Top Cards from the 2022 NL Rookie of the Year
When the Braves summoned Michael Harris II, a proud Metro Atlanta native and the fifth-round gem they acquired in 2022 from their AA affiliate in Pearl, Mississippi, the team was grappling with a mediocre 22-24 record. However, as the Dekalb County-raised outfielder and lifelong Braves enthusiast stepped into the lineup, the organization witnessed a remarkable transformation. They concluded the season with a remarkable 101-61 record, while the budding talent earned the coveted title of NL Rookie of the Year, solidifying his status as one of the most exciting emerging stars in the game. Harris II embarked on the following season as a regular starter, continuing to dazzle with his impressive two-way skills on a roster that once again clinched a postseason berth. With the Harris II hype train gaining steam and rolling out of Atlantic Station to a stadium near you, it’s the perfect time to delve deeper into the top Rookie Cards & More from this exceptionally talented outfielder.
Top Michael Harris II Cards #s 5-1
5: 2023 Topps Finest Michael Harris II Variation Blue RC Auto /150
Topps Finest, celebrated as one of the absolute coolest brands in the world of trading cards, adds a touch of prestige to this Michael Harris II card. Beyond the brand’s reputation, it’s the captivating autograph, the visually pleasing blue variation, and a limited print run of just 150 that make this card worth the chase. While pricier variations of the 2023 Topps Finest Michael Harris II card do exist, boasting even scarcer availability, there’s something undeniably alluring about how the vibrant blue border seamlessly complements the overall design.
4: 2022 MLB TOPPS NOW® Card OS35 – Michael Harris II Collector’s Edition /22
This one hits a little differently. Harris II is an ATL baby through and through. Born in Dekalb County, Harris II’s mother even worked in the Fulton County school district. Can it get more Atlanta than that? As we mentioned in the intro, Harris II is a lifelong Braves fan. So when the pride of the Peach State snatched 2022 NL Rookie of the Year and saluted youth tutor and former Brave Marquis Grissom, it felt a tad more special than the normal ROY crowning. Topps commemorated the moment with a regular version of this ROY card and the above collector’s edition, which has a limited print run of 22.
3: 2021 Topps Heritage Minor League Real One #ROA-MH Michael Harris II
The 2021 Topps Heritage Minor League Real One #ROA-MH Michael Harris is one of the outfielders earliest cards, dating back to his days with the Rome Braves. In Rome (GA), he batted .294, hit seven homers and earned an invite to the All-Star Futures Game. Make note that Real One autos are some of the best and rarest of any player. Happy Hunting!
2: 2021 Bowman Draft Chrome #BDC-86 Michael Harris II Sapphire
Sapphire cards are the golden ticket to any prospect card list, and Michael Harris II’s 2021 Bowman Draft Chrome card is no exception. The sheer simplicity and beauty of this variation can’t be overstated, and Harris’ card truly lives up to the hype. Since he already had a 1st Bowman auto in the 2020 Bowman Chrome, the 2021 Bowman Draft Chrome doesn’t boast the 1st Bowman tag. Nevertheless, it’s Harris II’s first non-auto Bowman card and a favorite among collectors along with its parallels.
1: 2020 Bowman Chrome Prospects #CPA-MH Michael Harris II 1st Bowman Auto
In the realm of prospect cards, few match the allure of a 1st Bowman auto. And Michael Harris II’s 1st Bowman is not only his most popular card to date, but his most valuable (with the price steadily rising). As is the tradition with Bowman releases, various serial-numbered parallel versions await your pursuit – a staggering 14 different parallels, including six exclusives tailored for HTA devotees. Keep your eyes peeled for the eye-popping Red Refractor, with a mere five in existence, and graded PSA 10; its sale for a staggering $28,500 in July 2023 sent shockwaves through the collecting community. These cards are not to be missed!
Michael Harris II RCs & More, Pt. 2
Michael Harris II RCs& More