Craig Hansen has only pitched three innings in the major leagues, and has yet to throw a pitch for the big club in 2006, but he’s already on top — of the Beckett price guide that is. His 2006 Upper Deck rookie card is priced at $10 in mint condition, the top base card in the entire set.
Now let’s just hope Hansen doesn’t go the way of the last $10 rookie card I was so happy to own. That would be the, ahem, 1990 Score Kevin Maas card (now worth about 5 cents, I believe). Nevertheless, the betting here is that in a couple years, $10 for a Hansen rookie will be a downright steal.