Alex Rodriguez RC & More, Pt. 1

A-Rod’s Top Cards

Date: Apr 26, 2024
Topics: Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, How To Collect, Rookie Cards
Length: 603 Words
Reading Time: ~4 Minutes

A baseball prodigy born in Washington Heights, New York and bred in the talent-rich soils of Miami, Florida, Alex Rodriguez emerged as a diamond dynamo with charisma and talent that built a fanbase that rivals few. Living up to the reputation he built on the amateur circuit, A-Rod rose from the first overall pick in the 1993 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners to a 14-time All-Star, three-time MVP and World Series champion. With a career batting average of .295, over 3,000 hits, and an impressive 696 home runs, Rodriguez’s stats are legendary. So, grab your glove and get ready to dive into the electrifying world of A-Rod’s rookie cards and beyond—it’s sure to be a home run!


A-Rod’s Top Cards


Alex Rodriguez Cards

Topps Project70® Card 195 – 1954 Alex Rodriguez by Don C /51

Topps tabbed legendary streetwear designer Don C. for the creation of Topps Project70® Card 195 – 1954 Alex Rodriguez by Don C /51. If you’re a hip-hop head from the 2000s, you recognize the 40/40 logo on the card from the renowned 40/40 Club Jay-Z once owned in New York — he got the name from baseball’s prestigious group. In 1998, A-Rod joined the legendary 40/40 club, hitting 42 homers and stealing 46 bases. Don C. commemorated the moment with this beautiful Topps Project70® card that featured the logo from the classy establishment and was actually a former waterhole of Derek Jeter’s.

Ps: This card has a print run of 51, making it extremely hard to find.

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Topps 150 Years of Baseball #131 – Historic Moments: Alex Rodriguez /824

On August 4, 2010, exactly three years after Rodriguez’s monumental 500th homer, A-Rod blasted a pitch out of the park, marking his 600th career dinger and earning him the title of the youngest player in MLB history to join the 600 HR club at just 35 years and eight days old. Topps featured this historic moment in the online-exclusive release of its Topps 150 Years of Baseball collection, which immortalizes some of the game’s biggest achievements. 

Alex Rodriguez Cards

 2022 MLB TOPPS NOW® Turn Back The Clock – Card 81 Alex Rodriguez /310

With future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander on the mound on June 19, 2015, Rodriguez stepped into the batter’s box, awaiting the chance to make history. On the very first pitch, A-Rod muscled the ball into the stands for his 3,000 hit, becoming the 29th Mr. 3000 in MLB history. Topps commemorated the moment with the 2022 MLB TOPPS NOW® Turn Back The Clock – Card 81 Alex Rodriguez, an online exclusive with a print run of 310. 

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2007 Topps 52 Alex Rodriguez Road to 500 #ARHR500 Alex Rodriguez

In 2007, Topps commemorated Alex Rodriguez’s journey to 500 home runs with the Alex Rodriguez Road to 500 insert, featured across multiple products. The set included a dedicated card for each of his 500 homers, with cards 476-500 appearing in the 2007 Topps 52 set, including the one displayed above. On August 4, 2007, during a game against the Royals, A-Rod solidified his place in baseball history by joining the elite 500 home run club, becoming the 22nd player to achieve this remarkable milestone.

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2006 Topps Black #326 Alex Rodriguez/Derek Jeter

In 2004, baseball witnessed a monumental shift as two of the greatest shortstops of their generation, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, joined forces when Rodriguez landed on the Yankees. Naturally, such a dynamic duo warranted a dual card with both on the same team, and eventually the 2006 Topps Black #326 featuring both legends came about. In 2009, Rodriguez and Jeter’s collaboration reached its pinnacle as they led the Yankees to a World Series title, further solidifying their places in baseball history.


Alex Rodriguez RC & More, Pt. 2


Alex Rodriguez RC & More, Pt. 2

Top Alex Rodriguez Cards

Date: Apr 26, 2024
Topics: Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, How To Collect, Rookie Cards
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