New York Mets: Best five baseball cards to invest in right now
By Michael Calascione
4) 2018 1st Bowman Chrome Andres Gimenez Auto #AG
The number four card is Andres Gimenez’s 1st Bowman Chrome card. Like the David Peterson card this one has an autograph as well.
Andres Gimenez has been in the Mets system since he was signed out of Venezuela at the age of 16. He has been highly regarded from day 1 but the expectations of him have varied over the years.
Gimenez made the team with the rosters expanded to 30 players and with Robinson Cano going on the injured list and Amed Rosario slumping he has seen more playing time recently.
Since Cano went down, Gimenez has had a stranglehold on playing time, currently hitting a little below .300 and has been very impressive in all facets of the game, offense, defense, and with his speed.
It is still early in the season but with a shortened 60 game season Andres Gimenez could make a run at National League Rookie of the Year. He would be the second Met to win the award in as many years and it would skyrocket his baseball card value.
Since the start of the season, his card prices have gone up significantly.
Sometimes you do not have to be the flashiest or strongest player, you just have to be a solid above-average player.
With the ability Gimenez has to play all three infield positions at a high defensive level it would be safe to assume he will stick around when everyone is back healthy. Even if it is as a late-inning defensive replacement, he still has value because of his defense and speed.