Vlad Jr.’s rookie cards are some of the best purchases in the hobby and should only get better in the next few years as he enters his prime.
Not only is he still 21 years of age but he plays on a young team that should improve drastically over the next few years.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. signed with the Blue Jays on 7/2/2015 (included a signing bonus of $3.9 million dollars). Vlad Guerrero Jr.’s rookie card prices surged on the combination of his play and the fact that his dad (Vladimir Guerrero) was one of the best hitters in the game.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was called up in the summer of 2019 and is currently the number one player in the game (according to most fantasy baseball apps).
He showed flashes of brilliance in his first season in the majors batting a respectable .275 with 15 jacks and 69 RBIs. His second wasn’t bad either. But his third (2021) will go down in the books as his official break-out season.
We feel the future will hold big things for Vlad Jr. and have invested in a variety of his rookie cards over the past 2 years. If he craps the bed we are out some money for sure, BUT we don’t foresee that in his future.
A plus .300 batting average and 30 or more home runs are very likely for multiple years with this kid.
UPDATE 2021: It might be closer to 40 homers in 2021
Best Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Rookie Cards
With further ado here are the best Vladimir Guerrero Jr. rookie cards to invest in.
2016 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Bowman Chrome (Refractor/Auto) RC #BCP55
This is the must-have Vladimir Guerrero Jr. baseball card. The 2016 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Bowman Chrome card is available in auto, refractors, or standard versions (all of which are GREAT investments).
The card features Vlad Jr. watching the ball go yard (or so we assume). We love the 2016 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Bowman Chrome card in all versions and suggest buying it as we feel it will only go up for years to come.
2016 Vlad Jr. Bowman Chrome Rookie Card Parallels Refractors:
- Purple Refractors – /250
- Blue Refractors – /150
- Green Refractors – /99
- Gold Refractors – /50
- Orange Refractors – /25
- Red Refractors – /5
- Printing Plates Black – 1/1
- Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1
- Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1
- Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1
- Superfractors – 1/1
2019 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Topps Chrome Refractor RC #201
A great-looking Vlad Jr. rookie card from Topps and has a number of parallels.
The price for a PSA 10 will ruin about the same as the 2017 Bowman Chrome and will challenge the Vlad Jr. Bowman Chrome rookie card as his most popular RC.
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2018 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Kaboom RC #VG
Kaboom cards have always been one of our favorites from an aesthetics viewpoint. The only reason this card isn’t ranked higher on our list is due to the fact Kaboom sells better in football and basketball than it does in baseball.
2017 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Topps Heritage RC #VG
The Tipps Heritage brand is always a solid play when you’re looking to invest in a baseball player’s rookie card. Heritage isn’t the top of the mountant when it comes to Topps baseball sets but it’s not far behind and some of the autographs versions can be worth a ton.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Rookie Card Value
The most valuable Vladimir Guerrero Jr. rookie card is the 2016 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Bowman Chrome Auto rookie card in high-end parallels (i.e. Orange Shimmer, Red Shimmer, Blue Refactor).
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Rookie Card Checklist
- 2015 Panini Contenders International Ticket Autograph Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #12
- 2015 Panini Elite Extra Edition Prospects Autograph #169
- 2015 Elite Extra Edition Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #169
- 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autograph Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #CPA-VG
- 2016 Bowman Chrome Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #BCP55
- 2016 Bowman Platinum Top Prospects Autograph Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC#TPA-VG
- 2016 Bowman’s Best of 2016 Autographs Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #B16-VG
- 2017 Bowman’s Best Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #TP33
- 2018 Donruss Optic Rated Prospect Signatures Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC
- 2018 Flawless Patch Autograph /25 #PA-VGJ
- 2018 Leaf Prospect Autographs Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC
- 2018 Leaf Flash Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #BAVG1
- 2019 Immaculate Collection Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Rookie Card RPA /99 Autograph Patch #20
- 2019 Leather & Lumber Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC Auto #137
- 2019 Panini Prizm Rookie Autograph Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #RA-VG
- 2019 Bowman Chrome Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #1
- 2019 Topps Factory Set RC #700
- 2019 Topps Throwback Thursday Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #103
- 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #278
- 2019 Topps Mystery Redemption A RC Autograph Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC
- 2019 Topps Living Set Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC
- 2019 Topps Museum Collection Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #100
- 2019 Topps Chrome Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #201
- 2019 Donruss Optic Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #64
- 2019 Topps Heritage Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #504
- 2019 Topps Stadium Club Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #301
- 2019 Topps Finest Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #101
- 2019 Topps Update Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #US62
- 2019 Topps Living Set Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #179
- 2019 Bowman Platinum Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC SP #27
- 2019 Topps Tribute Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC /435 #19R-11
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Investment Outlook
With young superstar offensive talent surrounding him (i.e. Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio) it is a given that the Blue Jays will be a force to reckon with at the plate.
Investment Rating: 4.1 out of 5
Best Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Rookie Card: Our favorite Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC is his 2016 Bowman Chrome (buy on eBay) and his 2019 Topps No Number SSP (buy on eBay) we really like the NNO and think it could see an uprising like the Acuna Jr Bat Down SSP if Vlad Jr. becomes the player experts predict.
Ownership Disclosure: 15x 2016 Vlad Jr. Bowman Prospects #BCP55 PSA 10 and PSA 9
If they can just secure some good arms via free agency deep playoff runs for many years would not be out of the question.
Even without playoff action we still love Vladimir Guerrero Jr. baseball cards to be one of the Best Baseball Cards to Buy Right Now in the hobby.
If you like Vlad Jr. Rookie Cards also check out Fernando Tatis Jr. Rookie Cards as he is in a similar position as Vlad Jr. (i.e. surrounded by strong young talented players).