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.

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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.

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JOEY VOTTO COMMEMORATIVE PIN ON BASE %
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2013 TOPPS MVP AWARD WINNERS TROPHY JOEY VOTTO 2010 N.L. MVP MVP - JV
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MIDWEST LEAGUE TOP PROSPECT 2004 set LOADED Joey Votto JOHN DANKS Kinsler SPAN
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2007 TRISTAR Elegance #72 Joey Votto - NM-MT
$6.00
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2008 Cincinnati Reds Redsfest 2008 Topps Trading Card Set in Folder Joey Votto
$15.00
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Joey Votto RC Lot (8) 2007 Bowman Draft FG Prospects W 2 Gold
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Joey Votto RC Lot (8) 2008 Bowman Chrome x2 & Draft W Gold
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Joey Votto RC Lot (11) 2006 Bowman Draft FG Prospects W 5 Chrome 1 Gold
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JOEY VOTTO 2011 TOPPS LINEAGE ASSORTED INSERT + BASE LOT OF 6 NICE LOT !!!
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2014 Topps Triple Threads JOEY VOTTO Jumbo Plus Auto Relic 2 3 All-Star Patch
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JOEY VOTTO 2006 Bowman Draft Future's Game Prospects GU jersey FG8 Reds
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2012 Topps Update All-Star Stitches Gold Sparkle #JOV Joey Votto jersey #'d 50
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JOEY VOTTO 2008 Bowman Draft #9 BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 RC Reds
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JOEY VOTTO 2007 Bowman Draft Picks Prospects #98 BGS MINT 9
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Joey Votto 2014 Topps Dynasty Jumbo Patch Auto 10 Reds
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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.

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JOEY VOTTO (Reds) signed Official 2013 ALL-STAR Baseball w PSA COA
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Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Signed Autographed 8x10 Color Photo JSA COA
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Joey Votto Signed 2012 Game Used Batting Glove AUTO PSA DNA COA Cincinnati Reds
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Joey Votto Signed REDS LOGO Baseball AUTO w COA GAI Cincinnati Reds
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JOEY VOTTO REDS 2010 MVP JSA COA SIGNED BASEBALL
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Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Signed Jersey JSA
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Joey Votto Signed Game Used Batting Glove "GU '12" Inscribed PSA DNA COA(BuyMVP)
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JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS SIGNED 2002 BOWMAN DRAFT ROOKIE CARD PSA DNA SLABBED
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JOEY VOTTO SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO CINCINATTI REDS JSA COA
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JOEY VOTTO BILLY HAMILTON CINCINNATI REDS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO JSA COA
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SIGNED CINCINNATI REDS JOEY VOTTO MLB SWEETSPOT BASEBALL MVP TRISTAR HOLOGRAM!!
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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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