Top 5 Cards to Collect
Ronald Acuña Jr. is baseball’s storm in cleats. Plucked from Venezuela in 2014, he catapulted into the MLB by 2018 and immediately grabbed the NL Rookie of the Year title. Flash forward to 2023, and he’s not just in the running for the NL MVP but also making history. This year, Acuña did the unthinkable, becoming the first player to belt 30 homers while swiping a jaw-dropping 60 bases. With his meteoric rise, it’s no wonder his rookie cards are surging in value. Check our list of top RCs and more from one of baseball’s brightest stars.
Top Ronald Acuña Jr. #s 5-1
5: 2018 Topps Five Star #FSA-RA Ronald Acuña Jr. RC Auto
A five-star card for a five-star player with five-star tools, the 2018 Topps Five Star #FSA-RA Ronald Acuña Jr. is one of the more expensive in the Braves sensations collection. And the value should only climb as he continues paving a path to Cooperstown. Remember, this is the first player to tally 30 jacks and 60 swipes in a campaign. And we’re not even in October, folks.
4: 2018 Topps Diamond Icons #AC-RA Ronald Acuña Jr. RC Autographs /25
Check this out. Including the three parallels outside of the base set, the print run of the 2018 Topps Diamond Icons #AC-RA Ronald Ronald Acuña Jr. RC Auto is just 41. Yes. The base set is rare, with a print run of only 25, but the parallels are even more elusive, with just one gold parallel in existence. Acquiring one of these takes a deep dive into the ole’ piggy bank.
PS: As of March 2023, there was only one sale of this card on record. Collectors are stashing!
3: 2018 Topps Bat Down SP #698 Ronald Acuña Jr. RC
Located in Topps Series 2 packs, the 2018 Topps Bat Down SP #698 Ronald Acuña Jr. RC is one of the most coveted in the Acuña Jr. family and steals the show without the bells and whistles of an auto or swatch. The “Bat Down” version is rarer than the “Bat Up” version in this set, as there’s roughly one per case. You know the saying! Happy Hunting!
2: 2018 Topps Update White Jersey with Bat SSP #US250 Ronald Acuña Jr. RC Auto
There’s a reason the 2018 Topps Update White Jersey with Bat SSP #US250 Ronald Acuña Jr. RC Auto ranks so highly on this list, and it’s simple. Only two of these autos have graded out at a PSA 10. You read it correctly—just two. Now, the autograph is on a sticker rather than directly on the card. However, this doesn’t diminish the value of this gem. Grabbing one of these is the equivalent of snatching a golden ticket.
1: 2017 Bowman Chrome® Prospect #CPA-RA Ronald Acuña Jr. Auto
The Michael Jackson of Ronald Acuña Jr. cards, the 2017 Bowman Chrome Prospect #CPA-RA is truly a showstopper. Just as MJ had the world moonwalking, this card has collectors and fans spinning with excitement. It’s not just Acuña’s debut in the Bowman series; it’s his first-ever Bowman Chrome autograph, making it the ‘Billie Jean’ of baseball cards – unique, unforgettable, and always in demand.
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