CSG Card of the Month: 2011 Topps Update #US47 Paul Goldschmidt

Posted on 10/13/2022

As baseball excitement nears its peak, the St. Louis Cardinals first baseman is favored to win the National League MVP award.

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Sport: Baseball

Set: 2011 Topps Update

Card: #US47 Paul Goldschmidt

What makes it special? This is a popular rookie card for Paul Goldschmidt, showing him in his Arizona Diamondbacks uniform. Traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018, the first baseman is the favorite to win the 2022 National League MVP Award, which would be his first (he was runner-up for the award in both 2013 and 2015). Goldschmidt is a seven-time All star, a four-time Gold Glove winner and was NL home run and RBI leader in 2013. Goldschmidt set career batting records for on-base percentage, slugging percentage and walks with the Diamondbacks.

Did you know? On October 4, 2011, Goldschmidt became only the third rookie to hit a postseason Grand Slam (in an NL series the Diamondbacks lost to the Milwaukee Brewers). Coincidentally, the 2011 World Series was won by the St. Louis Cardinals, the most recent of their 11 titles (second only to the New York Yankees' 27).

Total graded by CSG: There are 87 examples of this card in the CSG Population Report, as of early October 2022. This includes 12 cards with variations that include Red, Gold, Blue, Diamond Anniversary and Cognac Diamond Anniversary.

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CSG median grade: CSG 9

CSG highest graded: There are 23 examples graded CSG Gem Mint 10, including one Diamond Anniversary and one Cognac Diamond Anniversary.

Sales highlights: Examples graded CSG 9.5 sold in October 2022 for $57 and $42 through eBay.

CSG Registry: As of October 2022, there are five Paul Goldschmidt Baseball Player Sets in the CSG Registry. These are led by Jeffs Cards and Collectibles' 2011 Topps Update Diamond, which has a Cognac Diamond Anniversary card graded CSG 9.5 and a standard one, also graded CSG 9.5. This card is also part of the 2011 Topps Update Set, where TNewhart's TNewhart12, has a US47 graded CSG Gem Mint 10.

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