10 Best Wander Franco Rookie Cards and Most Valuable

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“We feel Wander will have his ups and downs in 2021. In 2022 is when he becomes a superstar.” We made the above statement over a year ago and yes we still stand by that statement. In fact Wander had a ton of ups in 2021 and very few downs.

Wander Franco was the top prospect in all of baseball before making his MLB Debut on 6/22/2021 with the Tampa Bay Rays, and oh boy, did he deliver, going 2 for 3 with a homer and 3 RBIs.

He signed with the Rays back in 2017 and was rated as the top international prospect (Dominican Republic) at the time in front of Daniel Flores (Red Sox) and Ronny Mauricio (Mets).

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Needless to say, he didn’t disappoint in his debut and should be the favorite the win the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2021 but we shall see.

Scouting grades: Hit: 70 | Power: 55 | Run: 60 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 | Overall: 65

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How did we invest in Wander Franco? If you follow our blog here at Gold Card Auctions you know we have been recommending buying his 2019 Bowman Chrome RC for over a year and a half now. And that we did.

Our Top Wander Franco Rookie Card Picks

Budget or Test the Waters Pick: 2022 Topps Series 1 RC #215
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Top Overall Pick for ROI: ⁣⁣⁣2019 Bowman Chrome RC #100
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Baller (Shot Caller) Pick: 1993 Upper Deck SP Foil RC #279
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However, we did not hold. We sold 80% of our holdings in the last 2 months leading up to his call-up just in case he came out of the gates cold or never lives up to his billing.

Needless to say, we made a juicy profit and our ROI was super chunky.

Best Wander Franco Rookie Cards

Here are the top Wander Franco rookie cards for investment purposes in order to produce maximum return on investment.


2019 Wander Franco Bowman Chrome RC #100

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Bowman Chrome Baseball cards dive deeper into the game’s best prospects more so than any other trading card company.

The 2019 Wander Franco Bowman Chrome RC will surely be looked at as his most popular and possibly most valuable (depending on the version) of all of his rookie cards.

Franco has been ranked by MLB.com as the top prospect in the Rays organization for the past two years (2018 and 2019).

Wander Franco is rounding the bases after what we are assuming was a monster home run in this Bowman Chrome card.

The 2019 Wander Franco Bowman Chrome rookie card a must-have for any collector looking for a great return with low risk.


2022 Wander Franco Topps Series 1 RC #215

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The Topps brand is always a few years behind the Bowman brand when it comes to the release of a super stars “rookie card”.

Why you ask?

Well Bowman releases the players “prospect card” while Topps only releases the “rookie card” once they have made their major league debut.

Or that seems to be the case. Fact check us please!

Either way this is a baller card you should add to your collection ASAP.

Go for the SP version if you like rare cards.


2022 Wander Franco Topps Series 1 SP RC #215

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Speaking of photo variations… BOOM!


2020 Wander Franco Optic Rated Prospect RC #RPS-WF

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Here is one of our favorite Wander Franco cards released to date.

Not only is it available in a bunch of great-looking parallels but it can also be found with an auto.

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2019 Wander Franco Bowman Sterling Prospect RC #WF 

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Wander Franco Bowman Sterling Prospect

With the Wander Franco 2019 Bowman Sterling Prospects, you will get a nice high-end autograph card that should be around $1,000 (the Blue refractor auto will likely be above $1,000 but the Gold and Orange should be around $1,000… for now).

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The card features Wander in mid-stance in what we can assume to be a home run ball… incoming!

The back of the card simply reads “CONGRATULATIONS, you have just received an autograph card from Wander Franco”. This guy is a better prospect than Vlad Jr. (yea we went there).


2019 Wander Franco Bowman Megabox Refractor RC Auto /25 

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Only 25 of each color parallels were made so good luck getting your hot little hand son one. Numbered #WF the card features Wander casually tossing the ball back into the infield.

Not the best photo in the world but the card graphics make up for it… love the colors as well… the Orange and Gold are stunningly beautiful.

2019 Bowman Mega Box Chrome Baseball Insert Checklist CARD PARALLELS: Purple #/250 (1:63), Green #/99 (1:159), Gold #/50 (1:314), Orange #/25 (1:627), Black 1/1 (1:15,003).


2019 Wander Franco Panini Donruss Optic RC #RP-7

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Here is a Wander Franco RC that is extremely undervalued in our opinion… this Optic RC can be had at high grades for a ridiculously low amount of coin.

Will Wander follow in Tatis Jr. footsteps and be a Star or will he follow in the footsteps of Vlad Jr. and sputter out of the starting gates… your guess is as goods as the experts

Numbered #RP-7 the card shows Wander at the plate, leg cocked, locked in, and ready to launch!… an extremely cool looking photo with the “Rated Prospect” graphic (which we love)… the only problem is the card won’t come around that often on auctions.


2019 Wander Franco Bowman’s Best #B19WF 

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The last card on our list is the Wander Franco Bowman’s Best rookie card… not the most popular rookie card but DAMN good-looking.

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Numbered #B19WF the card shows Wander looking to nab a lazy fly ball out of the sky… cha ching-cha ching.


2019 Wander Franco Bowman Sterling Continuity (Auto) RC /99 #BSAWF

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2019 Bowman Sterling Continuity Wander Franco rookie card

A great-looking card in auto or no auto form.

We suggest investing in the auto as it will add additional ROI when it comes time to sell.


2020 Wander Franco Bowman Chrome Scouts 100 #BTP1

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Finally the 2020 Bowman Chrome Scouts 100 card is ideal for those looking to obtain a high-grade Wander Franco rookie card at a relatively cheap price.


2019 Wander Franco Bowman Draft 30th Anniversary RC #WF

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We feel the 2019 Bowman Draft Chrome 30th Wander Franco rookie card may be one of his more overlooked cards and has the potential for a boom in ROI if he lives up to his all-star billing.

In particular, we love the refractors with the auto to achieve maximum ROI (like the one in the above photo).


Most Valuable Wander Franco Cards

The most expensive Wander Franco baseball cards sold to date are the following listed below.

Most Expensive Wander Franco Cards

  1. 2019 Bowman Chrome Mega Box Black Auto RC 1/1 #WF
  2. 2019 Bowman Chrome Gold Shimmer Refractor Auto RC /50 #CPAWF
  3. 2020 Bowman Transcendent Platinum Auto RC  1/1 #BTVA-WF


Wander Franco Rookie Card Value

Wander Franco Rookie Card Value

Franco rookie cards (like many prospects) can range greatly in value. Some Wander Franco cards can go for a few dollars while the 2019 Bowman Chrome Wander Franco Superfractor Autograph sold somewhere between $60,000 and $100,000 according to people close to the sale.

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We wouldn’t go cheap on Wander cards but wouldn’t pay thousands either. Investing in a few Wander Franco Bowman Superfactor or autos would be a smart play.

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Wander Franco Rookie Card Checklist

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  • 2018 Leaf Metal Draft National Pride Black Wander Franco RC #NP-WF1
  • 2018 Panini Elite Extra Edition Autographs Wander Franco RC #67
  • 2018 Leaf Trinity Auto Platinum Wander Franco RC
  • 2018 Panini Elite Extra Edition Triple Materials Gold Wander Franco RC #TM-WF
  • 2019 Bowman Chrome Draft Wander Franco RC #BDC93
  • 2019 Wander Franco Bowman Chrome Wander Franco RC #WF
  • 2019 Bowman Platinum Wal-Mart Top Prospects Wander Franco RC #TOP-9
  • 2019 Panini Elite Extra Edition Prospect Materials Black Wander Franco RC PM-WF
  • 2019 Topps Pro Debut Gold Wander Franco RC #50
  • 2019 Bowman Platinum Wal-Mart Prismatic Prodigies Purple Refractor Wander Franco RC #PPP-24
  • 2019 Bowman Platinum Wal-Mart Platinum Presence Wander Franco RC #PP-7
  • 2019 Bowman’s Best 1999 Franchise Favorites Atomic Refractor Wander Franco RC #99FF-WF
  • 2019 Bowman’s Best Future Foundations Die Cuts Auto Wander Franco RC #FFA-WF
  • 2019 Topps On Demand 1955 Bowman Online Exclusive [Base] Wander Franco RC #4
  • 2019 Bowman Chrome Stat Tracker Atomic Refractor Wander Franco RC #ST-WF
  • 2019 Bowman Platinum Wal-Mart Top Prospects Sky Blue Refractor Wander Franco RC
  • 2019 Bowman 30th Anniversary Chrome Orange Refractor Wander Franco RC #B30-WF
  • 2019 Bowman Sterling Rookie Card Wander Franco RC #BPR31
  • 2019 Bowman Chrome Mega Box Wander Franco RC #100
  • 2019 Topps Heritage Minor League Edition Boxloader 1970 Topps Super Wander Franco RC SB-WF
  • 2019 Topps Heritage Minor League Edition Fantastic Feats Wander Franco RC #FF-2
  • 2019 Topps Heritage Minor League Edition 1970 Mint Relics Wander Franco RC #70MR-WF
  • 2020 Panini Donruss Rated Prospects Wander Franco RC #RP-1
  • 2019 Topps On Demand 1955 Bowman Wander Franco RC #4
  • 2019 Topps Heritage Minor League Edition Wander Franco RC #190
  • 2019 Panini Donruss Rated Prospect Material Wander Franco RC #RPM-WF
  • 2020 Bowman Spanning The Globe Chrome Mega Box Mojo Refractor Wander Franco RC #STG-WF
  • 2020 Bowman 1st Edition Sky Blue Foil Wander Franco RC #BFE-1
  • 2022 Topps Series 1 Wander Franco RC #215


Wander Franco Rookie Card: Buyers Guide and Investment Outlook

If you took our advice, you would be up between 50% to 100% regarding Wander Franco RC’s return on investments (assuming you bought in when this article was written initially or at some point along the line).

Investment Rating: Buy (4.1 out of 5)

Best Wander Franco Rookie Card: 2019 Bowman Chrome Prospects RC #1090

Ownership Disclosure: 2019 Bowman Chrome PSA 10 x3

That being said now is the time to start hoarding Wander Franco rookie cards as it is very likely they will only increase in value in the run-up to his MLB debut (which is expected to be sometime in the Summer of 2020).

Update June 2021: Wander has arrived. If you took our advice at the time this article was originally written you would be up between 50% to 100% in regards to Wander Franco RC’s return on investments.

Now the question is can he join the likes of Juan Soto (Washington Nationals) and Ronald Acuna, Jr. (Atlanta Braves) as the next international prospect to make his Major League debut as a teenager?

We feel Wander will have his ups and downs in 2021. In 2022 is when he becomes a superstar.

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  1. Curious about who the 2019 Bowman Chrome autographs are? Covering 2019 Bowman, Bowman Chrome and Bowman Draft, there are a lot of them. The checklist has plenty of notable names and some that will likely become bigger in the years ahead.

    • like it Matt… we’re guessing that card could easily be at $150 to $200 next spring if Wander does not get called up this summer… if he gets the call the price will depend on how he plays… cheers!

  2. Just spent hours deciding on a card and I went with a PSA10 Bowman Paper version of the top one you recommended for $50 + tax. Now I am second guessing, but I wanted to get my brother something for Christmas that was: PSA 10 graded, a recommended card with a ton of upside, and under $70. That pretty much only leaves me with a few options lol What do you guys think of the choice? Any recommendations otherwise?

    • does it have to be Wander? if so try this in a PSA 10… 2019 Topps Heritage Minor League #1 Wander Franco RC… we haven’t added it to our updated list yet but are going to soon… in fact you could probably get 3 PSA 10 of these… we feel they are super underrated and a steal of a deal at current prices… $25 to $35… cheers!

  3. Hello,
    I would like to know what Wander Franco rookie card I should invest in for long term without mortgaging my house.

  4. I recently traded a Auston Matthews Young Guns rookie for a Wander Franco Exquisite rookie Auto #/99. I hope he lives up to the hype….I’d hate to have traded my Matthews and Wander become a flop.

    • you could always sell the Wander Franco next spring to ensure a profit… just throwing that option out there

      • I also bought an upper deck exquisite rpa of Wander Franco last week for 600 USD. I didn’t see this specific card mentioned in your article. What do you think of this set of cards? Same as the one above, but with a patch.

  5. How is Franco a better prospect than VLad? Exit velocity, triple crown threat, rediculous power. You put the two swings up against each other and I don’t see what you see. What you see is switch hitting short stop , young, and the new thing. No way in the world is Franco a better prospect. This is reaching. His power numbers won’t be anywhere close to the big three.

  6. It would not at all surprise me if JRod had a better career than Wander and Wander moved to second sooner rather than later in his career

      • What do you believe is the upside of this card if he doesn’t flop? If he lives up to expectations, where do you see this card in regards to other prospect/rookie cards of his?

        • If he isn’t a bust and he puts up Acuna jr, Soto-type numbers his best rookie cards should double. he would have to prove himself and put up 2 great years like Acuna and Soto did but double at minimum. It’s anyone’s guess what happens but we would say his track will be similar to Vlad jr. Called up and for the first year, he is just OK. But then sometime between year 1 to year 2 he breaks out and becomes a stud! We could def be wrong though but that’s our guess… Cheers!

          • I noticed I forgot to mention in my original post a year ago that my card is the autograph version numbered 2/25 and is graded 9.5 BGS with 10 auto. What do you suspect the value would be?

  7. so i’m looking for just a rookie card to start my collection and i’m deciding on wander what would y’all recommend for under 50$

    • Heres what you do … this will kill ROI wise… buy the base ungraded Wander RC bowman chrome i.e. 2019 Wander Franco 1st Bowman Chrome Prospects Card #BCP-100… make sure the card looks good rating wise… send it in to psa… 40 to 60% should come back psa 10 if you choose properly… the ROI on this will be insane if Wander turns out to be a GOAT… keep this to yourself however 😉 – Tommy

  8. I was going through my 2019 stock, and I about fell flat over dead, I knew I had a 2019 Bowman Platinum foil fracture patch 1/1 but honestly had no idea it was Wander Franco. It’s not autographed but it is a jumbo patch and it is one of one, and so I’m going to send it in to get graded but what would you guys ballpark estimate its value? Not holding anybody to it I’m just curious.

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