Your new can’t-miss high school star has a Sports Illustrated cover … and plenty of baseball cards already

Your new can’t-miss high school star to collect is here … at least according to Sports Illustrated.

First, take a second and read the blurbs. Then go read his story.

Now, Buzz is here to let you know that Hunter Greene already has baseball cards and certified autographs that can be found in packs or added to your collection now. Heck, he’s already been on cardboard so long that you just might already have his cards in your stash … and not even know it.


It’s all thanks to USA Baseball that this new name people just might be chasing more now — thanks Sports Illustrated — has cardboard.

In fact, he’s got more than 200 different cards and more than 100 different certified autographs thanks in large part to Panini America‘s USA Baseball inclusions and he’s been on cards since 2014 when he was showcased as part of the 15U team in packs of Elite Extra Edition and in the annual boxed set for the squad.

He also made the cut in both brands the following year (Elite here, boxed set here) with the 18U team as well as in the 2015 USA Baseball Stars & Stripes release. In 2016 his cards are found in Elite Extra Edition and the Leaf Metal Perfect Game All-American release, which is a prep showcase but not USA Baseball-affiliated.

His latest ink can be found in 2017 USA Baseball Stars & Stripes, which might have even more volume than some of the previous releases.

Greene isn’t really a big secret to prospectors as some rarer autos have sold for more than $100 well before the SI piece hit with a high last week of $135 for this card. Asking prices on many auctions now are, well, a bit, more green.

The cover is just the 13th time that SI has had a high-school athlete on its cover — some have panned out well with MVP-caliber performances and others have been busts. The last for baseball? A kid named Bryce Harper. (You might have heard of him.)

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