Best Bowman Cards Of Top Ten Atlanta Braves Prospects

The Atlanta Braves are ranked near the bottom of MLB.com’s farm system rankings. Coming in at 26th overall, the Braves have just two players in the Top 100 prospect rankings, both of them pitchers. Right-hander A.J. Smith-Shawver, who is currently in the Braves rotation but on the injured list, is 69th overall, while Hurston Waldrep is ranked 90th.

Using MLB.com’s Prospect Rankings for the Braves, HobbyListings looks at the best Bowman cards for each prospect ranked in the top ten. Is there any card you would replace? Let us know in the comments below!

The List: Atlanta Braves Prospects Top Bowman Baseball Cards

1. AJ Smith-Shawver: 2024 Topps Chrome Black Autograph Rookie Card #CBAAS

2024 Topps Chrome Black AJ Smith-Shawver Autograph rookie card
2024 Topps Chrome Black AJ Smith-Shawver Autograph rookie card. (credit: eBay)

The 21-year-old AJ Smith-Shawver made his debut with the Braves last month. In his first and only start of the season, he went 4 1/3 innings against the Chicago Cubs, striking out four in his scoreless outing. However, following the start, Smith-Shawver was placed on the injured list with a strained left oblique muscle. Smith-Shawver, a seventh-round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, is the Braves’ top overall prospect. He doesn’t have any Bowman cards so 2024 Topps Chrome Black Autograph rookie card is a good one to add for your collection. Braves fans can find it for $15-$20.

2. Hurston Waldrep: 2023 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph #CDAHWA

2023 Bowman Chrome Draft Hurston Waldrep Autograph
2023 Bowman Chrome Draft Hurston Waldrep Autograph. (credit: eBay)

Hurston Waldrep, the 23rd-overall pick by the Braves in the 2023 MLB Draft, is the organization’s second-ranked prospect. The 22-year-old right-hander is currently in Triple-A. Collectors can grab Waldrep’s ungraded base 2023 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph in the $45-$50 range.

3. Spencer Schwellenbach: 2021 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph #CDASS

2021 Bowman Chrome Draft Spencer Schwellenbach Autograph
2021 Bowman Chrome Draft Spencer Schwellenbach Autograph. (credit: eBay)

Spencer Schwellenbach, who was drafted in the second round (59th overall) in the 2021 MLB Draft, made the jump from Double-A to the majors, making his debut against the Washington Nationals on May 29. The 24-year-old Schwellenbach pitched five innings, striking out five and giving up three runs on five hits. His ungraded base 2021 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph can be had in the $40 range.

4. JR Ritchie: 2022 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph #CDAJR

2022 Bowman Chrome Draft JR Ritchie Autograph
2022 Bowman Chrome Draft JR Ritchie Autograph. (credit: eBay)

JR Ritchie, the 35th-overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, is currently at Single-A. The 20-year-old’s ungraded base 2022 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph can be had in the $5-$10 range.

5. Owen Murphy: 2022 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph #CDAOM

2022 Bowman Chrome Draft Owen Murphy Autograph
2022 Bowman Chrome Draft Owen Murphy Autograph. (credit: eBay)

Owen Murphy, the 20th-overall pick in the first-round of the 2022 MLB Draft, is having a strong start to the season in High Single-A. Collectors can buy the 20-year-old’s ungraded base 2022 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph in the $30 range.

6. Ignacio “Nacho” Alvarez Jr.: 2022 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph #CDAIA

2022 Bowman Chrome Draft Ignacio Alvarez Autograph
2022 Bowman Chrome Draft Ignacio Alvarez Autograph. (credit: eBay)

The first non-pitcher prospect on MLB.com’s list, Ignacio “Nacho” Alvarez Jr. was selected in the fifth-round of the 2022 MLB Draft. The 21-year-old shortstop is currently playing in Double-A. Collectors can get Alvarez’s ungraded base 2022 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph in the $15-$20 range.

7. Jose Perdomo: No Cards

Be on the lookout for Jose Perdomo Bowman cards at some point, hopefully in 2024 Bowman Chrome. The Braves signed Perdomo for $5 million this past January out of Venezuela. Perdomo was the third-ranked prospect on MLB Pipeline’s Top 50 international list.

8. Cade Kuehler: 2023 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph #CDACK

2023 Bowman Chrome Draft Cade Kuehler Autograph
2023 Bowman Chrome Draft Cade Kuehler Autograph. (credit: eBay)

Cade Kuehler, the Braves’ eighth-overall prospect, was the 70th pick in the 2023 MLB Draft. The 22-year-old is currently pitching in Single-A. Collectors can buy Kuehler’s ungraded base 2023 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph on the cheap — in the $5 range.

9. Luis Guanipa: 2023 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autograph #CPALG

2023 Bowman Chrome Prospect Luis Guanipa Autograph
2023 Bowman Chrome Prospect Luis Guanipa Autograph. (credit: eBay)

Luis Guanipa, an 18-year-old out of Venezuela, signed for $2.5 million in January 2023. In his first full season in Rookie Ball last year, Guanipa hit .238, with 17 runs batted in and 34 runs across 46 games. Collectors can snag Guanipa’s 2023 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autograph for $15-$20.

10. Drue Hackenberg: 2023 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph #CDADH

2023 Bowman Chrome Draft Drue Hackenberg Autograph
2023 Bowman Chrome Draft Drue Hackenberg Autograph. (credit: eBay)

Drue Hackenberg, who was a second-round (59th overall) pick in the 2023 MLB Draft, is currently in High Single-A after pitching in one game in Double-A last year. Collectors can get Hackenberg’s 2023 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph for $5-$10.

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