Kris Bryant Rookie Card Checklist and Guide

Kris Bryant Rookie Card Checklist and Guide

When Kris Bryant debuted for the Chicago Cubs a couple of weeks into the 2015 season, it opened the floodgates for Topps and Panini to start including the heralded slugger (and nice guy) in their main sets. While Kris Bryant cards were around for a couple of years before this, they were either inserts or part of prospect sets. So even though his first Bowman Chrome autographs might be the most popular of his widely available cards, they're not rookie cards by traditional definitions.

See also: Kris Bryant Prospect Card Guide

The cards that have the distinction of being the first Kris Bryant rookie cards are 2015 Topps Archives and 2015 Topps Finest. Both came out on the same day. Many more will follow as the 2015 baseball card season carries on.

Besides his rookie cards, Topps has announced plans for several Kris Bryant autograph cards in their 2015 products as well. Panini included his signature on inserts in their first sets of the season as well.

Kris Bryant Rookie Card Guide

The following is a list of Kris Bryant rookie cards that are included in 2015 base sets. While many inserts are highly desirable, they're often not classified as rookie cards. We'll add to this list as more rookies are released. If you're looking for a specific card, you can click on the links or images to shop for singles on eBay.

2015 Topps Kris Bryant RC #616

This is the first Kris Bryant rookie card that's readily available. Not a short print and part of one of the most plentiful sets of the season, it's one those on tighter budgets might want to target. If you're looking for it in packs, it's found in 2015 Topps Series 2.

2015 Topps Kris Bryant RC

2015 Topps Archives Kris Bryant RC #314 SP

Archives has had short prints before, but not usually like this. Rather than one in every few packs (they were 1:4 in 2014), they're 1:70 packs. With 30 in the set, this Kris Bryant rookie card is going to be tough to find despite not having any sort of embellishments. It may not quite be at the level of rarity as the 2012 Topps Archives Bryce Harper, but the majority of the value for the 2015 Topps Archives Kris Bryant comes from how tough it is to pull.

2015 Topps Archives Kris Bryant RC

2015 Topps Finest Kris Bryant RC #111 SP

Like Archives, the 2015 Topps Finest Kris Bryant rookie card is part of another batch of extreme short prints. It's one of 11 high number cards that combine to land approximately one per case. For a brand that has never been too big into cornerstone rookie cards, this might be enough to inject some long-term interest. Despite being hard to find in packs, the base version is not serial numbered.

2015 Topps Finest Kris Bryant RC

2015 Topps Stadium Club Kris Bryant RC #300

If you're looking for a simple but slick card that doesn't cost a ton, this is it. A late addition to the checklist, Bryant's photo doesn't hit the same standard as a lot of others in the set, but it does come with a simple design and moderate price tag.

2015 Topps Stadium Club Kris Bryant RC

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