Eric Hosmer Rookie Cards Checklist and Guide

Eric Hosmer

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


Overview

Thanks to an impressive postseason run by the Kansas City Royals, Eric Hosmer cards are moving to the top of the hobby world. Values are starting to peak thanks to his hustle-play that allowed the Royals to claim Game 5 and ultimately the 2015 World Series title. Check out all the official Eric Hosmer rookie cards in our detailed guide below.

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. He earned Gold Glove Award in 2013 and 2014 and seems poised to add more individual awards to his résumé going forward.

Just seven 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. View a full guide to Eric Hosmer prospect cards.

Eric Hosmer Rookie Card Checklist

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2011 Bowman Chrome Eric Hosmer RC #196

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 Bowman Sterling Eric Hosmer RC #48

Bowman Sterling offers another base rookie card with an appealing design and a cost that is quite reasonable. Again, base parallels play heavily into the interest for this rookie card. The sticker autographed insert from this product is the bigger draw for collectors.

2011 Bowman Sterling Eric Hosmer RC #48

2011 Finest Eric Hosmer RC #63

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 Eric Hosmer RC #170

The 2011 Topps Chrome 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 Eric Hosmer RC #100 #/799

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.

2011 Topps Triple Threads Eric Hosmer RC #136 Autographed Jersey #/99

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

2011 Topps Update Eric Hosmer RC #US155

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.

Top eBay Listings

2011 eTopps #13 Eric Hosmer 999 Kansas City Royals Rookie Baseball Card 1j7
$11.98

2011 Bowman Sterling Rookie Refractor Relics #RRR-EH Eric Hosmer Card 5p4
$20.25

2011 Topps Tier One Blue Four #100 Eric Hosmer 199 Kansas City Royals Card 0v7
$14.25

2011 Topps Update Series US155 Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals RC Rookie Card 5v2
$10.25

2011 Bowman Sterling Eric Hosmer DUAL RELIC X-FRACTOR NUMBERED 5 25 BGS 9 RC
$79.99

2011 Topps Update Series Wal-Mart Blue #US155 Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals 0v7
$12.25

2011 Topps 60 #T60-140 Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals Rookie Baseball Card 0k7
$5.25

2011 Topps Finest Refractor #63 Eric Hosmer 549 Kansas City Royals Card 2e6
$15.25

2011 Bowman Chrome #196 Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals RC Baseball Card 0s3
$6.25

2011 topps kimball champions #kc145 ERIC HOSMER rookie BGS 9.5 10
$18.00

2011 Finest X-Fractors #63 - Eric Hosmer - BGS 10 Pristine - 299 - RC - 7223827
$229.00

2011 Bowman Sterling ERIC HOSMER Gold Refractor RC 38 50 World Series Champs
$99.99

2011 Finest #63 Eric Hosmer RC x2 B73 693
$5.48

2011 Topps Update Series Gold #US188 Eric Hosmer 2011 Kansas City Royals 1f0
$6.50

2011 Topps Chrome Retail X-Fractor #170 Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals Card 0v7
$10.25

2011 ETOPPS IN HAND ERIC HOSMER KANSAS CITY ROYALS ROOKIE CARD 151 999
$6.75
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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. In more recent years 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 or Google+.

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