Mike Trout‘s key card was actually an insert in the 2009 Bowman Chrome set and comes with an autograph and several refractor variations. The Bowman cards have been among the most sought after and first cards released by a professional baseball player since their introduction in 1996 and have therefore become a go-to for baseball collectors. A very pricy card due to its rarity but also a great investment piece.
This card comes with the iconic Topps rookie card logo and shows Trout preparing to hit the ball. A very iconic and sought-after set that comes with several refractor variations. What makes this card also very appealing is the relatively low population.
The Topps set is always a very sought-after one and comes with a clean but also iconic design. The card shows Trout in the white Angels throwback uniform right after ripping a line drive. A card that is still affordable but comes with great value.
Therefore, the Bowman Draft card is a regular paper card and is more affordable than the Bowman Chrome version. The artwork differs and shows him with his eyes focused on the ball. The card also comes with some Chrome variations that you can pull.
Even though Panini does not release officially licensed sets and therefore does not even include the team logos, the finite black 1 of 1 parallel of this card has sold for $94,710 in mid-2021. This shows how rare these Trout cards are setting a new record for any PRIZM baseball card. A great-looking card design even without the Angels logos.