Mike Trout 2011 Topps Update Rookie Cards

2011 Topps Update #US175 Mike Trout

Mike Trout 2011 Topps Update #US175 Collection | Image Credit: Thomas Vines

Mike Trout has become somewhat of a household name since his inaugural professional year in 2011. His rookie year cards from 2011 have picked up quite a bit of attention over the years and the interest continues to grow with each passing year. Trout is such a notable producer with already a Rookie of the Year award, 2x MVPs, 5x All-Star appearances, and 5x Silver Slugger awards at the time of this writing. Amazing stuff for a guy who's still in the early years of his professional career.

I've always found it highly interesting that Mike Trout wasn't over-hyped prior to his call-up in 2011. It's often the case that prospects are way over-hyped with grandiose expectations nobody could ever possibly meet. The almost regular result is disappointed collectors and lackadaisical long-term fan support. Granted, there are exceptions. But the over-hype catalyst creates problems both for athletes and collectors alike. The prospect is put under significant stress due to the impossibly high expectations and the collector absorbs risk associated with player collectibility. As I said, however, there are exceptions. Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant both have proven to be solid investments and I personally am rooting for them to enjoy long successful careers. But there are plenty of failed attempts peppered throughout the league and sadly but commonly, they often outweigh the ultra performers.

Mike Trout 2011 Topps Update #US175

Mike Trout 2011 Topps Update #US175 Collection | Target Red Border Image Credit: Chad Smith | Black Image Credit: eBay | Hope Diamond Image Credit: www.smalltraditions.com

Sometimes, I feel like media coverage should chill for a bit while players are called up and developed over those critical first few professional years. This may reduce stress on point of the prospect and create less risk associated with collectability. The media would be better served to produce coverage of player performance instead of over-hyping the audience and creating impossible-to-meet athletic expectations. This brings us right back to Mike Trout. He wasn't over-hyped. He was called up and performed. Once performed, he was covered. Done! In a way, his media record is a benchmark for how to produce coverage for future prospects. Low stress and low risk, I can appreciate that.

I believe all Mike Trout rookie cards are important to the hobby. His true rookie cards were released in 2009. However, his rookie year cards i.e., anything from 2011, are just as significant and hold strong collectability. Featured here is the most impressive collection of Mike Trout cards from 2011 Topps Update. Enjoy this rare occasion to see so many rare and 1/1 parallels of this card in one place.

2011 Topps Update #US175 Mike Trout

Mike Trout 2011 Topps Update #US175 Collection | Image Credit: Thomas Vines

Mike Trout 2011 Topps Update #US175 Gold Canary Diamond 1/1

Mike Trout 2011 Topps Update #US175 Gold Canary Diamond 1/1

EMPTY 2011 TOPPS UPDATE JUMBO BOX MIKE TROUT RC YEAR BOX IS OPENED AND EMPTY
EMPTY 2011 TOPPS UPDATE JUMBO BOX MIKE TROUT RC YEAR BOX IS OPENED AND EMPTY
$99.99
2011 Topps Rookie Update Mike Trout PSA MINT 9 Card  US175
2011 Topps Rookie Update Mike Trout PSA MINT 9 Card US175
$399.00
2011 Topps Rookie Update Mike Trout PSA EX MT 6 Card  US175
2011 Topps Rookie Update Mike Trout PSA EX MT 6 Card US175
$229.50
2011 11 TOPPS UPDATE BASEBALL MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD US175 BGS 9 MINT ON FIRE
2011 11 TOPPS UPDATE BASEBALL MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD US175 BGS 9 MINT ON FIRE
$449.00
2011 Topps Rookie Update Mike Trout PSA MINT 9 Card  US175
2011 Topps Rookie Update Mike Trout PSA MINT 9 Card US175
$432.00
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout ROOKIE RC US175 BGS 10 PRISTINE
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout ROOKIE RC US175 BGS 10 PRISTINE
$3,527.27
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout ROOKIE RC US175 PSA 10 GEM MINT
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout ROOKIE RC US175 PSA 10 GEM MINT
$1,000.00
2011 Topps Update MIKE TROUT US175 RC Rookie Card PSA 10
2011 Topps Update MIKE TROUT US175 RC Rookie Card PSA 10
$890.00
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout ROOKIE RC US175 PSA 10 GEM MINT Angels
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout ROOKIE RC US175 PSA 10 GEM MINT Angels
$946.00
2011 Topps Update US175 Mike Trout Angels RC Rookie BGS 95 Nice Subs With A 10
2011 Topps Update US175 Mike Trout Angels RC Rookie BGS 95 Nice Subs With A 10
$291.00
2011 11 TOPPS UPDATE BASEBALL UPDATE MIKE TROUT ROOKIE PSA 9 MINT CARD US175
2011 11 TOPPS UPDATE BASEBALL UPDATE MIKE TROUT ROOKIE PSA 9 MINT CARD US175
$352.00
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout TARGET RED BORDER 175 RC SP PSA 9 POP 7 HOT
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout TARGET RED BORDER 175 RC SP PSA 9 POP 7 HOT
$12,750.00
2011 MIKE TROUT TOPPS UPDATE ROOKIE CARD US175 PGi Gem Mint 10 No Reserve
2011 MIKE TROUT TOPPS UPDATE ROOKIE CARD US175 PGi Gem Mint 10 No Reserve
$713.00
2011 TOPPS UPDATE DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY Mike Trout RC BGS 95 4 95 Subs
2011 TOPPS UPDATE DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY Mike Trout RC BGS 95 4 95 Subs
$4,300.00
2011 topps update mike trout rookie lot 3 PSA 9 BGS 9 and raw
2011 topps update mike trout rookie lot 3 PSA 9 BGS 9 and raw
$1,625.99
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Beckett Graded Gem Mint 95 Angels
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Beckett Graded Gem Mint 95 Angels
$699.99

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