I have always been a big fan of Shohei Ohtani. A two way player who pitched great and hit for power and average. On top of it he had some speed as well. He has everything. But it seems the injury bug continues to plague his career so far. I still feel he is a great investment. If he can stay healthy and that’s a big if, then I can see a lot of his cards on the rise.
Looking through his entire rookie card catalogue, I felt that these cards have the best potential to increase in value. I didn’t pick autograph cards, I stuck with cards that had low population, looked great, and were what collectors were looking for. Also cards that were affordable. I spoke about these and other Ohtani rookie cards on my 11/18/19 Podcast. If you want to listen to the entire show check it out below.
If not, just scroll down and find out my best picks. Do you agree? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you want to buy the cards click on the link by each card.
This card is a really nice looking base card, with low pop, and the red design matches the uniform really well. They are not always on Ebay and the color of the cards matches the uniform which makes it that much better. This is a cheap option to start investing in Ohtani.
This is a semi difficult cards to find on ebay. But when it does become available it will go for a lot of money now.
3- 2018 Topps Chrome Xfractor – Ebay Sold average – $45.00 – PSA 10 Population 89 – Update 5/31 – Last 3 Sold – $80, $50, and $80.
The Topps Chrome Update Xfractor might be more expensive this is a solid card that is affordable. It also has a low pop which will ensure the price doesn’t get too low.
2 – 2018 Topps Heritage High Number – Action Variation – $85.00 – PSA 10 population 161 – Update 5/31 – Last 3 Solds – $130, $104, and $103
This is a nice looking card, with some scarcity. Heritage is also very collectible. A must have for any Ohtani collection.
Comparing this card to other gold cards from 2018 ie. Gleyber Torres, Soto, and Acuna it has the potential to be a great deal.