Mike Trout Baseball Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Mike Trout

Date of Birth: 8/7/1991
Rookie Card Year: 2011
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview

The first Mike Trout cards came out not long after he was old enough to drive. Collectors have been watching them ever since. Drafted by the Angels with the 25th pick in the 2009 draft, it didn't take the outfielder to soar to superstardom.

Mike Trout got his first taste of the majors as a teenager in 2011. His first stints with the Angels weren't very memorable but Trout remained one of baseball's top prospects. Within a year, he was showing why scouts were so big on his abilities. While the Angels have Albert Pujols locked up for several years, Trout could easily find himself as the team's centerpiece moving forward.

The most popular Mike Trout cards come from 2009 products. Although they are not official rookie cards, both 2009 Bowman Chrome and 2009 Bowman Sterling feature him in an Angels jersey. 2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition also has one of the best Mike Trout cards. Numbered to 495, it has an autograph as well.

Mike Trout rookie cards are inserted in a handful of 2011 sets. None are autographed, although 2011 Topps Finest Baseball does have a signed parallel. All of his official rookie cards remain affordable, although his 2011 Bowman Sterling is fast becoming the most valuable of the first-year Mike Trout cards.

Below is a list of key, pre-rookie prospect cards of Mike Trout. The accompanying Rookie Cards tab contains a full checklist of his official rookie cards.

Key Mike Trout Prospect Cards

2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout #BDPP89 Autograph

Although an insert and not an official rookie card, the 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout autograph will likely always be the key card of the outfielder. The card pictures Trout in an Angels uniform and comes with an on-card signature. The many Refractor parallels also rank among the most popular Mike Trout cards.

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2009 Bowman Sterling Baseball Mike Trout #MT Autograph

Although the Bowman Sterling brand has been around for several years now, it doesn't have quite the same appeal as Bowman Chrome. The 2009 Bowman Sterling Mike Trout comes signed, but using a sticker autograph. Thankfully, the design does take the sticker into account so it blends in well.

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2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Mike Trout #57 Autograph #/495

As far as unlicensed cards go, 2009 Elite Extra Edition has held up well, thanks in large part to a deep checklist of highly regarded signers. Mike Trout was one of them. Numbered to 495, it remains one of his key prospect cards.

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Lot of 78 - 2014 Gypsy Queen Mini, High Number SP, Variations - Trout Jeter etc
$17.99
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Lot of 19 - 2014 Donruss - Trout Diamond King, Cabrera MVP, Castellanos Rookie +
$20.62
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2012 Mike Trout Graded GEM-10 Card. PGA. Bowman #34. Angels. Baseball.
$12.99
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2013 Topps Chrome Refractor MIKE TROUT - BGS 9.5 GEM MINT !
$59.99
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2010 BOWMAN PLATINUM MIKE TROUT ROOKIE + 2012 PRIZM REFRACTOR GRADED 9 BECKETT
$30.00
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2009 Elite Extra Edition Mike Trout RC AUTO 495 BGS 9 MINT w 10 AUTO !! ANGELS
$449.95
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2012 Topps Tribute Mike Trout RC AUTO 36 99 BGS 9 MINT w 10 AUTO !!! ANGELS
$299.95
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2011 TOPPS UPDATE #US175 MIKE TROUT RC ANAHEIM ANGELS 2 CARD LOT, NM, SINGLES
$47.00
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Mike Trout 2012 Topps Printing Plate 1 1
$399.00
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Mike Trout 2012 Bowman Platinum Green #16 MGC Graded 9 Mint Angels
$7.99
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2013 PINNACLE POSITION POWERS MIKE TROUT
$8.00
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2011 MIKE TROUT bowman chrome rookie card. Refector
$49.99
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2013 PINNACLE TEAM 2020 MIKE TROUT
$8.00
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Mike Trout 2011 RC Rookie Bowman Chrome Refractor #175 Gem MINT BGS 9.5 Sub 10
$185.00
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Mike Trout Diamond Anniversary #US175 RC MINT BGS 9 Angels Sub GEM 9.5 Rookie
$175.00
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2012 Bowman Platinum Base Set 1-100 Mike Trout & Bryce Harper RC
$14.99
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Rookie Cards

Mike Trout Rookie Card Guide

2011 Bowman Chrome Baseball Mike Trout RC #175

With the traditional black-bordered Bowman design, this card doesn't stand out very much. Still, the brand is always popular with rookie card collectors, which give it more appeal than the basic Bowman Draft card. The 2011 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout rookie card also has several Refractor parallels, most of which are serial numbered.

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2011 Bowman Draft Mike Trout RC #101

With his eyes obscured and little action happening in the card, the 2011 Bowman Draft Mike Trout rookie card is easy to overlook. However, for those on a budget, it's one of his cheapest rookies.

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2011 Bowman Sterling Baseball Mike Trout RC #22

Relatively tough to find, the 2011 Bowman Sterling Mike Trout is the outfielder's most desirable official rookie card. It comes with a slick, modern design and features a photo that actually looks good.

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2011 Finest Baseball Mike Trout RC #94

It's unfortunate Trout is pictured with such an awkward face as 2011 Finest Baseball has a fantastic design. The 2011 Finest Baseball Mike Trout rookie card is relatively inexpensive. The set is also one of the best to chase Refractor rainbows. 2011 Finest Baseball also has Mike Trout autograph parallels.

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2011 Topps Update Series Baseball Mike Trout RC #US175

A solid choice for entry-level collectors, 2011 Topps Update has a clean design. The card also benefits from being a part of the base Topps canon, which is one of the most collected and lasting sets year in, year out.

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2010 BOWMAN PLATINUM MIKE TROUT ROOKIE + 2012 PRIZM REFRACTOR GRADED 9 BECKETT
$30.00
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2009 Elite Extra Edition Mike Trout RC AUTO 495 BGS 9 MINT w 10 AUTO !! ANGELS
$449.95
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2012 Topps Tribute Mike Trout RC AUTO 36 99 BGS 9 MINT w 10 AUTO !!! ANGELS
$299.95
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2011 TOPPS UPDATE #US175 MIKE TROUT RC ANAHEIM ANGELS 2 CARD LOT, NM, SINGLES
$47.00
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2011 MIKE TROUT bowman chrome rookie card. Refector
$49.99
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Mike Trout 2011 RC Rookie Bowman Chrome Refractor #175 Gem MINT BGS 9.5 Sub 10
$185.00
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Mike Trout Diamond Anniversary #US175 RC MINT BGS 9 Angels Sub GEM 9.5 Rookie
$175.00
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2012 Bowman Platinum Base Set 1-100 Mike Trout & Bryce Harper RC
$14.99
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Mike Trout 2011 Bowman Chrome #175 RC Rookie GEM MINT BGS 9.5 Angeles topps
$130.00
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2013 Topps Manufactured Rookie Patch Card #RCP-23 Mike Trout
$23.20
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2011 Tristar Obak MIKE TROUT Rookie Limited Edition # 300 MT3 shortprint insert
$23.99
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2011 Tristar Obak MIKE TROUT Rookie Limited Edition # 300 MT2 shortprint insert
$23.99
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2011 Tristar Obak MIKE TROUT Rookie Limited Edition # 300 MT1 shortprint insert
$23.99
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Mike Trout 2012 Panini Father's Day ROOKIE Card RC 499 BGS 10 (PRISTINE) *6793
$190.00
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4 Card MIKE TROUT Rookie RC lot - NO DUPES - ANAHEIM ANGELS - FREE S H!
$34.99
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2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout #101 RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT! Angels
$58.00
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Autograph Guide

Mike Trout Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Mike Trout'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. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, and Mounted Memories.

Mike Trout Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Mike Trout Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Mike Trout 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. The signature is rushed and consists of his initials written on a slight upward angle leaning to the right at about a 70 degree angle.
  2. The letter "M" is wide and includes rounded humps and a small elongated narrow loop on the left hand side.
  3. The letter "T" is only half crossed, resembling the number "7" allowing the pen to not have to lift.
  4. His jersey number "27" is often inscribed.

Mike Trout Signed Baseball Pricing:

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Mike Trout Signed Photograph Pricing:

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ALBERT PUJOLS #5 MIKE TROUT #27 DUAL SIGNED AUTHENTIC PSA DNA certified! RARE!!!
$650.00
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MIKE TROUT LOS ANGELES ANGELS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL BALL JSA #Y55223
$249.00
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Mike Trout Custom Framed signed Official MLB Baseball PSA DNA # U87454
$899.99
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Mike Trout Signed Louisville Slugger Bat Model M110 Jsa Loa Cert # Y04290
$400.00
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Mike Trout game used 2014 Old Hickory signed un cracked bat Psa
$1,750.00
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Mike Trout SIGNED OML Baseball PSA DNA GRADED INSCRIBED MINT 9 SEALED LOA 1 1
$158.05
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TOUGH ANAHIEM LOS ANGELES ANGELS MIKE TROUT SIGNED AUTO F S RAWLINGS BAT PSA DNA
$399.99
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MIKE TROUT (L.A. Angels) signed Pink Breast Cancer baseball w PSA COA
$249.95
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Autographed MLB Mike Trout Angels Signed Baseball - Mounted Memories COA
$299.95
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Mike Trout Signed Autographed 11x14 Anaheim Angels Framed 16x24 GAI GA
$199.99
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Mike Trout Autographed Signed Jersey Anaheim Angels GA GAI
$249.99
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MIKE TROUT SIGNED SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY MLB BASEBALL PSA DNA COA GEM MINT!!
$224.99
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Mike Trout Signed Rawlings "Bone-Rubbed" Big Stick Pro Bat - JSA Authenticated
$289.99
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MIKE TROUT Los Angeles ANGELS AUTHENTIC ALL STAR signed JERSEY COA jsa letter
$445.50
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Mike Trout CJ Wilson Jered Weaver Mark Trumbo Signed AS 16x20 Auto PSA DNA MLB
$479.99
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Mike Trout Autographed Signed Jersey Anaheim Angels GA GAI
$249.99
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  1. been collecting lots of mike trout got most not the 2009 bowman chrome auto yet

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