With an extraordinary career, a David Ortiz rookie card is a hot item. The 1997 Flair Showcase David Ortiz rookie card, graded BGS 9.5 sells for $60 and the 1997 Fleer David Ortiz rookie card #512, graded BGS 9.5 for around $50. "Big Pappi" has a lot of cards worth buying. Some of the cards are autographed which even add more to collectors who are looking for a unique piece of memorabilia.
Ortiz started playing for the Minnesota Twins and a minor league in 1997 but in 2002, his performance helped his team advance to the AL Championship Series although losing to the Anaheim Angels. Plagued with injury during this time, he was eventually released but then joined the Boston Red Sox in 2003 as a free agent. For several months, he served as a pinch hitter but after being inserted in the game and having an incredible performance, he was voted fifth for the AL MVP Award. In 2004, Ortiz played a key role in the Red Sox winning their first World Series, made the All-Star team, and won the AL League Division Series with a walk-off home run. Ortiz also had a walk-off home run in game four of the ALCS against the NY Yankees and a walk-off single in game 5, earning him Most [add_to_cart item="ortiz1" ]
Valuable Player honors. He was also influential in the Red Sox seventh World Series win in 2007 and in 2009, hit his 300th home run against the KC Royals. Sadly, he criticized other players in 2009 for using performance enhancing drugs only to test positive himself although he denied it. Currently, government investigation is underway but even so, people admire and respect what Ortiz has done for the game of baseball.
David Ortiz baseball cards will always be popular with Red Sox fans but they are starting to get the attention nationally that they deserve. Here is a list of some of the most expensive David Ortiz rookie cards that you can find on Ebay.
Best David Ortiz Rookie Cards
1997 Fleer David Ortiz rookie card
1997 Donruss Signature Series David Ortiz rookie card autograph
1997 Fleer David Ortiz error rookie card
1997 Ultra David Ortiz rookie card
1997 Fleer Tiffany David Ortiz rookie card SP