Fernando Tatis Jr. Rookie Card Hot List (Review & Guide)

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Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card 2019 Topps Chrome


Got your mindset on a Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card? We don’t blame you. In 2020 Fernando Tatis Jr. showed the baseball world what he is capable of. And guess what? There’s more to come. Take that horrendous September lull out of it and Tatis Jr. would have likely seized the NL MVP. However, the oddsmakers don’t seem too worried about that late-season slump as he’s in the top 10 top to win the MVP in 2021. And should be the next year as well. And the next, and the next, and the next. Tatis is that kind of perennial talent. To be convinced of that already for a player with just 2 seasons under his belt is a rare thing.

Unlike his father, Fernando Tatis Jr. has yet to hit 2 grand slams in one inning. But the kid did just about everything else in 2020. Before the infamous slump, Tatis was leading the league in home runs, RBI, runs, and stolen bases. By no means can ANY baseball player avoid a slump (Yelich did it for the entire season in 2019 but then SLUMPED for the entire season in 2020). However, as Tatis gets more experience he should be able to minimize the severity and frequency of the cold spells. Meaning you should go out and invest with the utmost confidence when you go to buy a Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card for the 2021 season.



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Top Fernando Tatis Jr. Rookie Card Options


2016 Bowman Chrome (Buy on eBay)

Tatis 2016 Bowman Chrome

For someone who’s capable of leading the majors in virtually every offensive category, Tatis sure looks nonchalant. Maybe that’s the secret to his success. Cool on the outside but ready to unleash chaos under that smooth exterior. At any rate, this is his flagship rookie card and you’re gonna have to buck up if you want one of the rarer refractors. For instance, the Green Refractor Auto recently sold on eBay for more than $20,000! Not that extreme? Find a base card auto or a more common refractor without Tatis’s signature.


2019 Topps Chrome (Buy this Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card on eBay)

Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card 2019 Topps Chrome

Whether it’s the base card or one of the various parallels, a Topps Chrome Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card is a vital collector’s piece. As far as value goes, seek out the Sapphire if you’re looking to spend BIG. Like $10,000 plus big. However, if you’re looking to get in at a more moderate price point you should be able to find many less pricey options as well.


2019 Bowman Chrome (Buy on eBay)

2019 Bowman Chrome

Another true rookie card, this one from Bowman. The card features Tatis mid-leg kick and is available with an autograph and comes in a variety of refractor styles. It doesn’t command the value or the attention of the prospect card from 2016 but it’s a fine item nonetheless.


2019 Topps Heritage (Buy on eBay)

Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card 2019 Topps Heritage

Always fun to see an electrifying young talent like Tatis on a throwback card. Gotta love the contrast! Fernando is looking straight into the camera with a smile that just screams “y’all have no idea what’s coming”. Look for the one signed in red ink if you’re breaking out big bucks. Less than $100 to spend? A high-grade base card has your name all over it.


2019 Donruss Optic (Buy on eBay)

fernando tatis jr. rookie card donruss


Donruss just doesn’t quite get the attention it deserves! Especially for a brand that has been on the baseball card scene for decades. And at one time was much more respected than the irreproachable Bowman of today’s baseball card world.

At any rate, this Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card is a low to great moderate range investment depending on which card you go for. Plenty of incredible investment options in that $500-$1,000 range.


2017 Bowman’s Best (Find Bargain on eBay)

2017 Bowman's Best

We’ll round out the top 5 with another prospect card. Of course, it’s from Bowman! This one comes from the Bowman’s Best set. The card features a triumphant Tatis Jr. as he appears to circle the bases in a homerun trot. Hopefully, the one featured on this card wasn’t as controversial as this homerun he smacked on a 3-0 count against the Rangers!




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Fernando Tatis Jr. Rookie Card Investment Strategies


Short (1 year or less)

Yes, the Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card market has exploded. BUT, that doesn’t mean you should shy away. Did people stop buying Tesla went it first broke $500? Nope. And just like Tesla, the best of Tatis is yet to come. So don’t let the price tags rattle you. Find a good entry point in what’s left of the offseason and bank on a great 2021. Something that’s incredibly likely to happen. You’ll pay a high price but the profits should be even higher. 10/10

Medium (1 to 5 years)

Let’s be clear, Tatis has never been overmatched at the plate. He sailed through the minor leagues and answered any remaining questions when he took the league by storm his rookie season.  Perhaps some were expecting the 21-year-old phenom to come back down to earth a little bit in 2020. Nope. Tatis not only continued his onslaught but got BETTER. The question is how long will he continue to make a mockery of MLB pitchers? Most likely for a long, LONG time. Just imagine when he hits his prime in about 5 years. 10/10

Long (5 years plus)

Very rarely do we consider a long-term approach to a player this early in his career. However, Tatis Jr. appears to be a generational talent. Just imagine if you would have stashed a Mike Trout rookie card away early on. By no means will we shy away from some profit-taking when it’s presented. But, at the same time, putting at least one of the more valuable Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie cards away in a safe place and forgetting it exists for a while seems like a good idea. Go find it in 10 years and you could be in for a shock. 8.5/10



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