Now that it’s been confirmed he’ll be the Marlins’ 5th starter heading into the 2021 season, the Trevor Rogers rookie card market is sure to be getting some attention. Before his lights out spring training, many collectors’ had probably had never heard of the guy. However, a spring that produced 29 strikeouts over just 19 innings combined with a sub 3 ERA tends to turn some heads. That and the fact that Trevor now suddenly finds himself as a top 10 prospect in the game.
As we sit today, Roger’s first year/prospect cards still sit at affordable prices with many of the highest values recently selling for less than $200. And if the sudden rise to prospect stardom hasn’t changed that yet, an eye-popping first start certainly will. What we’re trying to say is now may be your last chance to pick up a Trevor Rogers rookie card before we see a sudden spike in values. Here are a few options!
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Trevor Rogers Rookie Card Top 3
2017 Bowman Chrome (Buy on eBay)
This is far and away Roger’s most valuable option. But even these haven’t begun to climb to the heights they could be heading for if Trevor has a rookie season to remember. For instance, the 10/10 Gold Refractor BGS GEM MT card shown above sold for less than $ 250 as recent as February 2021.
2021 Topps Inception (Buy on eBay)
A high-end collection of cards with a limited checklist. With a hobby box only containing a handful of cards they better be high-end! At any rate, there are some decent true Trevor Rogers rookie cards in this set. Look for an autograph and a number on the front for the highest values. However, still very affordable as even these have recently sold for less than $100.
2017 Bowman’s Best (Buy on eBay)
Now if you really want a card that is quick and painless to acquire, here it is. All kinds of options for less than $50 in this collection. And that even counts cards that are numbered AND signed. For example, the autographed card with a print run of 125 shown above is currently valued at less than $20. Dig in!
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Best Trevor Rogers Rookie Cards Coming Soon
As the big-name sets of the year start to roll out, be on the lookout for some amazing true rookie card options. A couple of sets we’re looking forward to the most are the 2021 Bowman Chrome and the 2021 Topps Chrome collections. Both won’t be out until later this year (late July for Topps and late September for Bowman) so you’ll have a full season to watch Trevor pitch and THEN decide whether or not you want one of his rookie cards from either collection.
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Trevor Rogers Rookie Card Investment Strategy
Short (1 year or less)
This is an incredibly risky move at the moment as your investment will solely rely upon Roger’s performance in his debut season. Something that’s a tall ask of any MKLB rookie. However, at the same time, it could pay off handsomely if he goes on to make a run at Rookie of the Year honors. At these prices, we’re willing to take a chance. Just not TOO willing. Adding only a card or two is fine for now. 6.5/10
Medium (1 to 3 years)
The longer you’re willing to hold the less risk there is. Typically. But in the case of Trevor Rogers, we’re dealing with a guy that came out of NOWHERE to become a Top 10 prospect that baffled spring training batters all spring long. We’re willing to take a short-term flyer but aren’t thinking anything further than that for the moment. Unless of course, his 2021 performance warrants a second look. 4/10
Long (3 years plus)