Todd Helton RCs & More, Pt. 2

The “Toddfather’s” Top Cards

Date: Mar 29, 2024
Topics: Baseball, Rookie Cards, Todd Helton
Length: 434 Words
Reading Time: ~3 Minutes

Explore the legendary career of Todd Helton, affectionately known as the Toddfather or the backup quarterback behind NFL Hall of Famer Peyton Manning at Tennessee. From his debut as a rookie sensation to his recent induction into the Hall of Fame in 2024, Helton’s story is one of triumph and excellence. With a batting average of .316, 369 home runs, and 1,406 RBIs, his stats help tell the story of his Cooperstown induction. Alongside his impressive numbers, Helton boasts five All-Star selections, three Gold Glove Awards, and four Silver Slugger Awards. Check out Helton’s top rookie cards and more.


Todd Helton’s Cards to Collect


5: 1996 Topps Chrome #17 Todd Helton Refractor

Topps Chrome changed the trading card game forever. And in 1996, Topps introduced its Chrome product to the world. The 1996 set featured two refractors in each box, and some of the luckier collectors ended up with the 1996 Topps Chrome #17 Todd Helton Refractor. Finding one of these bad boys on the market is no simple task, but if found, it might come with a deep reach into the ole’ pockets.

4: 2001 Topps Heritage #THATH Todd Helton Auto

The 2001 Topps Heritage #THATH Todd Helton Auto card is a true collector’s treasure, modeled after the iconic 1952 Topps set. With its vintage vibe and autographs from legends, it’s a nod to baseball’s golden era. Helton’s signature adds a modern touch, making this card a must-have for fans.

3:  1995 Asheville Tourists Update #9 Todd Helton

The initial 1995 Asheville Tourist trading card set didn’t include Helton, but the 15-card Update version rectified that. This University of Tennessee standout began his journey towards the Big Leagues with this storied Minor League team, appearing in 54 games and launching his first professional home run.

2: 1993 Topps Traded #19T Todd Helton RC

The 1993 Topps Traded #19T Todd Helton RC is considered one of his true rookie cards and was featured in the USA Baseball junior team subset. But here’s the twist. It came out during Helton’s sophomore year at Tennessee, where he excelled in both football and baseball. Though he wouldn’t make his first Big League appearance until 1997, getting this card feels like finding a pot of gold.

1: 1993 Topps Bazooka #11 Todd Helton RC

The difference between the 1993 Topps Bazooka #11 Todd Helton RC and the 1993 Topps Traded #19T Todd Helton RC is as simple as the fact that the former was part of a 22-card set promoting Bazooka bubble gum. It’s also a much rarer find. Oh, the days when Bazooka bubble gum reigned supreme!


Todd Helton RCs & More, Pt. 1


Todd Helton RCs & More, Pt. 1

Todd Helton’s Top Cards

Date: Mar 29, 2024
Topics: Baseball, Rookie Cards, Todd Helton
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