July 11


Best Aaron Judge Prospect & Rookie Cards

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Hello! If you’re looking for a list of the best Aaron Judge rookie and prospect (aka pre-rookie) baseball cards, then you’ve come to the right place.

Aaron Judge has quickly become one of the most popular players in Major League Baseball.

The towering outfielder made his debut with the New York Yankees in 2016, and he has already established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the game.

Judge's impressive performance on the field has led to increased interest in his rookie cards, which have become a hot commodity among collectors and investors.

While Aaron Judge cards are not currently worth as much as some other well-known veterans, they are expected to increase in value over time as Judge solidifies his place among baseball's elite.

For those looking to get in on the ground floor, Aaron Judge rookie cards are potentially a wise investment.

Thanks to his numerous accomplishments and extraordinary talent, Aaron Judge is sure to be one of the top players in baseball for years to come.

The experts here at Sports Card Sharks have spent countless hours sifting through each and every Kevin Durant rookie card on the market and have compiled a list of the ones we feel are the best of the best. Enjoy the list!


How Do We Pick The Best Cards?

The rookie cards we select for our lists are judged based on 3 criteria:

  • Design / Aesthetics
  • Price
  • Rarity

What Makes Us Different?

At Sports Card Sharks, we tend to go against the grain. We typically aren’t buying what everyone else is buying when everyone else is buying it, so if you’re moving with the masses this may not be the right list for you. Adios!

Why Should You Trust Us?

Our Founder is an 80's baby that grew up in the 90's collecting sports cards during the junk wax era.

While card collecting when on hiatus for a couple of decades, that passion was re-sparked in 2020 and we haven't looked back since.

We spend countless hours researching each player and constructing these posts to help you save time and energy so that you can focus on the fun part which is collecting!

Aaron Judge Player Profile

MLB Draft: Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 31st round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Linden High School and the New York Yankees in the 1st round (32nd) of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from California State University, Fresno

College: Cal State University, Fresno

Team: New York Yankees

Position: Outfield

Height: 6' 7"

Weight: 282 lbs

Date of Birth: April 26, 1992

All-Star Appearances: 3x

Championships: 0x

Career Statistics: View Here

Why We Love Aaron Judge

  • Rookie of the Year
  • Home Run Derby Champion
  • 3x All-Star
  • 2x Silver Slugger

Our List of the Top Aaron Judge Rookie and Prospect Cards

Photo of a 2013 Aaron Judge Bowman Sterling Rookie Card

1. 2013 Aaron Judge Bowman Sterling #AJ

While this card is technically prior to his MLB Debut and is considered a "Pre-Draft" rookie by many collectors, we still felt it was necessary to feature it because Judge looks like an absolute badass.

Also Check Out: Fernando Tatis Jr

Photo of a 2017 Aaron Judge Allen & Ginter Rookie Card

2. 2017 Aaron Judge Topps Allen & Ginter #172

The Topps Allen & Ginter set always comes with cool vintage artwork and are a staple rookie card for many baseball card collectors.

Also Check Out: Juan Soto

Photo of a 2017 Aaron Judge Topps Five Star Rookie Card

3. 2017 Aaron Judge Topps Five Star #FSA-AJ

This Five Star rookie card brings some flash and flare with it's design but the autograph is the real draw to this Aaron Judge card.

Also Check Out: Byron Buxton

Photo of a 2017 Aaron Judge Topps Definitive Rookie Card

4. 2017 Aaron Judge Topps Definitive #ARC-AJU

It should be noted that the card featured above is the green parallel which is a short print to /25. We love the elegant design of this Topps Definitive rookie card.

Also Check Out: Shohei Ohtani

Photo of 2017 Aaron Judge Topps Transcendent Rookie Card

5. 2017 Aaron Judge Topps Transcendent #2

There are a number of great Aaron Judge rookie cards available from the Topps Transcendent set but this particular one really stood out to us. We're obsessed with the vintage wood grain design of the card.

Also Check Out: Vladimir Guerrero Jr

Photo of a 2017 Aaron Judge Topps Gallery Rookie Card

6. 2017 Aaron Judge Topps Gallery #117

These Topps Gallery rookie cards are quite literally a work of art. The clean white design plus the gold accents really make this look like a high end rookie card. You also can't go wrong with any on-card autograph.

Also Check Out: Mike Trout

Photo of a 2017 Aaron Judge Topps Chrome Catching Rookie Card

7. 2017 Aaron Judge Topps Chrome #169

The 6' 7" Judge can get to just about anything hit his way and we love that his defense was featured on a rookie card despite being known for his power at the plate.

Also Check Out: Luis Robert

Photo of a 2017 Aaron Judge Topps Museum Collection Rookie Card

8. 2017 Aaron Judge Topps Museum Collection #95

Similar to the Topps Gallery card above, this Topps Museum Collection rookie card could quite literally be featured in a museum.

Also Check Out: Sammy Sosa

Photo of a 2017 Aaron Judge National Treasures Rookie Card

9. 2017 Aaron Judge National Treasures RPA #162

While Panini doesn't have the rights to featured the team names on the uniforms, the National Treasures set is still a crowd favorite for baseball card collectors.

This Aaron Judge rookie card features the trifecta of being a rookie card, plus a relic patch, and an autograph (RPA).

Also Check Out: Frank Thomas

Photo of a 2013 Aaron Judge Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects Auto Rookie Card

10. 2013 Aaron Judge Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Autographs #BCAAJ

While this rookie card is also prior to his MLB Debut, most card collectors consider the Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Auto to be his first "true" rookie card and is one of the most highly sought-after by Judge collectors.

Also Check Out: Juan Gonzalez

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