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The Best Baseball Cards Of Rangers’ Phenom Wyatt Langford

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A top draft pick rockets through the minor leagues and makes his major league debut less than a year after leaving the amateur ranks.

Add in the fact that the player is so highly rated, and is making his debut for the reigning World Champs, and it’s bound to get collectors excited. Welcome to the story of Wyatt Langford.

But who is Wyatt Langford? What are his prospect chops? And what are the best Wyatt Langford cards to chase?

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Who is Wyatt Langford?

22 year old outfielder Wyatt Langford was drafted by the Texas Rangers with the 4th overall pick in the 2023 MLB draft. Langford signed for an $8 million signing bonus after an impressive college career at the University of Florida.

From the draft, Langford rocketed through the Rangers system. He collected 200 plate appearances across 44 games, playing games in Rookie ball, A+, AA, and AAA. That meteoric rise through the minors didn’t slow Langford’s bat one bit. He hit .360/.480/.677, good for an OPS of 1.157, across his minor league sampler platter. He added 10 home runs and stole 12 bases to boot.

Going into the 2024 season, Wyatt Langford was one of the top-rated prospects in the league, ranked #6 by MLB.com, #5 by Baseball America, and #2 by Baseball Prospectus. On the 20-80 grading scale, Langford is projected to have several plus tools, especially his power.

Wyatt Langford’s Scouting Ratings: Hit: 60 | Power: 70 | Run: 55 | Arm: 45 | Field: 50 | Overall: 65

An impressive Spring Training showing (.365/.423/.714 with 6 HR in 71 plate appearances) led to Langford breaking camp with the Rangers to make his big league debut as the Ranger’s primary DH.

While he’s not lighting the world on fire right out of the gate, Langford does have 8 RBI through his first 15 games.

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Wyatt Langford baseball cards

According to the Trading Card Database (TCDB.com), Wyatt Langford has appeared on 287 cards. Langford appears on his 1st Bowman card in 2023.

Despite not being drafted until 2023, Wyatt Langford actually made his first card appearance in 2019, thanks to his appearance in a National Showcase as a high school senior. This is captured in a number in the 2019 Leaf Perfect Game National Showcase product.

When will Wyatt Langford get his true rookie cards? Based on his Opening Day 2023 debut, it’s likely that Langford will have his rookie card by the end of 2024, likely in Topps Update and other late-season products.

All of Wyatt Longford’s baseball cards are ultra-modern offerings. While we’ll focus on base cards, know that there is a rainbow of parallel versions available — plus refractors, printing plates, inserts, and more.  These tend to be rarer, a bit more valuable, and likely a better investment due to lower graded population counts.

The 5 best cards of Rangers’ Phenom Wyatt Langford

Wyatt Langford’s coveted 1st Bowman cards appear in 2023 Bowman products. These are his most desirable cards to date, and the staying power of 1st Bowman cards suggests that they will remain among the most desirable.

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5. 2023 Bowman Draft Wyatt Langford #BD-106

The base 2023 Bowman Draft offering is Langford’s most affordable 1st Bowman card. The total population is not absurdly high, but with almost 75% of the total population being in PSA 10 slabs, it feels unwise to buy anything below that grade. In PSA 10, recent sales have been in the $35-60 range.

4. 2023 Bowman Draft Chrome Wyatt Langford #BDC-106

The 2023 Bowman Draft Chrome is the highest population card on our Top 5 list, with just over 2,000 copies graded by PSA. A staggering 77% of those are in PSA 10 slabs. In that condition, they have been selling strongly in the $60-100 range.

3. 2023 Bowman Draft Sapphire Edition Wyatt Langford #BDC-106

The premium Sapphire Edition version of the Bowman Draft card has a much lower total PSA population than the other unsigned cards on the list. Just a hair over 50% of those cards graded by PSA are in PSA 10 slabs.

In that condition, these have sold well in the $225-300 range of late.

2. 2023 Bowman Draft Chrome Prospect Autographs Wyatt Langford #CDA-WL

The autographed version of the 2023 Bowman Chrome Wyatt Langford card has been graded a healthy 734 times, with 405 PSA 10s.

That means that it’s been graded enough to be attainable, but not so much as to be common. In a PSA 10 slab, recent sales have been in the area of $560-735.

1. 2023 Bowman Draft Sapphire Edition Autographs Wyatt Langford #CDA-WL

The tough 2023 Bowman Draft Sapphire Edition Autograph of Wyatt Langford is the toughest card on our list, with a total PSA population just over 50. T

he most recent sale of a PSA 10 was for $2,000. Even in a PSA 9, these have sold recently for $815-915.

By the numbers: The best Wyatt Langford cards

CardTotal PSA PopRecent Sale PopRecent Sale Price
2023 Bowman Draft Wyatt Langford #BD-1061,678PSA 10 = 1,250PSA 10 = $35-60
2023 Bowman Draft Chrome Wyatt Langford #BDC-1062,036PSA 10 = 1,574PSA 10 = $60-100
2023 Bowman Draft Sapphire Edition Wyatt Langford #BDC-106271PSA 10 = 136PSA 10 = $225-300
2023 Bowman Draft Chrome Prospect Autographs Wyatt Langford #CDA-WL734PSA 10 = 405PSA 10 = $560-735
2023 Bowman Draft Sapphire Edition Autographs Wyatt Langford #CDA-WL51PSA 10 = 28PSA 10 = $2,000

Are Wyatt Langford cards a good investment?

Wyatt Langford is an exciting young player who’s reached the big leagues in an almost absurdly short period of time. But are his cards a good investment?

That is a tough one for sure. Prospects, even highly touted ones, have inherit risk involved in their development. Some will go on to be icons. Some will have long, successful careers, but won’t be superstars. Some will be busts.

Wyatt Langford is highly touted, and his fast rise to the big leagues is a very good sign. While his defense is considered at least solid in left field, he’s started his career as a DH. Playing a less premium position, or being a designated hitter, makes it a bit tougher to rack up high WAR totals.

That’s why there are only a handful of players in the Hall of Fame who played the bulk of their career at DH.

That being said, as a very good young player on a very good team that also has other very good young players (such as Evan Carter). If you feel like he has the chance of being a great player for a long period of time, his unsigned cards haven’t yet really taken off, price-wise.

For Langford and other ultra-modern prospects, it’s important to keep an eye on population reports and invest in those areas where the counts are lower.

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Final thoughts on the Best Cards of Rangers’ Phenom Wyatt Langford

Wyatt Langford is an exciting young player who stormed from the draft last summer to the big leagues in impressive fashion. His true rookie cards won’t come until later this year or early next, but he already has a number of cards worth chasing if you believe in his abilities.

What’s your take on Wyatt Langford? What’s your favorite Carter card? Tell us about it at card_lines on Twitter.

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Mike D

Mike D. has collected cards for over 35 years, since he bought his first pack of Topps at the corner store in 1987. His fandom,  collecting interests, and contributions to Cardlines center around baseball in general and the Baseball Hall of Fame specifically.

Mike's collecting focus is centered on graded cards, mostly rookie cards, of Hall of Famers and future Hall of Famers. Lately, he's been enjoying dabbling in graded minor league cards. A collector/investor with a "buy and hold" approach, Mike takes the long-term view with his collection.
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