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    2020 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Luis Robert (Red Refractor) #RA-LR BGS Gem Mint 9.5, Auto 10 - #'d 5/5. Presented is the chance to have a 2020 Topps Chrome Red Refractor of a budding superstar, Luis Robert. "He's a special talent," said Chicago White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing. "You can come to the ballpark and understand he has the chance to do something special every day in every aspect of his game, whether it's running, playing defense, throwing or hitting." Robert was a center field prodigy in his native Cuba. He played for Cuba in the 2015 18U World Cup, and made the All-Tournament Team. Then in 2016, Luis played for the Cuban National team as a "guest" team in the Canadien-American Association, an independent league. In 2016-17, he batted .401 for Ciego de Avila in the Cuban National League. As a legitimate five-tool star, Robert signed contract with the Chicago White Sox in 2017, one that included a $26 million signing bonus. He started playing in the minors, and on three levels, including Triple-A, Robert was a rare 30/30 player, knocking a combined 32 homers and stealing 36 bases. Robert broke into the Majors in 2020 and hit .233 with 11 homers and nine steals in the shortened season. Then in 2021, after 23 games he had a slash line of .316/.359/.463 when he suffered a complete tear of his right hip flexor – an injury that will require an estimated three to months of rehabilitation before baseball activities can resume. He could return to play late in the season.

    The 2020 Topps Baseball Refractors are mostly without borders. Some of the colors are subtle, so the best spot to find the designated color of the refractor is the stripe running up the side that holds the nameplate. With the 2020 Topps Chrome set, the odds of getting Red Refractors are at best 1:2,126, Hobby Jumbo to 1:6,907 in Blasters. Graded BGS Gem Mint 9.5 with subgrades: Centering 9.5, Corners 9.5, Edges 9.5, Surface 9 with a Beckett 10 Auto. Limited edition - #5/5. One of two currently graded Gem Mint with none rated higher.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $12,000 - up.

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