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 RC 2011 Topps Update US175 BGS 95 All Subs 95 True Gem Angels
Mike Trout RC 2011 Topps Update US175 BGS 95 All Subs 95 True Gem Angels
$593.54
Opened 2011 Topps Update Baseball Hobby Box 36 Opened Packs Of Commons Incl
Opened 2011 Topps Update Baseball Hobby Box 36 Opened Packs Of Commons Incl
$99.99
2011 Topps Update US 175 Mike Trout RC NM MT GMCARDS
2011 Topps Update US 175 Mike Trout RC NM MT GMCARDS
$305.36
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie RC US175 Angels Read Description
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie RC US175 Angels Read Description
$73.00
2011 Topps Update MIKE TROUT Diamond Anniversary Cognac Auto Signed MLB Hologram
2011 Topps Update MIKE TROUT Diamond Anniversary Cognac Auto Signed MLB Hologram
$910.00
PSA 9 10 MIKE TROUT 2011 Topps Update AUTO RC Millville Meteor AUTOGRAPH US175
PSA 9 10 MIKE TROUT 2011 Topps Update AUTO RC Millville Meteor AUTOGRAPH US175
$2,500.00
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Card  US175
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Card US175
$280.75
2011 Topps Update Baseball US175 Mike Trout Rookie Card Angels
2011 Topps Update Baseball US175 Mike Trout Rookie Card Angels
$255.00
MIKE TROUT 2011 TOPPS UPDATE GOLD RC US175 2011 ROOKIE HOT ANGELS MVP READ
MIKE TROUT 2011 TOPPS UPDATE GOLD RC US175 2011 ROOKIE HOT ANGELS MVP READ
$999.99
2011 TOPPS UPDATE MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD RC US175 PSA 9 MINT ANGELS
2011 TOPPS UPDATE MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD RC US175 PSA 9 MINT ANGELS
$699.99
2011 TOPPS UPDATE MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD RC US175 PSA 10 MINT ANGELS
2011 TOPPS UPDATE MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD RC US175 PSA 10 MINT ANGELS
$1,499.99
Mike Trout 2016 Topps Celebrating 65 Years 2011 Topps Update RC Reprint PSA 10
Mike Trout 2016 Topps Celebrating 65 Years 2011 Topps Update RC Reprint PSA 10
$150.00
Mike Trout 2018 Topps Rookie History 2011 Topps Update RC Reprint PSA 10 Gem Mt
Mike Trout 2018 Topps Rookie History 2011 Topps Update RC Reprint PSA 10 Gem Mt
$150.00
MIKE TROUT RC 2011 TOPPS UPDATE SIGNED MILLVILLE METEOR ROOKIE AUTO 10 PSA RARE
MIKE TROUT RC 2011 TOPPS UPDATE SIGNED MILLVILLE METEOR ROOKIE AUTO 10 PSA RARE
$2,999.99
MIKE TROUT 2011 TOPPS UPDATE BGS 95
MIKE TROUT 2011 TOPPS UPDATE BGS 95
$444.00
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout ROOKIE RC US175 BGS 95 GEM MINT 2 grade 10s
2011 Topps Update Mike Trout ROOKIE RC US175 BGS 95 GEM MINT 2 grade 10s
$535.00

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