Top 3 Ian Kinsler Rookie Cards

by admin on April 7, 2011

If you don't have a stack of Ian Kinsler rookie cards yet, now may be the best time to buy them. Kinsler is fast becoming one if them most prolific power hitting second baseman in baseball. He has yet to reach his prime is cards are set to go higher and higher in value.

Value of Ian Kinsler Rookie Cards

The price of a Ian Kinsler rookie card is determined by a few factors. The condition of the card or cards is vital to its value. The better the condition the more the Ian Kinsler rookie card is worth.  Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Ian Kinsler rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.

Best and Most Valuable Ian Kinsler Rookie Card- 2005 Topps Ian Kinsler Rookie Card.  This is also his most expensive rookie card.

Ian Kinsler Bio-For less than $5, a collector or baseball enthusiast could purchase an Ian Kinsler rookie card.  The 2005 Topps Ian Kinsler Rookie Card #302 in near mint or mint condition is about $4.  Kinsler credits his father, a prison warden, for being his biggest influence.

Asthma made it hard for Kinsler to participate in sports as a child but with age and proper management, he played high school baseball, taking his team to state titles in 1997 and 2000.  The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted him in 2001 but not ready for the Majors, he went to college to continue playing baseball.  The Diamondbacks tried to draft him again but he still chose college.

He transferred to ASU as a Sun Devils shortstop but was benched more than he played.  After being spotted by the University of Missouri, he transferred, playing for the college Tiger’s in the 2002 College World Series.  He was eventually drafted in 2003 by the Texas Rangers as shortstop, but the coaches had no clue he had been playing in college on a broken foot, which affected his running ability so he ended up in the minors.

Finally making it to the majors with the Rangers, Kinsler was soon starting second baseman, being named a two-time Player of the Week recipient, a two-time All-Star, and making the Sporting News’ 2009 list of the 50 Greatest Current Players in Baseball.  Although he has played well and his future is bright, his best game to date was in April of 2009, getting hits for all six times at bat and becoming the Ranger’s second 30-30-Club member.

Teams Ian Kinsler has Played For- Texas Rangers

Top 3 Ian Kinsler Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Ian Kinsler Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.

  • IAN KINSLER 2005 BOWMAN HERITAGE ROOKIE CARD
  • 2005 Topps Ian Kinsler Rookie Card
  • 2005 Topps Chrome Ian Kinsler RC #214 Rookie Card

 

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