As a new or experienced collector, a nice addition is the Chipper Jones rookie card. Although born as Larry Wayne Jones, Jr., he was best known simply as Chipper. Collectors have two great choices, both cards easy to find. The first is the 1991 Bowman Chipper Jones rookie card, graded BCCG 10, selling around $20 and the 1991 Upper Deck Chipper Jones rookie card, graded BGS 9.5, selling for about $30. If these cards can be found with Chipper's autograph, the value would automatically increase by 50% or more. Right out of high school, Chipper was a first round draft choice by the Atlanta Braves in 1990. For three years, he played in the minors but in 1993, he made his career debut as a shortstop although in 2002, he changed to the starting third baseman position. In 1999, Chipper Jones received the National League Most Valuable Player Award, followed by the Silver Slugger Award for 1999 and 2000. Today, Jones still plays for the Atlanta Braves and is considered not only one of the best all-around hitters in baseball but one of the best switch hitters. In fact, for the history of Major League Baseball, Chipper Jones is the only switch hitter with a .300 plus career batting average and 400 or more homeruns. Anyone interested in his rookie card or a number of other baseball cards should start with eBay or other online resources.
So why are Chipper Jones rookie cards such great investments? Part of the reason is that he is one of the most popular Atlanta Braves of all-time. Chipper has only played for one team his whole career and Braves fans appreciate his play and dedication. Many of the best Chipper Jones rookie cards are very undervalued. His baseball cards make great investments for investors as well as speculators. Here is a list of some of the best Chipper Jones baseball cards to get your hands on.
Top 5 Chipper Jones Rookie Cards
1991 Topps Desert Shield Chipper Jones rookie card
1991 Score Chipper Jones rookie card
1991 Upper Deck Chipper Jones rookie card
1991 Topps Chipper Jones rookie card
1992 Stadium Club Draft Chipper Jones rookie card