3) 2016 Topps Chrome Michael Conforto #52
The number three card is Michael Conforto’s 2016 Topps Chrome Rookie Card. Conforto looks like he is in mid-season form hitting .329/.436/.494/.930 as of Saturday 8/16. He is also mashing left-handed pitching with all three of his home runs coming off lefties.
This is the player we all thought Conforto would become over the last few years and now that he is fully healthy it looks like that is what is happening. He is a very underrated player around the league, but his numbers show he is an above-average hitter.
He will be a free agent after the 2021 season, and it is imperative that the Mets sign him to an extension. Conforto is one of the core guys on this team and he is a blue-chip player with a blue-chip rookie card available to invest in.
Conforto is an upward trending player for this Mets team and when looking at baseball cards to invest in you want to pick players with bright futures that also have an upward trend going forward.
Even if the Mets are unable to retain him post-2021 and he goes to another team he is still a great talent and will thrive wherever he goes if he stays healthy. This allows his rookie cards to still hold value.
The card’s value is affected by the play of the player more than the team he is on. So even if he leaves the Mets his card will still be a good investment because he will still be talented.