The list of prestigious awards is just one reason a Craig Biggio rookie card is so popular. While maybe higher priced than other rookie cards for this era, considering Biggio’s accomplishments, it is clear to see the price is worth paying. The 1988 Score Traded Craig Biggio rookie card #103T with a BGS 9.5 grade in GEM Mint condition can be purchased for around $60 with an autographed card going much higher. His cards are coveted by Astros fans which makes them outstanding long term and short term investments.
A few of the awards this major league player received is being named 1991 All-Star as catcher, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998 All-Star as second baseman, being the recipient of four Gold Glove and five Silver Slugger Awards, receiving the 2007 Roberto Clemente Award, and being inducted into both Texas Baseball Hall of Fame and Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Craig Biggio was both catcher and outfielder during his 20-year career with the Houston Astros, a time he became the ninth player added to the 3000 Hit Club. He also ranks number 20 all-time for having 3,060 career hits. In 1997, Biggio became the first player in baseball’s history not to hit into a single-double play while playing a full, 162-game season. He also scored 146 runs that same year, the most of any NL player since 1932 when Chuck Klein had 152 runs.
These are just a few reasons why Craig Biggio baseball cards make such great collectibles. So what are the best Craig Biggio rookie cards to buy? Here is a list of some of the most valuable and most expensive Craig Biggio rookie cards ever produced.