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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JOEY VOTTO - 2011 Topps Lineage Stand-Ups #TS14 Baseball Card Cincinnati Reds
$5.00

2013 Topps Tribute JOEY VOTTO 47 75 Green Parallel
$7.00

JOEY VOTTO 2008 Topps #319 BGS GEM MINT 9.5 RC Reds
$24.99

ACEO 2014 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds MLB Original1 1 Art Sketch Card Artist Sign
$15.00

2008 BOWMAN STERLING # BS-JV JOEY VOTTO GOLD REFRACTOR PARALLEL 50 50 REDS
$39.99

2013 Topps Update Joey Votto All-Star Game 4 Color Jumbo Patch (6 6)
$149.99

2014 Topps Allen & Ginter's Joey Votto Game Used Jersey Relic Card FRB-JV REDS
$5.00

Joey Votto Rookie Upper Deck Piece of History 112 PSA 9
$10.99

JOEY VOTTO JUST MINORS 2004 AUTOGRAPHED ROOKIE CARD! ONLY 725! CINCINATTI REDS!!
$19.99

2008 ETOPPS IN HAND JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS ROOKIE CARD 087 799
$14.39

2006 2007 2008 Joey Votto Topps Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie RC Rookie Lot (15)
$10.49

2013 BOWMAN PLATINUM JOEY VOTTO CARD #64 PSA9 CINCINNATI REDS
$9.99

2012 BOWMAN INTERNATIONAL JOEY VOTTO CARD #82 PSA9 CINCINNATI REDS
$12.99

2014 NATIONAL TREASURES JOEY VOTTO REDS LAUNDRY TAG PATCH #D 5 7
$99.99

JOEY VOTTO REDS 2007 BOWMAN ROOKIE RC #BDPP98 GRADED 10
$24.00

JOEY VOTTO REDS 2008 BOWMAN # 204 ROOKIE RC GRADED 10 L@@@K
$24.00
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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 SIGNED #19 CINCINNATI REDS JERSEY LICENSED MVP JSA AUTHENTICATED
$219.99

JOEY VOTTO SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE CINCINNATI REDS JSA COA
$75.00

JOEY VOTTO SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO S62719 PSA AUTHENTIC CINCINNATI REDS AUTOGRAPH
$139.00

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

JOEY VOTTO AUTO'D SIGNED BASEBALL PSA DNA COA REDS MVP BIG RED MACHINE
$124.99

JOEY VOTTO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 11X14 PHOTO PICTURE BASEBALL REDS JSA COA
$99.99

JOEY VOTTO HAND SIGNED 8x10 PHOTO JSA AUTHENTIC I68070 CINN REDS AUTOGRAPH
$59.00

Joey Votto SIGNED 2004 Just Prospects Rookie RC #85 PSA DNA Autograph Reds
$49.00

Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$65.99

JOEY VOTTO HAND SIGNED 11x14 PHOTO PSA AUTHENTIC S90858 CINN REDS AUTOGRAPH
$119.00

Cincinnati Reds Gu baseball bat Joey Votto signed 2013 psa dna 7.5 full LOA
$100.00

Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Signed Autographed 8x10 Color Photo JSA COA
$39.99

REDS JOEY VOTTO AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 2009 UD GOUDEY #56 PSA DNA SLABBED
$84.99

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

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

Joey Votto REDS Signed PSA DNA 8x10 Action Photo 2010 NL MVP - Great Auto!
$79.00
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