Yoenis Cespedes Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Yoenis Cespedes

Date of Birth: 10/10/1985
Rookie Card Year: 2012
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

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. Althgouh he showed flashes of greatness with the A's, Cespedes was traded to the the Boston Red Sox midway through the 2014 season.

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. He also won the 2014 Home Run Derby.

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, especially while playing for the large market Boston Red Sox.

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.

Top Yoenis Cespedes Rookie Cards

2012 Topps Triple Threads Yoenis Cespedes RC #138 Autographed Jersey #/99

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An essential addition to any Yoenis Cespedes player collection, the Triple Threads rookie card features its patented three swatches of memorabilia, on-card autograph and serial numbering to 99.

2012 Panini National Treasures Yoenis Cespedes RC #223 Autograph #/99

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Despite not being an officially licensed rookie card according to MLB, it is licensed by the MLBPA and should not be ignored by collectors. Limited to 99 copies, it features a beautiful black and white design and on-card signature.

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2012 TOPPS UPDATE #US42 YOENIS CESPEDES PSA 10 GEM MINT
$15.99
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2013 Topps Update SHORT PRINT VARIATION #US7 Yoenis Cespedes HR ATHLETICS SP
$19.99
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Yoenis Cespedis Oakland A's Sports Masterpiece 1 1 Sketch Card - Color RC
$24.99
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2013 Select Signatures MLB Baseball #23 Yoenis Cespedes AUTO Oakland Athletics
$30.00
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2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Yoenis Cespedes Jumbo Letterman Patch Auto Book 7 10
$99.95
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Yoenis Cespedes Oakland Athletics - 2012 Topps Blockbuster Patch #BP-13
$12.95
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YOENIS CESPEDES 2013 Topps Chrome Refractor GRADED 10 GEM MINT MGS Oakland A's
$9.95
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2009 Topps Bowman Chrome WBC Yoenis Cespedes RC Rookie Card "BGS 10" Non Auto
$60.00
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Oakland Athletics A's 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen 15 Card Team Set Cespedes Old Stars
$5.00
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Yoenis Cespedes Autograph 2014 Topps Museum Collection #'d 399
$5.51
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YOENIS CESPEDES OAKLAND A's 2014 TOPPS ALL STAR FAN FEST 5X7 HERITAGE CARD
$9.95
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2014 Topps Mini National Exclusive YOENIS CESPEDES SSP Auto Red Sox! AUTOGRAPH
$99.95
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Yoenis Cespedes Oakland Athletics A's Lot of (3) 2012 Bowman Chrome Card #44
$5.99
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2013 Select Thunder Alley MLB Baseball #21 Yoenis Cespedes Oakland Athletics
$5.00
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2014 Topps Yoenis Cespedes Future Star Gold Fs-12 #'d 3 99!!! Rare
$5.99
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2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Yoenis Cespedes Auto Athletics Red Sox
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Rookie Cards

Yoenis Cespedes Rookie Card Guide

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2009 Topps Bowman Chrome WBC Yoenis Cespedes RC Rookie Card "BGS 10" Non Auto
$60.00
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Huge 27 card Yoenis Cespedes RC Lot A's RED SOX
$14.99
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2012 Playoff PRIME CUTS YOENIS CESPEDES RC Autograph AUTO 05 10 SSP VERY RARE
$69.99
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Yoenis Cespedes Blue Border Rookie Card # 500 2012 Bowman Draft A's
$7.99
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2012 12 National YOENIS CESPEDES RC # 25 CRACKED ICE Panini Wrapper Redemption
$59.95
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Yoenis Cespedes Lot 2013 Topps Archives Gold Allen and Ginter 2012 Gold RC
$15.00
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2012 BOWMAN CHROME #4 YOENIS CESPEDES ROOKIE CARD RC - OAKLAND A'S (H)
$7.15
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Yoenis Cespedes 2012 Panini Prizm Mint Rookie RC Card #159 Oakland Athletics A's
$8.95
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YOENIS CESPEDES 2009 Bowman Chrome WBC Prospects #49 GEM Mint ROOKIE PSA 10
$10.27
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2012 Topps Green Jersey #396 Yoenis Cespedes Athletics Rookie ISA 10 GEM MINT
$19.95
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2012 Bowman Chrome Yoenis Cespedes Rc Green Refractor Rookie ATHLETICS
$14.99
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2012 Bowman Draft #4 Yoenis Cespedes RC Lot of 9 Athletics B55426
$26.97
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2012 Bowman #193 Yoenis Cespedes RC Lot of 9 Athletics B55427
$53.97
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2012 Bowman Chrome Draft #4 Yoenis Cespedes RC Lot of 9 Athletics B55428
$44.97
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2012 Topps Baseball Update Set 1-330 Bryce Harper - Yoenis Cespedes RC's
$19.99
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Yoenis Cespedes Rookie Card Lot - Chrome, Gold Sparkle - HR Derby, Red Sox
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2009 WBC Cards

2009 World Baseball Classic Card Highlights

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.

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2009 Topps Bowman Chrome WBC Yoenis Cespedes RC Rookie Card "BGS 10" Non Auto
$60.00
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YOENIS CESPEDES 2009 Bowman Chrome WBC Prospects #49 GEM Mint ROOKIE PSA 10
$10.27
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2009 Topps Bowman Chrome WBC Yoenis Cespedes RC MINT!!!
$50.00
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Yoennis Cespedes 2009 Bowman Sterling WBC Relics Jersey Refractor RC #BCR-YC
$43.99
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2009 Topps Chrome Yoennis Cespedes Redemption Refractor
$5.00
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2009 Topps Chrome World Classic Yoennis Cespedes Blue Refractor Rookie BGS 9.5!
$37.99
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2009 Bowman Chrome Yoenis Cespedes Refractor RC BGS 9.5
$35.00
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YOENNIS CESPEDES 2009 Bowman Chrome #49 WBC BGS 9.5 Refractor Gem Rookie #d 500!
$34.99
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2009 Topps Chrome WBC YOENNIS CESPEDES (RC) #W11 PSA 10 GEM MINT OAKLAND A'S
$29.99
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YOENNIS CESPEDES 2009 Bowman Chrome WBC - BGS 10 Pristine Gem+ Rookie (Red Sox)
$62.99
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YOENIS CESPEDES OAKLAND A'S 2009 BOWMAN CHROME ROOKIE RC # BCW49 GRADED 10
$30.60
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YOENNIS CESPEDES 2009 Topps ROOKIE Jersey Authentic Ticket Stub 018 110 RARE
$9.99
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YOENIS CESPEDES 2009 Bowman Chrome *ROOKIE- WBC REFRACTOR #357 500 *-OAKLAND A's
$24.50
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2009 TOPPS CHROME BASEBALL YOENIS CESPEDES WORLD CLASSIC REFRACTOR #8 VERY NICE!
$9.99
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2009 Bowman Chrome Yoennis Cespedes BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$74.95
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2009 BOWMAN STERLING YOENNIS CESPEDES WBC GAME WORN JERSEY RELIC #BCRYC PSA 10
$49.95
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Autograph Guide

Yoenis Cespedes Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Yoenis Cespedes'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, Steiner, and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Yoenis Cespedes Cut Signature Exemplar #1

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Yoenis Cespedes Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Yoenis Cespedes signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. He uses two different signature styles depending on the number of items to be signed, space and time limitations. Look for the following signature features:

Yoenis Cespedes Signature Attributes #1

  1. Comprised primarily of 5 characters. The distinct letter "y" with its angular tail sits inside a a large over-sized letter "C" that can resemble an "O."
  2. The pen lifts and his jersey number "52" is written with the numerals "5" and "2."
  3. The final letter is a distinguishable "P."

Yoenis Cespedes Signature Attributes #2

  1. Written on angle of about 30 degrees, this signature also contains the letter "y" inset in the letter "C."
  2. The pen lifts several times in spelling out "e-s-p-d-e-s."
  3. Not all the letters are legible.
  4. The letter "p" is represented by vertical line on a 60 degree or greater angle, followed by an un-connecting character that looks like a letter "c."

Yoenis Cespedes Signed Baseball

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Yoenis Cespedes Boston Red Sox SIGNED Homerun Derby 8x10 Photo JSA Oakland A's
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Yoenis Cespedes Boston Red Sox SIGNED Homerun Derby 8x10 Photo JSA Oakland A's
$74.99
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YOENIS CESPEDES SIGNED ROMLB BASEBALL MLB MINT OAKLAND A'S MVP AUTO JSA COA
$89.99
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YOENIS CESPEDES 2013 HR derby champ signed PSA DNA 11x14 OAKLAND A's proof 1
$80.00
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YOENIS CESPEDES 2013 HR derby champ signed PSA DNA 11x14 OAKLAND A's proof 2
$80.00
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Yoenis Cespedes PSA DNA signed HR Derby TICKET autograph ATHLETICS baseball A's
$99.95
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YOENIS CESPEDES OAKLAND ATHLETICS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO JSA COA #J08970
$74.99
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PSA YOENIS CESPEDES Signed Auto Autograph Ball Baseball Jersey Number Oakland As
$59.00
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YOENIS CESPEDES SIGNED #52 OAKLAND ATHLETICS Green Auto JERSEY Jsa
$219.00
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YOENIS CESPEDES SIGNED #52 OAKLAND ATHLETICS White Auto JERSEY Jsa
$219.00
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YOENIS CESPEDES JSA Spence Auth Signed Auto Autograph Ball Baseball Oakland A's
$99.00
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YOENIS CESPEDES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO OAKLAND ATHLETICS PSA DNA ITP CUBA AUTO 1
$47.99
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YOENIS CESPEDES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO OAKLAND ATHLETICS PSA DNA ITP CUBA AUTO 2
$47.99
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YOENIS CESPEDES SIGNED JERSEY NUMBER OAKLAND ATHLETICS MLB HOLOGRAM PSA DNA ITP
$69.99
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YOENIS CESPEDES SIGNED JERSEY NUMBER OAKLAND ATHLETICS MLB HOLO PSA DNA ITP 1
$79.99
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YOENIS CESPEDES SIGNED JERSEY NUMBER OAKLAND "MLB DEBUT 3-28-12" PSA DNA ITP MLB
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