While Miguel Cabrera continues to light up scoreboards and stat sheets across the nation, his performance has also has been lighting up the eyes of collectors! The 2000 Topps Traded Baseball set contains Miguel Cabrera’s rookie card, #T40. Pictured as a young infielder for the Florida Marlins, Cabrera was considered a hot prospect at the time of that card’s printing. Few could have predicted the tear he has been on at the plate for the past few seasons, though. After winning the AL triple crown in 2012 (the first player to do so since Carl Yastrzemski accomplished the feat in 1967), Miguel has been equally impressive in the 2013 campaign. At the time of this article, he leads two out of the three triple crown categories in the American League (.366 AVG, 94 RBI) and trails Chris Davis by only 4 home runs (34 to 30).
With Cabrera’s hot play at the dish, it is no wonder demand for his rookie card has spiked significantly. But the 2000 Topps Traded Factory set offers more than that. In addition to the 135 traded and rookie players showcased in the set, each set contains a randomly inserted autographed rookie card.
Brandon Phillips, Brandon Inge, Carlos Zambrano, Francisco Rodriguez, Michael Young, Adrian Gonzalez, and Adam Wainwright all also have rookie cards in the set. Larry Fritsch Cards currently lists the set for sale for under $100 but prices have been climbing quickly. Don’t miss your chance at one of the hottest items going right now!