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 2014 Topps Dynasty 4 10
$199.00

Joey Votto 2014 Topps Dynasty 5 10
$189.99

2008 Upper Deck Joey Votto Rookie GMA GEM MINT 10 w Pete Rose bonus
$5.00

JOEY VOTTO 2011 TOPPS LINEAGE 1975 MINI GAME USED JERSEY SP
$14.99

Joey Votto, 2008 Bowman Chrome RC, ROOKIE!!!, Gem Mt 10
$10.89

Joey Votto, 2008 Bowman Chrome RC, ROOKIE!!!, Gem Mint 10
$10.89

2004 Just Minors Joey Votto Rookie Autograph Dayton Dragons
$12.45

2008 Bowman Baseball Complete Mint Set Loaded with Rookies! Joey Votto Jeter
$39.00

2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks #BDP44 Joey Votto BGS 9 True Rookie
$9.99

2007 Bowman Sterling Prospects Joey Votto Autograph Jersey Rookie BGS 9.5 10
$39.95

(4) 2004 Just Prospects #85 Joey Votto Rookie BECKETT 10 MINT Reds MVP
$29.99

2008 Joey Votto Allen & Ginter's Rookie Gem Mint 10 #129
$15.29

Joey Votto Game used Jersey patch Lot - Relic (2) 2011 Topps Heritage CCR-JV
$10.95

JOEY VOTTO 2007 BOWMAN CHROME ROOKIE RC REFRACTOR CARD #BDPP98 AB2254
$5.99

2010 TOPPS TRUE 1 1 SKETCH CARD JOEY VOTTO 1 1
$69.99

2002 Bowman Chrome JOEY VOTTO Rookie BGS 10 Pristine Cincinnati Reds
$325.00
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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.

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Joey Votto Signed Photograph

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Joey Votto Signed Photo

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Joey Votto Signed Authentic Autographed SI Magazine PSA DNA #AA76634
$89.99

Joey Votto Single Signed Baseball AUTO Autograph PSA DNA COA Cincinnati Reds
$21.50

JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS SUPERSTAR SIGNED PINK FULL-SIZE BAT JSA AUTHENTICATED
$149.99

Reds 2012 Topps Heritage Joey Votto Signed Autographed Card #90 JSA Cert
$69.95

JOEY VOTTO JSA Authenticated auto autographed signed Cincinnati Reds Jersey
$125.00

Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Signed Autograph 2002 Bowman RC Card PSA DNA Slabbed
$49.99

JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS STUD Red SIGNED Jersey JSA !!!! MVP REDS
$224.10

JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS STUD White SIGNED Jersey GAI !!!! MVP REDS
$224.10

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

Joey Votto Signed autographed Cincinnati Reds 8x10 Photo w PROOF JSA
$24.99

Joey Votto Reds Signed Aug. 30th SI Magazine Autograph Auto PSA DNA Z42793
$69.00

Reds Joey Votto Signed Major League Baseball JSA Cert
$95.00

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

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

Joey Votto Single Signed Baseball AUTO Autograph PSA DNA COA Cincinnati Reds
$20.50
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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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