Baseball, and baseball card collecting, have long been fascinated with the next big thing. Established stars are great. So are Hall of Famers. But for whatever reason, the hobby has been fascinated, perhaps to the point of irrational exuberance, by prospects.
It is unlikely that this will change in 2024. So, there is the potential for great profit with cards of top prospects who make good. These cards are also fraught with risk, but that doesn’t seem to stop the hobby from chasing them.
As we head into the 2024 season, only Jackson Holliday ranks higher on the MLB prospect list than Jackson Chourio. But who is Chourio? What are the best Jackson Chourio baseball cards? And are his cards a good investment?
Jackson Chourio doesn’t even turn 20 years old until March of 2024, but he’s already the #2 prospect in the game according to MLB.com. After signing as an international amateur free agent on January 15, 2021, Chourio has rocketed through the minor leagues.
After an impressive showing in rookie ball in 2021, Chourio played at three minor league levels in 2022, ending the year at AA, where he was more than 6 years younger than the average player. He hit a combined .288/.342/.538 on the year with 20 home runs.
2023 saw Chourio repeat AA, with a late-season promotion to AAA. He hit .283/.338/.467 for the season with 22 home runs and was again one of the youngest players in the league. This aggressive rise through the minor leagues sets Chourio up well to spend part of 2024 in AAA and potentially make his major league debut at some point during the season.
The Milwaukee Brewers believe in Jackson Chourio. In early December 2023, they signed him to an 8-year/$82 million contract with two additional $25 million/year option years. This set a new record for the largest contract ever signed by a player prior to making their major league debut.
Despite not yet making his major league debut, Jackson Chourio has appeared on 1,771 cards already in his young career, according to the Trading Card Database (TCDB.com).
These include a handful in 2021, the year he signed, in the unlicensed Onyx Vintage product. He then appeared on 783 and 983 cards, respectively.
Jackson Chourio will likely start the season at AAA, but could make his major league debut at some point in the 2024 season. Unless that happens very early in the season, it’s likely his true rookie cards will be in 2025 products.
With over 1,700 Jackson Chourio cards to choose from, any top 10 list will be subjective and incomplete.
We’ll stick with base cards for our list, but understand that if you’re looking for a tougher pull and higher price points, plenty of parallel versions exist for the cards on our list. Generally speaking, with ultra-modern cards, parallels, SPs, and variations are likely a better investment than base cards.
The population counts of cards are much lower than base cards. But, if you’re just looking to add some entry-level Chourio cards to your collection, base is a great place to start.
Technically a minor league release, but worth the #10 spot on our list. Topps Heritage Minor League is a highly underrated set, in my opinion. The low box price keeps prices in check, but these tend to be nice-looking cards. There are no recent comps for a PSA-graded copy, of which only 35 copies exist.
Destined to be a little bit overlooked as one of the Bowman card between the 1st Bowman and the true rookie card, the 2023 Bowman Chrome Prospects Jackcson Chourio is worth a bit of your attention.
While it won’t have the price tag of the 1st Bowman long-term, it has a chance to be a reasonably priced consultation prize if the 1st Bowman starts to exceed some collector’s budget. A lot has to go right for Chourio for that scenario to play out, but even now they sell for $40-50 in a PSA 10 slab, with a PSA pop of just over 80.
The 2022 Bowman Draft offering doesn’t get the attention of some of the cards further down our list, but it’s a solid enough 1st Bowman year card. This is another one with a low PSA population and low cost of acquisition.
If you were going to pick one Chourio card to pick up, this probably isn’t #1 on the list, but if you’re grabbing a few, you can do worse than the Bowman Draft.
The Sapphire version of the Bowman Draft card has been graded less than 100 times by PSA, but brings a little Sapphire sparkle to the Bowman Draft line. All these while being quite affordable with prices between $35 and $50 for a PSA 10.
The Bowman Draft Chrome card is the premium version of the Draft product line but doesn’t get the love of the Prospects card. PSA has only graded 20 copies of this card, but recent sales have only been for around $35.
The paper version of Chourio’s 1st Bowman card has been graded about 1,100 times by PSA, well below the total for the Chrome version. Still, this card can be had for only about $25-40 in a PSA 10 slab.
I’m not sure this card is a particularly good investment, although there’s something to be said about the low buy-in price here. If you want a Chourio card in your collection, this isn’t a bad choice. Again, parallel versions will offer more value.
Heritage cards are popular with a certain segment of the collecting universe, but I feel they are somewhat overlooked by many. They typically offer great vintage-inspired designs and a more “old school” feel.
In this case, the total PSA population is also much lower than some of the more popular prospect products on this list.
The total PSA population of this card is only 24, with 19 of those in PSA 10 slabs. The last few comps are in the $50-70 range. If Chourio can perform in the big leagues like many believe he can, that population count and price could both climb.
The Chrome version of Heritage brings a little modern shine to the vintage brand. Some may consider that an odd mix, but I like to think of it as offering a little something for every taste.
The PSA population here is only 20 cards in total, with 15 of those in PSA 10 slabs. Recent comps put a PSA 10 in the $60-70 range. With such low total PSA populations on the two Chrome cards, I wonder if there’s not an opportunity here on a low-cost special.
The Sapphire Edition version of Chourio’s 2022 Bowman card has a larger PSA population than many of the cards on our list, but not an outlandish population by any stretch. The Sapphire finish is popular with collectors, as this is Chourio’s most valuable card on our list. In a PSA 10 slab, these have been selling for $150 to $170.
The 1st Bowman Chrome Prospects card is often among a player’s most desirable. That is true for Jackson Chourio, as well. The card has the highest PSA population on the list, by a significant margin. The high total population and high number of PSA 10s keep prices in check, and this card can still be had for $60-70 in a PSA 10 slab.
The card isn’t overpriced at this level, at least not considering Chourio’s stock as a prospect, but the high population makes me think you’d be better off targeting a lower-pop parallel version.
|Total PSA Pop
|Recent Sale Pop
|Recent Sale Price
|2022 Topps Heritage Minor League Jackson Chourio #23
|PSA 10 = 13
|2023 Bowman Chrome Prospects Jackson Chourio #BCP-76
|PSA 10 = 27
|PSA 10 = $40-50
|2022 Bowman Draft Jackson Chourio #BD-115
|PSA 10 = 21
|PSA 10 = $35-40
|2022 Bowman Draft Sapphire Edition Jackson Chourio #BDC-115
|PSA 10 = 67
|PSA 10 = $35-50
|2022 Bowman Draft Chrome Jackson Chourio #BDC-115
|PSA 10 = 9
|PSA 10 = $35
|2022 Bowman Prospects Jackson Chourio #BP-79
|PSA 10 = 811
|PSA 10 = $25-40
|2022 Bowman Heritage Jackson Chourio #BHP-106
|PSA 10 = 19
|PSA 10 = $50-70
|2022 Bowman Heritage Chrome Prospects Jackson Chourio #BHPC-106
|PSA 10 = 15
|PSA 10 = $60-70
|2022 Bowman Sapphire Edition Jackson Chourio #BCP-79
|PSA 10 = 808
|PSA 10 = $150-170
|2022 Bowman Chrome Prospects Jackson Chourio #BCP-79
|PSA 10 = 3,945
|PSA 10 = $60-70
If you’re looking for an even bigger bet on Chourio’s future, an autographed card is the way to go. Chourio has already appeared on a rather large number of autographed cards for a player who has not yet made his big league debut, but below are a few worth considering.
The 2022 Bowman Chrome Jackson Chourio Autograph is the key Chourio autograph card. It already has been graded over 5,300 times by PSA and in a PSA 10 sells for $500-800, with prices trending towards the higher end of that range recently. That’s a lot of money to spend on a card of a player who’s not yet even hit the big leagues. I will admit that’d give me pause for sure. That being said, if you think Chourio is the real deal, the card could be selling for 2-3 times that price by this time next year.
The unlicensed Onyx Vintage Autograph is Chourio’s first autograph appearance, a year before his 1st Bowman cards. Only one copy of the Blue (/275) version has been graded, and it’s a PSA 6. Raw they sell for around $50, a much smaller buy-in for those on a budget.
Other Chourio autographs fall somewhere in between. An example is the 2022 Bowman Chrome Mega Box Jackson Chourio Auto, which has a PSA total population of 380, with a fairly low 41% of those in PSA 10 slabs. Recent PSA 10 slabs have sold for $300 to $400.
|Total PSA Pop
|Recent Sale Pop
|Recent Sale Price
|2022 Bowman Chrome Jackson Chourio Autograph #BCP79
|PSA 10 = 3,951
|PSA 10 = $500-800
|2021 Onyx Vintage Autographs Blue Jackson Chourio #VAJC
|PSA 6 = 1
Raw = $50
|2022 Bowman Chrome Mega Box Jackson Chourio Auto #JCR
|PSA 10 = 157
|PSA 10 = $300-400
So, Jackson Chourio is an exciting young player on the cusp of the big leagues. But are his cards a good investment? I wish I had a definitive answer for you, but as you well know, prospects are tough. Some become icons, like a Cal Ripken Jr. or Mike Trout. Others flame out and break your heart.
What I can say is this – while Chourio is highly rated as a prospect, and appears major league ready at only 20 year old, his cards aren’t super expensive at this point. If you think Chourio is the real deal, there’s still time to buy-in before the season starts and others catch on.
Jackson Chourio is a top prospect who appears likely to make his major league debut sometime during the 2024 season. His cards are generally still fairly affordable, offering an opportunity to grab some before excitement over his debut brings additional interest (and prices). If you believe, as the Brewers do, that Chourio is a future star, now is the time to buy.
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