Now with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chris Carpenter rookie card remains a popular purchase. An unsigned 1995 Bowman Chris Carpenter rookie card graded BGS 9.5 and in gem mint condition sells for about $60 with other baseball cards going anywhere from $20 to $50 depending on if they have been signed or are in great condition. In 1994, Carpenter started with the minors but his third lowest ERA made a professional career questionable. Carpenterís career has been interesting, one plagued with numerous injuries. He eventually signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1997 but with an ERA of 9.00, his time was spent in the bullpen but dropping the ERA, he was put back on the starting roster for the 1998 season. Unfortunately, Carpenter sat out many games and even full seasons due to shoulder injuries, two of the worst being his first season in 2003 after signing with the St. Louis Cardinals and the 2004 World Series. However, with five unique pitching styles and dedicated attitude toward the game, he actually won the NL Cy Young Award and was named All-Star game starter in 2005. In 2009, he had his first career homerun, a grand slam making him the fourth pitcher since 1969 to have a minimum six RBIs in a single game. Other accomplishments include the Tony Conigliaro, Comeback Player of the Year, and Bullet Rogan Awards. Although injuries caused major setbacks, Chris Carpenter rookie cards are in high demand. Collectors have begun to give his baseball cards the respect they deserve as he as emerged as one of the elite pitchers in baseball. So what are the best Chris Carpenter rookie cards to buy? Here is a list of some of the best and most expensive Chris Carpenter rookie cards that you should be paying attention to.
Best Chris Carpenter Rookie Cards
1995 Bowman Chris Carpenter rookie card
1995 Bowman's Best Chris Carpenter rookie card
1994 Signature rookies autograph Chris Carpenter rookie card
1995 Tetrad Chris Carpenter rookie card
1995 Upper Deck Minors Chris Carpenter rookie card
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