Last year, Shane Bieber showed he had what it takes to be a bonafide ACE. In just his second season, the young righty amassed over 200 innings (214 to be precise) and racked up 259 strikeouts. In addition to those 10.9 K’s per 9 innings, the sophomore also flashed another important trait of a true ace: the ability to go deep into games. Believe it or not, Shane led the league with 3 complete games and went 7 plus innings a number of times. So if he’s not already considered an elite pitcher, it appears he will be very soon. Which is good news for Shane. The good news for you? His rookie cards are NOWHERE NEAR elite talent prices. Here are three to consider.
The Shane Bieber Rookie Card “Bargain Bundle”
2018 Bowman Chrome
A swell card that shows Bieber in mid-delivery. It comes in a variety of refractor styles and is available with an autograph. As always, we recommend getting at least one of these features for bigger profits. Don’t be scurred either, even the GOLD AUTO refractor can still be snagged for a relatively low price (especially when compared to some Shohei Ohtani rookie cards).
2018 Topps Update
Shane looks ready to bring the heat is this heavy-hitter from Topps. The card comes in a variety of different styles, but we prefer the Independence Day version (no offense to the Memorial Day one but the stars and stripes are a cut above the camo!). Got a mom or dad who’s into collecting? Yep, Topps has these special days covered as well. The Mothers Day version comes in pink while the Fathers Day come in a powder blue (kinda like that sweet leisure suit he used to wear back in the 70’s!).
2019 Topps Stadium Club “Justin” Bieber Error Card
This card gained quite a bit of notoriety when Justin Bieber called it out on Twitter. Anyways, what’s up with the guy who’s responsible for this so-called “error”. Is he some sort of Justin Bieber fanboy? Or maybe Topps just couldn’t resist the obvious “error”. Either way, the mystery is probably one that will go unsolved (where’s Thomas Magnum when you need him?). Fan of Justin Bieber or not, any kind of novelty card has the potential to become a coveted collector’s item overnight. So stash a few of these away and hope the masses catch the “Bieber Fever”.
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Investment Rating: Almost a No-Brainer (8.5 out of 10)
Look, second-year seasons like Bieber’s don’t happen without a SERIOUS level of talent. And we fully expect the stats on the back of his baseball cards to keep getting better. When that happens, the value of the previously mentioned (and many other) Shane Bieber rookie cards should keep getting better (HIGHER) as well.