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Matt Adams Rookie Cards and Prospects Cards Guide

Matt Adams

Date of Birth: 8/31/1988
Rookie Card Year: 2012
Investment Rating: 6.0


Rookie Cards

If you go strictly by stats, Matt Adams isn't a superstar. However, he does know how to come through in the clutch, something that has helped the St. Louis Cardinals continue to be perennial contenders post-Pujols. The power-hitting first baseman can also hit for a solid average and create runs. Matt Adams rookie cards aren't very expensive, but they could be in line for a bump if he continues to help the Cardinals work some postseason magic.

The Cardinals took Adams in the 23rd round of the 2009 MLB Draft, not normally the place teams find an eventual starting player. He made his debut with the team in 2012, appearing in 27 games. Since then, Adams has continued to play well but he hasn't shown any signs of becoming an elite player yet.

Matt Adams has a total of ten rookie cards from 2012. In addition to the base cards, most have rarer parallels. He also has a handful of autographed inserts that are also popular with collectors.

Adams' cardboard debut dates back to 2009. He appeared on a minor league card as a member of the Johnson City Cardinals. His first cards in a major league uniform came a year later with 2010 Bowman and 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects cards.

Save for a few extreme rarities, it doesn't cost much to get a Matt Adams card collection going. But with the reasonable prices comes room for growth. Even if Adams doesn't put up massive numbers, interest in his cards could rise with more postseason heroics. A couple of All-Star appearances could also raise his profile in the hobby somewhat.

Below is a gallery of all ten of the Matt Adams rookie cards. We have also included his first prospect cards as well.

Matt Adams Rookie Card Checklist

Click on the links to shop for specific cards on eBay.

Key Matt Adams Prospect Cards

The following cards came out before Adams made his MLB debut. Because they're either inserts or minor league issues, they're not rookie cards.

Top eBay Listings

2014 Topps Heritage 127 Matt Adams PSA 10 Gem Mint Pop 4
$29.99

2013 Topps Triple Threads Unity MATT ADAMS Jersey Patch Autograph #01 10 (7831)
$60.00

MATT ADAMS AUTOGRAPH 2012 BOWMAN PLATINUM JUMBO RELIC CARD AJR-MA ROOKIE CARD
$19.51

2016 INCEPTION MATT ADAMS AUTO BAT PATCH 3 COLOR SP 28 35
$24.99

2015 Topps Triple Threads #153 Rookies and Future Phenoms Matt Adams Auto Card
$20.25

2015 Topps Triple Threads #153 Rookies and Future Phenoms Matt Adams Auto Card
$20.25

2016 Topps Now #275 Matt Adams - 7 22 2016 Print Run 319
$9.99

2014 Topps Stadium Club Cardinals - MATT ADAMS Rainbow Foil AUTO #'D 11 50
$24.99

2014 TRIPLE THREADS - MATT ADAMS BAT RELIC 12 27
$7.99

MATT ADAMS ST LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 2012 TOPPS PRO DEBUT CARD
$9.99

2012 BOWMAN PLATINUM BLUE REFRACTOR AUTO RELIC MATT ADAMS #AJR-MA CARDINALS 199
$19.99

MATT ADAMS 2015 TOPPS CAREER HIGH AUTOGRAPH AUTO AG8301
$5.99

2014 Topps Tier One Matt Adams 10 silver auto NGA-MAA New Guard Autographs SSP
$19.99

2014 Classics Baseball Matt Adams Autographed Card Serial #250 299 Cardinals
$16.19

2010 BOWMAN PROSPECTS, ORANGE 210 250, MATT ADAMS, RC, CARDINALS, SGC 96
$5.00

2010 BOWMAN PROSPECTS, #BP14, MATT ADAMS, RC, CARDINALS, SGC 96
$5.25
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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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