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Pablo Sandoval Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Pablo Sandoval

Date of Birth: 8/11/1986
Rookie Card Year: 2008
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

With a strong presence both on the field and off, Pablo Sandoval quickly emerged as one of baseball's most popular players. But that hasn't necessarily translated into a lot of hobby love -- yet. Pablo Sandoval cards remain extremely affordable, especially when you consider that he's already a World Series champion and a multi-time All-Star.

Sandoval's bat gives the Giants a potent but balanced attack. He can hit for average as well as power. Sandoval also has a knack for coming up large in big games. None were bigger than Game 1 of the 2012 World Series. He smashed three home runs, etching his name in history alongside Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols. He went on to win the World Series MVP after hitting .500 in the Giants' four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers.

The first MLB Pablo Sandoval cards date back to 2006. However, the Venezuelan's lone official rookie card is from 2008 Topps Heritage. Sandoval is a part of the 2006 Bowman Chrome Prospects insert set. It closely resembles the regular Bowman Chrome set but, because of numbering is an insert. But that hasn't stopped collector from making it one of the best Pablo Sandoval cards to own. The 2008 Topps Heritage rookie is the first to be a part of a base set. Although it's his only rookie card, it's an anomaly in today's hits-driven hobby. The card is a traditional base card without any bells or whistles like serial numbers and autographs.

However, signature collectors still have plenty of Pablo Sandoval cards to choose from. He's been a regular signer in recent sets. This may mean a lot of autographs are on the market, but they're also very reasonably priced.

Pablo Sandoval Rookie Card Checklist

2008 Topps Heritage Pablo Sandoval RC #656

Technically, Pablo Sandoval has just one rookie card. It's not his first in a Giants uniform, but it is his first inside a major league base set. The 2008 Topps Heritage Pablo Sandoval rookie mimics the 1959 Topps Baseball design. Inserted in 2008 Topps Heritage High Numbers packs, the card remains extremely affordable and readily available.

Pablo Sandoval Cards - 2008 Topps Heritage Pablo Sandoval RC

Key Pablo Sandoval Prospect Cards

2006 Bowman Chrome Prospects Pablo Sandoval #BC181

Although not a rookie card, the 2006 Bowman Chrome Prospects Pablo Sandoval is his first MLB card. Technically an insert, it's actually more desirable among a lot of collectors than his 2008 Topps Heritage rookie. It's worth noting that Sandoval also appears in 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft. The earlier card carries more clout. Telling the two cards apart is easy. The first Bowman Chrome card shows a full-body shot of Sandoval swinging. The Bowman Chrome Draft card has a chest-up shot of Sandoval in his Futures Game jersey. For those preferring more high-end options, the 2006 Bowman Chrome Pablo Sandoval also has several low-numbered Refractor parallels.

2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Pablo Sandoval #152 Autograph #/819

Perhaps the most potent of all early Pablo Sandoval cards is his 2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition autograph. Numbered to 819, the card features a sticker signature placed on the trademark foil background. The lack of licensing hurts its potential a little, but it's still an autograph from a recognized brand. The card also has eight different parallels, most of which are also autographed.

2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Autograph Pablo Sandoval

Top eBay Listings

2008 Bowman Gold Draft Picks & Pros. Pablo Sandoval (2010 & 2012 Giants) PSA 8.5
$11.99

2015 Panini Immaculate Collection Material Prime #29 Pablo Sandoval Auto Card
$44.24

2015 Panini Immaculate Collection Material Prime #29 Pablo Sandoval Auto Card
$44.24

2014 Topps # 327 Pablo Sandoval Gem Mint PSA 10 Giants World Series Champion!
$14.99

2015 Topps Heritage High Number Pablo Sandoval Clubhouse Collection Relic
$5.21

2016 Topps Mini Blue Parallel #285 Pablo Sandoval (08 10) Red Sox - RARE!
$17.56

2010 Bowman Gold Pablo Sandoval #162 (2010 & 2012 Giants) PSA 9
$12.50

PABLO SANDOVAL PRODIGIOUS PATCH #06 10!!! 2011 Topps Tier One # PP-4 SP RARE!!!
$125.00

2009 UPPER DECK SP AUTHENTIC BY THE LETTER AUTO PATCH "T" # 28 PABLO SANDOVAL
$11.99

PABLO SANDOVAL 4 7 GAME USED LAUNDRY TAG GIANTS 2014 NATIONAL TREASURES RC ERROR
$69.99

2017 Topps Heritage High Number PABLO SANDOVAL #716 MINI 011 100 Red Sox
$7.99

2017 Topps Heritage Chrome Blue #THC-716 Pablo Sandoval 68
$39.99

Pablo Sandoval #103 Red Sox 10 99 made 2015 Topps '52 Tribute oversized 5x7 1952
$9.99

Pablo Sandoval #103 Red Sox 11 99 made 2015 Topps '52 Tribute oversized 5x7 1952
$9.99

Matt Cain Pablo Sandoval Travis Ishikawa 2009 UD Triple Auto #d 17 30 Giants
$8.00

2010 Topps Peak Performance Relic PABLO SANDOVAL San Francisco Giants PPR-PS
$9.99
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Autograph Guide

Pablo Sandoval Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Pablo Sandoval's authentic 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, and Mounted Memories.

Pablo Sandoval Cut Signature Exemplar:

Pablo Sandoval Signature Exemplar

Pablo Sandoval Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Pablo Sandoval 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. The signature exhibits an overall consistency and is defined by three characters.
  2. The first name is entirely absent and instead the signature consists of an abbreviated version of his last name.
  3. The "S" is over-sized and exhibits a narrow angular loop at the top and a bulbous round loop at the bottom.
  4. The next character looks like an "o."
  5. The signature continues with a sideways leaning cursive "l."
  6. His jersey number "48" is typically inscribed.

Pablo Sandoval Signed Baseball Pricing:

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Pablo Sandoval Signed Baseball

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Pablo Sandoval Signed Jersey

Pablo Sandoval Signed Bat Pricing:

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Pablo Sandoval Signed Bat

Pablo Sandoval Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Pablo Sandoval Signed Photo

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Pablo Sandoval Signed Baseball (San Francisco Giants, PSA DNA Y26068, Boston)
$99.99

Pablo Sandoval Signed Autographed 2012 World Series Baseball TRISTAR COA
$159.97

Pablo Sandoval Giants Signed Auto 11x14 Photo PSA DNA COA
$69.99

Pablo Sandoval Signed 2012 8x10 WS Photo Facing Left w MVP Insc Steiner COA
$100.00

Pablo Sandoval autographed signed San Francisco Giants11X14 photo PSA DNA
$54.99

Pablo Sandoval Signed 2012 WS Facing Right 8x10 Photo w WS MVP insc Steiner COA
$169.99

Pablo Sandoval Signed 8x10 World Series Photo Straight Ahead Steiner COA
$159.99

Pablo Sandoval Signed 2012 8x10 WS Photo Facing Left w MVP Insc Steiner COA
$184.99

Pablo Sandoval Signed 2012 WS After Swing 16x20 Photo Steiner COA
$239.99

Pablo Sandoval Framed Jersey Signed PSA DNA COA Autographed San Francisco Giants
$629.99

Pablo Sandoval TriStar Holo Auto Autographed Signed Ball Baseball WS MVP Giants
$65.00

PABLO SANDOVAL SF GIANTS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 11X14 PHOTO JSA COA #G95438
$18.99

Pablo Sandoval Boston Red Sox Giants Signed MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA A1
$44.99

Pablo Sandoval Signed 11x14 Photo PSA DNA San Francisco Giants Autographed 1A
$99.99

PABLO SANDOVAL Signed 2012 San Francisco Giants Street Banner. JSA
$795.50

Pablo Sandoval Signed SF Orange Jersey GAI
$119.95
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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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