After a season in which Ronald Acuna Jr. almost joined the prestigious 40/40 club, it comes as no surprise to see many fantasy experts ranking him number 1 on their big boards. Many would say these so-called gurus would do well to wipe the foam from their mouths and remember Mike Trout still exists. BUT maybe, just maybe, they’re onto something and Acuna really is ready to surpass Trout as the game’s best player. If that happens? The now-famous Ronald Acuna Bat Down card will be here to stay!
So, without wasting too much more time, let’s go over the variations. We’re gonna go ahead and start with the most affordable and end with the most appalling.
The Ronald Acuna Bat Down Bonanza!!
2018 Topps Series 2 Holiday
A festive card that’s BY FAR the most affordable on the list. Even after the price explosion, these can still be gobbled up for hundreds, not THOUSANDS, of dollars. So if you only have a few hundred to invest, the Ronald Acuna Bat Down Holiday variation is the best option. Plus they’ll look great on the mantle at Christmas time!
2018 Topps Series 2
Of the 3 variations, this is the “normal” one. What’s not normal is the epic price boom it has experienced over the past year. It basically went from some low hanging fruit we could all enjoy, to a fine delicacy only suitable for the most serious of collectors. So will it continue its meteoric rise or come crashing back to earth?? Be patient and we’ll offer out two cents!
2018 Topps Series 2 Chrome Sapphire
Oh boy. Now here’s a card that’s become really full of itself. And why wouldn’t it be? Prices for a grade 10 gem mint have surged to right around the FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR mark. It’s also EXTREMELY rare. So if you are fortunate enough to be in the market for one of these bad boys, don’t expect to find many to choose from.
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Investment Rating: Buy with Caution
Look, by now you’ve missed out on quite a bit of appreciation (if you don’t already own one that is). However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have much more room to grow. It all comes down to whether or not Acuna will continue on his current trajectory. If the kid surpasses Trout as the best in the bigs, then expect him to stay there for a LONG TIME. BUT, at only 22 there could be some growing pains along the way (hence the caution part). So do we think he’ll get there? Yep, but probably not this year. And when he eventually reaches the apex, just take a look at these Mike Trout cards to see what could be in store for the Ronald Acuna Bat Down variations!