or a die hard collector, a Cole Hamels rookie card is an excellent investment. The 2002 Bowman Chrome Cole Hamels rookie card #17 graded BGS 9.5 in gem mint condition sells for $80 whereas a 2006 Bowman Sterling Game jersey autographed Cole Hamels rookie card graded BGS 9.5 in gem mint condition sells between $90 and $100. There is no doubt that autographed rookie cards normally sell for
more money than one;s that have not been signed. In Cole Hamels case it is very much the same.
Born Colbert Michael but called “Cole”, his interest in the game faded after breaking his leg in high school. However, continuing to play, the Philadelphia Phillies chose him as a 2002 first round draft pick. Initially, he played with the minors, winning the Paul Owens Award but in 2004 and 2005, he sat out due to hand, elbow, and back injuries. By 2006, he was back with the minors until called up to the majors, showing his pitching ability against the Cincinnati Reds with five scoreless innings. In his second professional game, he dominated six innings but for his third major league start, a shoulder injury sidelined him for a few months. Upon return to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team enjoyed a 10-1 victory, followed by having his best rookie start when he struck out nine New York Met players for a victory of 13 to 0. Cole Hamels has enjoyed numerous accomplishments that included pitching game one of the NL Division Series, being voted Most Valuable Player of the NL Championship Series and World Series, and securing a three-year, multi-million dollar contract in 2009.
These are just a few of the reasons we think Cole Hamels rookie cards make great investments. Now that he is on one of the best teams in baseball he has a great chance of consistently being in the 20 wins column. The Phillies have one of the best pitching staffs in baseball history and it will be interesting to see how good they will be this year. So what are the best Cole Hamels bsaeball cards to buy? Here is a list that we complied of some of the best and most valuable Cole Hamels rookie cards to buy now.
Top 5 Cole Hamels Rookie Cards
2002 Bowman Cole Hamels rookie card
2002 Bowman Gold Cole Hamels rookie card
2002 Bowman Chrome Cole Hamels rookie card
2004 Florida State League Minors Cole Hamels rookie card
2003 South Atlantic League minors Cole Hamels rookie card