Value of Joe Torre Baseball Cards

by on April 11, 2011

Joe Torre rookie cardJoe Torre was a good baseball player, and perhaps an even better manager. The value of Joe Torre baseball cards should remain consistent over the years, as his popularity as both a player and a manager is very high.

Value of Joe Torre Rookie Cards

The price of a Joe Torre 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 Joe Torre rookie card is worth.  Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Joe Torre rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.

Best and Most Valuable Joe Torre Rookie Card- 1962 Jello #152 Joe Torre.  This is also his most expensive rookie card.

Joe Torre Bio-

For less than $50, collectors can add Joe Torre baseball cards to their collection.  For instance, an autographed 1985 Topps #438 Baseball Card for the Atlanta Braves and an autographed 1991 Topps #351 Baseball Card with a PSA grade Slabbed is around $45.  In addition to a long MLB career, Torre has also been involved in management and broadcasting.

Just like his brother, Torre signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Braves in 1960.  As a minor league player, he earned the 1960 Northern League Batting Championship and came in second for the 1961 NL Rookie of the Year Award.  Initially, he was a backup catcher but in 1963, he moved to first base, leading to being a reserve for the All-Star game but with 12 homeruns and a .312 batting average the following season, he was the starting catcher in the All-Star game, ranked fifth in votes for the NL MVP, and in 1965, won a Gold Glove Award.

After salary disputes in 1969, Torre finally moved to the St. Louis Cardinals, staying with the team until 1974 and getting more awards.  Then from 1975 to 1977, Torre played for the NY Mets, becoming only one of three people in MLB history and the first in the National League to hit into four double plays within a single game.

After his 18-year career playing, he retired and served in management positions with the Mets, Braves, Cardinals, and Yankees, as well as spent years in MLB broadcasting.  eBay, as well as other online merchants are a great place to find a variety of Joe Torre baseball cards.

Teams Joe Torre has Played For- New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves

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

1962 Jello #152 Joe Torre
1962 Post #152 Joe Torre
1962 Topps #218 Joe Torre

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