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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2016 TOPPS HERITAGE CHROME REFRACTOR JOE VOTTO #THC-474 IND #'D 419 567
$9.99

Johnny Cueto-Joey Votto 2013 Topps Museum Jumbo Game Used Bat #1 5
$150.00

2015 Topps 5x7 Gold JOEY VOTTO #10 10 Made Reds #6 1951 Heritage
$49.99

Joey Votto 2007 Bowman all star futures Game Used Jersey Rookie Card On FIRE
$6.50

JOEY VOTTO 2007 BOWMAN CHROME USA TEAM ROOKIE GRADED NM-MT+ 8.5 Reds
$6.95

2016 Panini Diamond Kings Aficionado #A5 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Card 7x0
$5.25

JOEY VOTTO 2007 BOWMAN CHROME USA TEAM ROOKIE GRADED GEM MINT 10 Reds
$13.95

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Gold #154 Joey Votto 50 Cincinnati Reds Card b9e
$10.25

2016 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Relics #CCR-JVO Joey Votto Card 3w2
$5.94

TOPPS KURT SUZUKI, JOSH BELL,JOEY VOTTO THROWBACK MANUFACTURED PATCH CARD-ORIOLE
$5.99

2016 Panini Donruss Bat Kings Red #BK-JV Joey Votto 49 Cincinnati Reds Card 4z8
$8.25

(20) JOEY VOTTO 2004 RC LOT
$9.95

2008 eTopps #24 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Baseball Card 1j7
$25.96

2016 Topps Heritage #474A Joey Votto SP
$6.00

2004 Midwest League Top Prospects 29 card set JOEY VOTTO Ian Kinsler ADAM JONES
$12.00

2008 BOWMAN CHROME JOEY VOTTO ROOKIE #194 REFRACTOR REDS MINT
$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 Photograph

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Joey Votto Signed Photo

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

JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS STUD Red SIGNED Jersey JSA COA Cincinnati J15895
$202.50

Joey Votto (Reds) Signed Jersey Size XL in Person. JSA CERTIFIED
$135.00

Joey Votto (Reds) Signed Old School Jersey 80's Size XL in Person. JSA CERTIFIED
$135.00

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

Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Signed Official Major League Baseball JSA COA
$149.99

Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Signed Official Major League Baseball JSA COA 1
$149.99

Joey Votto MLB signed baseball card graded by JSA 2007 Bowman Draft Picks !!
$19.99

Joey Votto Reds 2010 NL MVP Signed Rawlings Pro Black Bat PSA
$175.00

JOEY VOTTO SIGNED SWEET SPOT JSA COA CLEAN RAWLINGS OFICIAL ML BASEBALL
$59.99

Joey Votto Autographed Signed Rawlings Official Major League Baseball JSA COA
$80.00

JOEY VOTTO (Reds) Signed SPORTS ILLUSTRATED with PSA DNA COA (NO Label)
$99.95

JOEY VOTTO ROOKIE DATED 10-2007 SIGNED PSA DNA PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$45.00

2013 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED GAME USED POSTSEASON CINCINNATI JERSEY PSA DNA V78304
$2,999.99

2013 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED GAME USED AUTHENTIC BASEBALL JERSEY PSA DNA V78308
$1,999.99

2013 JOEY VOTTO SIGNED GAME USED POST SEASON AUTHENTIC JERSEY PSA DNA V78301
$3,999.99
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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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