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Top 2023 MLB Rookie Cards Guide and Baseball Rookie Card Hot List

Top 2023 MLB Rookie Cards Guide and Baseball Rookie Card Hot List

Boosted by a deep class of talent, the top 2023 MLB rookie cards are headlined by Corbin Carroll, Josh Jung, Masataka Yoshida, Gunnar Henderson, and others.

Another key rookie name is Elly De La Cruz. However, his official rookie cards aren't expected until 2024.

Where to Find 2023 Baseball Rookie Cards

Offering many different releases, Topps products are the only place to find licensed 2023 MLB rookie cards. Topps also produces multiple Bowman sets, many of which include official rookie cards.

Other brands without an official MLB license are mainly centered on prospects and rookies, including Panini, Leaf and Onyx.

Keep track of all the sets with the full 2023 Baseball Card lineup.

Best 2023 Baseball Rookie Cards Sets to Collect

As for the best sets to find the 2023 MLB rookie cards, that ultimately comes down to the preferences and financial resources of each collector.

Accessible to all, the flagship series remains a prominent line for rookies with 2023 Topps Series 1 Baseball,ย 2023 Topps Series 2 Baseball and 2023 Topps Update Series Baseball (TBA).

There are other annual favorites, like 2023 Bowman Baseball and 2023 Topps Heritage Baseball.

Of course, the chromium MLB releases are always a top pick, including 2023 Topps Finest Baseball and 2023 Topps Chrome Baseball.

High-end card collectors have 2023 Topps Sterling Baseball and 2023 Topps Tribute Baseball.

Use the New Release Calendar to stay on top of all the new products coming out.

Top Players

Top 2023 MLB Rookie Cards To Collect

Check out some of the best choices among the 2023 MLB rookie cards below. This includes rookie stars with early success and/or future potential, but things can always change. Only players with official RC designation are covered in the guide.

The list features the players in order of their international free agency signing or MLB Draft selection, grouped by the year. In addition, the subject's prior school or country is noted along with their year of birth (YOB).

Let us know in the comments if you are collecting any other 2023 MLB rookie cards.

Kodai Senga - New York Mets

2022 Free Agent: International FA / Country: Japan / YOB: 1993

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Masataka Yoshida - Boston Red Sox

2022 Free Agent: International FA / Country: Japan / YOB: 1993

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Matt McLain - Cincinnati Reds

2021 Draft: 1st Round (17th overall) / College: UCLA / YOB: 1999

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Jordan Walker - St. Louis Cardinals

2020 Draft: 1st Round (21st overall) / High School: Decatur HS (GA) / YOB: 2002

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Adley Rutschman - Baltimore Orioles

2019 Draft: 1st Round (1st overall) / College: Oregon State / YOB: 1998

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Riley Greene - Detroit Tigers

2019 Draft: 1st Round (5th overall) / High School: Hagerty HS (FL) / YOB: 2000

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Josh Jung - Texas Rangers

2019 Draft: 1st Round (8th overall) / College: Texas Tech / YOB: 1998

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Corbin Carroll - Arizona Diamondbacks

2019 Draft: 1st Round (16th overall) / High School: Lakeside School (WA) / YOB: 2000

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Brett Baty - New York Mets

2019 Draft: 1st Round (12th overall) / High School: Lake Travis HS (TX) / YOB: 1999

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Anthony Volpe - New York Yankees

2019 Draft: 1st Round (30th overall) / High School: Delbarton School (NJ) / YOB: 2001

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Gunnar Henderson - Baltimore Orioles

2019 Draft: 2nd Round (42nd overall) / High School: John T. Morgan Academy (AL) / YOB: 2001

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Spencer Steer - Cincinnati Reds

2019 Draft: 3rd Round (98th overall - Twins) / College: Oregon / YOB: 1997

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Michael Harris II - Atlanta Braves

2019 Draft: 3rd Round (98th overall) / High School: Stockbridge HS (GA) / YOB: 2001

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Hunter Brown - Houston Astros

2019 Draft: 5th Round (166th overall) / College: Wayne State / YOB: 1998

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Nolan Gorman - St. Louis Cardinals

2018 Draft: 1st Round (19th overall) / High School: Sandra Day O'Connor HS (AZ) / YOB: 2000

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James Outman - Los Angeles Dodgers

2018 Draft: 7th Round (224th overall) / College: Sacramento State / YOB: 1997

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Francisco Alvarez - New York Mets

2018 Free Agent: International FA / Country: Venezuela / YOB: 2001

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Trey is a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options.

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