Billy Beane Baseball Cards: Rookie Cards Checklist and Buying Guide

Billy Beane

Date of Birth: 3/29/1962
Rookie Card Year: 1986
Investment Rating: 2.0


Overview

Billy Beane's controversial scouting and recruiting style made him the scorn of baseball for many years. That is, until his Oakland Athletics teams began to win. Small-market team like the A's are at a consistent disadvantage year after year. While major market teams can throw money at prized free agents, smaller clubs have to be more practical and focus on developing players within their own organization. That's exactly what Beane did as the Athletics' general manager.

With an eye for talent and a knack for risk-taking, Beane set out to redefine player value by using a litany of statistics. The subject of the best-selling Michael Lewis book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, the elusive subject of Beane and his approach to building a winner has also been made into a movie starring Brad Pitt.

Beane came into baseball as a highly touted prospect. However, his playing career was short-live. In parts of six seasons, Beane served as a back-up outfielder on five different teams. He completed his 148-game major league career with a .219 batting average, 66 hits, 29 RBI and three home runs.

Billy Beane Rookie Cards

1986 Donruss Billy Beane RC #647

Produced at the height of the junk wax era, this card is available in droves and is often used by autograph collectors for in-person and through-the-mail autographs.

1986 Donruss Billy Beane RC

1986 Fleer Update #U-11

Included inside the end-of-season box set, Beane is pictured in a classic kneeling pose in a Twins uniform. Again, the massive print run makes this card readily available.

Billy Beane Other Notable Cards

 

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1987 Pro Cards Toledo Mud Hens 30-card Minor League Team Set Billy Beane
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1982 TCMA Jackson Mets Billy Bean First Card Partial Set Moneyball A's GM
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1987 TOPPS BILLY BEANE #114 RC TWINS PSA 9 IN MINT PSA HOLDER
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BILLY BEAN 2017 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autograph #BB (C1925)
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Lot of (3) 1984 TCMA Jackson Mets Team Set ^ Lenny Dykstra Billy Beane
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2017 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Billy Bean Auto Autograph Card #FFA-BB
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1987 Portland Beavers ProCards #164 Billy Beane Solana Beach California CA Card
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Billy Beane AUTOGRAPH 2012 GOODWIN CHAMPIONS BASEBALL CARD SIGNED
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BILLY BEAN AUTO 2017 ARCHIVES
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MONEYBALL Billy Beane 1987 Fleer Minnesota Twins SIGNED CARD AUTOGRAPHED
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MONEYBALL Billy Beane 1987 Topps Minnesota Twins SIGNED CARD AUTOGRAPHED
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Billy Bean signed 1988 Topps baseball Detroit Tigers autograph #267
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Billy Beane Blank Back Mini - Goodwin Champions - 2013 Upper Deck
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2017 Topps Rediscover Buybacks Silver #1988-267 Billy Bean Detroit Tigers Card
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2017 Topps Rediscover Buybacks Silver #1988-267 Billy Bean Detroit Tigers Card
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2017 Archives Fan Favorites Autographs #FFA-BB Billy Bean Padres
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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