All-Star Baseball Cards From Each 2010 American League All-Star

All-Star Baseball Cards From Each 2010 American League All-Star

Below we look at 2 cards from each member of the 2010 American League All-Star Team. The first card is a recommended "True RC" for the player, while the second is a "Recommended Non-True RC". For the "Non-True RC" we tried to find a great card that either came close to the player's Rookie Year or was made during the players Rookie Season but didn't qualify because it wasn't part of the base set.

Fear not National League fans, we will be getting to the NL All-Star Cards soon, we're holding off until the greatest injustice in All-Star Roster history is corrected, that being the absence of Joey Votto. I'm not a Reds fan, but how on Earth is the NL MVP from the first half of the season not an All-Star?! Vote Votto!

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* = injured/faking injury in order to save energy for 2nd half of season

C - Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

  • Recommended True RC: 2002 Bowman Chrome #391 Joe Mauer AU A RC ($300)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2002 Topps 206 Autographs #JM Joe Mauer D2 ($200)

1B - Justin Morneau, Minnesota Twins

  • Recommended True RC: 2001 Bowman Chrome #169 Justin Morneau RC ($60)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2001 Bowman Autographs #BAJM Justin Morneau ($175)

2B - Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

  • Recommended True RC: 2003 Bowman Chrome Draft #124 Robinson Cano RC ($25)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2003 Bowman Heritage Signs of Greatness #RC Robinson Cano ($200)

3B - Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays

  • Recommended True RC: 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Draft Picks #66 Evan Longoria AU ($250)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2006 Bowman Sterling Prospects #EL Evan Longoria AU B ($150)

SS - Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

  • Recommended True RC: 1993 SP #279 Derek Jeter FOIL RC ! ($100)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 09 SP Authentic Derek Jeter 93 SP Buyback Autograph #279 Derek Jeter/ 93 ($1,700)

OF - Ichiro, Seattle Mariners

  • Recommended True RC: 2001 Ultimate Collection #120 Ichiro Suzuki T3 AU RC ($2,200)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 1993 Tomy ID Japan #102 Ichiro Suzuki (NA)

OF - Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers

  • Recommended True RC: 2007 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signatures #170 Josh Hamilton Jsy AU/ 199 (RC) ($40)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 1999 Topps Traded Autographs #T66 Josh Hamilton ($150)

OF - Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay Rays

  • Recommended True RC: 1999 Bowman Chrome #440 Carl Crawford RC ($10)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 1999 Topps Traded Autographs #T75 Carl Crawford ($50)

DH - Vladmir Guerrero, Texas Rangers

  • Recommended True RC: 1995 Bowman's Best #B2 Vladimir Guerrero RC ($30)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 1995 SP Top Prospects Autographs #11 Vladimir Guerrero ($250)

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*SP - Clay Buchholz, Boston Red Sox

  • Recommended True RC: 2008 Sweet Spot #114 Clay Buchholz AU/ 199 (RC) ($30)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2008 Upper Deck Premier Rookie Autographs Jersey Number #209 Clay Buchholz AU/ 61 ($60)

SP - Trevor Cahill, Oakland A's

  • Recommended True RC: 2009 Topps Triple Threads #128 Trevor Cahill Jsy AU RC ($20)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2007 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BC234 Trevor Cahill AU ($30)

SP - Fausto Carmona, Cleveland Indians

  • Recommended True RC: 2006 Ultimate Collection #117 Fausto Carmona AU/ 180 (RC) ($50)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2006 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractors #223 Fausto Carmona AU ($30)

RP - Neftali Feliz, Texas Rangers

  • Recommended True RC: 2009 Ultimate Collection #108 Neftali Feliz AU/ 135 RC ($40)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2008 Playoff Contenders #110 Neftali Feliz AU/ 246 ($50)

SP - Phi Hughes, New York Yankees

  • Recommended True RC: 2004 SP Prospects #304 Philip Hughes AU 400/ RC ($100)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2004 Bowman Heritage Signs of Greatness #PH Philip Hughes ($50)

SP - Cliff Lee, Seattle Mariners

  • Recommended True RC: 2002 SP Authentic #223 Cliff Lee FW RC ($25)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2002 Donruss Best of Fan Club Autographs #U206 Cliff Lee/ 50 ($60)

SP - Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox

  • Recommended True RC: 2006 SP Authentic #277 Jon Lester AU/ 399 RC ($60)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2006 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BC239 Jon Lester AU ($50)

SP - David Price, Tampa Bay Rays

  • Recommended True RC: 2009 SP Authentic #230 David Price AU/ 222 RC ($50)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP111 David Price AU ($60)

SP - Andy Pettitte, New York Yankees

  • Recommended True RC: 1993 Bowman #103 Andy Pettitte RC ($8)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 1997 Stadium Club Co-Signers #CO1 D.Jeter/ A.Pettitte ($150)

RP - Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

  • Recommended True RC: 1992 Bowman #302 Mariano Rivera RC ($40)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 1990 Tampa Yankees Diamond #17 Mariano Rivera (NA)

SP - C.C. Sabathia, New York Yankees

  • Recommended True RC: 1999 Bowman Chrome #344 C.C. Sabathia RC ($8)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 1999 Topps Traded Autographs #T33 C.C. Sabathia ($100)

RP - Joakim Soria, Kansas City Royals

  • Recommended True RC: 2007 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signatures #189 Joakim Soria Jsy AU/ 199 RC ($25)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2007 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signatures Gold #189 Joakim Soria Jsy AU/ 99 ($40)

RP - Rafael Soriano, Tampa Bay Rays

  • Recommended True RC: 2001 Donruss Signature #161 Rafael Soriano AU RC ($10)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2001 Topps Reserve Rookie Baseballs #38 Rafael Soriano ($15)

RP - Matt Thornton, Chicago White Sox

  • Recommended True RC: 2002 Sweet Spot #142 Matt Thornton T2 AU RC ($25)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2002 SP Authentic Limited #150 Matt Thornton FW AU ($10)

RP - Jose Valverde, Detroit Tigers

  • Recommended True RC: 2002 Sweet Spot #144 Jose Valverde T1 AU RC ($25)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2002 SP Authentic Limited #144 Jose Valverde FW AU ($10)

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*C - Victor Martinez, Boston Red Sox

  • Recommended True RC: 2001 Donruss Class of 2001 #258 Victor Martinez PH/625 RC ($50)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2001 Donruss Elite #206 Victor Martinez/ 410 XRC ($125)

C - John Buck, Toronto Blue Jays

  • Recommended True RC: 2001 Bowman Chrome #333 John Buck AU RC ($80)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2001 Topps Reserve Rookie Autographs PSA #111 John Buck (NA)

1B - Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

  • Recommended True RC: 2000 Topps Chrome Traded #T40 Miguel Cabrera RC ($30)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2000 Topps Traded Autographs #TTA40 Miguel Cabrera ($500)

*2B - Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

  • Recommended True RC: 2004 SP Prospects #340 Dustin Pedroia AU 400/ RC ($175)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2003 USA Baseball National Team Signatures Red #16 Dustin Pedroia ($60)

2B - Ian Kinsler, Texas Rangers

  • Recommended True RC: 2006 SP Authentic #288 Ian Kinsler AU/ 299 (RC) ($80)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2006 Bowman White #231 Ian Kinsler AU ($60)

SS - Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers

  • Recommended True RC: 2009 Sweet Spot #108 Elvis Andrus AU/ 350 RC ($25)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2008 Bowman Sterling Prospects #EA Elvis Andrus Jsy AU ($20)

3B - Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees

  • Recommended True RC: 1994 SP #15 Alex Rodriguez FOIL RC ($80)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 1994 Upper Deck #A298 Alex Rodriguez AU ($400)

3B - Adrian Beltre, Boston Red Sox

  • Recommended True RC: 1997 Bowman Chrome #182 Adrian Beltre RC ($8)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 1998 Donruss Signature Autographs Century #9 Adrian Beltre ($50)

INF - Ty Wiggington, Baltimore Orioles

  • Recommended True RC: 2001 Bowman's Best #198 Ty Wigginton RC ($8)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2001 Bowman's Best Exclusive Autographs #BBEATW Ty Wigginton ($10)

OF - Vernon Wells, Toronto Blue Jays

  • Recommended True RC: 1997 Bowman Chrome #284 Vernon Wells RC ($8)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 1999 Bowman Autographs #BA64 Vernon Wells B ($20)

OF - Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

  • Recommended True RC: 2002 Bowman's Best #129 Jose Bautista Bat RC ($8)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 2006 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BC242 Jose Bautista AU ($12)

DH - David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

  • Recommended True RC: 1997 Ultra #518 David Arias-Ortiz RC ($50)
  • Recommended Non-True RC: 1997 Donruss Signature Autographs Century #94 David Ortiz ($600)
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User Comments

  1. You mean “MLB” logo RC on lots of those guys. Buccholz True RC was 2005 BCDP, same with Kinsler. Andrus 2006 BC, David Price 2007 BC,….several more above as well.

  2. @Brent: Yeah, I acknowledge both as Rookies. I wouldn’t consider a card like the Stephen Strasburg Mini a “True RC” in spite of the fact it carries the MLB “RC” logo on the front of the card, as it is a parallel. I actually like the idea of a player having 2 rookies, 1 of which is there first base set card when they are in the minors and the other when they make their MLB debut.

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