Joey Votto Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Joey Votto

Date of Birth: 9/10/1983
Rookie Card Year: 2002
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Joey Votto has played a huge role in bringing the Cincinnati Reds back into contention in the National League. The first baseman is a favorite among collectors, making Joey Votto cards some of the most popular in the hobby today.

The Canadian was selected in the fourth round of the 2002 MLB draft. Picked out of high school, he showed steady progress through the Minors, culminating in his MLB debut.

After a short stint with the Reds in 2007, Votto made a splash as a rookie the following year. He hit a very respectable .297 with 24 home runs and 84 runs batted in, finishing second to the Cubs' Geovany Soto in NL Rookie of the Year voting. In 2010, Votto was named the NL MVP after batting .324 and notching 37 homers.

There are just three Joey Votto rookie cards for collectors to chase. None are terribly rare but all have shown good growth on the secondary market. His first autograph is a Signs of the Future insert in 2004 Bowman Baseball.

Joey Votto Rookie Card Checklist

2002 Bowman Draft Joey Votto RC #BDP44

The most basic and readily available of the three first-year Joey Votto cards, 2002 Bowman Draft doesn't have much in the way of bells and whistles. It's got a posed shot of the Canadian in front of an empty field, bat resting on his shoulder. This card is usually overshadowed by the more desirable Bowman Chrome version.

Joey Votto Cards - 2002 Bowman Draft Joey Votto RC

2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Joey Votto RC #BDP44

The 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Joey Votto is the first baseman's most popular rookie card. It's nearly identical to the basic Bowman Draft version, only printed on chromium card stock. Refractor (#/300), X-Fractor (#/150) and Gold Refractor (#/50) parallels are also very popular among collectors.

2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Joey Votto RC

2002 Topps 206 Joey Votto RC #429

There's not much in the way of originality when it comes to the photos on Joey Votto's rookies. Although it's somewhat stylized, the 2002 Topps 206 Joey Votto rookie card has the same picture as both of his other rookie cards. Printed without any gloss or modern embellishments, it has a nice classic feel. 2002 Topps 206 was extremely popular with set collectors, making this card not so common. It also has several tobacco-sized mini parallels for an added chase.

2002 Topps 206 Joey Votto RC

Top eBay Listings

2013 HITS ACCOLADES JOEY VOTTO PLAYER WORN AUTOGRAPH BATTING GLOVE 1 1 TOPPS
$49.95

2009 Heritage CINCINNATI REDS Team Set (19) JOEY VOTTO JAY BRUCE PAUL BAKO +
$6.49

Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 13 Triple Play Game-Used Photomint Wall Art
$99.95

2006 bowman chrome draft future #8 JOEY VOTTO BGS BCCG 10
$10.00

2006 bowman chrome draft futures game pros blue refr #8 JOEY VOTTO BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

2006 bowman draft future's game pros gold #8 JOEY VOTTO reds BGS BCCG 10
$15.00

2006 bowman chrome draft future #8 JOEY VOTTO BGS BCCG 9
$6.50

2006 bowman draft future's game pros gold #8 JOEY VOTTO reds BGS BCCG 9
$7.05

2008 bowman draft #9 JOEY VOTTO "rookie card" BGS BCCG 9
$5.00

2006 tristar prospects plus #60 JOEY VOTTO rookie BGS BCCG 10
$10.00

2008 bowman chrome #194 JOEY VOTTO "rookie card" BGS BCCG 10
$10.00

2008 bowman draft #bdp9 JOEY VOTTO "rookie card" BGS BCCG 10
$8.00

2008 upper deck #349 JOEY VOTTO "rookie" BGS BCCG 10
$10.00

2007 bowman draft future's game prospects gold #bdpp98 JOEY VOTTO BGS BCCG 9
$5.00

2008 ud timeline #119 JOEY VOTTO 92 ML rookie BGS BCCG 10
$8.00

2008 topps chrome #196 JOEY VOTTO "rookie card" BGS BCCG 10
$15.00
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Autograph Guide

Joey Votto Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what an authentic Joey Votto 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. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Joey Votto Cut Signature Exemplar

Joey Votto Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Joey Votto signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Entire signature is quickly written, with several letters combined and others missing.
  2. The letter "J" is discernible with a loop on the bottom of the letter but not the top.
  3. The loop of the "J" flows into a "y", distinguishable only by the loop of the bottom part of the letter.
  4. The letters "o-e" are absent.
  5. The last name portion of the autograph is not really legible.
  6. The first letter resembles a "U" that flows into what looks like two consecutive capital "A"s.

Joey Votto Signed Baseballs

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Joey Votto Signed Photograph

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Joey Votto Signed Photo

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JOEY VOTTO Red CINCINNATI REDS SIGNED Jersey JSA COA BEAUTIFUL!
$235.00

JOEY VOTTO Red CINCINNATI REDS SIGNED Jersey GAI COA BEAUTIFUL!
$225.00

JOEY VOTTO White CINCINNATI REDS SIGNED Jersey GAI COA BEAUTIFUL!
$200.00

Joey Votto MVP Cincinnati Reds Signed Baseball Jersey PSA DNA
$299.99

JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS,MVP JSA COA SIGNED BASEBALL
$130.00

Joey Votto Signed Cincinnati Reds 8x10 photo JSA COA
$59.99

Joey Votto Signed 16 x 20 Autographed Photo PSA DNA Reds Auto
$99.99

Reds Joey Votto Signed Auto Autographed 2013 Topps Heritage Card JSA Certified
$59.95

Reds 2008 Topps Heritage Joey Votto Signed Autographed Rookie Card JSA Cert
$69.95

Joey Votto Signed Baseball Autograph Auto w Ball Cube JSA Certified
$31.00

JOEY VOTTO SIGNED AUTOGRAPH MLB BASEBALL CINCINNATI REDS MVP PSA DNA
$99.99

Joey Votto SIGNED ROMLB Baseball Cincinnati Reds PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$165.00

Joey Votto Signed Auto Camo Cincinnati Reds Jersey Gold Glover PSA DNA
$199.99

Joey Votto Signed Swing White Jersey Vertical 8x10 Photo (MLB Auth) Steiner COA
$199.99

JOEY VOTTO SIGNED #19 CINCINNATI REDS JERSEY LICENSED MVP JSA AUTHENTICATED
$219.99

JOEY VOTTO SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE CINCINNATI REDS JSA COA
$75.00
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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+.

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