Rookie Card Year: 2012
Investment Rating: 7.0
Matt Moore knows a thing or two about first impressions. A September call-up in 2011, Moore's second major league start came in the first game of the 2011 ALDS. Against the heavy-hitting Rangers, the Rays pitcher threw masterful two-hit ball over seven innings. It was a star-making performance that made him one of the most heavily hyped rookies of 2012. And while Moore was solid in his first full season with Tampa Bay, it didn't generate the same level of excitement as the playoffs. Combine that with the emergence of Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and others and Moore fell a little bit off the hobby radar. But now that Moore seems to have his masterful stuff back, collectors are giving Matt Moore cards a second look.
Matt Moore rookie cards are found in 2012 products. While most can be found for a few dollars or less, there are a couple of exceptions. Top choices include 2012 Topps Triple Threads and 2012 Panini National Treasures. Both are numbered to 99 and come with both autographs and jersey swatches. Moore has lots of autographed inserts from 2012 products as well, particularly in Topps sets.
While these 2012 Matt Moore cards are gaining popularity, they're not necessarily his best cards. His first autograph card can be traced back to 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition. His first cards in a Rays uniform are 2009 Bowman, Bowman Chrome and Bowman Sterling. However, the most popular of all Matt Moore cards is his 2011 Bowman Chrome autograph.
Like any young pitcher, Matt Moore cards carry something of a risk. A couple of poor seasons or one injury could kill a lot of momentum they build with collectors. At this point, though, the risk is somewhat minimal. Other than a couple of exceptions, his cards remain relatively inexpensive.
Matt Moore Rookie Card Guide
Budget Rookie Cards
- 2012 Bowman #211
- 2012 Bowman Chrome #108
- 2012 Bowman Platinum #99
- 2012 Panini Prizm #156
- 2012 Topps #129
- 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter #21
- 2012 Topps Archives #8
- 2012 Topps Chrome #161
- 2012 Topps Finest #67
- 2012 Topps Heritage #391
- 2012 Topps Mini #129
- 2012 Topps Museum Collection #24
- 2012 Topps Opening Day #21
Premium Rookie Cards
Key Prospect and Pre-Rookie Cards
2012 Topps Finest Matt Moore Jumbo Relic Auto # 299
2013 Topps Allen and Ginter Framed Mini Relics #MM Matt Moore
2013 Topps Update All Star Stitches #MMO Matt Moore Jsy
2012 Topps Tribute Autograph Matt Moore 24 50
2012 Topps Tribute Autograph Matt Moore 30 50
2012 Topps Tribute Autograph Matt Moore 52 99
2012 Topps Tribute Autograph Matt Moore Relic 11 99
2012 Topps Tribute Autograph Matt Moore Relic 21 25
Matt Moore Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Matt Moore's authentic 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.
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Lowest Amazon Price: $320
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