As most of you know, Seager was drafted by the Dodgers in 2012, but that doesn't mean he is without any cardboard gold during his prep years. In fact, he had been scouted and pursued by the collecting public several years before becoming a pro.
In 2010 he was a member of the Team USA Under 16 club, so Topps included him in a couple of sets. His very first Baseball card is in the 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects set. There is a base card (as seen on the left below) and a companion autographed version (seen on the right below). There is also a game-used relic card. Of course, numerous parallels are available.
2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects
USA 16 & Under
Relic Insert #USAR-18
Seager was included in the 2010 Topps USA Baseball set. See his cards below.
2010 Topps USA Baseball
Base Card #USA-62 Autograph #A-TBD
There is also a Corey Seager relic card available in this set, but I am uncertain how many different kinds are available. I've been unable to find a fully comprehensive checklist for this set. Below is a triple relic card, and I imagine there has to be a double and single relic available. Unfortunately, I'm not quite sure of that. If you happen to know please pass that knowledge along.
Triple Relic #USAR-CS
This next card might be the most obscure Seager card in the hobby. Produced in conjunction with a 2011 high school showcase/prospect event held in early August in San Diego, Topps came out with Perfect Game as a sponsor to meet, photograph and produce a limited run of cards for all of the participants (46 players).
According to a Beckett article (link here) the production numbers are as follows:
- Each player signed 250 cards for future distribution in packs for Topps (it is known that 235 were later distributed into a future product);
- Each player received 250 copies of their own card;
- Each players also received five complete sets;
- Perfect Game USA received 54 complete sets;
- Each coach received 5 complete sets;
- Approximately 14,000 total cards (just over 300 sets total) were given out to those who attended the showcase event in San Diego.
2011 Bowman Perfect Game
2011 Card 2014 Bowman Perfect Game
The card below is Corey Seager's first official card created by a licensed manufacturer as a Dodger. Therefore, it is likely to be one of his most sought after issues.
2012 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects
#BCA-CS Corey Seager
Seager is also in Topps 2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball card set.
2012 Bowman Sterling
#BSAP-CS Corey Seager
#BBC-CS Corey Seager (#/25)
(unable to track down photo)
#DA-SV Jesmuel Valentin / Corey Seager
2012 Ogden Raptors Team SetCorey Seager also has a minor league Baseball card from 2012. It is from the Ogden Raptors - an Advanced Rookie league team for the Dodgers.
From here we run into a slew of unlicensed Baseball cards; including Leaf and Panini.
2012 Panini Prizm Baseball
Elite Extra Edition Autograph Cards
#EEECS Corey Seager
2012 Leaf Ultimate Draft
Base Auto BA-CS1 Big Sticks BS-CS1
Heading to the Show #HS-CS1
2012 Leaf Memories Baseball
#544 Corey Seager #AU-CS1 Corey Seager
These next cards are one of the more unusual and suspect cards in the hobby. I write this because as far as I know they were never distributed through unopened packs of cards. Instead, they appear to have been only available through eBay sales and select dealers. BTW, they were actually printed by Leaf cards for a client who purchase a license from them. Nevertheless, I would be suspicious of paying too much for them. Go here to check out my original story about these cards.
2012 Rize Draft Baseball
#79 Corey Seager
#EM-18 Corey Seager
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