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Joey Votto Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Joey Votto

Date of Birth: 9/10/1983
Rookie Card Year: 2002
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

The modern face of the Cincinnati Reds' franchise, Joey Votto's continued success for the past decade ranks him as one of the top players in the National League. The first baseman is also a favorite among collectors, making Joey Votto rookie cards popular in the hobby today.

After a short stint with the Reds in 2007, Votto made a splash as a rookie the following year. He hit a very respectable .297 with 24 home runs and 84 runs batted in, finishing second to the Cubs' Geovany Soto in NL Rookie of the Year voting. In 2010, Votto was named the NL MVP after batting .324 and notching 37 homers. His 2017 season was also impressive, topping the NL for OPS, while leading the majors in walks and on-base percentage.

There are just three Joey Votto rookie cards for collectors to chase. None are terribly rare but all have shown good growth on the secondary market. His first autograph is a Signs of the Future insert in 2004 Bowman Baseball. In addition, he does have multiple cards with the RC logo found in 2008 sets.

Joey Votto Rookie Card Checklist

2002 Bowman Draft Joey Votto RC #BDP44

The most basic and readily available of the first-year Joey Votto cards, 2002 Bowman Draft doesn't have much in the way of bells and whistles. It's got a posed shot of the Canadian in front of an empty field, bat resting on his shoulder. This card is usually overshadowed by the more desirable Bowman Chrome version.

Joey Votto Cards - 2002 Bowman Draft Joey Votto RC

2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Joey Votto RC #BDP44

The 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Joey Votto is the first baseman's most popular rookie card. It's nearly identical to the basic Bowman Draft version, only printed on chromium card stock. Refractor (#/300), X-Fractor (#/150) and Gold Refractor (#/50) parallels are also very popular with collectors.

2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Joey Votto RC

2002 Topps 206 Joey Votto RC #429

There's not much in the way of originality when it comes to the photos on Joey Votto rookies. Although it's somewhat stylized, the 2002 Topps 206 Joey Votto rookie card has the same picture as both of his other rookies. Printed without any gloss or modern embellishments, it has a nice, classic feel. 2002 Topps 206 was extremely popular with set collectors, making this card not so common. It also has several tobacco-sized mini parallels for an added chase.

2002 Topps 206 Joey Votto RC

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2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects BDP44 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Card
$44.24

2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects BDP44 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Card
$44.24

2002 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Gold #BDP44 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Card
$33.96

2002 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Gold #BDP44 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Card
$33.96

2002 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Gold #BDP44 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Card
$39.24

2002 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Gold #BDP44 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Card
$39.24

Joey Votto Reds 2002 Bowman Draft Chrome #44 Rookie Card Rc BGS 9.5 x354
$295.00

2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Chrome Joey Votto ROOKIE RC BGS 9.5 GEM MT (PWCC)
$28.00

Joey Votto 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks RC #44 - PSA 9 Mint - CINCINNATI REDS
$119.99

2002 Bowman Chrome Joey Votto RC Rookie RC Refractor # 300 Auto PSA DNA 1 1
$400.00

2002 Bowman Draft Gold Baseball Choose Your Cards
$34.00

Joey Votto Reds 2002 Bowman Draft Chrome #44 Rookie Card rC PSA 9 Mint QTY
$125.00

JOEY VOTTO 2002 Bowman Chrome Reprint Refractor + Relic, Tribute 99 Reds (4)
$8.99

joey votto 2002 bowman draft picks prospects gold rookie card
$40.00

2002 BOWMAN DRAFT PICK JOEY VOTTO ROOKIE CARD #BDP44
$5.50

2002 Bowman Joey Votto RC #BDP44 Reds Rookie Card
$24.99
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Autograph Guide

Joey Votto Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what an authentic Joey Votto signature looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Joey Votto Cut Signature Exemplar

Joey Votto Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Joey Votto signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Entire signature is quickly written, with several letters combined and others missing.
  2. The letter "J" is discernible with a loop on the bottom of the letter but not the top.
  3. The loop of the "J" flows into a "y", distinguishable only by the loop of the bottom part of the letter.
  4. The letters "o-e" are absent.
  5. The last name portion of the autograph is not really legible.
  6. The first letter resembles a "U" that flows into what looks like two consecutive capital "A"s.

Joey Votto Signed Baseballs

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JOEY VOTTO SIGNED PINK RAWLINGS BAT CINCINNATI REDS MOTHERS DAY PROOF JSA COA
$159.99

2006 TriStar Joey Votto autograph rookie card RC auto signed Reds
$8.50

Joey Votto Signed Cincinnati Reds 8x10 11x14 PHOTO Baseball PSA DNA
$89.99

2004 Just Prospects #85 Joey Votto Dragons RC Rookie Signed AUTO PSA DNA
$8.50

2006 Bowman #FG8 Joey Votto Reds RC Rookie Signed AUTO PSA DNA
$10.00

Joey Votto Signed 2015 Game Used Jackie Robinson Day 42 Reds Jersey PSA DNA COA
$462.00

JOEY VOTTO JSA COA Autographed 2003 GCL REDS ROOKIE Authentic Hand Signed
$56.05

Joey Votto Auto Ball PSA DNA Z68319 Cincinnati Reds signed autograph ORMLB
$25.00

JOEY VOTTO CINCINNAT REDS SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PSA with MAT
$89.99

Joey Votto Signed Baseball Autographed JSA Authenticated MLB Cincinnati Reds
$129.99

Joey Votto (Reds) Signed Mitchell n Ness Jersey Size Xl in person. JSA CERTIFIED
$175.00

JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS STUD Red SIGNED Jersey JSA !!!! MVP REDS
$211.65

JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS STUD Red SIGNED Jersey JSA COA REDS
$191.25

JOEY VOTTO CINCINNATI REDS STUD Red SIGNED Jersey JSA COA Cincinnati J15895
$191.25

Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Signed Official Major League Baseball JSA COA
$149.99

Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds Signed Official Major League Baseball JSA COA 1
$149.99
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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.


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