Jose Abreu Rookie Card and Prospect Card Guide

Jose Abreu Rookie Card and Prospect Card Guide

Rookie Cards

Jose Abreu has arrived in the majors and, early on, he's fitting in nicely with the Chicago White Sox. By the end of his first season in the Windy City, collectors will have plenty of Jose Abreu rookie cards to choose from.

Even before signing with the Chicago White Sox, the Cuban slugger was lighting up the hobby with a handful of cards. He was included in 2013 Topps Tribute World Baseball Classic Edition, a highlight in a product that was largely overlooked. Leaf was the first company to have Jose Abreu autograph cards with redemptions in 2013 Leaf Metal Draft. Redeemed copies are now available. Leaf also has additional autographs in 2013 Leaf Memories and 2013 Leaf Trinity. Panini also got an early Jose Abreu autograph in 2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks.

It is worth noting that while these cards were the first on the market, most don't consider them to be rookies as they're from prospect-only sets. In the case of Topps Tribute WBC, it's viewed as an international set. That said, don't discount their overall importance. We're in an era where the rookie card label doesn't always coincide with a player's best card.

The first Jose Abreu rookie card with the Cuban slugger in his White Sox uniform was included in 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen. Panini quickly followed suit with a wrapper redemption card from 2014 Donruss.

Collectors will find Jose Abreu autographs in 2014 products as well. Topps has announced they've got a deal in place with the outfielder. This includes a mystery redemption in 2014 Topps Tribute and a Prospect Autograph in 2014 Bowman Baseball.

Jose Abreu Rookie Cards

Please note that this list is a work in progress. We'll update it as new Jose Abreu rookie cards are released. Click on the card names to shop for singles on eBay.

2014 Donruss Jose Abreu #202

You won't find this card in packs. It is part of a wrapper redemption offered by Panini. With just 24 packs (one box) required to get the three-card Rated Rookies updates, it shouldn't be too tough to find over the long term.

2014 Donruss Jose Abreu 202 212x300 Image

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Jose Abreu RC #320

This card carries carries the distinction of being the first Jose Abreu card to picture him in a White Sox uniform. It is a short print, but it shouldn't be considered rare. Jose Abreu also has a Reverse Image variation in the set. The mini parallels also have their own photo variation.

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Jose Abreu RC 214x300 Image

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2014 GYPSY QUEEN SP JOSE ABREU ROOKIE
$9.99
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2014 GYPSY QUEEN SP REVERSE NEGATIVE JOSE ABREU ROOKIE
$21.50
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2014 DONRUSS Jose Abreu #202 Wrapper Redemption Rated Rookie SSP Lot of 2 RCs
$14.99
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2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Reverse Negative SSP Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox #320
$22.05
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Lot(13) 2014 Donruss Rated Rookie RC #202 Jose Abreu White Sox
$15.50
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*LOOK 2014 Topps Museum Collection Mystery Auto Redemption #2 Jose Abreu Gold 5
$1,499.95
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2014 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN TANAKA,RUTH,JOSE ABREU,TROUT,PUIG,MAYS SP HIGH # (LOT 45)
$49.99
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MASAHIRO TANAKA and (2) JOSE ABREU 2014 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN HIGH NUMBER SP
$6.99
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Jose Abreu 2014 Donruss Rated Rookie 5 Card Lot
$12.50
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9 Card Lot of Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox RC #202 2014 Donruss Rated Rookie
$24.99
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(10) 2014 DONRUSS #202 JOSE ABREU ROOKIE LOT *RARE MAIL-IN ONLY* WHITE SOX
$49.99
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2014 Donruss Jose Abreu RC Rookie Rated # 202
$5.99
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JOSE ABREU 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen SP Mini Photo Variation!! HOT!! WHITE SOX
$14.99
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2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Jose Abreu Short Print Rookie RC SP White Sox
$24.99
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Jose Abreu 2014 Donruss Rated Rookie Extra Mail-In Redemption 202 White Sox
$19.99
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2014 Topps Museum JOSE ABREU MYSTERY REDEMPTION #2 Autograph Sepia Parallel 5
$1,499.95
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Key Prospect Cards

Key Jose Abreu Prospect Cards

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2013 Leaf Memories 1960 Autographs Jose Abreu #JA2

The 2013 Leaf Memories Jose Abreu autograph uses the 1960 Leaf design. The black-and-white photo is a major contrast from his other early cards. Besides the basic version, there are a handful of color-based parallels.

2013 Leaf Memories Autograph Jose Abreu 214x300 Image

2013 Leaf Metal Draft National Pride Autographs Jose Abreu #JA2

2013 Leaf Metal Draft released shortly before Abreu signed with the White Sox. Although the redemption is inserted in a chromium-style product, the final card isn't. It's a special edition National Pride autograph. Like most Leaf redemptions, it doesn't mention whether it's the base version or a parallel. That's revealed once it's redeemed.

2013 Leaf Metal Draft Jose Abreu National Pride Redemption 214x300 Image 2013 Leaf Metal Draft Jose Abreu National Pride Autograph Image

2013 Leaf Trinity Baseball Inscription Autographs Jose Abreu #DTI-JA2 #/30

All of the 2013 Leaf Trinity Jose Abreu autographs come with an inscription, which makes it a standout among the slugger's first cards. The base version is limited to 30 numbered copies, however there are a handful of rarer parallels.

2013 Leaf Trinity Inscription Autographs Jose Abreu 216x300 Image

2013 Panini Elite Extra Edition Jose Abreu #93

Although Abreu isn't wearing a White Sox uniform, he is holding one here. If you're looking for a reasonably priced Jose Abreu card, this is it. Besides the basic version, there are a lot of parallels to chase.

2013 Panini Elite Extra Edition Jose Abreu 213x300 Image

2013 Panini Elite Extra Edition Franchise Futures Signatures Jose Abreu #93 #/799

Numbered to 799, this isn't a terribly rare card. There's a bit of a tradeoff. It should keep prices a lot more reasonable, which is a good thing for those on a tighter budget. It also keeps supply a little more plentiful. The signature is on a sticker, the only 2013 Jose Abreu to do so.

2013 Panini Elite Extra Edition Franchise Future Signatures Jose Abreu 214x300 Image

2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks Jose Abreu #32

Like the Elite Extra Edition card, this one is very affordable. If you're looking for something more valuable, the Prizm parallels add some rainbow flair.

2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks Jose Abreu 213x300 Image

2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks Prospect Signatures Jose Abreu #48

This card uses a much better photo than Abreu's base card. The on-card signature is the big star, though. Besides a basic version, there is a handful of colorful Prizm parallels.

2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks Prospect Autographs Jose Abreu 214x300 Image

2013 Topps Tribute World Baseball Classic Edition Jose Abreu #98

Topps' high-end spin on the World Baseball Classic has struggled on the secondary market. However, it is notable for having the first major Jose Abreu card. Pictured as a member of the Cuban national team, it carries the familiar Topps Tribute foil look. Besides the base version, there are also three numbered parallels: Gold (#/25), Red (#/5) and Purple (1/1)

2013 Topps Tribute WBC Jose Abreu 215x300 Image

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2013 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Jose Abreu Rookie Auto # 799 White Sox C
$69.99
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JOSE ABREU 2013 Panini Elite Extra Edition Aspirations Die-Cut AUTO 045 100 RC
$185.00
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2013 Elite Extra Jose Abreu Red Ink Autograph RC #14 25 Chicago White Sox
$249.99
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(100) lot of 2013 Diamond Prospects JOSE ABREU Rookie Cuba Chicago White Sox
$10.14
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2013 Leaf Metal Draft JOSE ABREU National Pride PRISMATIC PURPLE! 50! BGS! AUTO
$99.95
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2013 ELITE JOSE ABREU DIE CUT SET RARE PLEASE READ RARE
$200.00
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2013 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Jose Abreu Rookie Auto # 799 White Sox Slugger
$69.99
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JOSE ABREU 2013 ELITE EXTRA ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH AUTO RC #015 799 Z7628
$70.00
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JOSE ABREU 2013 Panini Elite Extra Edition Lot (4)
$9.99
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2013 Topps Tribute WBC #98 Jose Abreu BGS MINT 9 #0008021202
$49.78
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JOSE ABREU CUBA WHITE SOX 2013 PRIZM DRAFT PICKS ROOKIE RC # 32 GRADED 10
$12.99
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2013 Topps Tribute Jose Abreu Hot WBC
$60.00
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jose abreu Rookie 2013 topps Tribute #98
$29.99
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JOSE ABREU 2013 TOPPS TRIBUTE ROOKIE WHITE SOX RC #98
$31.99
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2013 Leaf 1960 Memories Rookie Prospect Jose Abreu White Sox BLUE Auto Graded
$325.00
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2013 PRIZM DRAFT PICKS JOSE ABREU RC. HOT MINT
$5.99
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