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

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2014 TOPPS TIER ONE #TOR-JEV JOEY VOTTO JERSEY CARD SP #107 254, CINCINNATI REDS
$10.75

Joey Votto, 2008 UD Timeline, ROOKIE!!!, Gem Mint 10
$8.09

2013 Topps Tribute Gold Tribute To The Stars Game Jersey Joey Votto 6 25 Reds
$19.99

HUGE 31-CARD JOEY VOTTO SP INSERT #D GAME USED JERSEY PATCH LOT - NO DUPS!!!!! R
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Joey Votto National Treasures Booklet 99 + 2 Topps Jersey cards + Refractor lot
$24.99

2008 Finest #143 Joey Votto (RC) - NM-MT
$6.00

2014 National Treasures Treasure Materials #30 Joey Votto 54 99 Jersey Reds
$7.50

JOEY VOTTO 2015 Topps Series 1 #15 SSP Variation SPARKLE Cincinnati Reds RARE!
$22.22

2010 BOWMAN PLATINUM #15 JOEY VOTTO PSA 10 - Free Shipping
$13.99

JOEY VOTTO 2012 TOPPS ALL STAR GAME WORKOUT JERSEY AS-JOV
$12.99

2002 Bowman Chrome JOEY VOTTO Rookie BGS 9.5 GEM MINT Reds
$49.99

2013 Topps Museum JOEY VOTTO Game Used Jersey JUMBO 01 10 Relic 1ST OF ONLY 10
$24.99

Joey Votto 2008 UD Premier Silver Ser # 22 75 BGS 9.5 Auto 10 Rookie Pop 1
$115.00

JOEY VOTTO 2015 STADIUM CLUB ORANGE AUTO 1 1 BLACK & WHITE 
$74.00

JOEY VOTTO 2008 TOPPS FINEST 2008 TOPPS CHROME BASE & REFRACTOR 3-RC's LOT NICE!
$6.95

JOEY VOTTO 2014 TOPPS FINEST REFRACTOR GRADED GEM MINT 10
$7.95
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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 Bat

Joey Votto Signed Photograph

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Joey Votto Signed Photo

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JOEY VOTTO REDS Signed Rawlings Baseball ROMLB PSA DNA Guaranty - Nice Auto!
$99.00

Joey Votto REDS Autographed Signed ’12 ASG OMLB Baseball (JSA)
$74.99

JOEY VOTTO (Cincinnati Reds) signed black Rawlings Big Stick bat w PSA COA
$129.95

JOEY VOTTO SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$55.00

JOEY VOTTO (Cincinnati Reds) signed 2012 All-Star baseball w PSA COA
$129.95

Reds 2012 Topps Heritage Joey Votto Signed Autographed Card #90 JSA Cert
$69.95

Autographed Signed JOEY VOTTO Reds 8x10 Photo Framed 14x18 Matted PSA DNA COA
$124.99

JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS STUD Red SIGNED Jersey JSA !!!! MVP REDS
$224.10

JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS STUD White SIGNED Jersey GAI !!!! MVP REDS
$224.10

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

Reds Joey Votto Signed Major League Baseball JSA Cert
$119.00

JOEY VOTTO Red CINCINNATI REDS SIGNED Jersey GAI COA BEAUTIFUL!
$171.00

JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS STUD Red SIGNED Jersey JSA COA REDS
$202.50

Joey Votto Autographed Signed Cincinnati Reds Jersey JSA COA
$150.00

PSA DNA JOEY VOTTO SIGNED 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft ROOKIE Card Cincinnati Reds
$169.99

2002 Bowman Draft Picks Joey Votto Signed Rookie #44 Reds PSA DNA Auto Slabbed
$54.99
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His 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 and can be found onGoogle+.

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