Top 5 Adam Greenberg Baseball Cards

Top 5 Adam Greenberg Baseball Cards

The 2012 baseball season has had its share of feel-good stories. However, none are better than Adam Greenberg. The outfielder made his debut with the Chicago Cubs back in 2005. However, he was struck in the head by the first pitch of his first plate appearance. But a hit-by-a-pitch doesn't count as an official at-bat. Even with the call up to the majors and a handful of Adam Greenberg baseball cards, a big part of the dream went unfulfilled.

Or at least delayed.

Greenberg got his chance after signing a special one-day contract with the Miami Marlins. Although he struck out on three pitches, Greenberg finally realized a dream so many of have.

Adam Greenberg's story is the stuff of Hollywood. The storybook ending gets better for Greenberg as Topps announced he will be included in 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball. And while it will carry the rookie logo, it won't be a true rookie card.

Adam Greenberg cards date back to his time as a prospect. He has more than 30, including several printing plates. Here are five of the best ones to look for.

Top Adam Greenberg Baseball Cards

2002 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres Adam Greenberg #56

Adam Greenberg's first card pictures him in his Cubs uniform. Although not considered a true rookie card, the 2002 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres Adam Greenberg is licensed by MLB.

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2004 Bowman's Best Adam Greenberg RC #AG Autograph

The 2004 Bowman's Best Adam Greenberg is one of four rookie cards. It's also the only one to have an autograph. The basic version has blue ink. Green Ink cards are limited to 50 copies and Red Ink versions are limited to 10. The card also has four different one-of-one Printing Plates.

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2004 Bowman Chrome Adam Greenberg RC #180

Bowman Chrome cards are always among a player's best and most collected rookies. Besides the regular 2004 Bowman Chrome Adam Greenberg rookie card, there are four Refractor paralllels, three of which are serial numbered.

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2004 Topps Total Adam Greenberg RC #789

Featuring a massive checklist of 880 cards, 2004 Topps Total Baseball singles are relatively tough to find. Despite the low cost and straight-forward printing technology, cards hold solid value among player collectors simply because there aren't a lot on the open market. There is also a Silver (pictured) parallel and Printing Plates.

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2013 Topps Baseball Adam Greenberg

So the 2013 Topps Baseball Adam Greenberg card isn't out yet. And we've only got a mock-up. Still, when the card arrives, it's important because it commemorates the historic event.

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2003 Daytona Cubs Adam Greenberg New Haven Guilford Connecticut CT Baseball Card
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(4) Adam Greenberg 2003 Bowman Rookie Card Chicago Cubs #180
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2013 Topps Baseball Mini Pink Border 253 Adam Greenberg RC 25
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2013 Topps Series 1 #253 Adam Greenberg Marlins Lot of 9 Cards
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Adam Greenberg Miami Marlins Autograph auto signed 2013 Topps Rookie Card
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2004 Bowman Chrome Adam Greenberg RC #180 XFRACTOR 144 172 CUBS BASEBALL HERO EX
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2013 Topps #253 Adam Greenberg Rookie RC Lot of 10 Miami Marlins
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Adam Greenberg #253 Yunel Escobar #560 Josh Reddick #316 Mark Ellis #615 Emerald
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2013 Topps Mini Adam Greenberg RC Rookie Gold Parallel #ed 17 62 SP
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2008 Jewish Major Leaguers 20 Adam Greenberg Chicago Cubs Upper Deck
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