Orioles Star’s Cards to Collect
Baltimore battled for the MLB’s longest Rookie of the Year drought title until 2023, second only to the Padres. Then came Gunnar Henderson, an Alabama native who traveled eastward only to become B-More’s first unanimous AL Rookie of the Year and rook to win the coveted honor since Gregg Olson in 1989. The 2019 second-rounder exceeded expectations and boosted the franchise’s reputation for birthing stars straight outta their farm system. Some esteemed alumni include Brooks Robinson and Cal Ripken Jr., as well as Henderson’s teammate and emerging star, Adley Rutschman, man that group. Given Gunnar Henderson’s role in the Orioles’ recent success, and the increasing popularity of his trading cards, we couldn’t resist sharing a list of some of the top AL Rookie of the Year’s rookie cards and more. Check it out.
2023 Bowman Chrome #10 Gunnar Henderson Color Run RC /23
The 2023 Bowman Chrome #10 Gunnar Henderson Color Run RC /23 would like a say in the prettiest Gunnar Henderson card argument. The orange and black resonating throughout adds an authentically Orioles feel to one of the newest faces of the franchises. With a mere 23 copies, this is an extremely difficult card to find. Once again. Happy Hunting!
2023 MLB TOPPS NOW® Card #738 Gunnar Henderson
When Henderson stepped to the plate in the eighth inning of Baltimore’s October 20, 2023, matchup vs. Oakland, he needed just a single to become the first rookie in franchise history to hit for the cycle. The star infielder instead belted a double and became the youngest player in the organization’s history to collect four extra-base hits in the same game (22 years and 52 days). He also became the first Major League player to hit at least two doubles, a triple and a homer in the same game since David Wright in 2013.
2023 MLB TOPPS NOW® Card #425 Gunnar Henderson
Against the Royals on June 11, 2023, Henderson crushed a 462-foot bomb that left the ballpark and bounced into a general store’s window. The homer marked the longest homer to ever land on Baltimore’s Eutaw Street and fell just 3-feet shy of the stadium record set by Ken Griffey Jr. during the 1993 Home Run Derby.
2019 Bowman Draft Chrome #FFARH Gunnar Henderson Adley Rutschman Auto
We’re taking it back to 2019 with this bad boy: Two autographs; two stars; one Bowman Chrome card. Need we say more? This is an Orioles fan and card collector’s dream.
2023 MLB TOPPS NOW® Card #978 Gunnar Henderson
With a homer in the fifth inning of the Orioles’ Oct. 8, 2023, playoff tilt with the Rangers, the 22-year-old Henderson became the second youngest player in Baltimore history to hit a postseason HR — Manny Machado is the only player younger. And once again, Topps captured the moment, turning it into a TOPPS NOW card that flew off Topps’ website. There are still some on the secondary market, so watch out!
Gunnar Henderson RCs & More Pt. 1
AL ROY Cards to Collect