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New York Mets: Best five baseball cards to invest in right now

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 12: Andres Gimenez #60 and Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets slap gloves as they celebrate an 11-6 win against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on August 12, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 12: Andres Gimenez #60 and Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets slap gloves as they celebrate an 11-6 win against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on August 12, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 13: David Peterson #77 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals in the first inning during their game at Citi Field on August 13, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

5) 2017 1st Bowman Chrome David Peterson Auto #CDADP

The number five card on the list is David Peterson’s 1st Bowman Chrome card. 1st Bowman represents the players’ first baseball card produced by a licensed brand, in this case, Bowman. Sometimes the cards come with autographs on them which adds to the value.

Peterson’s card is one of those that have an autograph on it and in fact, it is an on-card auto which increases its value even more.

The reason David Peterson is on this list is because he currently the second-best pitcher in the Mets rotation at 24 years old and continues to impress every fifth day. Through four starts with the Mets he is pitching to a 2.91 ERA over 21.2 innings with 17 strikeouts.

He is currently auditioning for a spot in the 2021 rotation and if he can continue to grow, he will position himself quite nicely to fill one of those open spots.

It is still exceedingly early for Peterson, but it never hurts getting in on the ground floor. He is a bright spot for this team that has been up and down so far this season and who knows what the future holds for him for this season as well as his career moving forward.

He could push for N.L. Rookie of the Year potentially depending on how the rest of the league and his teammate (more on that later) play the rest of the season.

In a season where there have been many injuries to the rotation and with Marcus Stroman’s opt-out the light will shine bright on Peterson and if he performs well his baseball card will only grow in value.

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