Top Ronald Acuna Jr. Rookie Cards and eBay Hot List

According to Baseball America he was the number one prospect in baseball entering the 2018 season. Born in Venezuela, he was the kingpin of a deep and talented roster of youngsters in the organization. His talent and accomplishments in the minor leagues gave Braves fans something to look forward to and now that he’s arrived, Ronald Acuña Jr. rookie cards are among the hottest in the market.

Here is a look at some of his prospect and rookie cards–and a live list of the hottest  auctions on eBay.

2016 Early Releases

Acuña signed with the Braves in 2014, but unlike some prospects he did not have any immediate card releases. His first cards would be released in 2016 when he was included in 2016 Topps Heritage Minors where he is depicted as a member of the Single-A Rome Braves of the South Atlantic League. He did not sign for the set and other than the standard color parallels he had no additional cards produced.

2017 Prospect Cards

2017 saw Acuña’s inclusion in a number of prospect sets, which included his first autograph cards. Of these cards the most popular was included in 2017 Bowman Chrome, which were signed on card. Topps also included him in 2017 Bowman, 2017 Bowman Best, 2017 Bowman Chrome Draft.

When considering all of the various parallel cards in each set, Acuña had nearly 100 different autograph cards, with a little less than half being the preferred on card variety.  If your budget doesn’t allow for the high price autographs, there’s always the non-auto Chrome, which looks the same but doesn’t have his scribble. 

He also has autographs inside Bowman’s Best, with the ‘Best of 17’ autographs probably the top option since they’re on-card.  Again, there are several serial-numbered parallels in the mix, too.

It was rival Panini that produced the most Acuña cards in ’17, all of which were included in the company’s 2017 Elite Extra Edition.  These are among the lowest cost Acuña cards on the market.

2018 Ronald Acuña Rookie Cards

By the end of the 2017 season Acuña  was playing for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves and he began the 2018 season in the minor leagues but was called up early in the season.  That meant a big surge in official rookie cards hitting the market at just about every price level.  Topps was able to put Acuña and Gleyber Torres in Series 2 but only as short prints.  Found at a rate of about one per case of hobby boxes, the Acuña “bat down” rookie card is among his top cards.

He was a late add in the 2018 Topps Factory Set as card #698 with a photo that shows his bat pointing upward. 

There’s also a foil board parallel you can chase inside the 5-card cello packs that were inserted into each factory set.   

Collectors finally had a chase to score an official Ronald Acuña  Jr. rookie card easily inside boxes of 2018 Topps Update.  #US250 in the set, it’s just like his “bat up” card in the factory set except for the card number and the location of the “RC” logo (left on this one). 

There are numerous colored parallel versions of his Update rookie card and he has a “Rookie Debut” card inside the set.

Late in the year, Acuña  was #HMW50 in the Topps Holiday boxes sold exclusively through Walmart stores. The “bat down” card might be a long-term sleeper.  It’s fairly limited but not too limited. And of course, there are some colored parallels here too.

Another rookie card is #580 in the 2018 Heritage High Number set.  It’s just a straight posed photograph of him in his Braves home button-down.  There are parallels here, too.

You can also find him in Topps Chrome (#193) and Chrome Sapphire (this one’s pricey and was part of an online exclusive product from Topps), Bowman Chrome Mega Boxes, Chrome Update (a Target Mega Box exclusive, Clearly Authentic (autographs), Allen & Ginter and Stadium Club, among many others. 

Many of his rookie year cards also include autographed versions that are limited and significantly more expensive.  In all, he had over 1,700 cards issued in 2018.  As always, look for the “RC” logo on the front of his “official” Topps-branded rookie cards but he’s also in Panini’s MLBPA-licensed baseball issues.

Which are the best Ronald Acuña Jr. rookie cards?  It’s really a matter of personal preference and whether you care about having an autographed version.  There certainly is no shortage of options and if he has the type of career most are projecting, just about everything should be in demand as his career plays out.

You can see all of the 2018 Ronald Acuna Jr. rookie cards currently listed on eBay here. Below is a live list of the hottest eBay auctions, where you’ll find many of the high-end and highest graded examples of his earliest cards.

2018 Topps Chrome Ronald Acuna Refractor Rookie Auto RC #/499 PSA 10 L654

37 bids – Price: $1,225.00 – Watchers: 106

Item #373584836390

2017 Bowman Chrome Refractor Ronald Acuna RC Rookie AUTO /499 BGS 10 PRISTINE

23 bids – Price: $4,201.00 – Watchers: 80

Item #373583517613

2020 DYNASTY DUAL AUTO PATCH RONALD ACUNA JR.-JUAN SOTO BGS 8.5 AUTO 9 A4538-589

12 bids – Price: $630.00 – Watchers: 78

Item #384161045819

2018 Topps Chrome Update Refractor Ronald Acuna Jr. ROOKIE RC AUTO PSA 10 GEM

30 bids – Price: $374.96 – Watchers: 76

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2018 Topps #698 Ronald Acuna Jr. RC Rookie Bat Down Variation BGS 9.5 GEM MINT

81 bids – Price: $265.00 – Watchers: 73

Item #384164740664

2017 Bowman Chrome Purple Refractor Ronald Acuna RC Rookie AUTO /250 BGS 9.5

31 bids – Price: $3,300.00 – Watchers: 73

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2017 Bowman Chrome Green Refractor Ronald Acuna ROOKIE AUTO /99 BGS 9.5

19 bids – Price: $5,300.00 – Watchers: 62

Item #224459324725

2018 Topps Chrome Ronald Acuna Rookie Auto Autograph RC BGS 9.5 10 Braves L654

12 bids – Price: $325.00 – Watchers: 60

Item #124731076007

RONALD ACUNA JR & SHOHEI OHTANI DUAL AUTO # /49 2018 TOPPS NOW #AW-3B 2018 ROY

16 bids – Price: $581.00 – Watchers: 59

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2018 TOPPS CHROME SAPPHIRE #698 RONALD ACUNA JR RC BAT DOWN ROOKIE SSP PSA 9!

18 bids – Price: $925.00 – Watchers: 59

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2018 Topps Chrome Sapphire Ronald Acuna RC Auto PSA 10 Hot!!!

26 bids – Price: $4,199.00 – Watchers: 56

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2018 Topps Chrome Pink Refractor Ronald Acuna Jr. # 193 Rookie Card RC

12 bids – Price: $98.00 – Watchers: 56

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2017 Ronald Acuna Bowman Chrome Prospects RC Auto BGS 9.5/10 Gem – 10, (3) 9.5’s

21 bids – Price: $2,225.00 – Watchers: 56

Item #234009587049

2018 Topps Chrome Sapphire Ronald Acuna Jr. ROOKIE RC #698 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT

23 bids – Price: $1,575.00 – Watchers: 55

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2017 Bowman Chrome Ronald Acuna Jr. Auto Green Refractor PSA 10 GEM MINT POP 6!!

33 bids – Price: $8,377.00 – Watchers: 55

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2018 bowman chrome ronald acuna auto bgs 9.5/10 rookie

18 bids – Price: $217.50 – Watchers: 52

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2017 Bowman Chrome Orange Shimmer Refractor Ronald Acuna ROOKIE AUTO /25 BGS 9.5

40 bids – Price: $8,200.00 – Watchers: 52

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Ronald Acuna Jr. Signed 2018 Topps Living Set #19 PSA/DNA Auto RC Rookie Card

39 bids – Price: $320.00 – Watchers: 51

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2017 Bowman Chrome Prospects Ronald Acuna Jr. ROOKIE RC #BCP127 PSA 10

14 bids – Price: $180.00 – Watchers: 49

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2018 Topps Chrome Ronald Acuna Purple Refractor Auto RC 105/250 PSA 9 MINT 🔥

22 bids – Price: $850.00 – Watchers: 49

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2017 Bowman Chrome Auto Ronald Acuna Jr. Prospect Hot Rookie RC 

17 bids – Price: $411.00 – Watchers: 48

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2018 TOPPS CHROME RONALD ACUNA JR RC ROOKIE UPDATE PINK REFRACTOR GRADED PSA 10

21 bids – Price: $96.00 – Watchers: 44

Item #254981899787

Ronald Acuna Jr. ON CARD AUTO 2021 Topps 1986 Autograph Atlanta Braves

46 bids – Price: $105.50 – Watchers: 44

Item #164870839573

2021 Topps Tier 1 Ronald Acuna Jr On Card Auto 83/100 ATLANTA BRAVES

33 bids – Price: $89.00 – Watchers: 44

Item #194133688876

2018 Topps Chrome Ronald Acuna Blue Refractor Auto #106/150 BGS 9.5 10 L654

24 bids – Price: $1,225.00 – Watchers: 43

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2019 Topps #1 Hand Sign SP Variation Ronald Acuna Jr PSA 10

13 bids – Price: $127.50 – Watchers: 42

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2017 Bowman Chrome Prospects Ronald Acuna Jr #BCP127 PSA 10

17 bids – Price: $224.72 – Watchers: 41

Item #154456071943

2018 Ronald Acuna Jr. Brooklyn Collection Red Rookie Autograph Auto 04/15 BGS 9

14 bids – Price: $105.00 – Watchers: 40

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Ronald Acuna Jr. Signed 2018 Topps Update #US252 PSA/DNA RC Rookie (PSA 10 AUTO)

10 bids – Price: $127.50 – Watchers: 39

Item #363393623660

Ronald Acuna Jr. 1/1 Tier 1 Limited Lumber Bat Relic Autograph. Game Used Bat!!

14 bids – Price: $1,580.00 – Watchers: 39

Item #254980153932

2018 Topps Heritage Ronald Acuna Jr. Action Atlanta Braves RC Rookie PSA 10

16 bids – Price: $405.00 – Watchers: 39

Item #363400424784

2018 Topps Chrome Ronald Acuna Jr Rookie Card RC #193 Braves L864

6 bids – Price: $7.50 – Watchers: 39

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2017 Bowman Chrome #BCP127 Ronald Acuna Jr RC Rookie Gem Mint PSA 10

26 bids – Price: $175.10 – Watchers: 39

Item #203458411418

2021 Diamond Kings Ronald Acuna Jr Downtown SP #D-7 Braves L638

15 bids – Price: $56.00 – Watchers: 37

Item #373584781780

2017 1st Bowman Chrome Prospects Ronald Acuna Mega Box Rookie RC PSA 10

20 bids – Price: $405.00 – Watchers: 37

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2021 Topps Tier One Ronald Acuna Jr. Next Level Gold On Card Auto #17/25 Braves

3 bids – Price: $117.50 – Watchers: 36

Item #234010853325

2018 Topps Update Ronald Acuna Jr Rookie Card RC #US250 PSA 10 GEM MINT Braves 2

21 bids – Price: $173.49 – Watchers: 35

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2017 Bowman Chrome Mini Blue Shimmer /150 Ronald Acuna RC 1st Atlanta Braves

13 bids – Price: $43.00 – Watchers: 35

Item #234010894629

2021 TOPPS DEFINITIVE COLLECTION RONALD ACUNA JR AUTO /35 ATLANTA BRAVES NR

20 bids – Price: $125.00 – Watchers: 35

Item #194139819487

2018 Topps Chrome – Rookie – Refractor – Ronald Acuna Jr – PSA GEM MINT 10

5 bids – Price: $115.50 – Watchers: 34

Item #284292503163

2017 BOWMAN CHROME PROSPECTS RONALD ACUNA #BCP127 RC mega box refractor PSA 10

9 bids – Price: $405.00 – Watchers: 34

Item #373582735029

2017 Bowman Chrome Mega Box Ronald Acuna Refractor #BCP127 BGS 9.5 Braves L513

14 bids – Price: $152.50 – Watchers: 34

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2020 Topps Definitive Ronald Acuna Jr 1/1 Button Patch Auto Red

9 bids – Price: $424.00 – Watchers: 33

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2018 Donruss Optic Ronald Acuna Jr Pink Rated Rookie PSA 10

14 bids – Price: $41.00 – Watchers: 33

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2017 Bowman Chrome Prospects Ronald Acuna #BCP127 PSA 10

24 bids – Price: $315.00 – Watchers: 32

Item #384170498504

2018 Topps Update Ronald Acuna Jr. #US250 Rookie Card (RC) PSA 10 – 51191967

10 bids – Price: $152.49 – Watchers: 32

Item #274798961363

2018 Ronald Acuna Topps Chrome Update PINK REFRACTOR ROOKIE Rc #HMT25 PSA 10 GEM

11 bids – Price: $83.00 – Watchers: 32

Item #384170562488

ronald acuna 2020 Bowman Sterling First Signs Blue Refractor Auto 2/25

4 bids – Price: $58.00 – Watchers: 32

Item #294180647619

Alex Pardee ATLANTA Companion Card Topps Project 70 Ronald Acuna Jr Braves P70

25 bids – Price: $90.00 – Watchers: 32

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2018 Topps Update Rainbow Foil #US250 Ronald Acuna Jr. RC Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

14 bids – Price: $710.00 – Watchers: 32

Item #384169880826

Ronald Acuna Jr. Signed 2018 Topps Update #US252 PSA/DNA RC Rookie (PSA 10 AUTO)

26 bids – Price: $105.00 – Watchers: 32

Item #363398537713

2019 Ronald Acuna Jr Topps Finest Refractor Autographs Auto SP Atlanta Braves

14 bids – Price: $117.50 – Watchers: 31

Item #144038673354

2019 Topps Chrome Orange Refractor AUTO Ronald Acuna JR 09/25

19 bids – Price: $32.00 – Watchers: 31

Item #164874131311

(4) Lot 2018 Topps Throwback Thursday Ronald Acuna Jr Rookie RC #124 Braves L246

12 bids – Price: $83.00 – Watchers: 31

Item #124725039578

2018 bowman platinum ronald acuna jr auto

7 bids – Price: $52.00 – Watchers: 30

Item #124730682586

2018 Topps Ronald Acuna Jr Throwback Thursday Rookie Card RC #209 Braves L510

14 bids – Price: $27.00 – Watchers: 30

Item #373583670663

2017 Bowman Chrome Prospect Ronald Acuna Card #BCP127 Mega Box Atlanta Braves

16 bids – Price: $63.05 – Watchers: 30

Item #334006573911

2018 Topps Luminaries Hits Ronald Acuna RC Rookie Quad Jersey AUTO 13/15

28 bids – Price: $267.00 – Watchers: 30

Item #363400428914

2018 Topps Update Legends in the Making Blue Ronald Acuna Jr PSA 10 Rookie RC

20 bids – Price: $54.85 – Watchers: 29

Item #234005142326

2021 Topps Project 70 #34 Ronald Acuna Jr Braves Art Card by Alex Pardee

20 bids – Price: $51.00 – Watchers: 29

Item #194131809579

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