Mike Trout’s pedigree as a generational baseball talent was recognized early on but his road to Major League Baseball started in the minors when he was named Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year in 2011. Collector’s should’ve recognized the upside potential of Trout’s Graded RC before 2012 when Trout was named MLB’s American League Rookie of the Year. During that season, Trout’s rare power-speed combo helped him finish his official rookie year with a historical 129-30-83-49-.287 fantasy stat line in just 139 games. While the stolen bases have fallen off since Trout’s early years, his professional hitting has continued at a torrid pace in almost all batting sabermetric categories. Mike Trout is a lock to be a first ballot MLB Hall of Famer so his Graded RCs will be collected for many generations to come.