Quite an impressive ballplayer, a Juan Gonzalez rookie card is a nice addition to a baseball collection. The 1990 Fleer #297 Rookie Card with a high grade is usually sold for about $40.
The price of a Juan Gonzalez 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 Juan Gonzalez rookie card is worth. Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Juan Gonzalez rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.
Best and Most Valuable Juan Gonzalez Rookie Card- 1990 Bowman #492 Juan Gonzalez. This is also his most expensive rookie card.
Juan Gonzalez Bio-
In 1986, Gonzalez signed as a free agent with the Texas Rangers while still in Puerto Rico and just 16 years old. With incredible strength but also a quirky personality, he was nicknamed “Igor”.
From 1986 to 1990, he played in the minors and while his start was slow, his performance quickly picked up. At 21, he became a starter and when he and Sosa were being considered for centerfield, the Rangers chose to keep Gonzalez. He became the AL homerun champion the following year, chosen to play in the All-Star team, voted fourth for the 1993 AL MVP, and became the recipient of his second Silver Slugger Award. While 1991 proved to be a tough year for Gonzalez, 1996 to 1998 was outstanding to the point of being listed as having the highest slugging percentage ratio to on-base percentage in the history of MLB by the New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract.
Gonzalez had many other accomplishments such as being the first five-time winner of the Rangers Player of the Year Award in 1999. After telling fans if he were not elected to the 1999 All-Star game his name would not be added to the roster, he was passed over for an invitation to play and when his Ranger’s uniform pants were too large for him, he refused to dress out for the Hall of Fame exhibition game. Although retired, there is something unique about buying a Juan Gonzalez rookie card, whether from a brick and mortar store or online from eBay.
Teams Juan Gonzalez has Played For- Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals
Top 3 Juan Gonzalez Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Juan Gonzalez Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.
1990 Bowman #492 Juan Gonzalez
1990 Donruss #33A Juan Gonzalez Reversed Picture
1990 Donruss #33B Juan Gonzalez Correct