Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3/16/1999) was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays back in 2015 for $3.9 million (he was the 7th ranked international prospect at the time).
Vlad Jr. is the son of the legendary Vladimir Guerrero who was a nine-time All-Star and 2004 American League Most Valuable Player… he has some big shoes to fill but so far he has shown the ability to do just that and then some.
In his first year in the league (2019), he batted .272. with 69 RBIs and 15 homers. He started off slow but shown flashes of greatness as the season progressed.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been called the best prospect ever as he was known for his uncanny plate discipline and lack of holes as a hitter. He also has the ability to spray the ball to any part of the park and humongous raw power.
Best Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Rookie Cards
Being known as the best prospect of all-time he has a ton of rookie cards dating all the way back to 2016 (similar to the Fernando Tatis Jr. rookie card).
Below are our top 3 Vladimir Guerrero rookie cards for investment purposes.
2016 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Bowman Prospect Rookie Card #BP55 (buy on eBay)
It’s hard to believe that back in 2016 this guy was on the radar of baseball card companies… but then when you look at his last name it makes his sense.
The 2016 Vlad Jr. Bowman Chrome Prospects card is an easy money-make if Vlad Jr. goes on to have the career that many pundits expect.
Numbered #BP55 the card shows Vlad Jr. destroying the baseball as it goes over the wall for a homer… this is a must-have card for baseball card investors who believe the hype… and we do 🙂
Parallels: Purple Refractors /250, Blue Refractors /150, Green Refractors /99, 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
“Related: Best Ronald Acuna Jr. Rookie Card“
2019 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Topps Chrome Update Rookie Card #21 (buy on eBay)
Topps has a number of Vlad Jr. rookie cards but out of the bunch, this was one of our favorites. The card is one of the more expensive of his base rookie cards but is still very reasonable at current prices.
Number #21 the card shows Vlad Jr. calmly throwing the ball back into the infield wearing the classic blue color Toronto Blue Jays Jersey (one of the best in the game).
Another great Vlad Jr. rookie card that will have an ROI close to the 2016 Bowman Chrome.
Parallels: Pink Refractor /250, X-Fractor /199, Purple /175, Blue /150, Green /99, Gold /50, Orange /25, Red /5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
Auto Parallels: X-Fractor /125, Gold /50, Orange /25, Red /5, SuperFractor 1/1
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2019 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Topps No Number (buy on eBay)
Here is the Vlad Jr. rookie card that could surpass the 2016 Bowman Chrome RC in terms of ROI… actually it could blow it out of the water if things work out correctly.
The card has no number and shows Vladimir Guerrero Jr. blasting the living daylights out of the ball… bye-bye.
The Ronald Acuna Jr. Bats Down Topps rookie card is the reason we are so high on this Vlad Jr. RC.
If you look at the ROI of the Acuna Jr. Bats Down card over the last 2 years it will blow your mind… if Vlad Jr. lives up to expectations this No Number variation card could see a similar ROI to the Bats Down Acuna Jr… we love this card as a speculative investment with huge upside.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Rookie Card Value
The value of Vlad Jr. rookie cards is slightly undervalued based on his superstar potential. If he breaks out in 2020 his rookie card prices will soar.
His most valuable rookie card will come in the form of the 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect Refractor Auto such as the Gold Refractor (one shown at the top of this article).
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Rookie Card Checklist
- 2015 Elite Extra Edition #169
- 2015 Panini Contenders International Ticket Autograph #12
- 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect #BP55
- 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autograph #CPA-VG
- 2016 Bowman Platinum Top Prospects Autograph #TPA-VG
- 2017 Bowman’s Best #TP33
- 2018 Donruss Optic Rated Prospect Signatures
- 2018 Flawless Patch Autograph /25 #PA-VGJ
- 2018 Leaf Prospect Autographs
- 2019 Bowman Chrome #1
- 2019 Bowman Platinum RC SP #27
- 2019 Donruss Optic RC #64
- 2019 Topps Finest RC #101
- 2019 Topps Chrome Update #21
- 2019 Topps No Number
- 2019 Topps Chrome #201
- 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter RC #278
- 2019 Topps Living Set RC #179
- 2019 Topps Heritage #504
- 2019 Topps Update #US62
- 2019 Topps Series 2 RC SP
- 2019 Topps Factory Set RC #700
- 2019 Topps Diamond Icons RC Autographs
- 2019 Topps Museum Collection RC #100
- 2019 Topps Stadium Club RC #301
- 2019 Topps Tribute RC /435 #19R-11
- 2019 Topps Now RC #137
- 2019 Topps Throwback Thursday Set 18 RC #103
- 2019 Topps Mystery Redemption A RC Autograph
- 2019 Immaculate Collection RC Autograph Patch /99 #20
- 2019 Leather & Lumber RC Auto #137
- 2019 Panini Prizm Rookie Autograph RC #RA-VG
- 2019 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autograph #CPA-VGJ
Best Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Autograph Rookie Card
Let’s take a look at the top-rated Vlad Jr. Auto Rookie Cards.
Some collectors will only buy a card if it has an autograph on it… we don’t particularly blame them as a player autograph can increase the value of a card dramatically.
Without further delay here are the top Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Autograph rookie cards…
2016 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Bowman Chrome Prospect Refractor Autos #CPAVG (buy on eBay)
Here are the most expensive of the Vlad Jr. Autograph rookie cards and it will absolutely BLOW UP if Guerrero Jr. becomes the superstar that many predict.
A great looking card that is available in a variety of parallels.
2019 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Topps Heritage Real One Auto #VG (buy on eBay)
Look at that million-dollar smile! Topps Heritage Autograph cards are always some of our favorites and this Vlad Jr. is no different.
A great looking card and a slick addition to your collection for you autograph hounds out there.
2019 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Topps Chrome Refractor #RAVGJ (buy on eBay)
Another BIG BOY Topps Vlad Jr. Rookie Autograph card.
Available in X-Fractor /125, Gold /50, Orange /25, Red /5, SuperFractor 1/1… you will have to pay through the nose for that SuperFractor (but worth it if Vlad Jr. becomes the superstar many predict).
Buyers Guide and Investment Advice
Investment Rating: 8.9 out of 10
Card Ownership: Two (2) 2016 Bowman Chrome, Six (6) 2019 Topps NNO Variation
Our Top Pick: 2019 Vlad Jr. Topps No Number
Best Card for Smaller Bankrolls: N/A since none of his rookie cards are that expensive
When Vlad Jr. was called up in 2019 it was a slow start as he struggled to catch up to major league pitching. As the season went on he started to show flashes of his potential and ended up with a pretty good stat line (464 at-bats, .272 average, 69 RBIs, and a .772 OPS).
Also, remember his Home Run Derby performance where he airmailed a min-blowing 91 balls out of Progressive Field in Cleveland before being taken down by fellow rookie phenom Pete Alonso in the finals.
Many are calling for a monster season from Vlad Jr. in 2020 and we tend to agree. He should be able to increase every major batting number and remember he is surrounded by a very solid lineup who should offer protection and a ton of RBI opportunities.
2020 may be a super short season but it also may be the year that Vlad Jr. breakouts… in a BIG way.