Juan Soto’s Road to The Big Apple, Pt. 1

Date: Dec 11, 2023
Topics: Baseball, How To Collect, Juan Soto, Rookie Cards
Length: 396 Words
Reading Time: ~2 Minutes

Cards Covering Childish Bambino’s Journey

Is it really the offseason without a splash from the Yankees? Just like in any other year, 2023 is no different. On Dec. 7, the Bronx Bombers opened up their wallet again, acquiring a superstar to help resurrect the team from the pits of the AL East and return to its championship standard in Juan Soto, a talent who knows a thing or two about procuring jewelry. So, to celebrate the move and Soto’s relocation to the Big Apple, let’s check out Childish Bambino’s MLB journey through cards.

2016 Bowman Chrome® Prospect Autographs Juan Soto #CPA-JS

The 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Juan Soto #CPA-JS is viewed widely as one of the most important and valid early Soto cards. And rightfully so. Bowman Chrome Prospects has a knack for producing the finest cards featuring future stars, and the on-card auto makes it even more worth the chase.

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2018 MLB Topps Now® #235 Juan Soto RC

The 2018 MLB TOPPS NOW #235 Juan Soto RC is Soto’s first known card with an RC tag. At 19 years and 208 days, Soto made his first MLB career start, rewarding the Nationals’ staff for the promotion. He blasted the first pitch of his first at-bat, sending it 422 ft. for his first career homer.

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2018 MLB TOPPS NOW® Moment of the Year #5 Juan Soto RC /1258

The way in which Soto tallied his first career homer was so massive that Topps created two TOPPS NOW® cards of Soto’s incredible moment (see card above). That’s how one earns the Moment of the Year tag.

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2018 Topps Archives Juan Soto RC #73

Here, we have history with the first pack-pulled Soto card in the 2018 Topps Archives Juan Soto RC #73. This set pays homage to several Topps designs of the past, including the 1959 design, which inspired the creation of this Soto RC.

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2018 MLB TOPPS NOW® Moment of the Year #9 Juan Soto RC

Here we have another Juan Soto TOPPS NOW® card that earned Moment of the Year honors. This moment unfolded just over a month after his MLB debut. Soto, the newest kid on the block, dominated the Phillies, recording four hits, including two home runs. He made history by becoming the first teenager in MLB history to achieve such an impressive stat line.


Juan Soto’s Road to The Big Apple Pt. 2


Juan Soto’s Road to the Big Apple, Pt. 2

See Juan Soto’s first Yankees card and more

Date: Dec 11, 2023
Topics: Baseball, How To Collect, Juan Soto, Rookie Cards
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