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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2011 BOWMAN CHROME #BCE1 BRYCE HARPER "RETAIL EXCLUSIVES SILVER" RC, PSA 7 (036)
$13.45
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2013 Topps Update Rookie Comm Patch TRCP-12 Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals
$7.65
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Bryce Harper 2012 Bowman Platinum RC
$8.00
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2006 Topps National Ryan Zimmerman Rookie BGS All 9.5
$12.95
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MICHAEL MIKE MORSE 2005 Bowman Chrome SP REFRACTOR Auto Rookie RC 239 500 Nats
$87.99
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Jayson Werth NATIONALS 1997 Bowman Chrome INTERNATIONAL RC
$5.99
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2010 Showcase Prospects BRYCE HARPER (RC) MLB Washington Nationals Super Star
$50.00
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2009 UPPER DECK USA BRYCE HARPER RC ROOKIE CARD NATIONALS
$20.00
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GEM BGS 9.5 BRYCE HARPER 2009 BOWMAN AFLAC RC #BH GREAT SUBS 9.5 9.5 9.5 10
$389.00
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Bryce Harper 2009 UD Signature Stars USA - GU Jersey RC Auto #'d 399 - NATIONALS
$224.99
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2012 Bowman Platinum Bryce Harper #56 GEM MINT PSA 10 - RC - Rookie Card
$49.95
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DBR) 2009 Upper Deck USA 18U National Team BRYCE HARPER Auto Patch 94 99 Rookie
$152.01
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