Although he's a top MLB catcher and one of the biggest stars for the Kansas City Royals, Salvador Perez rookie cards remain very affordable. Thanks to his long and productive career, including the 2015 World Series MVP and a strong 2021 season, collectors are revisiting his earliest cardboard.
Outside of a few minor league cards from 2008 and 2009, the initial Salvador Perez cards came in 2010 with his official rookies arriving the next year. Given the limited selection, collectors can grab all the Salvador Perez rookie cards fairly easily.
Fans will likely notice the lack of signatures from early in his career. More Salvador Perez autographs have appeared over the years, but the overall supply still remains low compared to similar modern stars.
Whether or not he ends up in Cooperstown is still to be decided, but Salvador Perez has certainly worked his way into the Hall of Fame discussion.
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Salvador Perez Rookie Card Guide and Top Prospects
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2011 Bowman Draft Salvador Perez RC #12
One of just two sets with Salvador Perez rookie cards, 2011 Bowman Draft offers a simple paper version with a few parallels. Plentiful and inexpensive, this is the budget option.
2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Salvador Perez RC #12
Also found in 2011 Bowman Draft, more collectors turn to the chromium version. While the design is identical, the 2011 Bowman Chrome Salvador Perez is a more popular rookie with a larger parallel rainbow.
2011 Bowman Sterling Salvador Perez RC #3
Those wanting something a little more polished have 2011 Bowman Sterling. Based on the premium, hit-based format, these have actually become more difficult to locate, so you may have to be patient.
Like Chrome, Sterling gives high-end collectors limited Refractors to chase.
2011 Topps Pro Debut Salvador Perez #310
Without a traditional flagship rookie, the 2011 Topps Pro Debut card for Perez is the closest thing. While the card notes his MiLB team (Wilmington Blue Rocks), the design is the same as the flagship Topps MLB set.
2010 Bowman Chrome Salvador Perez #BCP124
The first mainstream Salvador Perez card also happens to be the favorite for many collectors. The "1st Bowman" release in 2010 Bowman Chrome is not perfect, though. While he has been with the Royals organization since he signed as a free agent at the age of 16, the front logo is for the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is an uncorrected error, so all the cards are like this.
As normal with Bowman Chrome, the Refractor rainbow opens up more options for fans to chase.