Top Vladdy Jr. Rookie Cards and More
From his first double in 2019 that lit up the Rogers Centre to his 2023 Home Run Derby crowning, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s sensational plays have not only made him a fan favorite but also a must-have in the realm of baseball cards. So, let’s dive in and explore ten of Guerrero Jr.’s most impressive rookie cards that every collector, from seasoned veterans to novices, would love to snag.
2019 Topps Finest #101 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC
The 2019 Topps Finest Baseball set dropped Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s first MLB Rookie Card, but it’s as twisty as an episode of Stranger Things. Compared to the first 100 cards in the set, Vlad Jr.’s card is a short print, making it hard to get like the Demogorgon. It’s not as elusive as the Upside Down, but it’s definitely rarer than “Where’s Barb?” memes from 2017.
Topps Project70® Card #539 – 1985 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. by Ermsy
Personally, this one is my favorite from the list. Ermsy hit it out of the park with this concept, knowing this is what opponents must see every time Vlad Jr. sends a misplaced pitch soaring into the upper deck—a villain to some, a hero to many.
2019 Topps Archives #14 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC
Topps took it back to 1958 for the design of the 2019 Topps Archives #14 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC. It perfectly captures the old-school feel like a classic 1958 The Huckleberry Hound Show episode. Shoutout to the ’58 design!
2019 Topps Gallery #98 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC
A Walmart-exclusive release, the 2019 Topps Gallery #98 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC’s artwork resonates with young baseball fans. Cue up Backyard Baseball, add Vladdy Jr. in the game, and let’s put together a squad led by him and the legend Pablo Sanchez.
2016 Bowman Family Tree #FT-GU Vladimir Guerrero Jr./Vladimir Guerrero
Both Vladimir Guerreros on one card. The 2016 Bowman Family Tree #FT-GU Vladimir Guerrero Jr./Vladimir Guerrero is not a rookie card, but it is one of the coolest Guerrero cards. Fun fact: there have been over 250 instances of father-son duos in MLB history. Crazy!
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2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs #CPA-VG Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
The 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #CPA-VG marks Jr.’s first autograph in an MLB uniform, and is known as the Cinderella in his card family. It has the 1st Bowman® tag and is part of the Bowman Chrome family. Copping one of these is by no means easy.
2019 Topps Walmart Holiday #HW167 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC
Like every fan base, the Blue Jays faithful yearn for an Early Christmas gift, and here’s a hunch at what it looks like: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hitting the game-winning homer in Game 7 of the World Series as the Blue Jays take home their first title since 1993. The 2019 Topps Walmart Holiday #HW167 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC helps create the vision with some holiday flare. Oh, and this was a Walmart exclusive — hence the name.
2019 Topps Transcendent #25 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC /100
Standing at the zenith of card luxury is the 2019 Topps Transcendent Vladimir Guerrero Rookie Card, a unique masterpiece with a limited print run. It stands unparalleled, embellished with a high-grade metal frame that subtly underscores its elite status. While autographs often steal the spotlight in Transcendent breaks, this rookie card might be the unexpected gem enriching your collection with its understated allure and rarity.
2019 Topps Triple Threads #RFPAR-VG Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC Auto Triple Relic /99
The 2019 Topps Triple Threads #RFPAR-VG Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC Auto Triple Relic /99 boasts everything collectors covet: an on-card autograph, three swatches, and a limited print run. His success as a rookie also adds to its allure. In 2019, the slugger belted 15 homers, finished sixth in the AL’s Rookie of the Year voting, and provided the juice he’s displayed in a career culminating in three All-Star appearances in five campaigns.
2019 MLB TOPPS NOW® #137 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
On a chilly April evening in 2019, anticipation filled Toronto’s Rogers Centre as Vladimir Guerrero Jr., one of baseball’s most hyped prospects, took the plate. It was a nail-biter, bottom of the ninth, with the game knotted at 2-2 against the Oakland Athletics. With the crowd’s roar in his ears, Guerrero Jr. smashed a riveting double down the right-field line off Yusmeiro Petit, marking his first Major League hit.
2021 Topps Project70® Card #571 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1982 by Sophia Chang
Sophia Chang deserves a medal for her artwork on the 2021 Topps Project70® Card #571 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1982 by Sophia Chang. As the young kids would say, the Baby Vlad x 2023 Home Run Champ Vlad concept is “tuff.” Dreams definitely can turn into realities.