What happens when a New York Yankees rookie hits his league-leading 12th home run of the season?
Baseball cards just keep selling.
Aaron Judge is that Yankee and thanks to several years’ of prospecting sets and his 2017 Rookie Card arrival he’s arguably the hottest cardboard in the hobby today. As we documented here on Monday, he’s got more than 400 different autographed cards already — and there’s undoubtedly more on the way — and that’s a good problem to have.
But what if you don’t have a Judge auto? Where should you start? Consider these 12 sets or specific cards …
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Aaron Judge‘s arrival in New York City and New York Yankees pinstripes have already been headline-worthy with a 457-foot home tun in his first at-bat and another in his second game on Sunday.
The hours are ticking down on his first baseball card as a big-leaguer — his first Topps Now card is above, reflecting his first at-bat — but it’s far from the only cardboard for this can’t-miss prospect (he’s 6-foot-7) who’s taken a bit more time than some might expected to arrive.
His cardboard debut? Well, it came some time ago.
It’s go time for Julio Urias.
The highly touted Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospect will make his major league debut on Friday night in New York against the defending National League champion Mets. He’ll be the youngest starter in MLB since Felix Hernandez back in 2005.
The 19-year-old from Mexico was 4-1 with an 1.10 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 41 innings this season for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Baseball America ranked him fourth overall on its 2016 Top 100 list — the best pitcher of the bunch. He’s actually in his fourth season as a pro after signing with the Dodgers as an international free agent in 2013.