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The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Walker Buehler (7/28/84) in the 14th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft and by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 24th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2015 MLB June Amateur Draft.
In his first MLB season, he finished 3rd in rookie of the year voting and posted a down-right filthy 2.63 ERA with 151 strikeouts (9.9k per 9).
How in the world did he finish third in ROY voting, you might ask? He went against batting studs Ronald Acuna Jr. and Juan Soto (talk about a promising rookie of the year class).
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Buehler should be one of the better pitchers in the league for years to come (along with Jack Flaherty), making his rookie cards pretty cheap at these prices (even for a pitcher). Here are the top Walker Buehler rookie cards for investment purposes.
2015 Walker Buehler Bowman Draft Chrome RC #46
By far our favorite Buehler rookie card for investment purposes. The 2015 Walker Buehler Bowman Draft Chrome rookie card is numbered #46 and shows Walker tossing the ball in what appears to be a light warm-up session.
Available in several refractors parallels, the reverse of the card reads, “Pitched Vanderbilt into two consecutive College World Series trips in 2014 and ’15… started NCAA Title Game as a sophomore…Struck out more than one per inning in ’15. Throws mid 90’s fastball with great control… Keeps ball down in the zone… Can also lean on curve, slider, and change up”
2015 Bowman Draft Baseball Chrome Parallels: Base, Refractors, Purple Refractor /250 – Green /99 – Gold /50 – Black /35 – Orange /25 – Red /5 – Supefravotr /1 – Printing Plate
2018 Walker Buehler Topps Chrome RC #71
Topps is known for throwing in a parallel card every so often and that’s what they did with the Buehler Topps Chrome rookie card. A great-looking card showing Buehler about to release the ball down the pipe for what we imagine is a foolhardy swing and miss.
Numbered #71, the reverse of the card reads, “The Dodgers drafted Buehler early in 2015 knowing that the former Vanderbilt Ace would need Tommy John surgery before he even threw another pitch. Their faith was validated, as the 100-mph-throwing righty averaged 12.7 Ks/9 IP over three levels of farms in ’17. Promoted late in the year, he fired two scoreless innings in his MLB debut on Sep 7”
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2018 Walker Buehler Topps Update RC #HMT19
Another beautiful Walker Buehler Topps rookie card showing him in mid-windup with a look on his face that seems to be saying, “yea, I got this clown”. The card is #HMT19, and the reverse reads the same as the #71 card above.
Walker Buehler Rookie Card Value
One of these years, Buehler is going to put together an entire season of dominance (Cy Young award incoming?), and his rookie card prices are going to take off. If you have a Walker Buehler rookie card and would like an estimated price, please email us at value@goldcardauctions (include two photos at minimum).
Walker Buehler Autograph Cards
- 2015 Bowman Chrome Draft Walker Buehler ROOKIE RC Autograph #BCA-WB
- 2018 Topps Chrome Refractor Rookie Card Autograph #RA-WB
- 2018 National Treasures Autograph Rookie Card #18
- 2018 Panini Flawless Auto Rookie Dual Patch #RDP-WB
- 2020 Topps Heritage Red Ink Real One Autograph #53
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- 2015 Bowman Chrome Walker Buehler RC #46
- 2015 Bowman’s Best Auto Walker Buehler RC #B15-WB
- 2015 Bowman Draft – Chrome Draft Pick Autographs – Refractor Walker Buehler RC #BCA-WB
- 2018 Bowman Scouts Top 100 Walker Buehler RC #BTP-6
- 2018 Panini National Treasures 16 Player Dual Materials Booklets Walker Buehler RC #16DM-1
- 2018 Topps Finest Autographs Red Refractor Walker Buehler RC #FA-WB
- 2018 Bowman Chrome National Convention Walker Buehler RC #BNR-WB
- 2018 Topps Series One Walker Buehler RC #177
- 2018 Topps Update Walker Buehler RC #HMT19
- 2018 Topps Chrome Walker Buehler RC #71
- 2018 Topps Chrome Printing Plate Walker Buehler RC #7
- 2018 Topps Now – Road to Opening Day Autographs Walker Buehler RC #OD-421C
- 2018 Topps On Demand 3D Walker Buehler RC #7
- 2018 Topps On Demand Dynamic Duals – Dominant Duos Walker Buehler RC #8
- 2018 Topps 1986 Throw Back Thursday Walker Buehler RC #206
- 2018 Topps Finest Autographs Refractor Walker Buehler RC #FA-WB
- 2018 Panini Flawless – Flawless Rookie Signatures Walker Buehler RC #FRS-WB
- 2018 Panini Flawless – Rookie Patch Autographs Walker Buehler RC #RPA-WB
- 2018 Panini National Treasures – Rookie Triple Material Ink – Holo Gold Walker Buehler RC #RTM-WB
- 2018 Panini Chronicles – Rookie Cornerstones Walker Buehler RC #20
- 2018 Topps On Demand 1978 Tribute Rookies Walker Buehler RC #R5
Buyers Rating & Risk/Return
Buehler has shown streaks of greatness but has never put together an entire season of it. We feel either this year or next, you will see him emerge as one of the top pitchers in the game and win the CY Young Award (and maybe even a World Series ring).
(2021: Walker Buehler got his World Series Ring in the 2020 MLB Season when the Dodgers knocked off the TB Rays.)
- Investment Rating: Buy (3.5 out of 5)
- Risk/Profit Analysis: Moderate to Moderate-High Risk/Moderate to High Returns
- Best Walker Buehler Rookie Card: 2015 Walker Buehler Bowman Draft Chrome RC #46 (Buy on eBay)
- Ownership Disclosure: None
We no longer hold any Walker Buehler rookie cards, yet we are always on the lookout for a value purchase via eBay auctions as we believe we have yet to see the best from Buehler.