Although sitting out of the 2011 baseball season due to elbow surgery, finding a Adam Wainwright rookie card is not overly difficult. The card considered a must have for any collector is the 2006 Bowman with a grade of a Gem MT 10. This particular card currently sells for around $15. Drafted by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur player in 2000, Adam Wainwright was sent to the St. Louis Cardinals as a right-handed pitcher in 2003 although he would not star in his opening game against the New York Mets until 2005. While he has accomplished incredible feats in the world of baseball, it was his home run during his first career at bat in 2006 that placed him as the 22 batter in the history of Major League baseball to hit a home run off the first pitch thrown to a first at bat player. The other accomplishment that puts his rookie card in high demand is being the closer in game five of the 2006 World Series when Brandon Inge of the Detroit Tigers was struck out, taking the Cardinals to the championship. To start collecting this and other rookie cards for Adam Wainwright, the internet offers multiple possibilities.
Some of the best Adam wainwright baseball cards have been autographed. Autographed Adam Wainwright cards can bring a nice premium if you happen to own one. These great collectibles sell for around $35-$45 depending on the quality of the signature and rarity of the card. Adam Wainwright rookie cards that have been autographed are also very valuable. Here is a list of some of the and most valuable Adam Wainwright rookie cards ever produced.
Best Adam Wainwright Rookie Cards
2000 Bowman Adam Wainwright rookie card
2000 Topps Traded Adam Wainwright rookie card
2000 Topps Chrome Traded Adam Wainwright rookie card
2006 Upper Deck Adam Wainwright rookie card
2006 Fleer Tradition Adam Wainwright rookie card