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Giancarlo Stanton Rookie Card and Key Prospect Card Guide

Giancarlo Stanton

Date of Birth: 11/8/1989
Rookie Card Year: 2010
Investment Rating: 8.0


Rookie Cards
Giancarlo Stanton is one of the most dangerous hitters in baseball. But as good as he is, playing for the Miami Marlins hurts his overall hobby appeal. However, you can only ignore great numbers for so long. As a result, Giancarlo Stanton rookie cards are starting to get the attention they deserve.

The first Giancarlo Stanton cards were issued in 2008 under the name he used to go by: Mike (or Michael). All of these came from prospect sets or were inserts, so they're technically not rookie cards. That said, it's unlikely you'll find a card of his that's more universally popular than the Michael Stanton 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Autograph.

The official Giancarlo Stanton rookie cards released in 2010 following his debut with the Marlins. Most are affordable, although there are a couple of high-end options to chase. Stanton also appeared on several autographed inserts in 2010, which continue to see interest.

Below is a full list of Stanton's rookie cards from 2010. Notable Giancarlo Stanton prospect cards are provided on the tab above.

Giancarlo Stanton Rookie Cards Checklist and Gallery

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2010 Bowman Draft Mike Stanton RC #BDP30

This is about as basic (and cheap) as it gets for Giancarlo Stanton rookie cards. Because of this, a lot of collectors opt for the more premium options like the Chrome version and various Refractors.

2010 Bowman Chrome Mike Stanton RC #198

Although still a very budget-friendly card, Bowman Chrome offers a bit more of an upscale feel over the base Bowman Draft and Topps Update Giancarlo Stanton rookie cards. Collectors also have lots of Refractors to chase.

2010 Bowman Platinum Mike Stanton RC #86

Bowman Platinum is a brand that has evolved somewhat over the years. While it has always been about rookies and prospects, its early days were marked by dull foil. The 2010 Bowman Platinum Giancarlo Stanton is an example of this. However, the base Refractor (#/999) and Gold Refractor (#/539), pictured below, helps with that considerably.

2010 Bowman Sterling Mike Stanton RC #17

Although it's not numbered, the 2010 Bowman Sterling Stanton rookie card commands something of a premium. The reason? Base cards are tougher to come by in the autograph-heavy product. As a result, there aren't many of this card to go around, even with parallels that include Refractors (#/199), Gold Refractors (#/50), Black Refractors (#/25) and Purple Refractors (#/10).

2010 Topps Update Series Mike Stanton RC #US50

The 2010 Update Giancarlo Stanton rookie card has a couple of things going for it, but a high price tag isn't one of them. Boasting the flagship design, there's a good chance you'll see this card recycled over the years. Helping its appeal, the horizontal action shot is much more exciting than the photos on his other rookies.

2010 Topps Updates and Highlights Mike Stanton RC

2010 Topps Chrome Mike Stanton RC #190

Another popular chromium option, collectors can find a base rookie and an autographed version for Stanton. It's good to note that 2010 Topps Chrome is notorious for curling, so other than a top loader, storage might be a little trickier. Of course, in modern Topps Chrome fashion, there are plenty of Refractor parallels to track down.

2010 Topps Sterling Mike Stanton RC #103 #/250

Rarity is the driving force behind Stanton's Topps Sterling card. Coming from a high-end set, it's one of only two serial numbered Giancarlo Stanton rookie cards. Limited to 250 copies, they don't show up in large numbers and command something of a premium that's similar to Bowman Sterling.

2010 Topps Sterling Mike Stanton RC

2010 Topps Triple Threads Mike Stanton RC #186 Autograph Jersey #/99

Although Giancarlo Stanton has several autographs from 2010, Triple Threads is the only one that's a true base set rookie card. Not only signed on-card, it also has three memorabilia swatches and is numbered to just 99 copies.

Top eBay Listings

2010 Topps Chrome Orange Refractors #190 Giancarlo Mike Stanton Marlins NM-MT
$29.55

(2) 2010 TOPPS CHROME MIKE GIANCARLO STANTON ROOKIE REFRACTOR LOT X2 #190
$65.00

2010 TOPPS CHROME #190 MIKE (GIANCARLO) STANTON AUTOGRAPH RC, MARLINS, 092217
$135.96

2010 Topps Update GOLD Giancarlo Stanton - Mike US327 1998 2010
$59.99

GIANCARLO MIKE STANTON 2010 TOPPS CHROME AUTO ROOKIE RC AUTOGRAPH MARLINS
$144.99

2010 Bowman Chrome Draft #BDP30 Giancarlo Stanton Rookie Card Graded BCCG 10
$26.95

2010 Bowman Platinum Mike Giancarlo Stanton Rookie Card 468 999 Florida Marlins
$24.99

2010 Jacksonville Suns Grandstand Set - Giancarlo Mike Stanton
$49.99

Giancarlo Mike Stanton 2010 2011 20 cards lot
$99.95

2010 topps peek performance auto mike giancarlo stanton 9.5 gem mint
$220.00

2010 Topps Sterling Mike Stanton Framed Refractor R132 250 #103 RARE SSP
$45.99

2010 Topps Red Hot Rookie Refractor Mike Stanton Florida Marlins Redemption
$59.00

Giancarlo Mike Stanton 2010 Topps Chrome Auto Rookie Card BGS 9.5 MVP
$100.00

(2) Mike Stanton 2010 Topps chrome Refractor #190 PSA 10 Rookie cards
$350.00

(2) Mike Stanton 2010 Topps chrome Refractor #190 PSA 10 Rookie cards
$350.00

GIANCARLO STANTON ROOKIE 2010 BOWMAN CHROME RC - MIAMI MARLINS 59 HR MVP HOT!
$23.50
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Prospect Cards

Key Giancarlo Stanton Prospect Cards

The following is a list of key cards that came out before Stanton's MLB debut. They're either from prospect-only sets or are numbered outside of the primary base set.

2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Autographs Mike Stanton #BDP115

If you're looking for the top Giancarlo Stanton card, this is the one that most will choose. Bowman Chrome autographs have become the cornerstone of the prospect market. Signed on-card, base versions top three figures. There are also Refractor versions that are numbered and can go for much higher.

2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Turn of the Century Mike Stanton #74 Autograph #/100

An alternative to Topps products, Donruss/Playoff produced several unlicensed prospect sets with early Giancarlo Stanton cards. The Turn of the Century card in 2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition is numbered to 100 and also signed. Even without the Marlins uniform, the card still moves at strong prices due to its rarity. Unsigned versions are also an option at much lower values.

2008 Elite Extra Edition Turn of the Century Autographs Mike Stanton

2008 Donruss Threads Mike Stanton #144 Autograph #/465

Done with the same foil stock as Elite Extra Edition, the 2008 Donruss Threads Giancarlo Stanton autograph is much more plentiful and affordable. In all honesty, it's probably best for those who are looking for an early autograph more than an attractive card.

2008 Donruss Threads Mike Stanton Autograph

2008 Playoff Contenders Mike Stanton #109 Autograph #/149

As many know, the Contenders brand carries more weight in football than in baseball. Although the 2008 Playoff Contenders Giancarlo Stanton card bears the Rookie Ticket name, it doesn't look much like a ticket. However, the low print run of 149 is a nice selling point. There are also unsigned versions if you are wanting something less expensive.

2008 Playoff Prime Cuts Mike Stanton #101 Autograph #/249

The Prime Cuts Giancarlo Stanton card has an ornate look that is disrupted somewhat by the sticker autograph. Again, the low print run, this time to 249, is the most appealing aspect.

Top eBay Listings

2008 DONRUSS ELITE EXTRA EDITION #74 MIKE GINCARLO STANTON BCCG 10 (QTY AV)
$37.95

2008 South Atlantic 34 card set - Bumgarner, Michael Stanton, Freddie Freeman
$17.50

2008 Bowman Chrome Mike Giancarlo Stanton Refractor Auto 500 BGS 9.5 10 MVP
$1,799.99

2008 Michael Giancarlo Stanton Bowman Chrome RC Auto BGS 9 10 - .5 From 9.5
$425.00

Michael Stanton 2008 Bowman Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Card - #BDPP115
$369.00

2008 Bowman Chrome MICHAEL STANTON Rookie RC Auto Autograph Marlins
$374.99

2008 Bowman Chrome Draft X-Fractor AUTO Giancarlo Stanton - NL MVP! BGS+++
$600.00

2008 Bowman Chrome Draft AUTO Giancarlo Stanton - NL MVP! 59 HR!!
$300.00

BGS 9.5 MIKE STANTON 2008 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS ROOKIE 10 AUTO SP 149 *QUAD 9.5*
$2,999.99

2008 BOWMAN CHROME MICHAEL STANTON DRAFT PICKS, PROSPECTS AUTO CARD PSA 9 MINT
$199.50

2008 DONRUSS ELITE EXTRA EDITION #74 MIKE GIANCARLO STANTON PSA 10 GEM MINT RC
$44.99

MIKE STANTON "MIAMI MARLINS" 2008 PLAYOFF PRIME CUTS AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE #181 249
$199.99

MIKE STANTON "MIAMI MARLINS" 2008 PLAYOFF PRIME CUTS AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE #180 249
$199.99

MIKE STANTON "MIAMI MARLINS" 2008 PLAYOFF PRIME CUTS AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE #210 249
$199.99

MIKE STANTON "MIAMI MARLINS" 2008 PLAYOFF PRIME CUTS AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE #194 249
$199.99

Giancarlo Stanton Unsigned 2008 Donruss Elite Rookie Card (PSA)
$98.00
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.

His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.


User Comments

  1. If the post is regarding Gioncarlo, why is most of the stuff for Mike?

  2. Eric M Michael is his middle name, which he went by at first. He switched back to a preference for Giancarlo.

  3. I got a panini red stanton. 2012. I cannot find one any where

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