The Card: 2015 Topps Update J.T. Realmuto RC # US398
And so, J.T. Realmuto cards have just become more important. After months of rumors, the Miami Marlins finally have catcher J.T. Realmuto his wish and exchanged him. He finished in Philadelphia with Jorge Alfaro, prospect Sixto Sanchez and more on the way to Florida.
In the past few seasons Realmuto has emerged as one of the best catchers in baseball, but not many people have noticed it. Because the Marlins do not receive much national attention, it is perhaps an understatement to say that the 2018 Silver Slugger winner was overlooked in the hobby. But it is not exactly new.
In an era where many players end up with dozens of different Rookie Cards, you can count all Realmuto's on one side. In addition, he never received the Bowman Chrome signature that today is the cornerstone of most players.
The most commonly available J.T. Realmuto Rookie Card comes from 2015 Topps update. The card has seen a boost lately, but it is still very affordable, especially when you look at the fact that Realmuto does not have the same number of early options as we are used to today. Just switching from Miami to Philadelphia should receive more attention. It will be even more the case if the young members of the Phillies meet in the next few years as the team hopes.
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