Rookie Card Year: 2012
Investment Rating: 7.0
The future looks strong for Yoenis Cespedes cards and memorabilia. The Cuban slugger made an immediate impact upon starting for the Oakland Athletics, hitting three home runs in his first five games.
Playing for Cuba at the 2009 World Baseball Classic, collectors already had a handful of Yoenis Cespedes cards to chase before he even signed his first major league contract.
Cespedes' knack for the long ball should make him popular with collectors, particularly if he continues to hit towering shots. Cespedes gained a taste of national attention by winning the 2013 Home Run Derby, facing off in the finals against another 2012 rookie, Bryce Harper.
The speedy outfielder should prove to be exciting to watch for years to come. The highlight reels that follow him will help him garner widespread attention, even playing for the small market Oakland Athletics.
Yoenis Cespedes rookie cards can be found in many 2012 products. He also signed many autographed inserts, making his signature not too difficult to find.
It is worth noting that Cespedes' World Baseball Classic cards show a different spelling for his first name - Yoennis.
Yoenis Cespedes Rookie Card and Prospect Card Guide
Although Yoenis Cespedes rookie cards came out in 2012, he did have several Topps cards produced in 2009 due to his participation in the World Baseball Classic. These cards are inserts and should not be considered official rookie cards. That said, they are a solid choice that will hold some value. Highlights of the WBC cards are listed below along with all of Cespedes' rookie cards.
Budget Rookie Cards
Premium Rookie Cards
2009 WBC Highlights
- 2009 Bowman Chrome World Baseball Classic Prospects #BCW49
- 2009 Bowman Sterling World Baseball Classic Relics #YC
- 2009 Topps World Baseball Classic Rising Star #6 Redemption
- 2009 Topps Chrome World Baseball Classic #W11
- 2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom Ticket Stubs Plus Memorabilia #TSP59 #/110