Frank Thomas rookie cards have always been popular baseball cards to collect.  The Big Hurt dominated opposing pitchers in the 1990’s.  He has won multiple MVP awards and was arguably the best hitter of the decade in the 90’s.  Frank was often compared to Ken Griffey Jr., Henry Arron, and Bo Jackson who was his teammate for a short time.  So what are the best Frank Thomas rookie cards to buy and what are they worth?  Here is a detailed list of the best Frank Thomas cards ever created with their current values.  Buyers should always pay close attention to the condition of a card before making any purchase.  Most Frank Thomas rookie cards are very affordable and still worth buying at their current levels.

Top Frank Thomas Rookie Cards

1990 Leaf Frank Thomas Rookie Card #300

The 1990 Leaf Frank Thomas rookie card is one of his most popular RC’s.  The baseball cards sell for around $35-$50 in Gem MT 10 condition.  Cards in Mint 9 condition are valued at about $15.  These baseball cards are very affordable and make great investments.   The Leaf  Frank Thomas rookie cards were not mass produced like his Topps and Score counterparts.  If you are looking for a great rookie card of the White Sox slugger this card should be near the top of your list.

Frank Thomas rookie card Leaf

1990 Topps Frank Thomas “No Name” Rookie Error Card

This was one of the most popular baseball cards in the hobby for a long time.  The No Name error Frank Thomas rookie card is still very valuable and very hard to find.  There is no exact number of how many of these Frank Thomas cards were actually produced but many believe it to be under 100 cards in production.  These cards are very hard to find in good condition.  These rare cards sell for around $800-$1200 depending on the condition that they are in.  Whether you are a Frank Thomas fan or not these cards have an enormous amount of potential do to their extreme scarcity and limited production run.

Frank Thomas baseball card error

1990 Score Frank Thomas #663

Score produced one of the most popular Frank Thomas rookie cards in the 90’s.  These cards have some centering issues but are normally found in good condition.  The score card can be purchased for $2-$3 in Mint condition or better which makes it one of the more affordable Frank Thomas rookie cards.

1990 Bowman Tiffany #320

This unique, glossy Frank Thomas card was only released in factory sets.  Only a few thousand of these rookie cards produced make them one of Frank’s rarest cards.  These cards confuse some collectors as they look exactly like the Bowman base cards.  The way to tell the difference is the high gloss finish.  Tiffany cards have the gloss while the regular cards don’t.  Gem mint 10 versions of these cards sell for around $100-$150.

Rarest Frank Thomas Baseball Cards

1993 Finest Refractor

This card is just awesome.  Only 241 card ever produced and it looks amazing.  These Frank Thomas baseball cards are a must have for any serious Thomas collector.  Mint 9 versions of these cards sell for $500 while gem mint 10 cards sell for over $1,000.

1987 Auburn Tigers Frank Thomas College Card

Another extremely rare card that was not circulated as much as his other rookie cards.  This card was produced by the University of Auburn and is one of Frank’s scarcest cards.  Buyers can expect to pay over $1,000 for a gem mint 10.

1991 Topps Frank Thomas Desert Shield

These rare gems were releases to soldiers who fought in the Iraq war.  These cards became amazing collectibles and almost impossible to find in premium condition.  High grade cards sell for hundreds of dollars. This is definitely one of the rarer Frank Thomas baseball cards ever produced.  A great long term investment.

Frank Thomas rookie cards may never be as popular as Ken Griffey Jr. rookies, but that is not because of his bat.  The Big Hurt will always be remembered as one of the greatest White Sox players of all-time and one of the best all around hitters ever to play the game of baseball.

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Alan Karpuch

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

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