Singer appeared in 12 games in 2020, compiling a 4–5 record with 4.06 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 64.1 innings pitched.
Here’s a rundown with some of the best Brady Singer cards on the market right now, along with buying/selling advice with one eye on the future.
The Best Brady Singer Cards
The pitcher’s cards can be found in the majority of sets from the past few years, beginning in 2018.
5. 2021 Panini Immaculate Brady Singer RC #PPA-BS (eBay)
Panini Immaculate is known for high-end sets, and 2021 is no different. (Each Hobby box contains four autographs and two relics.)
Included as part of the Premium Patch Autographs subset, the base version of this Singer RPA is limited to 25 copies. The patch itself takes up the majority of the space, and there’s a silver RC logo at the bottom.
Parallels: Black #/10, Green #/5, Brand Logo 1/1, Platinum 1/1, Tag 1/1
4. 2020 Bowman Sterling Bobby Witt Jr. Brady Singer #BDA-WS (eBay)
The next card to make the list sees Singer share space on this Dual Refractor Autographs release with the talented Bobby Witt Jr.
Base versions of the 2020 Bowman Sterling subset are limited to only 25 copies, so it’s a great option for anyone interested in either of the Royals players.
There’s also a triple Royals auto within the set, adding Jackson Kowar to the mix.
Parallels: Black Atomic #/10, Canary Diamond #/3, Red 1/1, SuperFractor 1/1
3. 2019 Bowman Brady Singer RC #BS (eBay)
2019 is a decent place to start if you’re interested in signed Singer RCs.
The 2019 Bowman Chrome Prospects release features a variety of Refractor parallels (18), although it’s not his first card to receive the treatment. It features a simple action shot of the pitcher mid-throw, with the autograph located beneath.
Parallels: Base Refractor #/499 (Hobby/Jumbo), Speckle #/299 (Hobby/Jumbo), Purple #/250 (Hobby/Jumbo), Blue #/150 (Hobby/Jumbo), Atomic #/100 (Hobby/Jumbo), Green #/99 (Retail), Green Shimmer #/99 (Retail), Gold #/50 (Hobby/Jumbo), Gold Shimmer #/50 (Hobby/Jumbo), Orange #/25 (Hobby), Orange Shimmer #/25 (Hobby), Red #/5 (Hobby/Jumbo), Red Shimmer #/5 (Hobby/Jumbo), SuperFractor 1/1 (Hobby/Jumbo), Printing Plates 1/1 (Hobby/Jumbo)
2. 2021 Topps Chrome Brady Singer RC #RA-BS (eBay)
The flagship Topps Chrome release is generally one of the first places to look if you’re interested in the best RCs for any given player.
As with many others on the list, they’ve opted for a simple action shot of the player while pitching. The 2021 set also contains another RC within the base collection, numbered #166.
Parallels: Refractor #/499, Purple #/299, Aqua #/199, Blue #/150, Blue Wave #/150, Gold #/50, Gold Wave #/50, Orange #/25, Orange Wave #/25, Red #/5, Red Wave #/5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
1. 2018 Bowman Chrome Brady Singer RC #CDABS (eBay)
2018 Bowman Draft features a stunning Chrome Draft Pick Autograph with none other than Singer as the focus. As you may have guessed, it’s his most popular card by a fair margin, while it’s also the most expensive when looking at rare parallels.
Of course, this is because 2018 is the year in which Singer was first drafted by the Royals.
Parallels: Refractor #/499, Purple #/250, Blue #/150, Blue Wave #/150, Green #/99, Black #/75 (Jumbo), Sparkles #/71, Gold #/50, Gold Wave #/50, Orange #/25 (Jumbo), Red #/5, Red Wave #/5, Black Wave 1/1, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
Brady Singer Cards: Buyers Guide
Here’s a rundown with our thoughts about the current state of the Brady Singer card market.
The Best Cheap Brady Singer Cards
The majority of the cards to make the list can be found for less than $100, and that includes signed rookies. As such, it’s not difficult to find a serial numbered parallel for a fair price.
The Best Brady Singer Investment Card
The 2018 Bowman Chrome RC is a cut above the competition, and it’s sure to be the best investment option by the time he retires. There is an element of risk, so it’ll depend on whether you think Singer will be able to come up with the goods in the long-term.
Brady Singer Cards: Buying/Selling Advice
Singer was placed on the injury list in September 2021. As reported by many outlets, the ‘Royals already had a full 40-man roster but did not announce a corresponding move, suggesting that Singer is going on the COVID-19-related IL’.
The team do seem to see him as a long-term solution, and he’s sure to improve as he gains more experience. He had a number of erratic performances during his second season in the major leagues, but that’s to be expected given the quality he is expected to face each week.
His cards are a bit of a long shot if you’re hoping for future returns, but he still has the potential (and the opportunities) to have a solid career as an MLB pitcher.