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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2014 TOPPS TRIBUTE JOEY VOTTO GAME USED RELIC 50
$19.50

2014 TOPPS BASEBALL SERIES 2 JOEY VOTTO SABER STARS RELIC SSTR-JV REDS 2 99 HOT!
$12.00

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

2002 bowman draft #bdp44 JOEY VOTTO reds rookie BGS BCCG 10
$35.00

JOEY VOTTO ROOKIE CARD 2008 eTopps #24 Cincinnati Reds # 799 IN HAND
$19.95

Joey Votto Topps 1954 Commemorative Patch
$14.95

JOEY VOTTO 14 TOPPS DYNASTY AUTO 4CLR PATCH #2 10
$99.99

2014 Brandon Phillips Joey Votto 2 card autograph lot (one numbered!)
$50.55

2014 Panini National Treasures JOEY VOTTO Colossal Patch 5 25
$29.99

2008 Topps Chrome Joey Votto Copper Refractor #'d 599!!! RARE!!!
$20.00

2008 ETOPPS IN HAND JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS ROOKIE CARD 087 799
$15.99

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

2013 MUSEUM COLLECTION #61 JOEY VOTTO - CINCINNATI REDS 06314
$5.35

2012 Topps Tribute Joey Votto Black Printing Plate #d 1 1 Cincinnati Reds
$75.00

2014 Topps Tribute JOEY VOTTO 03 50 Green Parallel
$9.00

2014 Topps Tribute JOEY VOTTO 23 25 Gold Parallel
$25.00
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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 16 x 20 Autographed Photo PSA DNA Reds Auto
$99.99

JOEY VOTTO SIGNED INSCRIBED GAME USED BATTING GLOVE PSA DNA MLB HOLOGRAM
$199.99

Reds Joey Votto Signed Auto Autographed 2013 Topps Heritage Card JSA Certified
$59.95

Reds 2008 Topps Heritage Joey Votto Signed Autographed Rookie Card JSA Cert
$69.95

Joey Votto Signed Official MLB Baseball PSA DNA Cincinnati Reds
$119.95

REDS JOEY VOTTO SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U23609
$119.99

Joey Votto SIGNED ROMLB Baseball Cincinnati Reds PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$165.00

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
$125.10

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

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
$53.10

Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$56.99

JOEY VOTTO HAND SIGNED 11x14 PHOTO PSA AUTHENTIC S90858 CINN REDS AUTOGRAPH
$107.10
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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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