Prospects to Invest In
*Disclaimer – I am far from an expert in Soccer & Basketball, so any soccer or basketball on these rankings are limited to what I’ve seen online. Each week this list may change and I’ll have a card to grab for each prospect. The card to grab won’t change each week, unless there is an addition to the top 10 and will typically be under $100 in value for those looking to start a collection of whichever prospect. While I’ll start with the 4 major sports, please send in highlights/suggestions to my twitter, @hostscards especially for other sports I may have missed! Enough rambling, let’s get to the prospects.
1. Connor Bedard - NHL
Billed as the next Connor McDavid, Bedard will be drafted 1st overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in June (ugh) . He had 143 points in 57 games for the CHL Regina Pats. His Young Guns card may not actually be out yet, but I am pretty sold on his future success, so if other lesser sought after rookie cards come up first, buy them.
Card to grab: Upper Deck CHL Refractor
2. Bryce Young – NFL
Being the number 1 overall pick as a Quarterback has to get you on this list, doesn’t it? Young heads to a young Carolina team that will build around him for years to come. NFL licensed rookie cards come out in the next few months, but the Bowman University product is really nice to start!
Card to grab: Bowman University RC Base card
3. Jackson Holiday – MLB
Matt Holiday’s kid is lighting up a storm in the minor leagues so fast that he’s already been promoted a level and hasn’t slowed down since getting promoted. The first overall draft pick in 2022 is primed for huge success and his cards aren’t extremely high priced, yet.
Card to grab: 1st Bowman Chrome Draft Sapphire
4. Adley Rutschman -MLB
He’s not technically a rookie after playing 113 games last year and finishing 2nd in the Rookie-of-the-year voting, I feel compelled to add him right now. He leads the American League in walks, he’s increased his batting average so far and hes also cut down his strike out rate. He’s a great defensive catcher whose offensive upside has to put him as a top 5 catcher already in his young career.
Card to grab: 2023 Topps S1 RC PSA 10
5. CJ Stroud – NFL
The next quarterback taken in this draft, Ohio State’s CJ Stroud is headed to a Houston team with some interesting weapons already. We saw Justin Fields, who Stroud took over for when Fields got drafted, start to have real NFL success this year, so I believe Stroud has what it takes too. Again, we’ll focus on Bowman University for Stroud currently too.
Card to grab: Bowman University 1st Bowman Refractor
6. Jackson Chourio – MLB
One of two Chourio brothers in the MiLB pipeline, Jackson looks to beat his brother to the majors one day with the Brewers. He projects to have a really good bat, solid power, and really good speed. Everything we love in a prospect when we’re looking to buy his cards!
Card to grab: 1st Bowman Chrome Blue refractor /150
7. Corbin Carroll – MLB
The Diamondback’s first round draft pick from a few years ago is the fastest player in baseball. He’s on pace for about 50 steals this year, not to mention he’s hitting .301, lowered his strike out rate from last year and increased his hard hit percentage from last year as well. He was named the number 1 prospect in the MLB before the season for good reason!
Card to grab: 1st Bowman Chrome refractor /499
8. Jordan Walker – MLB
The St Louis Cardinals prospect can mash! He hit .274 in his short stint in the majors to start the season. Why is he in the minors now? His defense isn’t so good and the Cardinals organization is quite a mess. Still, he’s going to be a great hitter for a long time once he gets called up for good.
Card to grab: 1st Bowman Chrome Refractor PSA 9
9. Garrett Wilson – NFL
He gets a big bump in value with Aaron Rodgers as his QB, at least for the short term. Even with Zach Wilson, Garrett had a big rookie season for the Jets, so his value is only going to increase for the long term! I’d bet on a 1,000 yard season for him with Rodgers at the helm and a good chunk of TDs too. While not technically a rookie, he’s still a prospect with just 1 year of NFL experience.
Card to grab: Press Proof Gold Rated Rookie
10. Bijan Robinson – NFL
Proclaimed as the best Running back in the draft and a generational talent, the Falcons got themselves a fantastic prospect. The team has some interesting offensive weapons, but big questions at Quarterback, which hold him down in this list.
Card to grab: Bowman University Pink Lava Refractor /100