Luis Robert is one of the brightest, up-and-coming stars in baseball today. Currently playing center field for the Chicago White Sox.
In his limited time in the big leagues, Robert has shown that he is an elite offensive and defensive player. Winning a gold glove his rookie year in 2020 while hitting just under .300 for his career so far.
Through 87 games in the 2022 season, he has a batting average of .304. Along with 12 home runs and 56 RBIs.
Capitalizing on his great potential and the epically resurgent sports card market, many sports card brands have produced a large number of cards featuring Robert.
Below are 8 Luis Robert cards that any collector should add to their watch list. As well as some extra memorabilia items.
8. 2020 Topps Bowman Sapphire Rookie Card #BCP-150
Approximate PSA 10 Value – $120
Approximate PSA 9 Value – $60
The 2020 Bowman Sapphire rookie card is a great option for collectors. Especially if you’re looking for a higher-quality Luis Robert rookie card without having to break the bank.
The card itself is a work of art. With the card’s border showcasing a beautiful bluish hue on the card’s front.
The back of the card lists some of Robert’s minor league statistics along with large amounts of player bio information. All efficiently displayed in an organized and easy-to-read manner characteristic of Topps cards.
7. 2021 Topps Baseball (SSP) #223
Approximate PSA 10 Value – $300
Approximate PSA 9 Value – $50
A super-variation card. Also known as a super-short print card or SSP card. Is a limited printing of a card that has a different photo from the base version of the card.
The back of the card includes the same information, design, and format as the base version.
While the 2021 Topps #223 base rookie card displays a picture of Robert throwing a ball in from the outfield. The rarer and more valuable SSP version displays a picture of Robert signaling in the air with his hand while about to take an in-game at-bat.
6. 2018 Panini Contenders Playoff Ticket Autographed Rookie Card #6
Approximate PSA 10 Value – $1,000
Approximate PSA 9 Value – $250
The only non-Topps brand represented on this list.
The Panini Contenders Playoff Ticket implements a unique card design that sets it apart in the market. And makes it a must-buy for collectors.
The left side of the card’s front contains a picture of Robert taking an at-bat. While the right side of the card displays a game-ticket replica design.
Robert’s signature is centered at the bottom of the card’s front, directly below the picture and the ticket design.
5. 2020 Topps (SSP) Rookie Card #392
Approximate PSA 10 Value – $1,500
Approximate PSA 9 Value – $450
Far surpassing the base version in value. The 2020 Topps SSP #392 rookie card is a high-end sports card with high investment potential.
Instead of the base version photo which pictures Robert in an at-bat. The traditional baseball card style photo. The SSP version shows Robert rounding the bases in a superb action shot.
The back of the card contains the typical player statistical information. Robert’s minor league stats for 2019 in this case, along with some bio information.
4. 2021 Topps 1986 Design Autograph #86A-LR
Approximate PSA 10 Value – $1,700
Approximate PSA 9 Value – $575
The 2021 Topps #86A-LR autograph card is simply the coolest-looking Luis Robert card on the market. Mimicking the retro design of the classic 1986 Topps baseball set.
The front of the card contains a black border at the top and upper sides of the card. With “White Sox” listed in a white bolded thick-style font at the top of the card inside the black border.
About a quarter of the way down the card, the border changes from black to red. Implementing the same two-color border design utilized in the 1986 set.
The picture of Robert is also tremendous. Showing him in a swing follow through. With the autograph centered near the bottom of the card, but still on top of the picture itself.
3. 2020 Topps Finest Flashbacks Gold Refractor Rookie Card #59
Approximate PSA 10 Value – $1,800
Approximate PSA 9 Value – $600
It wouldn’t be a sports card list without at least one gold refactor card. The proverbial king of specialty design cards.
The 2020 Topps Finest Flashbacks #59 card continues the long line of valuable refractor cards. With a beautiful gold border outlining the card’s front.
The picture on the card’s front is the same stellar swing follow-through photo as contained in the Topps 1986 design autograph card mentioned previously.
The back of the card contains Robert’s 2019 minor league stats. Along with a bio, much abbreviated in comparison to other Topps card versions.
2. 2020 Topps Chrome (SSP) Rookie Card #60
Approximate PSA 10 Value – $2,750
Approximate PSA 9 Value – $600
The 2020 Topps Chrome SSP #60 rookie card is rare and valuable, presenting a unique picture of Robert.
Instead of showing Robert in an at-bat or fielding position. The card shows him standing in an upright position wearing sunglasses and a workout shirt.
Although it almost looks like he is signing an autograph. Upon closer inspection, it appears that he is actually looking down at his hands and adjusting some gear.
Note that there are also a number of variants such as blue, green, multi and so on.
If anything, the card showcases Robert’s massive biceps, forearms, and overall impressive physique. A different focus from traditional baseball card photos.
1. 2018 Topps Bowman Gold Refractor Autograph Rookie #LR
Approximate PSA 10 Value – $15,000
Approximate PSA 9 Value – $6,000
The 2018 Topps Bowman Chrome Prospects Gold Refractor Autograph Rookie card is currently the most valuable Luis Robert card that collectors can purchase.
The card’s front shows Robert smiling at a press conference, where he is signing his first major league contract.
Although this photo may not seem special at first. It is important to note that Robert defected from Cuba, to realize his dream of playing professional baseball in the United States. For him, it wasn’t just another contract signing, it was the start of his new life in a free country.
Just the fact that a card with his likeness can be worth thousands of dollars is an indication of his success story.
The card itself contains a colorful gold border, with the autograph centered near the bottom of the card.
Bonus Memorabilia Items
Although he is relatively new to the sports world, Luis Robert still has plenty of memorabilia items available on the market other than sports cards. Much of it on sportsmemorabilia.com.
Individuals can purchase an autographed authentic game replica jersey for $544.99.
A couple of 15″ by 17″ collage pictures, perfect additions to any office, workspace, man cave, or study, are currently retailing for a very reasonable $49.99.
An autographed, full-sized Rawlings bat can be purchased for $508.99.
While several autographed baseballs ranging in price from about $200 to $300 can also be purchased.
Finally, several autographed game-size batting helmets are currently selling in a range of about $300 to $700 depending on the product specs. And these are a great addition to any collection.
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