Eric Hosmer Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Eric Hosmer

Date of Birth: 10/24/1989
Rookie Card Year: 2011
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

Eric Hosmer was a big name heading into the 2008 MLB Draft, which saw him selected third overall by the Kansas City Royals. Collectors who invested heavily in the young star were rewarded in 2011 when Hosmer was called up by the Royals. Finishing third in American League Rookie of the Year voting, his card values reflect both his great start and his immense potential. Given the young talent in the Royals system, he should be on a winning team soon. This will give Eric Hosmer cards a further boost.

Because he is still fresh to the league, there hasn't been a lot of activity on Hosmer autographed memorabilia yet. Those items that are offered are going for solid prices.

Just six Eric Hosmer cards can be considered true rookies. Budget collectors can rejoice as most are low-priced base cards. It's the various parallels and autographed inserts that are drawing the highest prices. Hosmer has minor league, national team and prospect cards reaching all the way back to 2007 that are also popular with collectors. A buying guide to pre-rookie Eric Hosmer cards can be seen here.

Eric Hosmer Rookie Card Checklist

2011 Bowman Chrome #196

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The 2011 Bowman Chrome Hosmer is a solid base rookie. The traditional Chrome look and crisp image make the card appealing for collectors on a tight budget. Refractor parallels receive a lot of interest from collectors.

2011 Finest #63

2011 Topps Finest Eric Hosmer  Image

Another budget card, Hosmer's 2011 Finest Baseball rookie, which features a sunbeam design, can be found for a few bucks. Like Bowman Chrome, Finest also has several Refractor parallels that draw strong prices.

2011 Topps Chrome #170

2011 Topps Chrome Eric Hosmer  Image

The 2011 Topps Chrom Hosmer card features a fairly standard design with the familiar chromium finish. Overall, Refractor parallels from this set bring the highest values of all 2011 Eric Hosmer cards.

2011 Topps Tier One #100 #/799

2011 Topps Tier One Eric Hosmer Image

Gold foil and serial-numbering set this base rookie apart from the rest of the 2011 Eric Hosmer cards. Although there is a lot of white, the cloud effect makes everything hazy except for Hosmer after a hit.

2011 Topps Triple Threads #136 Autographed Jersey #/99

2011 Topps Triple Threads Eric Hosmer Autographed Bat 99 Image

Distributed via redemption, this is easily Hosmer's best official rookie card. With a low print run of 99, an autograph and game-used bat pieces, the card has all the elements of an elite card.

2011 Topps Update #US155

2011 Topps Update Eric Hosmer  Image
Hosmer's 2011 Topps Update card is the most plain-looking of all his rookies. The image shows a dirty and bearded Hosmer likely admiring a base hit or home run.

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6 lot Eric Hosmer '12 Archives 1958 Combos sp Gold Futures '87 mini 2011 T60-140
$5.75
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2011 Topps Chrome SEPIA Refractor ERIC HOSMER RC #'d 19 99 ROOKIE !RARE!
$14.99
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2011 ERIC HOSMER Topps Finest Rookie #63+Alex Gordon #BDP15 #CMT-55+Moose Relic
$7.50
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2011 Topps Chrome #170 Eric Hosmer RC x4 B73692
$19.97
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2011 Finest #63 Eric Hosmer RC x2 B73693
$9.97
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BGS 9 MINT 2011 Topps Triple Threads BAT AUTO Eric Hosmer RC ROYALS #d 99
$169.99
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2011 Bowman Sterling #6 Eric Hosmer Certified Auto Autograph
$29.99
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2011 Topps Chrome Eric Hosmer Atomic Auto 5 10 Autograph Rookie #170
$1,000.00
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Autograph Guide

Eric Hosmer Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Eric Hosmer's authentic signature looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company.
Eric Hosmer Signature Image

Signed Baseball Pricing:

Average eBay Sales Price: $78

Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing

Average eBay Sales Price: $30

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Eric Hosmer Signed 8x10-JSA-AUTHENTIC-Kansas City Royals
$49.99
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Eric Hosmer Autographed MLB Baseball KC royals
$25.00
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SIGNED KANSAS CITY ROYALS ERIC HOSMER MLB DEBUT FULL TICKET 5 6 11 JSA COA!!!
$99.99
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ERIC HOSMER SIGNED OMLB BASEBALL KANSAS CITY ROYALS AUTOGRAPH FUTURES PROOF J6
$60.00
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Eric Hosmer Autographed Large Royals Home Jersey
$100.00
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Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer Signed Blonde Louisville Slugger Bat ( MLB Auth)
$95.00
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2008 TRISTAR Plus Printing Plates Magenta Eric Hosmer Hand Signed B69875
$399.97
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Eric Hosmer Signed Auto OML Baseball MLB Authentic Hologram Kansas City Royals
$57.99
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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