Below are the top 9 Spencer Torkelson rookie cards that all collectors should look to get. Along with some memorabilia items at the end.
The #1 pick by the Detroit Tigers in the 2020 MLB Draft. Spencer Torkelson is one of the brightest young stars on the team.
He is expected to be a major foundational piece on the Tigers for years to come and will spend time playing both 1st and 3rd base.
Torkelson’s greatest attribute is his offensive talent, specifically power. Which could make him one of the game’s top young sluggers in the near future.
Due to his impressive skill set and huge potential. Spencer Torkelson’s rookie cards are an excellent investment option for all types of collectors.
9. 2021 Topps Bowman Sterling Card #BSP-19
Estimated PSA 10 Price – $40
Estimated PSA 9 Price – $15
The 2021 Topps Bowman Sterling card features a traditional card design. Displaying a picture of Torkelson in a semi-crouched position on the basepaths.
The middle of the card contains a white background with a faint light blue hue around the edges. While the bottom left and top right corners are shaded in dark blue.
Torkelson’s name is listed on the bottom left of the card. While the top right of the card displays the Bowman Sterling logo.
The single coolest feature of this card is the Detroit Tigers logo listed on the bottom right of the card’s front. The logo is located inside of an “X” shaped graphic, with half the graphic’s border appearing to emit flames, and the other half emitting blue clouds.
The rear of the card displays both Torkelson’s 2020 collegiate stats and career total stats, while also listing a brief scouting report highlighting his impressive power.
8. 2021 Topps Bowman Inception, Card #50
Estimated PSA 10 Price – $50
Estimated PSA 9 Price – $17.50
The 2021 Bowman Inception #50 card showcases a unique design. Far different from most other traditional sports cards.
The front of the card contains a graphically enhanced/designed close-up photo of Torkelson, that is halfway between an actual in-game photo and a cartoon caricature.
The background displays a unique color scheme with hazy splotches of red, orange, blue, and green, which resemble distorted clouds. Torkelson’s name and team are listed horizontally across the right side of the card. While the Inception name and Bowman logo are listed horizontally across the left side.
The rear lists player bio information and collegiate stats, and note Torkelson’s rapid early success in college that resulted in him being selected with the #1 overall pick.
7. 2021 Topps Bowman Sapphire, Card #BCP-96
Estimated PSA 10 Price – $55
Estimated PSA 9 Price – $20
The 2021 Topps Bowman Sapphire card is a gorgeous card that stands out among all Torkelson rookie cards.
Like the Inception cards, it displays a graphically enhanced/designed photo of Torkelson that is halfway between an actual in-game photo and a cartoon caricature.
It pictures Torkelson fielding his position, 3rd base in this case. Athough he will most likely spend the majority of his career at 1st base.
This card probably contains the most beautiful design of any card on this list, with a blue crystalline border and background. Other colors, such as green, red, purple, and turquoise also adorn the card, making it an impressive work of art.
The rear of the card lists Torkelson’s collegiate stats. While also providing different scouting, draft, and bio information.
6. 2021 Topps Bowman Platinum Top Prospects Pink, Card #TOP-92
Estimated PSA 10 Price – $100
Estimated PSA 9 Price – $25
Although the most popular and valuable parallel card styles usually involve colors like gold, blue, or orange. The pink version of the 2021 Topps Bowman Platinum Top Prospects card offers a refreshingly different look for card collectors.
The background of this card showcases a unique combination of colors, with the design morphing from pink to peach to red and back to pink, from top to bottom.
The card’s action shot again shows Torkelson fielding his position, also utilizing the graphically enhanced/designed photo characteristic of 2021 Bowman cards.
The bottom left of the card displays the team’s logo, with the player’s name and position listed directly to the right across the bottom of the card. The top right of the card simply contains the Bowman logo.
The rear of the card contains less information than most of the other cards in this article, simply listing Torkelson’s collegiate stats and a very brief player bio.
5. 2021 Topps Bowman Inception RC Auto Gold Foil, Card #PA ST
Estimated PSA 10 Price – $200
Estimated PSA 9 Price – $50
As with almost all modern rookie cards, the real value is in the limited-edition parallel versions.
The gold foil parallel version of the #50 Topps Bowman Inception card contains the same basic overall design. However, it incorporates a stunning shiny, golden hue instead of the red, orange, blue, and green color scheme of the base card.
The Topps Bowmans Inception Rookie Card Auto Gold Foil #PA-ST is a rare card. With just 50 copies produced in total, giving this card a high investment upside.
4. 2021 Topps Bowman Sterling Prospect Autographs, Card #BSPA-ST
Estimated PSA 10 Price – $275
Estimated PSA 9 Price – $100
While the autographed version of the 2021 Topps Bowman Sterling card mostly contains the same basic design, the front of the card is lighter.
The bottom left of the card nearly eliminates the dark blueish hue for a light, white border, to better display Torkelson’s signature.
Unlike the other autograph cards in this article, the signature is not centered but is shifted toward the left side of the card’s bottom left side, a nice alteration that some collectors may appreciate.
This card is not the most highly coveted autograph card on the market but is still a very good addition to any collection.
3. 2021 Topps Bowman Chrome Mega Box Autographs, Card #BMA-ST
Estimated PSA 10 Price – $300
Estimated PSA 9 Price – $100
The winner for the most unique border and background design is undoubtedly the 2021 Topps Bowman Chrome Mega Box Autographs card.
The card’s front displays an intricately designed tiled style, comprised of silver, blue, and white color schemes. The tiles crisscross throughout the entirety of the card’s front in a diagonal pattern.
The rest of the card utilizes the same basic layout as many of the other cards on this list. With the company name and logo in the top left, and Torkelson’s name and team name centered at the bottom of the card.
The photo of Torkelson pictures him running with his fielding glove. Presumably at the conclusion of an inning. And is bordered by a 2nd dark orange/light brown border.
As with most Bowman autograph cards, the signature is displayed near the bottom of the photo, but above the player and team name.
The rear of the card lists his collegiate stats. Along with a moderate amount of player bio, draft, and career accomplishment information.
2. 2021 Topps Bowman Inception Autographs Orange Foil, Card #PA-ST
Estimated PSA 10 Price – $1000
Estimated PSA 9 Price – $250
Of all the parallels of the 2021 Topps Bowman Inception rookie card. The orange foil version is one of the rarest and most valuable, with only 25 copies produced.
Only the red version of this card, which has just 5 total copies, is rarer. The autographed version of this card is especially a high-value target for collectors, with a high price tag that will continue to increase in value if Torkelson reaches his potential.
The design is the same as the other Bowman Inception cards, albeit with the orange background and player signature, which is centered near the bottom of the card’s front below the action photo.
1. 2021 Topps Bowman 1st Edition Chrome Autographs, Card #BFEA-ST
Estimated PSA 10 Price – $1200
Estimated PSA 9 Price – $300
Another high-value autograph card, the 2021 Topps Bowman 1st Edition showcases a sharp design, with a shiny, refractor-type background.
The photo itself pictures Torkelson fielding his position, the same image as the Bowman Sapphire card, with his signature centered below the image on the card’s front, and his name and team listed below the signature.
The top left of the card displays both the Chrome and Bowman logo, while the bottom right lists the team logo. The card also contains a white and light gray border, with a second dark orange/light brown border outlining the player photo.
The rear of the card contains the same statistical, scouting, draft, and bio information as the 2021 Topps Bowman Sapphire card.
Limited to just 50 copies, this card, like many of the others in this list, will be difficult for collectors to get a hold of.
Although the 2022 season was his first in the big leagues. Spencer Torkelson still has some good memorabilia items featuring him on sportsmemorabilia.com.
An autographed Nike replica home white jersey is available for $349.99.
While a framed version of this jersey can be purchased for $639.99.
A 2021 MLB Futures Game baseball, autographed by both Torkelson and Riley Green, another up-and-coming Tigers star, can be purchased for $349.99.
An autographed 16-inch by 20-inch picture of Torkelson’s first major league at-bat. Which could be a very valuable item if he develops into a star, retails for $169.99.
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