect Signatures #33
  • 2013 Leaf Autographs
  • 2017 Topps Archives RC #62
  • 2017 Topps Archives Snapshot Rookie Card #AS-AJ
  • 2017 Bowman Platinum RC #91
  • 2017 Bowman’s Best Rookie Card #1
  • 2017 Donruss Rated Rookie RC #38
  • 2017 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie RC #38
  • 2017 Panini Chronicles RC /499 #110
  • 2017 Panini Diamond Kings RC #138
  • 2017 Panini Flawless RC Base Gems #101
  • 2017 Topps Bunt Rookie Card #20
  • 2017 Topps Chrome RC #169
  • 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter X RC #172
  • 2017 Topps High Tek RC #HT-AJ
  • 2017 Topps Holiday Rookie Card #HMW99
  • 2017 Topps Holiday Bowman RC #TH-AJ
  • 2017 Topps Inception Rookie Autograph /199 #112
  • 2017 Topps Fire RC #62
  • 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Auto RC #CAAU-AJ/AJU
  • 2017 Topps Dynasty Rookie /10 Autograph Patch #AP-AA1 to AA3
  • 2017 Topps Finest RC #2
  • 2017 Topps Triple Threads RC Autograph Jersey /99 #RPA-AJ
  • 2017 Topps Now RC #87
  • 2017 Topps Transcendent Collection RC /87 #2
  • 2017 Topps Tribute Rookie Card #17R-8
  • 2017 Topps Museum Collection RC #95
  • 2017 Topps Opening Day Aaron Judge RC #147
  • 2017 Topps Stadium Club Aaron Judge RC #64
  • 2017 Topps Heritage Aaron Judge, Tyler Austin RC #214
  • 2017 Bowman Aaron Judge RC #32
  • 2017 Topps Gallery RC #117
  • 2017 Topps Gold Label Rookie Card #86
  • 2017 Topps Gypsy Queen RC #168


Aaron Judge Rookie Card Value

Aaron Judge Rookie Card Value

On average the most valuable Aaron Judge rookie cards will be the 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects Autograph/Refractor… these cards can easily climb above $10k+ at high grades.

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The Aaron Judge 2017 Topps Heritage Red Ink Auto rookie card will also fetch a pretty penny or three.

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If you would like an estimated value on a Judge rookie card you have in your collection please email us a few photos to value@goldcardauctions.com.


Other Aaron Judge Cards Worth Considering

2018 topps aaron judge living set

For Yankee fanboys, here are a few non-Aaron Judge rookie cards worth adding to your NY Yankees investment portfolio.

  • 2019 Topps Definitive Aaron Judge Game Used Patch Auto
  • 2018 Topps Living Set Aaron Judge Baseball Card #1
  • 2018 National Treasures Aaron Judge Dual Patch Game Used Material

The 2018 Aaron Judge Topps Living Set PSA 10 is our top pick for collectors looking for a great ROI gainer that is a non-Judge rookie card.


Aaron Judge Rookie Card: Buyers Guide and Investment Outlook

The House That Ruth Built” never had a chance at holding in Aaron Judge… never had, never will, and Judge will continue to destroy pitchers who attempt to accomplish that feat.

On top of the fact that Judge is built like a brick house, the Yankees are in a great position to make a run at the World Series for the next few years (and more).

It would not surprise us to see 3 out of the 4 in the next few years for Aaron Judge… World Series Ring, Homerun Crown, MVP, and or Gold Glove.

Obviously Aaron Judge rookie cards are currently a great investment and should be for the foreseeable future.

Investment Rating: Strong Buy (4.1)

If we had to pick one Aaron Judge card? 2013 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects

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  1. I respect your opinion. For myself, Judge is more of a BUY than a strong buy/great investment. I only say this, because, Judge at 28, has 116 home runs. Bryce Harper turning 28 in October, has over a hundred more. Aaron Judge just started out a little too late to make the hall of fame, I don’t see how his body will hold up and, not run into further injuries when he gets older. He’s definitely fun to watch, though, when ”ON.” And playing for the Yankees doesn’t hurt…

    • Hey Michael, thanks for the response.. yes we somewhat agree with you… over the longterm, he probably is not a “great investment” and is a “good investment”… BUT… in the short term, we think he is a GREAT investment because of how likely it is he could win a world series ring in the next 3 years along with the odds of maybe winning a WS MVP… his card values would soar if that was the case.

  2. I stand by what I said in August, except I’m not even sure I would buy Aaron Judge…rookie cards. He’s 29 in April and had really just that one super star season…he can’t stay healthy, and I’m also not sure the Yankees will be winning a world series. They’re a good team, just not a great one imo. So, I would probably pass on Judge, but respect your opinion.

  3. The only player right now, and the best long-term investment, is Fatis Jr. Imo. I don’t usually collect baseball cards. They’re so unreliable and I enjoy the investing–collecting part much more (NFL) but that being said:

    As a Yankees fan and Judge fan, ive bought several of his RCs. Not a bunch of money. However, I’m a victim of wanting to believe their a great long term investment because I’ve seen fitsthand what he’s capable of. One season he was an unstoppable savage. Unfortunately he’s beginning to prove he’s not durable and his body is going to persist with injuries each season. Right now the best players, the really special players, they play everyone of the 162 games
    But the truth is I just dont think AJ can endude that grueling schedule. Imo. But I also agree with the mate cross the pond…he’s s an excellent short-term investment!! Between high HR seasons, winning MVPs, world series, world series MVP et cetera—-we just have to hope he stays healthy and be one of the greats.


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