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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2014 Museum Collection Mike Trout Silver Framed Auto # 5 Short Print Rare
$549.99
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Mike Trout 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter's jersey cardRARE HOT
$8.50
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$$ EXTREMELY RARE 2011 BOWMAN CHROME #101 REFRACTOR MIKE TROUT ROOKIE GEM MINT $
$69.99
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2011 TOPPS UPDATE #US175 MIKE TROUT RC BGS 9 MINT 2X9.5 ANAHEIM ANGELS
$38.00
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2013 TOPPS FINEST 93 FINEST #MT MIKE TROUT BGS 9 MINT SUPER RARE! ANAHEIM ANGELS
$26.00
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2011 Topps Los Angels Angels Team Set with Update Mike Trout
$27.00
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2013 TOPPS EMERALD 294 MIKE TROUT CABRERA BELTRE
$5.00
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2013 TOPPS EMERALD 536 MIKE TROUT
$5.00
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2010 Bowman Platinum Prospects Mike Trout Rookie Card RC # PP5
$14.99
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2012 Topps Finest Duel Auto - Albert Pujols Mike Trout BGS 9.5
$1,500.00
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Original Mike Trout LA Angels 1 1 Baseball Art Sketch Card ACEO By Emily Tester
$29.99
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Topps Bunt Julio Teheran Sig, Cole Hamels Sig, Mike Trout And Joey Votto Patches
$20.00
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2011 TOPPS FINEST #94 MIKE TROUT RC
$27.86
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2011 Mike Trout Bowman Chrome Draft Refractor RC... BGS 9.5 Gem Mint w 10 sub
$189.99
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2012 TOPPS GOLD AND 2012 TOPPS UPDATE GOLD NEAR COMPLETE SETS MIKE TROUT ORTIZ +
$499.99
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2013 TOPPS CHASING THE DREAM SET (25) BRYCE HARPER MIKE TROUT YU DARVISH + +
$11.99
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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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$69.99
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2011 TOPPS UPDATE #US175 MIKE TROUT RC BGS 9 MINT 2X9.5 ANAHEIM ANGELS
$38.00
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2010 Bowman Platinum Prospects Mike Trout Rookie Card RC # PP5
$14.99
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2011 TOPPS FINEST #94 MIKE TROUT RC
$27.86
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2011 Mike Trout Bowman Chrome Draft Refractor RC... BGS 9.5 Gem Mint w 10 sub
$189.99
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Mike Trout 2012 Panini Black Friday Rookie Kings SP RC #7 BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$24.95
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2011 ITG In The Game VIP National Mike Trout ROOKIE PSA 10 GEM MINT
$249.99
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2011 ITG In The Game VIP National Mike Trout ROOKIE PSA 9 MINT
$59.99
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2008 Bowman Clayton Kershaw Rookie Card + 2011 Mike Trout Rookie Lot Mvp Rare
$22.50
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2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Card
$26.00
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2012 Panini Prizm #USA1- Mike Trout "USA Baseball" Rookie Card! PSA MINT 9!
$24.99
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2011 BOWMAN # 101 MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD GRADED 9 MT
$35.00
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2011 Mike Trout Angels Bowman Chrome ROOKIE #101--NRM MINT--NICE!!!
$26.00
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Mike Trout 2011 Topps Update Rookie RC #US175 BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$125.00
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Mike Trout 2009 Bowman Chrome RC Xfractor W 10 Auto #BDPP89 BGS 9 Mint 124 225
$1,700.00
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Mike Trout 4-card Lot Including 2011 Tristar RC Total BV $48!
$24.99
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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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Mike Trout & Kole Calhoun Signed Autograph MLB Major League Baseball - JSA LOA
$212.49
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MIKE TROUT SIGNED AUTO'D MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LA ANGELS JSA LETTER
$139.99
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Mike Trout La Angels Hand Signed Autographed Baseball Gai Coa
$33.55
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Mike Trout Signed Angels Jersey GAI
$329.00
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Mike Trout Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo Angels GAI COA MVP ROY HOF #3
$49.99
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Mike Trout Signed Autographed OMLB GAI COA Angels MVP HOF ROY
$124.99
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Mike Trout Signed Autographed Mini Helmet GAI COA Angels ROY MVP
$74.99
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Mike Trout Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo Angels GAI COA MVP ROY HOF #2
$49.99
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Signed Mike Trout 2011 Bowman Topps 100 TP90 Los Angeles Angels PSA DNA AUTO
$200.00
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MIKE TROUT ANGELS SIGNED OML 2014 ALL-STAR BASEBALL GAI GLOBAL AUTHENTICS
$42.00
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Mike Trout Hand Signed Autographed Baseball Global Authentic COA GAI GA Angels
$31.00
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Mike Trout Signed Ticket Stub Jsa Full Letter Inscribed First MLB Hit Autograph
$1,000.00
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Mike Trout La Angels Hand Signed Autographed MLB Baseball Gai Coa
$24.99
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Angels Mike Trout 2014 all star game signed baseball with GAI COA
$99.99
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Angels Mike Trout 2012 all star game signed baseball with GAI COA
$99.99
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Mike Trout LA Angels Signed OMLB Official Major League Baseball JSA COA PROOF
$200.00
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  1. been collecting lots of mike trout got most not the 2009 bowman chrome auto yet

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