Hail to the Champs! 2013 Boston Red Sox Rookie Cards Guide

Hail to the Champs! 2013 Boston Red Sox Rookie Cards Guide

After a nightmarish 2012, Boston shed a lot of their superstars and opted for character and clutch. It paid off in a big way, with the Red Sox going from worst to World Series Champions. In the hobby, though, it's still relatively easy to build a solid collection of Boston Red Sox rookie cards.

Names like Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury might not clutter common boxes, but they're hardly first-tier hobby stars outside of New England. The one exception is David Ortiz, the 2013 World Series MVP, who had a legendary postseason filled with dramatic home runs, clutch hits and tons of character.

Below is a detailed rookie card checklist for all of the key members of the World Series Champion 2013 Boston Red Sox.

2013 Boston Red Sox World Series Rookie Card Guide

Click on the links to shop for individual cards on eBay.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

Rookie Cards

  • 2003 Bowman Draft #BDP36
  • 2003 Bowman Chrome Draft #BDP36
  • 2003 Bowman Heritage #279
2003 Bowman Chrome Jarrod Saltalamacchia RC

Mike Napoli, 1B

Rookie Cards

Dustin Pedroia, 2B

Rookie Cards

  • 2004 Donruss Elite Extra Edition #262 Autograph #/1114
  • 2004 Fleer Hot Prospects Draft #109 Autograph #/299
  • 2004 SP Prospects #340 Autograph #/400

Stephen Drew, SS

Rookie Cards

  • 2005 Absolute Memorabilia #132
  • 2005 Bowman's Best #97
  • 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft #BDP166 Autograph
  • 2005 Bowman Heritage #230
  • 2005 Bowman Sterling #SD
  • 2005 SP Authentic #171 Autograph #/185
  • 2005 SPx #165 Autograph #/185
  • 2005 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH311
  • 2005 Topps Chrome Updates & Highlights #UH311
  • 2005 Upper Deck Artifacts #271 #/799
  • 2005 Upper Deck Origins #278
  • 2005 Upper Deck Old Judge #277
  • 2005 Upper Deck Pro Sigs #96
  • 2005 Upper Deck Reflections #277
  • 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot #164
  • 2005 Upper Deck Trilogy #89
  • 2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection #238 Autograph #/99
  • 2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Signature #180 Autograph #/125
  • 2005 Upper Deck Update #184 Autograph #/75

Xander Bogaerts, 3B

Xander Bogaerts will have MLB rookie cards in 2014 products.

Key Prospect Cards

Jacoby Ellsbury, OF

Rookie Cards

2005 Topps Updates and Highlights Jacoby Ellsbury

Jonny Gomes, OF

Rookie Cards

  • 2002 Bowman #398
  • 2002 Bowman's Best #136 Autograph
  • 2002 Bowman Chrome #333
  • 2002 Bowman Heritage #277
  • 2002 Topps 206 #274
  • 2002 Topps Pristine #190
  • 2002 Topps Reserve #148 #/999
  • 2002 Topps Total #244

Shane Victorino, OF

Rookie Cards

  • 2003 Absolute Memorabilia #196 #/1500
  • 2003 Bowman #319
  • 2003 Bowman's Best #SV
  • 2003 Bowman Chrome #319
  • 2003 Bowman Heritage #233
  • 2003 Donruss Champions #299
  • 2003 Donruss Classics #164 #/1500
  • 2003 Donruss Elite #200 #/1750
  • 2003 Flair #105 #/500
  • 2003 Fleer Box Score #109 #/599
  • 2003 Fleer Hot Prospects #84 Autographed Memorabilia #/400
  • 2003 Fleer Patchworks #107 #/1500
  • 2003 Fleer Tradition Update #335
  • 2003 Leaf Certified Materials #246 Autograph #/400
  • 2003 Studio #179
  • 2003 Topps Traded #T242
  • 2003 Topps Chrome Traded #T242
  • 2003 Topps Total #906
  • 2003 Upper Deck 40-Man #940

David Ortiz, DH/1B

Rookie Cards

  • 1997 Fleer #512
  • 1997 Ultra #518
1997 Ultra David Ortiz RC

Clay Buchhholz, SP

Rookie Cards

  • 2005 Bowman Draft #BDP81
  • 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft #BDP81
  • 2005 Bowman Sterling #CBU

John Lackey, SP

Rookie Cards

  • 2000 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects #80
  • 2000 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects #80

Jon Lester, SP

Rookie Cards

Jake Peavy, SP

Rookie Cards

2001 Bowman's Best Jake Peavy RC

Koji Uehara, RP

Rookie Cards

Key Prospect and International Cards

  • 1999 BBM #329
  • 2000 Upper Deck Ovation Japan #2 #/2000
  • 2006 Flair Showcase World Baseball Classic #22
  • 2006 SP Authentic World Baseball Classic Future Watch #60 #/999
  • 2006 SPx Winning Materials #KU Memorabilia
  • 2006 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Sweet Beginnings Swatches #KU

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1998 Stadium Club David Ortiz Rookie card lot (2) #344
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Ryan Cracknell

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His 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.

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