Sometimes it just takes a hot streak at the right time to see a big surge in hobby interest, and this is exactly the case for Randy Arozarena rookie cards under the bright lights of October baseball.
The Cuban slugger made his MLB debut in 2019 with the St. Louis Cardinals. However, his breakout arrived following a trade to the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2020 offseason. During the 2020 MLB Postseason, his bat was on fire and his cards started heating up, as well. As a result, cards that were selling for next to nothing saw considerable increases in a relatively short timeframe.
The earliest Randy Arozarena prospect cards came in 2017 after he signed an international free agent contract with the Cardinals. One atypical aspect of his cards is that he is not found in any Bowman sets prior to 2020. In 2020, the official Randy Arozarena rookie cards were issued in Panini and Topps baseball products.
Also worth noting, his 2020 trade means that many of the early Arozarena rookies feature the Cardinals instead of the Rays. The card companies eventually caught up during the '20 MLB season.
The guide below highlights key rookies and prospects for Arozarena. For a rundown on all the sets, view the full 2020 Baseball Cards Guide.
Top Randy Arozarena Rookie Cards
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2020 Bowman Chrome Randy Arozarena RC #11
Normally, the Bowman Chrome rookie selection is not exactly a top draw. However, given that this is the first Bowman Chrome card for Randy Arozarena, it is more relevant than usual. Plus, the 2020 Bowman Chrome MLB card showcases him with the Tampa Bay Rays, which could be a plus for some.
2020 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Randy Arozarena RC #51
Giving collectors a cheaper choice, the main Optic Rated Rookie card for Arozarena is also for Tampa Bay. If you prefer a challenge, 2020 Donruss Optic Baseball features many parallels in the rainbow.
There are popular Randy Arozarena rated rookie autographs, as well, but these show him with the Cardinals.
2020 Panini Prizm Randy Arozarena RC #53
Another airbrushed rookie comes in 2020 Prizm Baseball. Although the Prizm card lacks the personality of the Rated Rookie card, collectors still love Prizm, especially the parallels.
The sticker autograph version is also in high demand.
2020 Topps Series 1 Randy Arozarena RC #229
Part of 2020 Topps Series 1 MLB, this early Randy Arozarena rookie card came out well before his breakout with the Rays.
While his flagship base card should remain affordable, collectors can chase the various parallels, including those from the factory sets.
2020 Topps Chrome Randy Arozarena RC #49
Like the flagship card, this Randy Arozarena rookie in 2020 Topps Chrome MLB features the St. Louis Cardinals. That has not slowed interest in the chromium release or the many Refractor parallels.
Of course, the hard-signed autograph card sees a lot of attention, as well.
2020 Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition Randy Arozarena RC #229
In addition, Arozarena gets an update in 2020 Topps Chrome Sapphire MLB, which features a Rays uniform along with a cracked ice/atomic-style background design. Working nicely with the Rays colors, the base cards are sapphire blue.
2020 Topps Five Star Randy Arozarena RC Autograph #FSA-RRA
The ornate design and on-card autograph make for a great-looking card. This 2020 Five Star MLB autograph is not numbered, but there are several parallels limited to 50 copies or less. Plus, it shows Arozarena with the Rays.
Obviously, there are many other Randy Arozarena rookie autographs out there to check out, including hard-signed cards in 2020 Clearly Authentic, 2020 Gold Label, 2020 Stadium Club, and 2020 Immaculate Collection.
Top Randy Arozarena Prospect Cards
Without 1st Bowman cards and autographs, the market for Randy Arozarena prospects is not the same as other top rookies. Nevertheless, there are a few notable choices.
2017 Topps Heritage Minor League Randy Arozarena #146
The earliest card of note comes in 2017 Topps Heritage MiLB. Featuring the 1968 design, collectors can also track down a few border-color parallels and a First Name Omission version.
2019 Panini Elite Extra Edition Randy Arozarena #99 #/999
A few years later, Arozarena arrived in 2019 Elite Extra Edition. The base prospect card is numbered to 999 copies and joined by multiple tiers of Aspirations and Status die-cut parallels, as well as some on-card autographs.