5 Perfect Matt Cain Cards to Add to Your Collection

5 Perfect Matt Cain Cards to Add to Your Collection

After tossing the second perfect game of 2012 and just the 22nd ever in the majors, Matt Cain forever entered the history books. He also gain instant notoriety in the hobby. That will continue for years to come no matter how the rest of his career goes. Many people have niche that focus on specific stats or achievements. As far as pitchers go, perfect games and no-hitters are at the top. Cain enters both of these elusive clubs.

With all the Matt Cain cards out there (more than 1,500), we've picked five notable options you may want to track down.

5 Key Matt Cain Cards

2002 Bowman Draft Matt Cain RC #BDP25

One of only two rookie cards, the 2002 Bowman Draft Matt Cain features a plain portrait. It's also somewhat less desirable than the premium Bowman Chrome rookie. However, for those simply looking to add some of the first Matt Cain cards to their collection, this is a perfectly viable option.

2002 Bowman Draft Matt Cain 215x300 Image

2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Matt Cain RC #BDP25

A chromium spin of the on the base version, the 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Matt Cain is the pitcher's best rookie card. Even more desirable are the serial numbered Refractor (#/500) and Gold Refractor (#/50) parallels. Both 2002 Bowman Draft and 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft were inserted in the same packs.

202 Bowman Chrome Draft Matt Cain 211x300 Image

2006 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Signatures Autograph #102 #/275

One of Cain's first certified autographs, this card is part of the classic Sweet Spot Signatures line. The autograph is on baseball leather and makes for a stunning display piece. Numbered to 275, the card shouldn't be too difficult to come by.

2006 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Signatures Matt Cain 260x185 Image

2007 SP Authentic Chirography Dual Autograph with Tim Lincecum #/175

Combining on-card signatures of Matt Cain with his teammate Tim Lincecum, the 2007 SP Authentic Chirography dual autograph is a must-have for Giants fans. Numbered to 175, it's tricky to find but not impossible. Some may be hindered on the price as 2007 represents the first cards for Lincecum.

2007 SP Authentic Chirography Dual Autograph Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain 260x188 Image

2012 Topps Museum Collection Momentous Material Matt Cain #/50

Go big or don't go. Plain jersey cards have lost a lot of their appeal in recent years. However, when you add a massive swatch like Topps did here, it's hard to ignore. Offering a plain jersey swatch, the price on these Momentous Material cards is actually somewhat reasonable.

2012 Topps Museum Collection Momentous Material Mat Cain 50 260x182 Image

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2008 Topps "Moments & Milestones" Matt Cain Auto (09 10) 2010 Champion SF Giants
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2010 Upper Deck UD Game JSY #CA Matt Cain Giants B28296
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2010 Topps Update Matt Cain Auto "Peak Performance" World Champion SF Giants
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2007 Topps Co-signers Solo Sigs Matt Cain Certified Autograph card
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2013 Allen & Ginter Matt Cain box topper relic hand numberd # 25 mint rare!
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2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Ref 19 Lot Robinson Cano,Clayton Kershaw,Matt Cain
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Matt Cain 2009 Topps T206 Mini Cycle 31 99 #270
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2013 Topps Tribute auto redemption Matt Cain
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2011 Topps Lineage 1975 Mini Matt Cain Game Used Jersey
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Matt Cain 2013 Topps Tribute GREEN Parallel Base Card #'d 36 75 - SF GIANTS #89
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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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