Value of John Kruk Rookie Cards

by admin on April 11, 2011

John Kruk rookie cardThe 1987 Fleer #420 John Kruk Rookie Card is probably the more popular card of all the John Kruk rookie card choices available. Kruk is wildly popular and his cards remain a popular collectible.

Value of John Kruk Rookie Cards

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

Best and Most Valuable John Kruk Rookie Card- John Kruk 1987 Fleer Rookie Card #420 .  This is also his most expensive rookie card.

John Kruk Bio-

More than one John Kruk rookie card exists, both nice additions.  The 1987 Fleer #420 John Kruk Rookie Card sells for about $3 and the 1987 Topps #123 Rookie Card in near mint or mint condition for about $5.  Kruk played college baseball until being scouted in 1981 and signing as number three for a special draft.  He debuted with the San Diego Padres in 1986 and played with the Liga Mexicana del Pacifico, a Mexican Pacific League that earned the Caribbean Series Baseball Title and won the League Championship.

His big break came in 1987 after hitting .313 that included 20 homeruns, 91 RBIs, and 18 stolen bases.  With a smaller stature, many people were surprised at his speed but it led to him being named a backup for the NL All-Star Team and being one of the players to become the first in MLB’s history to open a game with three single homeruns.

After moving in with two men, he was shocked to find out that one was committing armed robbery and the other being the getaway drivers.  The men were arrested but they felt Kruk turned them into the FBI, which was not the case.  Filled with fear, his performance was affected.  He was traded in 1989 to the Philadelphia Phillies where his performance improved, playing in three All-Star games, the Midsummer Classic, and ultimately, being a key player in getting to the World Series but with a loss.  He then went to the Chicago White Sox and his batting improved dramatically with him finishing his 10-year MLB career with 100 homeruns and a .300 batting average.  A variety of online stores sell a John Kruk rookie card.

Teams John Kruk has Played For- San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox

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

John Kruk 1987 Fleer Rookie Card #420
John Kruk 1986 Topps Traded Rookie Card
1986 JOHN KRUK DONRUSS THE ROOKIES ROOKIE CARD RC #42

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