A good, all-around baseball card for people to collect is the Carl Crawford rookie card. This southpaw was a letterman in high school basketball, football, and baseball, batting a .638 his senior year. The 1999 Bowman Chrome Carl Crawford Rookie Card in mint condition is very affordable at just $5 although if signed, the value would increase. Offered football scholarships to several top colleges, Crawford favored a Nebraska letter of intent to play football over baseball. In 1999, he was a second round draft pick by the Devil Rays to play in the baseball minors. He played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 2002 to 2005, setting records for batting, homeruns, and stolen bases, leading to being selected for an All-Star game in 2004 which earned him Most Valuable Player. In the majors for Tampa Bay, he became the number two outfielder and only the eighth person in the leagueís history to get 200 stolen bases prior to age 25. Other accomplishments include being a four-time AL All-Star, recipient of the Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, and Fielding Bible Awards, International League Rookie of the Year, and more. He had the most single triples in 2004, runs in 2010, and was the all-time leader in at-bats, as well as runs scored, RBIs, singles, doubles, triples, stolen bases, and strikeouts. In 2010, Crawford signed a significant, seven-year contract to play with the Boston Red Sox. So what are the best Carl Crawford rookie cards to buy? Crawford has many great baseball cards. The most expensive Carl Crafowford rookie cards are autographed. These signed cards are not easy to find in good condition. Here is a list of the best Carl Crawford rookie cards valued over $10. All of these cards make excellent investments especially now that Crawford is plating in hitter friendly Fenway Park.
Top 5 Carl Crawford Rookie Cards
1999 Topps Traded Carl Crawford Autograph rookie card ($99)
1999 Bowman Carl Crawford rookie card ($10)
1999 Bowman Chrome Carl Crawford rookie card ($10)
1999 Just Minors Carl Crawford rookie card ($3)
1999 Chrome Traded Carl Crawford rookie card (10)