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Four Years Later, First Autograph Cards of Cody Bellinger are Heating Up the Hobby

May 8, 2017

Bellinger Blog

Almost four years before Los Angeles Dodgers rookie outfielder Cody Bellinger became an everyday starter in late April and immediately started ripping the cover off the ball, he caught the eye of Panini America officials. They tabbed the then-18-year-old Bellinger to sign autographs for inclusion in the company’s 2013 Elite Extra Edition Baseball product. Fast forward to today and we find Bellinger hitting a robust .357 with five home runs and 14 RBI in his first 11 games — and his 2013 Elite Extra Edition Baseball autograph cards are just as hot.

Bellinger’s 2013 Elite Extra Edition Baseball autographs were his first on the market by two years. It just took a little time for them to resonate with many collectors. A green-ink short print limited to just 10 copies recently sold on eBay for $310. A few short months earlier, one sold for just $102. Search eBay and you’ll find similar appreciation across the Bellinger board.

In addition to producing Bellinger’s first autographed trading cards, Panini America also has produced his only 2017 autograph cards to date. He has been featured in both 2017 Donruss Baseball and 2017 Diamond Kings Baseball. Check out his complete Panini America checklist below.

SET INSERT/SUBSET #
2013 EEE Autographed Prospects 158
2013 EEE Autographed Prospects Red Ink Signatures 158
2013 EEE Autographed Prospects Green Ink Signatures 158
2013 EEE Aspirations Die Cut Prospects 158
2013 EEE Blue Status Die Cut Prospects 158
2013 EEE Emerald Status Die Cut Prospects 158
2013 EEE Orange Status Die Cut Prospects 158
2013 EEE Gold Status Die Cut Prospects 158
2013 EEE Aspirations Die Cut Prospect Signatures 158
2013 EEE Blue Status Die Cut Prospects Signatures 158
2013 EEE Emerald Status Die Cut Prospects Signatures 158
2013 EEE Orange Status Die Cut Prospects Signatures 158
2013 EEE Gold Status Die Cut Prospects Signatures 158
2013 EEE Black Status Die Cut Prospects Signatures 158
2017 Donruss The Prospects TP-14
2017 Donruss The Prospects Gray Border TP-14
2017 Donruss The Prospects Gold Press Proof TP-14
2017 Donruss The Prospects Aqueous Test Proof TP-14
2017 Donruss The Prospects Pink Border TP-14
2017 Donruss The Prospects Artist Proof TP-14
2017 Donruss The Prospects Press Proof TP-14
2017 Donruss The Prospects Cyan Back TP-14
2017 Donruss The Prospects Printing Plates Black TP-14
2017 Donruss The Prospects Printing Plates Cyan TP-14
2017 Donruss The Prospects Printing Plates Magenta TP-14
2017 Donruss The Prospects Printing Plates Yellow TP-14
2017 Donruss Promising Pros Materials Signatures PPMS-CB
2017 Donruss Promising Pros Materials Signatures Gold PPMS-CB
2017 Donruss Promising Pros Materials Signatures Black PPMS-CB
2017 Diamond Kings DK Materials DKM-CO
2017 Diamond Kings DK Materials Holo Silver BKM-CO
2017 Diamond Kings DK Materials Holo Gold BKM-CO
2017 Diamond Kings DK Materials Holo Blue BKM-CO
2017 Diamond Kings DK Materials Masterpiece DKM-CO
2017 Diamond Kings DK Signatures DKS-CB
2017 Diamond Kings DK Signatures Holo Silver DKS-CB
2017 Diamond Kings DK Signatures Holo Gold DKS-CB
2017 Diamond Kings DK Signatures Holo Blue DKS-CB
2017 Diamond Kings DK Signatures Masterpiece DKS-CB

 

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  1. May 9, 2017 5:48 am

    Outstanding appreciation for this current market trend, I bet collectors all over have been checking their stash for his Panini cards from 2013. Thanks Tracy!

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