Washington Nationals Rookie Card Guide - 2012 MLB Postseason Edition

Washington Nationals Rookie Card Guide – 2012 MLB Postseason Edition

The Washington Nationals are in the postseason for the first time since the team moved from Montreal. Bolstered by strong pitching and a youthful core, the team has brought a lot of excitement to the nation's capital. Although the team has one of baseball's biggest young stars in Bryce Harper, much of the team has been largely overlooked by collectors. This could make many Washington Nationals rookie cards particularly hot if they make a serious World Series run.

Bryce Harper rookie cards and high-end inserts are already moving for high prices. However, they could soar even higher playing for a championship in front of a global audience. The rookie outfielder has a natural charisma that makes him something of a polarizing figure. However, strong stats and championships can only mean good hobby fortunes.

Below you will find complete rookie card checklists for all of the Washington Nationals' starting players as well as Gio Gonzalez. The Cy Young candidate is the key to the team's starting rotation with Stephen Strasburg shut down for the season. You can click on the players' names to easily shop for rookie cards. We've also added direct links to key Washington Nationals rookie cards.

Adam LaRoche, 1B

  • 2002 Donruss Elite Adam LaRoche RC #272 #/900 (Included in 2002 Donruss the Rookies)

Danny Espinosa, 2B

  • 2011 Bowman Chrom Danny Espinosa RC #205
  • 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Danny Espinosa RC #15
  • 2011 Topps Chrome Danny Espinosa RC #33
  • 2011 Topps Finest Danny Espinosa RC #95

Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

Ian Desmond, SS

Jayson Werth, OF

Bryce Harper, OF

Please note that Bryce Harper will likely have additional rookie cards in upcoming 2012 products.

Michael Morse, OF

Rookie cards list Morse as "Mike."

  • 2005 Bowman Mike Morse RC #195
  • 2005 Bowman Chrome Mike Morse RC #352 Autograph
  • 2005 Bowman Heritage Mike Morse RC #292
  • 2005 Bowman's Best Mike Morse RC #125 #/974 Autograph
  • 2005 Donruss Classics Mike Morse RC #213 #/1200 Autograph
  • 2005 Donruss Elite Mike Morse RC #172 #/1000 Autograph
  • 2005 Donruss Signature Mike Morse RC #156 #/49 Autograph with Yuniesky Betancourt
  • 2005 Donruss Team Heroes Mike Morse RC #287
  • 2005 Leaf Certified Materials Mike Morse RC #228 #/499 Autograph
  • 2005 Leaf Limited Mike Morse RC #188 #/99 Autograph
  • 2005 Leaf Leather and Lumber Mike Morse RC #165 #/256 Autograph
  • 2005 SP Authentic Mike Morse RC #145 #/185 Autograph
  • 2005 SPx Mike Morse RC #150 #/185 Autograph
  • 2005 Studio Mike Morse RC #255
  • 2005 Topps Updates and Highlights Mike Morse RC #UH224
  • 2005 Topps Chrome Updates and Highlights Mike Morse RC #UH109
  • 2005 Topps Pristine Mike Morse RC #125
  • 2005 Topps Total Mike Morse RC #755 with Bobby Livingston
  • 2005 Upper Deck Artifacts Mike Morse RC #250 #/799
  • 2005 Upper Deck Old Judge Mike Morse RC #255
  • 2005 Upper Deck Origins Mike Morse RC #255
  • 2005 Upper Deck Reflections Mike Morse RC #255
  • 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Mike Morse RC #143
  • 2005 Upper Deck Update Mike Morse RC #146 #/599
  • 2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Mike Morse RC #190 #/275
  • 2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Signature Mike Morse RC #158 #/125 Autograph

Kurt Suzuki, C

Gio Gonzalez, SP

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2009 Premier Prospects Bryce Harper Rookie Card 1 25 Art Card Graded 10
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RYAN ZIMMERMAN 2006 TOPPS ROOKIE CARD BGS 10
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2005 Topps Chrome Update #208 Ryan Zimmerman RC Lot of 6 Nationals B52970
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2006 Topps Chrome #284 Ryan Zimmerman RC Lot of 2 Nationals B52972
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2005 Bowman Heritage #340 Ryan Zimmerman RC Lot of 3 Nationals B52973
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2005 Bowman Heritage DP Variation #340 Ryan Zimmerman RC Lot of 2 B52974
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2005 Reflections #223 Ryan Zimmerman RC Lot of 2 Nationals B52976
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2005 Sweet Spot #106 Ryan Zimmerman RC Lot of 3 Nationals B52977
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