Add an extremely rare Shohei Ohtani RC SP card to your MLB collection today! This Shohei Ohtani RC Negative Variation Card Batting is a beautiful card to display and the population is extremely low. CSG is one of the top tier grading companies and grades at a similar level to PSA and SGC. Going by the PSA population report, there are only 3 of these graded with them, which makes them extremely rare cards. Please note the card is not numbered individually, but Topps shared that the print run was only 50 for the negative variation.
The 2018 Topps Update Shohei Ohtani Rookie Card (RC) #US189, with a /50 Print Run Negative and graded CSG 9.5, is a highly prized card among modern baseball card collectors. This card is part of the 2018 Topps Update series, known for featuring key moments and players from the season. The specific card features Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese two-way sensation who made a significant impact in Major League Baseball with the Los Angeles Angels in his rookie year.
The “/50 Print Run Negative” indicates that this is a limited edition card, with only 50 copies produced, making it exceptionally rare and sought after. The ‘Negative’ aspect refers to the unique design of the card, where the colors are inverted, creating a visually striking and distinctive appearance.
Graded CSG 9.5 by Certified Sports Guaranty, this card is considered to be in gem mint condition, indicating that it is almost perfect with only very minor flaws, if any. Ohtani’s impressive debut season, where he showcased his unique skills both as a pitcher and a hitter, earned him widespread acclaim, including the American League Rookie of the Year award. This card not only represents a valuable collectible but also celebrates a groundbreaking moment in baseball history, marking the arrival of one of the sport’s most dynamic players.