When the Boston Red Sox called up Xander Bogaerts in 2013, he became only the fifth player from Aruba to reach the major leagues.
Despite only appearing in 18 regular-season games, he was a key member of the Red Sox’s World Series-winning playoff squad.
Bogaerts was selected for the American League’s starting shortstop in 2016, and he won the Silver Slugger award in 2015 and 2016.
Rabid Red Sox fans have been coveting his baseball cards due to comparisons to Nomar Garciaparra.
How Much is a Xander Bogaerts Rookie Card Worth?
2014 Topps Baseball #133 Xander Bogaerts Rookie Card was Xander Bogaerts first official Rookie Card. The Rookie Card was worth $14.95.
Xander Bogaerts Baseball Rookie Card (2014 Bowman Sterling) is the most expensive. In October 2021, Xander Bogaerts Superfractor #18 Rookie Card 1/1) was sold on eBay for $560.00.
2014 Rookie Cards
Despite the fact that Bogaerts had cards printed in 2011, 2012, and 2013, his official rookie cards were only released in 2014.
While not as popular or desirable as his prospect cards, they are still considered his real rookie cards and are an economical option.
Bogaerts’ first Topps branded card, released in 2014 Topps Series 1, was among the cards released that year.
When Bogaerts was a member of the Greenville Drive, a Red Sox Single-A affiliate, his first cards were printed by Leaf in 2011.
Bogaerts was included in two Leaf drafts in 2011, the Metal Draft and the Valiant Draft. Colored parallels, 1/1s, and printing plates were among the items they carried, along with autographs.
Despite their prominence as Bogaerts’ first issued cards and signatures, these are affordable because Leaf does not have an MLB license.