Even in limited play in 2018, Nick Senzel bashed in both Double-A and Triple-A. Senzel did have offseason elbow surgery, but he's expected to be ready for 2019 Spring Training. His offensive potential and ability to hold his own in the field just about anywhere means that he has a bright future with a Reds team that could use his potent bat in the lineup.
So, it's little surprise that Nick Senzel rookie cards are hot commodities at the start of the 2019 MLB season, much as they were in 2018. The hottest card is Nick Senzel's 2017 Bowman Prospects card, numbered #BP1, and the Chrome version of the card #BCP1. What makes it a hot card is that it's his 1st Bowman card. Bowman rookie cards are regarded highly in the baseball card hobby. There are also several parallel versions of this card that allow more serious baseball card investors the chance to get a higher return on investment.
The 2017 Bowman Prospects card is particularly a key rookie card because of the interest in collectors getting their copies graded by trading card grading giant PSA. There are already 149 PSA 10 Gem Mint copies of the base Nick Senzel card and 305 of the Chrome card. While no longer the top Reds prospect, interest is still definitely there for Nick Senzel and his 1st Bowman card.
The base Rookie Card of Nick Senzel is very affordable with about a $1.50 price point at the beginning of the 2019 season. Even a PSA 10 copy of the base card can be had on eBay under $15 in February 2019. A Chrome base card isn't much more and a PSA 10 Chrome card sold for around $20 in early February 2019. The Yellow Parallel is around $3 on eBay. There's also the various numbered parallels including the Silver parallel numbered to 499. If you want to "go for broke" with Senzel, there's the Gold parallel numbered to 50, and the Orange parallel numbered to 25.
If you're looking for something in between, there are two other parallels, too. There's the Purple parallel numbered to 250 and the Blue parallel numbered to 150. These options allow you to essentially choose how much you want to invest in a particular player. Collectors seem pretty happy with Nick Senzel's potential, offensive ability, and positional versatility, so he's a less risky investment than many other rookie cards.
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