Robinson Cano Baseball Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Robinson Cano

Date of Birth: 10/22/1982
Rookie Card Year: 2003
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

It's hard to imagine that a member of the New York Yankees can be a quiet superstar. That's exactly what Robinson Cano was for many years as part of the Yankees line-up. Dodging the spotlight that follows the every move teammates Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, Cano emerged as one of baseball's best second basemen. Now that he has taken his game to Seattle and Robinson Cano cards and memorabilia, while still likely to be popular, may not be as popular as they once were.

Signed by the Yankees as a free agent in 2001, Cano made his debut with New York in May, 2005. He was voted into the All-Star Game a year later, however injury kept him from the game. Cano has hit above .300 in every full season he's played for the Yankees except for 2007. He's not only a perennial batting champion contender, but he's also one of the best power-hitters in the game and a Gold Glove winner as well. Cano won the 2011 Home Run Derby in dramatic fashion, hitting against his father, Jose Cano, a former pitcher with the Houston Astros.

As a leader on the New York Yankees, Cano baseball cards were always in demand. The same can be said for his autographs and other pieces of sports memorabilia. Especially popular are autographed Cano baseballs, photos and Yankees jerseys. Collectors may want to look for signed 2009 World Series baseballs or 2011 All-Star Game baseballs, which commemorate his Home Run Derby win.

Cano has just six rookie cards. None are autographed, serial numbered or massively short printed, making them affordable to all collectors. For those looking for the high-end chase, Cano does have a handful of rare parallels and one autographed insert. His most popular rookie cards come are 2003 Topps Pristine Baseball and 2003 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball. Retro card fans will want to track down his 2003 Bowman Heritage Baseball card, which carries a classic knothole design. Collectors can also find Cano's lone MLB-licensed autograph in Bowman Heritage, which was part of the Signs of Greatness insert set.

In December of 2013, Cano signed a free agent deal with the Seattle Mariners. Moving to a much smaller market may have a significant impact on the values of his cards and memorabilia. However, if he can help the rebuilding Mariners return to the postseason it may fend off a fire sale of his rookie cards and autographed memorabilia.

Robinson Cano Prospect & Rookie Cards

2003 Bowman Draft Robinson Cano RC #BDP124

2003 Bowman Draft Baseball Robinson Cano 210x300 Image

Cano's 2003 Bowman Draft Baseball card features the second baseman in his Futures Game uniform. The black borders make it a little more difficult to keep in mint condition as even the most minor ding shows up.

2003 Bowman Chrome Draft Robinson Cano RC #BDP124

2003 Bowman Chrome Draft Robinson Cano 212x300 Image

A chromium version of Cano's regular Bowman Draft card, this is one of the superstar's best rookie cards. Inserted in the same packs as Bowman Draft, the Bowman Chrome cards are somewhat rarer. Refractor parallels are also popular among collectors, particularly X-Fractors (#/130) and Gold Refractors (#/50).

2003 Bowman Heritage Robinson Cano RC #210

2003 Bowman Heritage Robinson Cano 215x300 Image

Bowman Heritage was one of the more underrated brands when it was around. The card features a portrait of Cano framed by a fence knothole. Like all rookies in the set, Cano has two parallels in the set: Facsimile Signatures, which feature a black border, and Rainbow. As mentioned above, Cano also has a Signs of Greatness autograph in the set.

2003 Topps Traded Rabinson Cano RC #T200

2003 Topps Traded Baseball Robinson Cano 210x300 Image

The 2003 Topps Traded Cano is one of his least valuable rookie cards. Featuring a thick blue border and an unflattering photo of the second baseman swinging, it doesn't carry the iconic flair many other Topps rookie cards have. Cano has a Gold parallel in the set that is numbered to 2003.

2003 Topps Chrome Traded Robinson Cano RC #T200

2003 Topps Chrome Traded Baseball Robinson Cano 211x300 Image

2003 Topps Chrome Traded baseball cards were bundled together with regular Topps Traded cards but at a shorter rate. The card features the same design as Cano's regular Topps Traded card, only with chromium card stock. Parallels include Refractors and uncirculated X-Fractors. Limited to 25 copies, X-Fractors were distributed as box toppers in jumbo boxes.

2003 Topps Pristine Robinson Cano RC #179

2003 Topps Pristine Baseball Robinson Cano 213x300 Image

Cano's 2003 Topps Pristine card is his most high-end rookie card. The chromium card was part of a pricey set that included a complex multiple levels of base cards (common, uncommon and rare) and parallels (Printing Plates, Refractors and Gold Refractors). He also has a mini card in the set.

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2012 Topps Base Lot of 25 400 Robinson Cano Yankees
$14.99
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2010 TOPPS ROBINSON CANO DUSTIN PEDROIA TRIPLE THREADS RELIC AUTOGRAPH AUTO 18
$89.95
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2010 TOPPS ROBINSON CANO DUSTIN PEDROIA TRIPLE THREADS RELIC AUTOGRAPH AUTO 36
$89.95
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2010 TOPPS ROBINSON CANO DUSTIN PEDROIA TRIPLE THREADS RELIC AUTOGRAPH AUTO 9
$99.95
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2012 Topps Allen & Ginter's What's In A Name? Robinson Cano #WIN55 PSA 9
$11.99
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2005 BOWMAN ROBINSON CANO SEATTLE MARINERS
$12.00
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N.Y. YANKEE ROBINSON CANO GAME USED BAT
$999.95
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N.Y. YANKEE ROBINSON CANO GAME USED BAT
$999.95
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2003 ROBINSON CANO BOWMAN HERITAGE RAINBOW rookie GEM MINT 10
$39.99
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TRIPLE AUTO PATCH BAT JERSEY #D 2 3 ROBINSON CANO DUSTIN PEDROIA AARON HILL AUTO
$149.99
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2005 BOWMAN CHROME ROBINSON CANO SEATTLE MARINERS
$12.60
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2003 Topps Traded #T200 Robinson Cano FY RC Rookie
$19.99
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2006 Topps Allen and Ginter Relics #RC Robinson Cano Jersey
$19.99
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PSA 10 ROBINSON CANO 2003 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT RC REFRACTOR SP #124 SUPER RARE 10
$499.99
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2011 Heritage Chrome #C102 Derek Jeter,Robinson Cano 223 1962 B69762
$11.97
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BRIAN ROBERTS ROBINSON CANO 2007 UD Premier Patches
$35.00
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Autograph Guide

Robinson Cano Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Robinson Cano'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: Steiner Sports, PSA, JSA, and Mounted Memories.

Robinson Cano Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Robinson Cano Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Robinson Cano signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Despite his signature having a tendency to vary depending upon the venue, the type of item or when it was signed, look for at least some of the following signature features:

  1. The signature is carefully written and consists of just a few characters of each name (last and first).
  2. The letters "R-O-B" are clearly legible with the "R" lacking the vertical connecting line you normally associate with the letter.
  3. The pen flows into the letter "O" which is completely closed and goes into a capital "B."
  4. A significant space usually exists between first and last name.
  5. The letter "C" is easily discernible with a full curlycue on the top.
  6. The letter "a" is distinguished from an "o" by the small diagonal cut back line.
  7. A trailing line with a curl back to the left at the end, implies the letters "n-o."

Robinson Cano Signed Baseball Pricing:

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Robinson Cano Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Robinson Cano Signed Bat Pricing:

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Robinson Cano Signed Photograph Pricing:

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ROBINSON CANO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED NEW YORK YANKEES #24 MAJESTIC JERSEY PSA DNA
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2003 ROBINSON CANO signed BOWMAN HERITAGE #210 - rookie card - psa authenticated
$139.99
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Robinson Cano Signed Yankees 8x10 Photo - JSA COA E92014
$89.00
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Robinson Cano Signed New York Yankees Majestic Jersey PSA DNA
$234.99
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ROBINSON CANO NY YANKEES SIGNED GAME USED BAT FROM 2008 PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$374.99
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2003 Bowman Heritage Robinson Cano Rookie RC Signed AUTO PSA 10 GEM MINT
$405.00
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2003 bowman chrome psa 10 robinson cano draft pick + 2005 Total Autograph Signed
$64.99
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Robinson Cano Seattle Mariners Yankees PSA DNA Signed ML Baseball
$79.99
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Robinson Cano Signed MLB Baseball PSA DNA Yankees
$149.95
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ROBINSON CANO SIGNED PSA DNA #M58377 Baseball- CLEAN W CUBE
$89.99
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Robinson Cano Signed Used Batting Glove+ Ball + Autographed Photo PSA DNA BIN!
$329.99
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ROBINSON CANO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BAT PSA DNA CERTIFIED BLACK RAWLINGS
$149.99
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Robinson Cano Auto Signed Bat N.Y. YANKEE STEINER COA Hologram
$175.00
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Robinson Cano Signed Auto 16x20 Photo Picture NY Yankees Mariners Steiner COA
$99.99
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Robinson Cano Signed Baseball COA JSA
$52.50
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ROBINSON CANO (Mariners, Dominican) signed 2013 World Classic Baseball +PSA COA
$149.95
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Ryan's 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. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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