Top 10 Most Expensive Baseball Cards
Hundreds and hundreds of unique baseball cards are in circulation- and that is a low-ball estimate. In fact, there is probably more than that. But did you know that there are only a few that are really valuable. Expensive baseball cards are very sought after by museums and collectors. In this article, we are going to talk about and show you the top ten most expensive baseball cards in history.
10. Eddie Plank $188,000
The Eddie Plank 1909-1911 baseball card made the list because it was worth close to two hundred thousand dollars. This baseball is very rare and its scarcity cans often it to sell for the price that you just witnesses. There are only a hundred of them that are known to exist in the world.
9. Joe Jackson $199,750
The Joe Jackson 1910 baseball car made its way onto this list after nearly cracking the two hundred thousand dollar mark. This particular card was sold in very good condition so it can be difficult to determine what the others would be worth. Either way, when a baseball card costs more than most houses, it certainly labels it as a rarity.
8. Joe Jackson $204,000
The Joe Jackson 1914 baseball is one of the more popular cards of the Joe Jackson lineup. For those who don’t know, Joe Jackson was banned from the sport of baseball for the rest of his life. But he also happened to be one of the most talented hitters of all time. While his popularity only increases with time, so does the prices of his baseball cards. As you can see from the price, this card is one that many collectors crave to own.
7. Honus Wagner $219,000
And just when you thought the prices couldn’t get any steeper, the Honus Wagner 1910 baseball card comes in at almost two hundred and twenty thousand dollars. Again, like most of the other cards on this list, the price is determined by the availability and demand of the card itself. And as you can see, the demand for this baseball card is huge.
6. Ty Cobb $273,000
The next baseball card comes in at close to three hundred thousand dollars. The Ty Cobb 1911-1914 baseball card is very rare. Its scarcity is something that collectors don’t appreciate and there are people who are willing to pay a lot of money for it. It has proven to be quite elusive, even for the savviest of collectors.
5. Lou Gehrig $275,000
Leave it to Lou Gehrig to pass on a legacy that would live is baseball cards worth about two hundred and seventy five thousand dollars. The strength of this condition alone was superb and it is one of the few cards is very rare in the PSA 10 grade. This quarter of a million dollar card is definitely rare and certainly valuable.
4. Mickey Mantle $282,000
And so the price continues to escalate. The Mickey Mantle 1952 baseball card is quite easily the most traded baseball card of the 1950s. It was loved by baby boomers and the image of Mantle on the plate alone sent people rushing to purchase his cards. And just so that people are aware, this baseball card is the most sought after to duplicate for baseball card counterfeiters.
3. Joe Doyle $329,000
This is another super rare card from the American Tobacco Company set. This car is extremely rare and its circulation has virtually stopped. It is one of the few cards where there are less than seven in existence. If you happen to stumble upon this card, or even own it, then you’re most likely in for a huge payday.
2. Babe Ruth $517,000
Babe Ruth was one of the most successful and accomplished baseball players of his time. His legend has been immortalized and he will also be remembered as one of the greats. But did you know that the 1914 Babe Ruth baseball card is worth just over half a million dollars? It goes to show the power that Babe had over the game. And while his card did not make it to number one on the list, one thing can be said for certain: he is one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game.
1. Honus Wagner $2,000,000
Leave it to the Honus Wagner 1909 baseball card to be worth almost three million dollars. This is something that definitely doesn’t happen every day and it just goes to show the power of supply and demand in the baseball card industry. Most people won’t argue: this is the rarest and most valuable baseball card on the books today. It was once even owned by legendary hockey player, Wayne Gretzky, at one point. And while it is worth this much today, it is certainly possible that the price of this baseball card is going to increase. Some experts suggest that it may be worth twice this amount in forty years, assuming that it was still in the same condition.
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