As well as a checklist and three of the best Yelich rookie cards to look out for, we’ve also listed investment advice if you’re thinking about picking up a copy or two for the future.
Christian Yelich Rookie Card Checklist
- 2013 Bowman Draft / 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome #40
- 2013 Bowman Chrome Mini #318
- 2013 Bowman Sterling #38
- 2013 Panini America’s Pastime #283 Auto Relic #/99
- 2013 National Treasures #318 Auto Relic #/99
- 2013 Panini Select #190 Autograph #/500
- 2013 Topps Update #US290
- 2013 Topps Chrome Update #MB-47
- 2013 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs #CY
- 2013 Topps Finest Rookie Jumbo Relic Autograph #CY
- 2013 Topps Heritage High Number #H536
- 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft #BDPP78
Christian Yelich Baseball Cards (non-rookie cards)
- 2018 Topps Gallery Christian Yelich Signed AUTO
- 2020 Topps Christian Yelich 1985 Topps Chrome Auto
- 2020 Christian Yelich Topps Major League Material Auto Jersey Card #’d /30
- 2020 Christian Yelich Topps Gypsy Queen #GQA-CY
Best Three Christian Yelich Rookie Cards
We’ve looked through auction data to bring you three of the best Yelich rookie cards available to buy based on availability but most importantly ROI.
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2010 Christian Yelich Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie Card #BDPP78 (buy on eBay)
Arguably the best Yelich card available on this list, don’t let the fact that it’s a prospect card put you off. There’s an on-card signature, MLB markings, and a good picture of the player with a bat in hand.
The reverse reads;
“Resume: Collected eight hits in first 21 at-bats for Gulf Coast League Marlins in 2010 pro debut… Whacked .450 with nine homers as senior at Westlake High… Stole 28 bases.
Skills: Generates all-fields pop with quick lefty swing… Owns angular, athletic frame with projectability… Covers 60 yards in 6.75 seconds… Stick fielder with excellent range.
Up Close: “Committed to U. of Miami… Hails from the same Southern California high school that produced ex-Major Leaguers Mike Lieberthal and Matt Franco.”
You’ll also be able to find the following refractors:
Refractors (/500), Blue Refractors (/150), Gold Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5), Printing Plates Black (1/1), Printing Plates Cyan (1/1), Printing Plates Magenta (1/1), Printing Plates Yellow (1/1), Superfractors (1/1)
2013 Christian Yelich Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs #CY (buy on eBay)
This card has an RC logo and a prominent autograph, which makes it a great pick since Yelich doesn’t have a base card in the main 2013 Topps Chrome set. There are lots of refractor versions to choose from:
Refractors (/499), Blue (/199), Black (/100), Sepia (/75), Gold (/50), Red (/25), Silver Ink Black (/25), Camo (/15), Atomic (/10), Pink (/5), Printing Plates Black (1/1), Printing Plates Cyan (1/1), Printing Plates Magenta (1/1), Printing Plates Yellow (1/1), Superfractors (1/1)
The reverse quote notes;
“Christian enters 2013 having not played a game above Single-A, which might be the only reason he didn’t make the Opening Day roster. His hitting in Spring Training clearly wasn’t an issue. The U. of Miami alum batted a blistering .364 with a team-leading five home runs in 44 Grapefruit League at-bats, including a walk-off shot against Boston on March 11.“
2013 Christian Yelich Topps Update Rookie Card #US290 (buy on eBay)
The 2013 Topps Update is another solid investment option, even if it isn’t the rarest on our list. Update cards are growing in popularity, so it could be worth grabbing a copy while they’re relatively cheap.
The back reads:
“The University of Miami’s loss was again for the Marlins in 2010, when Christian turned down a scholarship from the ACC powerhouse to turn pro. There’s no doubt he was ready. In his first two full seasons, Yelich garnered the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year honors. He opens the ‘13 campaign at Double-A Jacksonville as a 21-year-old.”
Emerald, Target Red Border, Walmart Blue Border, Gold (/2013), Camo (/99), Black (/62), Pink (/50), Sapphire (/25), Platinum (1/1), Printing Plates Black (1/1), Printing Plates Cyan (1/1), Printing Plates Magenta (1/1), Printing Plates Yellow (1/1)
Christian Yelich Rookie Card Autographs (buy on eBay)
Looking for only Yelich autos? Not a bad move investment-wise as autographs ALWAYS add value to a rookie card and some collectors only buy signed cards.
Here are 3 of the better Christian Yelich autograph cards to hunt down and add to your sports card investment portfolio.
- 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Christian Yelich Rookie Auto #BDPP78: SICK, SICK, SICK card that sold for $1,542 on April 16, 2020
- 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Christian Yelich Auto #BDPP78
- 2013 Topps Chrome Christian Yelich Rookie Auto Autograph #CY
Key Christian Yelich Baseball Cards (Non-Rookies)
Yelich being the great player that he has quite a few other baseball cards that are worth a look investment-wise besides his rookies… let’s take a look!
2019 Topps Chrome Sapphire Red Refractor #300 Christian Yelich
The T2019 Topps Chrome Christian Yelich is a thing of beauty… and when you add the Sapphire Red version to the equation you have a true masterpiece… we actually bought one of these bad boys a few months ago and the expected ROI is already up 50%!
2019 Christian Yelich Topps Dynasty Game Used MLB Logoman Patch #AMLB-CY
One day we dream of owning a logo-man card.
Topps Dynasty offers a variety of game-used patches with auto by Christian Yelich… some of the card prices are somewhat reasonable… the one above? not so much!
2020 Christian Yelich Mike Trout Topps Definitive Game Used Dual Patch Auto /10
What do you get when you take two of the best players in baseball and put them on a card with an autograph and game-used patch of each?
A stunning card this is valued well into the 4 digits… good luck adding this bad mama jamma to your collection bruh.
Investment Rating: 9 out of 10
Yelich was out in September 2019 after fracturing his kneecap and had to watch from the sidelines as his team fell to the eventual World Series champion Washington Nationals. He then missed out on being named NL MVP for the second consecutive season, as Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers took it by 45 points.
According to a recent profile by the Wall Street Journal, Yelich is hoping to become the new face of baseball heading into the new decade. He’s uniquely placed to lead the sport and to help it to grow in comparison to more popular options like the NBA and the NFL. It could lead to an uptick in his rookie card prices, especially if he manages to bring more mainstream appeal.
He didn’t require surgery which is always a big plus, and he’ll be rested in time to start the new season. Barring another freak injury, Yelich is sure to pick up more accolades for as long as he can remain on the field to support his team.
Christian Yelich Rookie Card Value
The Christian Yelich rookie card price can vary greatly from a few hundred to a few thousand.
We fully expect Yelich rookie cards to be one of the better cards to own over the next 5 years or so in terms of ROI.
If you would like a price estimate of any given Yelich rookie card please email us a few pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.