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If you have not heard of Bryce Harper you will be very soon.  So what will Bryce Harper baseball cards be worth or Bryce Harper rookie cards when they hit the market?  If you look at past players and phenoms like Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Harper, and Ken Griffey Jr. he becomes a shoe in to be the next superstar.  The problem is there are many Bryce Harper Rookie Cardyoung super stars that never pan out like Ryan Leaf, Brian Taylor and Todd Van Poppel.  There is no doubt that when Bryce Harper baseball cards hit the card market they will be sought after by almost all collectors.  Companies like Upper Deck and Topps will surely try to capitalize on Harper’s popularity.

Why Buy Bryce Harper Baseball Cards?

Bryce Harper soon to be a MLB player currently plays for the College of Southern Nevada primarily as catcher. He is described as the presumptive first pick of the 2010 Major League Draft from The Washington Nationals. Harper stands at 6 foot 3 inches and weighs 205 lbs.

Harper played for the Las Vegas High School Wildcats before leaving two years early to pursue a professional career. He is the first high school sophomore to be named a first team All-American by Baseball America and has been called “The LeBron James of Baseball” by Sports Illustrated.

Bryce Harper primarily plays catcher, but can also play third base and right field. Harper also has been recorded pitching 96 mph. During the 2009 International Power Showcase at Tropicana Field. Harper hit a 502-foot home run, the record for the longest in that stadium, though it should be noted that this was with a metal/composite bat.

In 2008, Harper had a .599 batting average with 11 home runs and 67 RBIs in 38 games for Las Vegas High School. In 2009, Harper had a .626 batting average with 14 home runs and 55 RBIs.

Here are some of the best Bryce Harper Baseball Cards 

Approximate Value for a Bryce Harper Rookie Card

1) 2008 USA Baseball Bryce Harper baseball cards, #47 which is currently valued at $60 (Mint Condition).
2) 2008 USA Baseball Bryce Harper rookie card 16U National Team – Jersey Patch, Auto, Serial Numbered to 50, is valued at $800 (Mint Condition).
3) 2009 Bowman AFLAC Bryce Harper baseball cards, which is valued at $120 (Mint Condition).
4) 2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars USA By The Letter Bryce Harper Rookie Card – Auto, Serial Numbered to 100, is valued at $200 (Mint Condition).
5) 2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars USA National Team Future Watch Bryce Harper baseball cards – Team Jersey Patch, Auto, Serial Numbered to 50, is valued at $300 (Mint Condition).

Sports Collectors are excited over one of the most demanding cards on Ebay. For Example, An Ebay Seller has listed a Bryce Harper baseball cards that have been autographed for as high as $2.996 for a 2009 Bryce Harper Upper Deck USA Triple Jersey Green Auto Serial Numbered to 2. Would you believe, over 20 Rookie Baseball Cards for Stephen Strasburg rookie cards (on Ebay) listed over $300, and the rookie hasn’t even been drafted yet! This rookie’s future looks very bright. My Grade: Good investment/return on a reasonably priced card roughly around $200 or less.

This week Harper announced he will be leaving high school to get his GED 2 years earlier so he can be eligible for the major league draft in 2010.  That to me is a little disturbing but lets give the guy the benefit of the doubt.  He is a great young talent and he can always go back to school.  Team are going to offer this you prodigy in upwards of $20 million dollars.  I would like to be the one to say to a young athlete stay in school but $20 million guaranteed is hard to pass up.

Bryce Harper will continue to be talked about in the near future and Bryce Harper Baseball Cards will be mass produced by all the major sports card companies.  Make sure to be selective when you decide toy make a purchase.

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Alan Karpuch

Owner of GMA Grading Inc. Over 20 years experience in the sports card industry.

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