As one of the top prospects in baseball for a few years, Wander Franco cards need no introduction.
Now that the Wander Franco rookie cards are in motion, fans can see if the young phenom matches/exceeds the hype.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Wander Franco signed with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2017. Among the top prospects in the game by 2019, collectors have been counting down the days ever since. His MLB debut finally came on June 22, 2021. However, the official Wander Franco rookie cards are not expected until 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball.
Naturally, after multiple years as a top prospect, there are already plenty of Wander Franco cards out there. The guide below highlights a few of the key choices.
Other than Topps/Bowman and Panini, another place to look is Leaf, which offers hard-signed autographs from 2018.
You can also take a gander at his most popular card auctions on eBay to see what is getting the most attention right now.
Top Wander Franco Prospect Cards
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2018 Panini Elite Extra Edition Wander Franco #67 #/999
2019 Bowman Chome Prospect Wander Franco #BCP-100
The coveted "1st Bowman" card for Wander Franco in 2019 Bowman Baseball is a great starter option with plenty of room to expand depending on the budget. While the base card is accessible to most, gem-mint grades push that up as do the various Refractor parallels.
2019 Bowman Chome Prospect Autograph Wander Franco #CPA-WF
Also found in 2019 Bowman Baseball is Franco's best overall Bowman card. These on-card autographs can get a bit pricier and, like the base card, come in many different Refractor versions.
2019 Bowman Mega Box Chrome Prospect Wander Franco #BCP-100
If you like the base card but want a more unique design, look to 2019 Bowman Mega Box. The Retail-exclusive set has the popular "Mojo" finish along with some limited parallels.
For a challenge, track down the elusive base image variation.
Franco also has a Mojo base autograph and variation autograph card to chase.
2019 Bowman Sterling Prospect Wander Franco #BPR-31
Much cheaper in comparison, 2019 Bowman Sterling offers a more refined design for the base prospect card.
His on-card autograph is another popular choice, but be aware that it was issued as a redemption.
2019 Bowman's Best of 2019 Autographs Wander Franco #B19-WF
Also popular as an alternative to the main CPA autograph, the Best of 2019 Autographs series in 2019 Bowman's Best features Wander in another hard-signed chromium set.
2021 Topps Now Wander Franco CALL-UP #402 (PR=61,305)
If you want something from his MLB debut, there is only 2021 Topps Now until his official rookies appear in 2022.
Franco's first card honors his first hit on June 22, which happened to be a home run. It sold over 60,000 cards in Topps' print-to-order format.
There are also limited autograph base relics, numbered to 99 or less, that were initially priced at $399.99 (and up).