For the diehard Boston Red Sox Fan, owning a Clay Buchholz rookie card would be considered a treasure. Some cards are easily found and affordable while others are more challenging and expensive. The 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft blue Clay Buchholz rookie card 1 of 150 in mint condition sells around $200 while the 2005 Bowman Sterling Refractor rookie card goes for around $75. These are just a few of his top baseball cards.
Buchholz played for McNeese State University but after admitting to stealing 29 laptops in 2004, he was dismissed, eventually playing for Angelina College and setting a number of team records. He was drafted as a first round pick in 2005 by the Boston Red Sox, playing in the minors until 2007 when his pitching skills were debuted at Fenway Park for a game win of 8-4. However, he went back to the minors, only to play a second professional game in 2007, pitching a no-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles that made him the third pro pitcher since 1900 to do so in a first or second start with the majors. Although he experienced a hamstring injury early in 2010, he still pitches a 96 MPH fastball with the Boston Red Sox. Some accomplishments include being named 2006 Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year and American League Pitcher of the Month in 2010, among others.
Many scouts believe that Clay Buchholz has what it takes to be one of the elite starters in the majors. This is part of the reason why collectors are buying Clay Buchholz rookie cards in mass. Here is a list of some of the best Clay Buchholz baseball cards to buy or invest in.
Best Clay Buchholz Rookie Cards
2005 Bowman Clay Buchholz rookie card
2005 Bowman Sterling Clay Buchholz rookie card
2005 Bowman Chrome Clay Buchholz rookie card
2005 Bowman Chrome Clay Buchholz autograph rookie card
2005 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Clay Buchholz rookie card