Billy Hamilton Prospect Card Guide

Billy Hamilton

Date of Birth: 9/9/90
Rookie Card Year: N/A
Investment Rating: 8.0


Billy Hamilton has long been touted as an elite prospect, but his Major League call-up to the Cincinnati Reds roster and thrilling play has revitalized interest in his cards and has collectors salivating. His stealing ability, in particular, has gotten him major recognition and he stole four bases in his very first Major League game. As the Reds close in on the playoffs, look for Billy Hamilton cards to start moving.

Shop for Billy Hamilton cards on eBay.

A multi-sport athlete, Billy Hamilton could have pursued a college football career as a wide receiver. However, he was drafted in the second round of the 2009 MLB Draft and joined the Cincinnati Reds organization. A great all-around player, Hamilton quickly distinguished himself with his quickness on the base path. He stole a minor league single-season record 155 bases during the 2012 season. Although he was originally  drafted and used as a shortstop, the Reds moved Hamilton to center field in 2012.

Blly Hamilton was called up in early-September of 2013, and got his first work as a pinch runner. He soon got his first start and appears to have made a quick transition to the MLB.

Given his recent call-up, there are currently no official rookie cards for Billy Hamilton. However, several popular prospect cards are available and are detailed below.

Key Billy Hamilton Cards - Prospect & Minor League

2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Billy Hamilton #BDPP2

His very first card and the most popular non-signed option, Billy Hamilton's Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects card is a great budget option for collectors. Multiple numbered parallels offer higher values and there is also a a base non-Chrome version of the card.

2011 Bowman Sterling Prospects Billy Hamilton #29

Another base option for collectors, 2011 Bowman Sterling showcases a larger image of the young Reds prospect. Again, parallels add to the chase.

2012 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Billy Hamilton #BCA-BH

Easily his most sought-after prospect card,  2012 Bowman Chrome is among the best autographed options. The on-card signature and Bowman Chrome name set this card apart.

2012 Bowman Sterling Prospect Autographs Billy Hamilton #BSAP-BH

Also from 2012, Bowman Sterling represents a more budget-friendly autographed card for Billy Hamilton. The horizontal layout and on-card signature combine for an appealing look. One negative would be that the blue ink and blue background are not the most desirable pairing.

Top eBay Listings

2014 Topps Finest Sterling Billy Hamilton Red Refractor #03 10 NMMT+
$6.80

2015 PRIZM #34 BILLY HAMILTON CAMO REFRACTOR #197 199, CINCINNATI REDS
$5.99

2017 Topps Opening Day Rainbow Blue Foil 199 Billy Hamilton Cincinnati Reds Card
$5.25

2017 Topps Opening Day Rainbow Blue Foil 199 Billy Hamilton Cincinnati Reds Card
$5.25

2013 Bowman Platinum BILLY HAMILTON Rookie 4-Color Jumbo Patch Relic #5 5 = #1 1
$229.99

BILLY HAMILTON 2013 BOWMAN CHROME ROOKIE BLUE REFRACTOR 99 CINCY REDS
$9.95

2017 Topps Major League Material #MLM-BHM Billy Hamilton Cincinnati Reds Card
$6.23

2017 Topps Major League Material #MLM-BHM Billy Hamilton Cincinnati Reds Card
$6.24

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini #344.1 Billy Hamilton (Batting) Cincinnati Reds Card
$7.25

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini #344.1 Billy Hamilton (Batting) Cincinnati Reds Card
$7.25

BILLY HAMILTON #15 25 JERSEY CARD 2015 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN BASEBALL CARD #GQR-BH
$9.99

2015 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Relics Billy Hamilton - NM
$10.00

2012 Bowman Sterling Billy Hamilton Refractor Card 10 199
$9.00

2011 BOWMAN'S BEST BILLY HAMILTON ROOKIE CINNCINNATI REDS
$11.90

2017 Topps NOW MLB 182 Billy Hamilton Speedy Baserunning Caps Comeback Win Reds
$6.99

3 BILLY HAMILTON 2009 Bowman Draft Rookie Cards RC #BDPP2 Reds True RCS FREE S
$6.00
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

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