Baseball Cards Daily: #cardSTOCK – May 2018 Stock Updates – The Major League Baseball season is long and arduous. Unless a player is the cream of the crop, you can expect to see a few bad weeks (or even months) in their season long performance. Everybody likes to collect a player when they’re hot, and many are looking to trade/sell when that player is in a slump. Our #cardSTOCK profiles from Chris Steuber reflect a player’s value on a given day, but that could change over the course of a month. Here are Chris’ #cardSTOCK updates for May 2018.
Baseball Cards Daily: #cardSTOCK – May 2018 Stock Updates – Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox
As a five-tool player, Mookie Betts reminds me of a young Curtis Granderson. He’s dynamic, at the plate, on the base paths and in the field. There are few fan bases in Major League Baseball like Red Sox Nation. They adore their team and cards of their players are always in demand. The sky is the limit for Betts. He’s only 25 and getting better every year. Demand for his cards has increased each year since his debut and will continue to rise.
Three of Mookie Betts key cards can be found in the following products:
Baseball Cards Daily: #cardSTOCK – May 2018 Stock Updates – Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners
Baseball Cards Daily: #cardSTOCK – Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners – Even though he’s not the rock star now that he was ten years ago, Ichiro is still a legend in Japan. His popularity will always remain strong. Is he the true hit king? You have to consider it after what he was able to do in Japan and the big leagues. At 44, Ichiro is still playing and relevant not only on the field, but also in the hobby. He’ll be a first ballot hall of famer and is one of the best to ever play the game.
Three of Ichiro’s key cards can be found in the following products:
- 2001 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection
- 2001 Bowman Chrome
- 2001 Topps Chrome Traded
Baseball Cards Daily: #cardSTOCK – May 2018 Stock Updates – J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox
Baseball Cards Daily: #cardSTOCK – JD Martinez, Boston Red Sox – Over the past four years, Martinez has blasted 128 home runs, 45 of them came last year! He may be 30-years old, but he’s trending up and coming into his own. So far, Martinez is living up to the $100 million the Red Sox invested in him during the offseason. He hasn’t had an issue conquering the Green Monster. Martinez is currently tied with teammate Mookie Betts for the second most home runs (17) in all of baseball. He’s one of the best power hitters and card investments today.
Three of JD Martinez’s key cards can be found in the following products:
- 2011 Bowman
- 2012 Topps Triple Threads
- 2011 Topps Update
Baseball Cards Daily: #cardSTOCK – May 2018 Stock Updates – Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
Baseball Cards Daily: #cardSTOCK – Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels – Not only is he the face of the Angels’ franchise, Trout is also the face of Major League Baseball. He truly is Mr. Baseball and an absolute treasure to collect and watch play the game. It’s beyond rare for a player to reach legendary status before the age of 25. Trout has earned that status. Just sit back and enjoy the Hall of Fame ride. He’s currently on pace to have his best year yet. It’s simple: if you collect baseball cards, it’s a no-brainer to invest in Trout. He’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Three of Mike Trout‘s key cards can be found in the following products:
- 2009 Bowman Draft
- 2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition
- 2011 Topps Update
Baseball Cards Daily: #cardSTOCK – May 2018 Stock Updates – Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees
Baseball Cards Daily: #cardSTOCK – Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees – Since 2014, Torres, at the very least, was viewed as a top 30 MLB prospect. His arrival to “The Show” was highly anticipated and he hasn’t disappointed. Although he spent the first three weeks of the season at Triple-A, Torres has made a huge impact on the big club and is currently batting .319 with nine home runs and 26 RBI. Torres’ early success has put a smile on the faces of collectors and investors. His advanced, dynamic skill set will translate into positive gains now and in the future.
Three of Gleyber Torres key cards can be found in the following products:
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