11 Must-Have Rookie Cards From 2024 Topps Series 2 Baseball

Topps has loaded up 2024 Series 2 with base rookie cards that weren’t available in Series 1. And there are even surprise short print variations of top rookies collectors will surely be chasing.

HobbyListings breaks down the best 11 rookies to collect in 2024 Topps Series 2, which drops Wednesday, June 12.

The List: Best Rookies From 2024 Topps Series 2

1. Jackson Holliday: Short Print Variation

2024 Topps Series 2 Jackson Holliday rookie card
2024 Topps Series 2 Jackson Holliday rookie card. (credit: Reddit/gaspo123)

Jackson Holliday, the 20-year-old Baltimore Orioles phenom who is the top prospect in all of Major League Baseball, is a short print variation in 2024 Topps Series 2 who didn’t originally appear on the checklist. Holliday even had some amusement with his “Fun Face” card, paying homage to Bill Ripken with his infamous 1989 Fleer “F*ck Face” card. Holliday will also have an autograph insert rookie card.

2. Yoshinobu Yamamoto

2024 Topps Series 2 Yoshinobu Yamamoto rookie card
2024 Topps Series 2 Yoshinobu Yamamoto rookie card. (credit: Topps)

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed the 25-year-old pitcher from Japan for 12 years, $325 million, and he hasn’t disappointed. Yoshinobu Yamamoto has been pitching like an ace for most of the season. Yamamoto has multiple autograph rookies cards within 2024 Topps Series 2. He is one of the top chase rookie cards in the product.

3. Shota Imanaga

2024 Topps Series 2 Shota Imanaga rookie card
2024 Topps Series 2 Shota Imanaga rookie card. (credit: Topps)

Yamamoto might’ve been the biggest pitcher signing last offseason, but Shota Imanaga isn’t far behind. The 30-year-old Chicago Cubs pitcher has been nothing short of spectacular since signing a four-year, $53 million contract. Imanaga has multiple autographs in 2024 Topps Series 2.

4. Jung Hoo Lee

2024 Topps Series 2 Jung Hoo Lee rookie card
2024 Topps Series 2 Jung Hoo Lee rookie card. (credit: Topps)

Despite Jung Hoo Lee suffering a season-ending injury, the San Francisco Giants rookie will still be sought after amongst fans and collectors. Lee, 25, signed a six-year, $132 million deal with the Giants this past offseason after spending seven seasons in the KBO League in South Korea, where he captured Rookie of the Year and MVP awards.

5. Masyn Winn

2024 Topps Series 2 Masyn Winn rookie card
2024 Topps Series 2 Masyn Winn rookie card. (credit: Topps)

Masyn Winn, the St. Louis Cardinals’ 22-year-old shortstop, had insert autographs in 2024 Topps Series 1, but will have his first base card in Series 2. Winn has been one of the better Cardinals players in a disappointing season.

6. Junior Caminero

2024 Topps Series 2 Junior Caminero rookie card
2024 Topps Series 2 Junior Caminero rookie card. (credit: Topps)

Junior Caminero made his debut with the Tampa Bay Rays as a 20-year-old in 2023. MLB.com’s third-ranked prospect, Caminero appeared in seven games and was also included on the Rays’ Wild Card roster. Caminero, who is currently in Triple-A, had autographs in Series 1, but Series 2 includes his first base card.

7. Jordan Lawlar

2024 Topps Series 2 Jordan Lawlar rookie card
2024 Topps Series 2 Jordan Lawlar rookie card. (credit: Topps)

Jordan Lawlar, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ sixth-overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft and MLB.com’s eighth-ranked prospect, made his debut last season, appearing in 14 games and being included on the postseason roster. Unfortunately, Lawlar suffered a torn thumb ligament in spring training and was out for several months. He is about to start rehab appearances in Triple-A in hopes of getting back to the majors. Lawlar had insert autographs in 2024 Topps Series 1, but will have his first base card in Series 2.

8. Pete Crow-Armstrong

2024 Topps Series 2 Pete Crow-Armstrong
2024 Topps Series 2 Pete Crow-Armstrong. (credit: Topps)

Pete Crow-Armstrong has been bouncing between Triple-A and the Chicago Cubs as he continues to work on his development. The Cubs still have high hopes for the 22-year-old centerfielder’s long-term future with the club. Crow-Armstrong made his debut last season with the Cubs, appearing in 13 games. Crow-Armstrong had insert autographs in 2024 Topps Series 1, with Series 2 being his first base card.

9. Wyatt Langford: Short Print Variation

2024 Topps Series 2 Wyatt Langford rookie card
2024 Topps Series 2 Wyatt Langford rookie card. (credit: eBay)

Wyatt Langford, the 22-year-old Texas Rangers rookie who was selected fourth-overall in the 2023 MLB Draft, tore through the minors before making the team out of spring training. The Rangers have big plans for Langford, a one-time top prospect. Langford appears in 2024 Topps Series 2 as a short print variation and also has an insert rookie autograph card. He didn’t originally appear on the base set checklist.

10. Jackson Chourio: Short Print Variation

2024 Topps Series 2 Jackson Chourio rookie card
2024 Topps Series 2 Jackson Chourio rookie card. (credit: eBay)

The Milwaukee Brewers signed the 20-year-old Jackson Chourio to an eight-year, $82 million deal before he even played in the majors. Despite getting off to a slow rookie start, Chourio will be a must-have card in this product. He shows up in 2024 Topps Series 2 as a short print variation and he also has an insert rookie autograph. Chourio was not included in the original 2024 Topps Series 2 checklist.

11. Jackson Merrill: Short Print Variation

2024 Topps Series 2 Jackson Merrill rookie card.
2024 Topps Series 2 Jackson Merrill rookie card. (credit: eBay)

The San Diego Padres drafted the 21-year-old Jackson Merrill 27th-overall in the 2021 MLB Draft. After climbing through the minors, Merrill was named the Padres’ starting centerfielder coming out of spring training. Merrill has a 2024 Topps Series 2 short print variation rookie card and has an insert rookie autograph as well. Merrill was not featured as a base card in the 2024 Topps Series 2 checklist.

As of this posting, there are no known Paul Skenes rookie cards in 2024 Topps Series 2.

Who will you be chasing? Let us know in the comments below!

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