Post 22 Baseball

Richmond Coliseum

Topps Series One for 2021 baseball cards have now been out a month. There are lots of collectable rookies to look for in this set, so let’s take a look at how some of the most notable rookies are doing in value now that the values should have normalized. For the sake of this argument, we will look at each player's gold parallel (the highest serial numbered card) without an autograph. The values have been taken from ebay.com.

Topps Baseball CardsAlex Bohm - The cream of this collectors class, at least for now, showed in his 2020 debut that he is every bit the hitter that the Phillies thought they drafted. In 44 games he hit four home runs and a 0.338 average. The average isn’t for real but the power is, he could be a perennial 30 home run hitter down the road.

Gold Average Selling Price: $83.85
Max Selling Price: $179.50

Cristian Pache - Pache had a sip of coffee in 2020 with the Braves, but he had a strong 2019 in the minors. His defence will keep him in the majors for years to come, so if he can show the power that he flashed in 2019 along with the speed that you could see Pache’s value really rise.

Gold Average Selling Price:  $67.00
Max Selling Price: $168.38

Jo Adell - There isn’t a player in this class who has the upside that Adell has. He didn’t hit for much average in his 2020 debut which has caused people to sour a bit on him, but he does have the talent to be a perennial all-star, and with a hot start to the 2021 season we could see a lot of people buying back in.

Gold Average Selling Price:  $54.67
Max Selling Price: $199.99

Ryan Mountcastle - Mountcastle arguably had the best 2020 debut of any player available in this set. In 35 games he hit five home runs, and hit 0.333. He has more than a puncher's chance to win AL rookie of the year in 2021as he likely won’t have much competition for an outfield position in Baltimore, and he will hit in a series of hitters parks in the AL East.

Gold Average Selling Price:  $54.67
Max Selling Price: $75.00

Casey Mize - The former first overall pick really struggled in his 2020 debut with nearly a seven ERA, and was giving more than two home runs per nine innings pitched. He has the talent and pitch mix to be a front line starter so this could be somewhat of a buy low period for him.
Gold Average Selling Price:  $22.92
Max Selling Price: $59.99

Nate Pearson - Another pitcher who didn’t have a great 2020 debut, and much like Mize, Pearson struggled giving up home runs, with 2.50 per nine innings marker. Pearson has ace level stuff, it's just a matter of him getting comfortable and putting everything together. The Blue Jays should be better in 2021 and if Pearson can stay healthy and give up less home runs we should see better performances.
Gold Average Selling Price:  $16.52
Max Selling Price: $21.27