Giancarlo Stanton Rookie Card Checklist and Guide

Giancarlo Stanton

Date of Birth: 11/8/1989
Rookie Card Year: 2010
Investment Rating: 8.0


Rookie Cards

Giancarlo Stanton is one of the most dangerous hitters in baseball. But as good as he is, you don't hear a ton about him because he plays for the Miami Marlins. But there's only so long you can ignore great numbers. If he continues with the same trajectory, it shouldn't be long before Giancarlo Stanton cards get the attention they deserve.

The first Giancarlo Stanton cards came out in 2008 under the name he used to go by, Mike (or Michael). All of these came from prospect sets or were inserts so they're technically not rookie cards. That said, it's unlikely you'll find a card of his that's more universally popular than the 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Autograph.

Giancarlo Stanton rookie cards came out in 2010 following his debut with the Marlins. Most are extremely affordable, although there are a couple of high-end options as well. Stanton also appeared on several autographed inserts in 2010.

Below is a full list of Stanton's rookie cards. Click on the tab above to see Stanton's key prospect cards.

Giancarlo Stanton Rookie Cards

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2010 Bowman Draft Mike Stanton RC #BDP30

This is about as basic (and cheap) as it comes for Giancarlo Stanton rookie cards. Don't expect to pay much as a lot of collectors opt for the slightly more premium yet still affordable options like Bowman Chrome.

2010 Bowman Draft Mike Stanton RC 212x300 Image

2010 Bowman Chrome Mike Stanton RC #198

Although still a very affordable card, it offers a bit more of an upscale feel over the base Bowman Draft and Topps Update Giancarlo Stanton rookie cards. Collectors also have lots of Refractors to chase.

2010 Bowman Chrome Mike Stanton RC 214x300 Image

2010 Bowman Platinum Mike Stanton RC #86

Bowman Platinum is a brand that has evolved somewhat over the years. While it has always been about rookies and prospects, its early days were marked by dull foil. The 2010 Bowman Platinum Giancarlo Stanton is an example of this. Although a little more upscale than an entry level release, the foil board is somewhat drab.

2010 Bowman Platinum Mike Stanton RC 211x300 Image

2010 Bowman Sterling Mike Stanton RC #17

Although it's not numbered, the 2010 Bowman Sterling Mike Stanton rookie card commands something of a premium. The reason? Good luck finding it. Base cards are tough to come by in the autograph-heavy product. As a result, there aren't many of this card to go around.

2010 Bowman Sterling Mike Stanton RC 214x300 Image

2010 Topps Update Series Mike Stanton RC #US50

This Giancarlo Stanton rookie card has a couple of things going for it. High price tag isn't one of them. Boasting the flagship design, there's a good chance you'll see this card recycled over the years. The horizontal action shot is much more exciting than the photos on his other rookies as well.

2010 Topps Updates and Highlights Mike Stanton RC Image

2010 Topps Chrome Mike Stanton RC #190

This is a solid option, but one that's overshadowed by the autographed version. 2010 Topps Chrome is notorious for curling, so other than a top loader, storage might be a little trickier. In modern Topps Chrome fashion, there are plenty of Refractor parallels to chase as well.

2010 Topps Chrome Mike Stanton RC 211x300 Image

2010 Topps Sterling Mike Stanton RC #103 #/250

Rarity is the driving force behind this card. Coming from a high-end set, it's one of only two serial numbered Giancarlo Stanton rookie cards. Limited to 250 copies, they don't show up in large numbers and command something of a premium that's similar to Bowman Sterling.

2010 Topps Sterling Mike Stanton RC 216x300 Image

2010 Topps Triple Threads Mike Stanton RC #186 Autographs Jersey #/99

Although Giancarlo Stanton has several autographs from 2010, Triple Threads is the only one that's a base set rookie card. Not only is it signed on-card, but it also has three memorabilia swatches and it's numbered to 99 copies.

2010 Topps Triple Threads Mike Stanton RC 213x300 Image

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2014 Topps Finest Giancarlo Stanton Magenta Refractor Parallel 02 15! Marlins
$21.07
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2013 Topps Giancarlo Stanton Patch
$11.99
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2010 BOWMAN CHROME #BDP30 MIKE (GIANCARLO) STANTON RC, MARLINS - PSA 9 (28543)
$14.35
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2012 Topps Tribute Giancarlo Mike Stanton auto autograph #D77 99 #TA-MST *37743
$40.99
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2013 Topps Tribute Timeless Frank Robinson & Giancarlo Stanton auto #D15 24 *394
$126.99
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Giancarlo Stanton 2013 Bowman Platinum Cutting Edge Star Relics GU Bat Mint 50
$16.00
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2010 Bowman Sterling #17 Mike Giancarlo Stanton RC, Marlins Rookie!
$6.62
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Giancarlo Mike Stanton 2010 Topps Chrome Rookie Refractor 190 Marlins
$6.99
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2011 Topps Chrome Giancarlo Stanton SEPIA REFRACTOR 75
$25.00
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2013 Topps #127B Giancarlo Stanton SP Sunglasses
$6.00
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2008 South Atlantic Top Prospect Giancarlo Mike Stanton Marlins RC Rookie
$11.99
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Mike Giancarlo Stanton 2011 Topps Lineage Auto Autograph Marlins
$34.99
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2008 Mike Giancarlo Stanton Rookie Auto Orange Ref 4 5 Green 50 Black 199 Red
$355.55
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GIANCARLO MIKE STANTON 2011 TOPPS TRIBUTE RED REFRACTOR AUTO JERSEY RELIC #1 1
$369.95
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2010 Mike Giancarlo Stanton Bowman Draft Chrome PURPLE REFRACTOR RC Marlins
$14.99
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Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Panini Prizn Red Prizm Refractor Card 25
$69.99
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Prospect Cards

Key Giancarlo Stanton Prospect Cards

The following is a list of key cards that came out before Stanton's MLB debut. They're either from prospect-only sets or are numbered outside of the base set and are, therefore, not traditional rookie cards. However, collectors still think highly of them and are often traded like rookies.

2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Autographs Mike Stanton #BDP115

If you're looking for the top Giancarlo Stanton card, this is the one that most will choose. Bowman Chrome Autographs have become the cornerstone of the prospect market. Signed on-card, base versions top three figures. There are also Refractor versions that are numbered and can go for much higher. It's not cheap, but this is the Giancarlo Stanton card most aim.

2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Stanton Autograph 212x300 Image

2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Signature Turn of the Century Mike Stanton #74 #/100

Donruss/Playoff produced several unlicensed prospect sets with early Giancarlo Stanton cards. 2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition is the rarest of the base cards. Numbered to 100, it's also signed. Even though Stanton is not in a MLB uniform, the card still moves at strong prices due to its rarity.

2008 Elite Extra Edition Turn of the Century Autographs Mike Stanton 213x300 Image

2008 Donruss Threads Mike Stanton #144 Autograph #/465

Done with the same foil card stock as Elite Extra Edition, the 2008 Donruss Threads Giancarlo Stanton is much more plentiful and affordable. It's probably best for those who are looking for an early autograph more than an attractive card.

2008 Donruss Threads Mike Stanton Autograph 212x300 Image

2008 Playoff Contenders Mike Stanton #109 Autograph #/149

The Contenders name is more popular in football than it is in baseball. Although the 2008 Playoff Contenders Giancarlo Stanton carries the Rookie Ticket Autograph name, it doesn't look much like a ticket. However, the low print run of 149 is a nice selling point for those looking for something on the rare side.

2008 Playoff Contenders Mike Stanton Autograph 214x300 Image

2008 Playoff Prime Cuts Mike Stanton #101 Autograph #/249

This card has a nice ornate look that is disrupted somewhat by the sticker autograph. Again, the low print run, this time to 249, is the most appealing aspect.

2008 Playoff Prime Cuts Giancarlo Stanton Autograph 214x300 Image

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2008 South Atlantic Top Prospect Giancarlo Mike Stanton Marlins RC Rookie
$11.99
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2008 Mike Giancarlo Stanton Rookie Auto Orange Ref 4 5 Green 50 Black 199 Red
$355.55
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(5) 2008 Razor MIKE - GIANCARLO STANTON - Rookies 5 card RC lot
$6.99
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Lot of 6 2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Giancarlo Stanton Rookie Cards #74
$19.99
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MICHAEL STANTON 2008 RAZOR AUTO AUTOGRAPH 0741 1199 ROOKIE CARD Giancarlo
$39.99
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2008 Mike Giancarlo Stanton 2008 Bowman Chrome Xfractor Refractor AU RC 217 225
$399.00
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Giancarlo Mike Stanton Rookie 2010 Topps Chrome, update 08 Elite Extra Edition
$9.99
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2008 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT RC BDPP115 GIANCARLO MIKE STANTON AUTO BGS 9.5 AUTO 10
$137.50
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2008 Razor Letterman Michael Mike (Giancarlo) Stanton AUTO AUTOGRAPH RC MARLINS
$20.75
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GIANCARLO MIKE STANTON 2008 BOWMAN CHROME RC ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH SP AUTO PSA 9 MINT
$97.00
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Giancarlo Mike Stanton Miami Marlins 2008 Razor Rookie 5 Card Lot RC HOT!!!!
$9.00
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Mike Stanton 2008 Bowman Chrome RC Auto Giancarlo Michael Miami Marlins 36 HR
$136.99
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MIKE STANTON GIANCARLO 2008 Razor METAL 179 Auto rookie BGS 9.5 GEM MINT NLMVP??
$259.95
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MIKE STANTON GIANCARLO Marlins 2008 Donruss Elite rookie BGS 9.5 GEM MINT NLMVP?
$27.95
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MIKE STANTON GIANCARLO 2008 SAL South Atlantic pre rookie minor league ** NLMVP?
$7.95
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MIKE STANTON GIANCARLO 2008 Razor Auto 1057 1199 rookie BGS BCCG 10 MINT NLMVP??
$99.95
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Ryan's 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. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

User Comments

  1. If the post is regarding Gioncarlo, why is most of the stuff for Mike?

  2. Eric M » Michael is his middle name, which he went by at first. He switched back to a preference for Giancarlo.

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