Jesse Winker (8/17/1993) was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds with the 49th overall pick in the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Olympia HS (Orlando, FL).
It took him a while but he finally made his MLB debut on 4/14/2017 at the age of 23 against the Milwaukee Brewers going an underwhelming 0 for 1 (insert clown music).
Jesse Winker Rookie Year Stats: 47 Games | 7 Homers | .298 BA | 1 SB | 15 RBIs
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Best Jesse Winker Rookie Cards
Let’s take a look at the top 3 Jesse Winker rookie cards from a making money viewpoint.
2011 Jesse Winker Bowman Chrome Refractor RC #18U28
Any of the 2011 Bowman Chrome Winker Refractors are great buys if you believe Jesse is finally breaking out… which is a huge RISK but one that could pay off in a MAJOR way (we’re talking a 6x, 7x, or maybe even 10x your money here. But if his red hot 2020 start proves to be nothing more than a that (a hot streak that fades) you will bust out.
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The card itself shows Winker posing for the camera via 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck RC style. Bowman slabs their Chrome logo in the top left-hander corner while his auto is placed towards the bottom center.
2011 Bowman Chrome Refractor Parallels: Prospect Refractors /500, Blue Refractors /150, Gold Refractors /50, Orange Refractors /25, Red Refractors /5, Printing Plates, Super-Fractors /1, Canary Diamond /1
2017 Jesse Winker Topps Chrome RC #74
Here is a solid Winker rookie card for Topps fanboys.
Numbered #74 the card shows Winker slapping a soft single down the third baseline while he is slowly getting out of the batter’s box (where is the hustle bruh).
His name (Jesse Winker) and team name (Reds) are placed at the center bottom while the Topps RC Logo is placed in the top left-hand corner.
2017 Jesse Winker Topps Heritage Real One Auto Red Ink RC #JW
The 2017 Topps Heritage Red Ink Auto Winker rookie card has been one of the most expensive of his rookie cards sold to date and might be a real steal at the price they sold for.
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Numbered simply #JW the card shows Winker posing for the camera with an all shucks looks on his face while taking a know with the bat over his left shoulder.
His name is printed at the bottom with his position and team name (Reds) in the top right-hand corner.
Jesse Winker Rookie Card Value
Winker rookie cards could be severely undervalued based on his potential ceiling and numbers to date.
He is off to a red hot start in 2020 and if he keeps this up his rookie card will not stay at these rock bottom prices for long… you might want to buy a couple right now just in case this is not a fluke.
Jesse Winker Rookie Card Checklist
- 2011 Bowman Chrome RC #18U28
- 2014 Bowman Chrome RC
- 2015 Bowman Inception
- 2017 Topps Heritage Real One Auto Red Ink RC #JW
- 2017 Topps Chrome RC #74
- 2017 Topps Gallery RC
- 2017 Topps Chrome Update RC
Buyers Guide and Investors Advice
Investment Rating: 7.8 out of 10
Our Top Pick: 2011 Jesse Winker Bowman Chrome Refractor RC #18U28
Best Card Moderate Bankrolls: 2011 Jesse Winker Bowman Chrome Base Rookie Card
Our Card Ownership: None
We have never seen Wiker put it all together and pretty much had written him off… but then he popped up on our “most added” players screen via Yahoo Fantasy Baseball… we just about fell out of our chairs when we saw his stats.
Now we’re not saying he can or will keep this up all year… BUT… we were a highly touted prospect at one point and at minimum is worth keeping an eye on… HELL we just bought a Winker rookie card for less than $5 🙂