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 Panini Immaculate JOEY VOTTO 1 4 Game Worn Laundry Tag Immaculate Swatches
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2014 Allen & Ginter Jersey JOEY VOTTO Cincinnati Reds Relic
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2014 topps joey votto sparkle card
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2008 JOEY VOTTO RC LOT UPPER DECK TOPPS FINEST REDS
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2008 Bowman Sterling Joey Votto Rc Gold Refractor 50 BS-JV Reds Rookie
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2016 Topps Gypsy Queen Joey Votto GOLD 5x7 # 10 Cincinnati Reds GLOVE
$30.00

JOEY VOTTO 2014 TOPPS GAME USED JERSEY - REDS
$6.69

2008 Bowman Chrome #194 Joey Votto RC 10 Card Chrome Lot
$30.00

2008 Upper Deck #349 Joey Votto RC Lot of 10
$15.00

2009 TOPPS TICKET TO STARDOM #81 JOEY VOTTO REDS POP 3 PSA 10 B2234955-312
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Joey Votto Rare 20 25 Dual Jerseys Card Diamond Kings Baseball 2016
$7.00

JOEY VOTTO 2002 Bowman Chrome Rookie X-Fractors #091 150 BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ Reds
$175.00

JOEY VOTTO 48 ct. LOT ☆ ALL DIFFERENT ☆ w INSERTS & Tons of Premium Cards☆ REDS
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2014 Triple Threads Joey Votto, Phillips, Hamilton Jumbo Patch Jersey #1 1 !!
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2014 Topps Tribute Game Used Jersey - Joey Votto # TTR-JV 44 99
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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 Cincinnati Reds Signed Jersey PSA DNA
$187.49

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

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

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

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

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

Joey Votto 2003 real hand signed Rookie Card Reds PSA AUTO Card Signed Baseball
$20.00

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
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Reds Super Stud Joey Votto Signed Jersey GAI
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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 Autographed Signed 2008 Topps Heritage Rookie Card PSA DNA #83315006
$69.00

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
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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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