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


Joey Votto Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

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

2014 Donruss CINCINNATI REDS Team Set (17) w SPs JOEY VOTTO JOHNNY CUETO +
$10.99

(17)JOEY VOTTO 2013 TOPPS CHROME XFRACTOR REFRACTOR FINEST DIE-CUT LOT REDS
$5.99

2007 Bowman Sterling JOEY VOTTO Autograph Jersey Relic Rookie Auto RC 4
$41.95

2007 Bowman Sterling JOEY VOTTO Autograph Jersey Relic Rookie Auto RC 3
$42.95

2007 Bowman Sterling JOEY VOTTO Autograph Jersey Relic Rookie Auto RC 2
$43.95

2007 Bowman Sterling JOEY VOTTO Autograph Jersey Relic Rookie Auto RC 1
$64.95

Joey Votto Game Used Bat Card Donruss 2014 Cincinnati Reds
$7.95

Joey Votto 2012 Topps Five Star 5 Jumbo Relics GU Jersey #'d 72 92 - REDS
$26.24

JOEY VOTTO 2010 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER GAME USED BAT - REDS
$8.49

(23) Joey Votto Premium Insert #d Parallel Lot
$14.00

(26) Joey Votto 2005-2008 RC lot tons of Chrome + #d Heritage
$35.00

JOEY VOTTO REDS 2012 TOPPS CHROME XFRACTOR # 40 GRADED 10
$16.80

JOEY VOTTO REDS 2008 UPPER DECK TIMELINE # 177 ROOKIE RC GRADED 10 L@@@K
$22.50

JOEY VOTTO REDS 2012 BOWMAN CHROME XFRACTOR # 54 GRADED 10
$16.80

JOEY VOTTO REDS 2012 TOPPS GOLD SPARKLE # 498 GRADED 10
$16.80

JOEY VOTTO REDS 2012 TOPPS UPDATE ALL-STAR GOLD SPARKLE # US255 GRADED 10
$16.80
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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

Top eBay Listings

Joey Votto REDS Signed Sports Illustrated SI PSA DNA 2010 NL MVP - Great Auto!
$99.00

Joey Votto Reds Autograph Signed Official Major League Baseball 10 MVP PSA COA
$69.99

JOEY VOTTO SIGNED AUTOGRAPH AUTO JSA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC
$49.99

2012 JOEY VOTTO AUTHENTIC GAME USED PLAYOFFS SIGNED HAT PSA DNA T54826
$599.99

2011 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED TOPPS BASEBALL CARD SLABBED GEM MINT 10 PSA DNA 83582290
$99.99

2013 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED TOPPS CH RELICS CARD SLABBED GEM MINT 10 PSA DNA 83582306
$139.99

2013 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED TOPPS CARD SLABBED GEM MINT 10 PSA DNA 83582292
$99.99

2008 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER SLABBED GEM MINT 10 PSA DNA 83582277
$99.99

2007 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED BOWMAN CHROME BASEBALL CARD SLABBED PSA DNA 83582272
$69.99

2008 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED BOWMAN CHROME CARD SLABBED GEM MINT 10 PSA DNA 83582282
$99.99

2008 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED BOWMAN DP & PROS BASEBALL CARD SLABBED PSA DNA 83582206
$69.99

2008 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED BOWMAN CHROME CARD SLABBED GEM MINT 10 PSA DNA 83582283
$99.99

2007 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED BOWMAN DP & PROS BASEBALL CARD SLABBED PSA DNA 83582203
$69.99

2010 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED TOPPS OPENING DAY BASEBALL CARD SLABBED PSA DNA 83582193
$69.99

2008 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED BOWMAN DP & PROS ROOKIE CARD SLABBED PSA DNA 83582222
$69.99

2008 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED BOWMAN CHROME DFT BASEBALL CARD SLABBED PSA DNA 83582264
$69.99
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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.

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