Greatest Pulls of All Time – 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Orange Refractor Mike Trout Auto

We're back with the Greatest Pulls of All Time, and this week we have a 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Orange Refractor Mike Trout Auto!
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We’re not sure if this pull is one of the greatest of all time based on the card pulled or the comments from the breaker. One thing is certain: Cards Infinity probably sees this card break in their nightmares, knowing its value today.


On September 8, 2010, Cards Infinity posted a break for “Benny” on their YouTube channel. The break is from a box of 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft baseball. In all fairness, a young Mike Trout, perhaps the best baseball player of this generation, hadn’t made his MLB debut until July 8, 2011. After being selected 25th overall in the 2009 baseball draft, Trout was ranked as the 85th best prospect before the 2010 season. Trout eventually climbed that ranking before his debut, but how many minor leaguers are often hyped and never pan out? It could be easy to overlook a Mike Trout rookie card from a 2009 box in September of 2010, and that’s precisely what Cards Infinity did:

“I can’t remember if this dude is good.” No penny sleeve. No top loader. Let’s breakdown what this card is:


2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Orange Refractor, autographed, numbered to 50. Here are a few recent sales:


• July 2020, a PSA 10 copy sold for $344,400.

• April 2021, a PSA 9 copy sold for $125,460


Benny did land a MONSTER – Cards Infinity, and probably all of us fans of card breaks, just didn’t know it yet. If you want to try your luck at pulling one of the other Trouts, you can shop with Cards Infinity HERE. If you land a monster card during a break, let us know; we’d love to feature your pull on our Greatest Pulls of All-Time.