With many of the young stars from the 2020 draft still yet to take their first minor league swing, you have to go by raw talent when considering the Best Bowman Draft 2020 cards. And when it comes to the cards we’ve targeted it may come as no surprise that out of the players included, two of them were a top 3 pick in the 2020 MLB draft with the other being the ninth overall pick. Even though these players may not be making an immediate impact in the league, their cards should make for great investments in the near and mid-term future. There’s a reason they were taken so high up in the draft after all!
Of course, the worst franchises have the best picks in the draft, so we don’t expect any of the following players to wind up on a championship-caliber team right off the bat. However, this may be a blessing in disguise as the worst teams have the most OPEN VACANCIES. Meaning we should see all of the players on this list on an MLB team sooner than later. With that, let’s take a look at some of the Best Bowman Draft 2020 cards we’re seeing so far!
Speaking of top prospects, the news of this guy being called up to the Mariners is all the talk around MLB circles…
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2020 Bowman Draft Spencer Torkelson (Buy on eBay)
We start our list with none other than the first overall pick of the 2020 MLB Draft, Spencer Torkelson. The guy is a right-handed masher who will soon be playing for the Detroit Tigers. With Miguel Cabrera’s career coming to a close, it was only a matter of time until the Tigers look to Tork to fill take his place at first base. Not to mention that 3rd spot in the batting order! Of course, he won’t be in the MLB this season, but at age 21 the former college star should be there soon enough.
While the future is certainly promising, it is his immediate potential that currently gives his 2020 Bowman Draft card such great investment potential. In fact, you can already find some of his rare refractors selling for more than a whopping TEN THOUSAND dollars. Heck, even the base card with an autograph is going for a few hundred. That may seem expensive now, but just wait until he starts tearing apart pitchers in low A-ball.
2020 Bowman Draft Heston Kjerstad (Buy on eBay)
Next, we move from the 1st overall pick to the 2nd overall. Heston Kjerstad was selected by the lowly Baltimore Orioles in hopes that he’ll play a huge role in their rebuilding process. Heston is widely considered to be up there on most prospect lists after his standout performance at the University of Arkansas and draws comparisons to Rockie sluggers Carlos Gonzalez and Todd Helton. So expectations are high, to say the least. That said, it comes as no surprise that some of his most valuable/best Bowman Draft 2020 cards are approaching $5,000. Of course, there are options that are much less of a threat to your wallet if he turns out to be a bust, so hone in on those if you’re scurred.
2020 Bowman Draft Zac Veen (Buy on eBay)
Finally, we have Zac Veen who was drafted 9th by the Colorado Rockies. He certainly has the hair of Charlie Blackmon, but only time will tell to see if he lives up to Blackmon’s ability with the bat as well. Just like the last two guys, Veen shows plus power and hit tools and has the potential to be one of the biggest names in the league for a LONG time to come. And that’s probably why he’s made our Best Bowman Draft 2020 Cards list. As far as value goes, his cards are going for a little less than Kjerstad’ss with some of the higher-priced ones going for a few thousand. Now it’s understandable if you’re hesitant to throw that much at a 19-year-old kid with less than 50 at-bats as a professional baseball player. No problem! You can still get autographed refractors of the more common variety for just a few HUNDRED bucks instead. Sounds like a green light to us.
Our Favorite Investment on the Best Bowman Draft 2020 Cards List
And the winner is…..
ZAC VEEN! While Torkelson might have the most promising bat of the group, his cards are WAY more pumped than both Veen and Kjerstad. And while we like Kjerstad as well, Veen has the kind of raw talent with the bat means he could absolutely wreak havoc playing professional ball at Coors Field. Something that’s ALWAYS welcome. Look for Veen to find his groove this year or next and start climbing up those prospect rankings. We’re expecting him to close the gap on those Torkelson prices in a major way.
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Best Bowman Draft 2020 Cards Investment Strategy
Short (1 year or less)
This is the way to go right now. The adjustment from high school or college ball to the pro level is never an easy thing. Even if it is just some low-A affiliate or rookie league. Let’s see how these bats hold up over the course of 2021 and go from there. We think after it’s all said and done all three of these guys will have the kind of season that will bring in some decent profits if not VERY NICE ones. And if they don’t? Well, that’s what the next strategy is for. 8/10
Medium (1 to 3 years)
If you’re not happy with your profits or are in the red by the end of this season, don’t sweat it. And certainly don’t sell! These guys are 1st round draft picks for a reason and at the very least they should at some point be minor league heroes as well. Just a matter of time. 8/10
Long (3 years or more)
While we think these guys will be making the minors their stomping grounds in short order, the BIG leagues is a totally different story. If you’re holding onto one by the time they’re called up you’ll have a decision to make. A very risky one. Either way, there’s no need to think that far ahead. We’d be happy to take some good short or medium-term profits. Just don’t settle for less. 6/10