Scott Schebler is this year’s Adam Duvall — a hard-hitting Cincinnati Reds outfielder who’s come out of nowhere to hit a boatload of home runs.
Schebler’s present stat line stands at 15 homers and 29 RBI through his first 48 games where he’s hitting .247. It’s a home run mark that puts him tied for fifth in the majors and tops in the National League beside Bryce Harper. (Duvall is one shot behind them on the NL list.)
Unlike Duvall, whose arrival last year was at a time where he had no certified autographs, Schebler’s is one where he’s got autographs — but only in a single past release.
It’s 2014 Bowman Platinum where Schebler’s only certified autographs are found — a rainbow of 10 autographed cards and four autographed printing plates. Sales of his cards aren’t astronomical right now for completed sales on eBay, but asking prices are a bit more dramatic.
Schebler entered this season, his third in MLB, with just 12 home runs in 101 past games after making his MLB debut in 2015 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was part of the three-team deal that sent Todd Frazier to the White Sox two years ago.
As for Rookie Cards, he has just one — he appeared on card No. 73 in the 2016 Topps Update set, a card that does have a number of parallels but no other RCs from the year in cardboard to compete with it. Well, that is unless you consider his 2016 Topps Now release from Aug. 2 — a card limited to only 363 copies. The Update card can be had for as low as $1 — or less if you’re digging in some commons bins — while the Topps Now card has recently sold for less than $10. A few active auctions range from around $10 raw up to $43.99 graded.
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