This Soto rookie card is the super rare BLACK insert in the Topps Update - only 67 of these BLACK updates (each one serially machine numbered out of 67) were made, super rare! Card is freshly graded direct from BGS so case is scratch free and comes to you in a protective sleeve. To date, only 3 of these Update Black BGS 9.5 graded exist! Soto, as a 20 year old in 2019, had an even better sophomore season than his fantastic rookie year.
In 150 games/542 at bats with the Nationals, Soto batted. 282 with 153 hits, 32 doubles, 34 homers, 110 runs scored and 110 RBIs. One of his most outstanding stat continues to be his batting eye shown by his ability to draw walks (108). Soto's walk to strikeout ratio is usually found with perennial All-Star batting champions, not a 20 year old in his second major league season.By season's end, Soto was often found batting in the cleanup spot in the lineup, showing how much he means to his team. Soto played a key role in the Nationals first ever World Series championship in 2019. The sky's the limit for Soto's cards values!! This card is graded a BGS 9.5 which is GEM MINT!! , by Beckett Grading Services, one of the top two grading companies in the sports cards industry. Because Beckett and PSA are the top two 3rd party grading companies in the collectibles industry. Because if you want your card to appreciate in value, the condition of the card is very important.
Having the card sealed in the case & it's condition graded allows you to easily sell/trade the card online. One charity, World Help, drills and installs water wells that provide clean/usable water for villages of up to 1,000 people per location in Africa. You played a part in that! The other 5% will go to an orphanage call Nueva Esperanza Children's Home in Tijuana, Mexico.This orphanage cares for 30+ children and is run completely from donations from people. I have visited the orphanage 4 times over the past 10 years and it's a joy to see the children each time.