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.

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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 214x300 Image

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 212x300 Image

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2004 BOWMAN SIGNS OF THE FUTURE JOEY VOTTO RC AUTO BGS 9.5 10 Auto! W 3 10's
$124.99
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2010 UPPER DECK #146 JOEY VOTTO REDS POP 6 PSA 10 B1748542-719
$10.99
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2014 Topps Tier One Relics #TOR-JOV Joey Votto 109 254 Jersey Cincinnati Reds
$7.50
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2014 Topps Tier One Relics #TOR-JVT Joey Votto 164 254 Jersey Cincinnati Reds
$7.50
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2013 TOPPS TRIBUTE #23 JOEY VOTTO, CINCINNATI REDS, 110313
$5.35
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Joey Votto Cueto Billy Hamilton Devin Mesoraco ROOKIE RC COMMEMORATIVE PATCH LOT
$9.99
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JOEY VOTTO. REDS, 2014 TOPPS GOLD LABEL #GL-20 (46of99)==ENCASED IN GOLD HOLDER
$39.99
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'14 Topps Tier One Baseball Joey Votto Autographed Bat Knob Card
$819.00
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2002 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Bowman Chrome Draft #44 Rookie Card RC
$18.99
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2006 2007 2008 Joey Votto Topps Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie RC Rookie Lot (17)
$18.99
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2004 Bowman JOEY VOTTO Auto RC Rookie Signs of the Future RARE
$215.00
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2008 BGS 9.5 W 10 AU JOEY VOTTO RC TOPPS ROOKIE JSA CERT. CARD WOW
$199.00
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JOEY VOTTO JAY BRUCE ANDREW MCCUTCHEN ADAM WAINWRIGHT JAKE PEAVY
$19.99
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2014 TOPPS CHROME JOEY VOTTO AUTO INSERT REFRACTOR TOPPS SHELF 7 25 REDS
$46.00
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2013 Topps Heritage Joey Votto Color Variation SSP #425 Reds
$17.75
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2011 Topps Triple Threads JOEY VOTTO JERSEY RELIC # 36
$24.99
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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

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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

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Joey Votto Signed Cincinnati Reds Authentic Jersey JSA Spence COA Size 54
$249.99
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Joey Votto signed Riddell REDS Mini helmet COA GAI W@W
$49.99
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JOEY VOTTO SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO CINCINNATI REDS PSA DNA
$89.99
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JOEY VOTTO SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO CINCINNATI REDS PSA DNA 1A
$89.99
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JOEY VOTTO SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO CINCINNATI REDS PSA DNA 1B
$89.99
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Reds Super Stud Joey Votto Signed Authentic Jersey GAI
$225.00
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Joey Votto Signed Official 2012 All Star Game Baseball Reds PSA COA #U71734
$89.99
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REDS JOEY VOTTO SIGNED AUTHENTIC FULL SIZE HELMET AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U50773
$299.99
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JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS,MVP JSA COA SIGNED BASEBALL
$130.00
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JOEY VOTTO SIGNED INSCRIBED GAME USED BATTING GLOVE PSA DNA MLB HOLOGRAM
$199.99
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REDS JOEY VOTTO SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U23609
$119.99
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Joey Votto SIGNED ROMLB Baseball Cincinnati Reds PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$165.00
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Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Baseball AUTO SIGNED Sports Illustrated 8 30 10 PSA
$49.99
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JOEY VOTTO SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO S90841 PSA AUTHENTIC CINCINNATI REDS AUTOGRAPH
$75.99
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Joey Votto Signed Cincinnati Reds 8x10 photo JSA COA
$59.99
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JOEY VOTTO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BAT-RAWLINGS BIG STICK - (PSA DNA COA)
$269.99
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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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