Are you an avid sports card collector? Well, even if you’re not, you’ll probably be quite surprised to see how valuable some of these cards can be! Ranging from just a couple thousand to millions, these cards are worth an unbelievable amount! So get ready because these are the 25 Most Expensive Sports Trading Cards Ever Sold.
Bird / Erving / Magic RC
Our first card is worth $60,667 and features three of the greatest basketball players in history.
Considered the best long-range passer of the time, Luckman was also the first modern T-formation quarterback. Perhaps that’s why his football card comes in at $71,800.
Arguably one of the best players in history, Jim’s card goes for $84,800.
Joe Namath RC
At $92,433, this is one of the most valuable NFL cards in history.
Wayne Gretzky, Ice Hockey, 1979 O-Pee-Chee
This gem mint condition card of Wayne Gretzky is the most expensive hockey card ever sold. It fetched $94,162.
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Michael Jordan, Basketball, 1986-87 Fleer Rookie Card
Michael’s rookie card was sold for a flat $100,000.
At $119,500, Jim Thorpe’s card is a member of the famous 1933 Goudey Sport Kings set.
Albert G. Spalding, Baseball, 1888 G and B Chewing Gum Co.
By far the oldest car on this list, Spalding is worth $120,000.
Pete Maravich RC
The second most valuable basketball card on our list belongs to the famous “Pistol Pete” Maravich. It comes in at $130,054.
Ernie Banks, Baseball, 1954 Topps
A popular post World War II shortstop, Ernie’s card fetched $142,836.
Pete Rose, Baseball, 1963 Topps
Worth $157,366, this Pete Rose rookie card is one of the most valuable cards from the 1960’s.
Mickey Mantle, Baseball, 1951 Bowman SGC 96
This rookie card sold at auction for $162,000…three times what the same card went for in previous sales.
Joe Jackson, Baseball, 1910 Old Mill Tobacco T210
This super rare baseball card of minor leaguer “Shoeless” Joe Jackson is worth $199,750.
Joe Jackson, Baseball, 1914 Boston Garter
As one of the league’s most talented hitters, Joe’s card pulled in $204,000 at auction.
Honus Wagner, Baseball, 1910 Standard Caramel
Considered one of the best shortstops in history, this Wagner card is worth $218,550.
Bronko Nagurski, Football, 1935 National Chicle
The most valuable football card on our list comes in at $240,000.
Ty Cobb, Baseball, 1911 General Baking Co.
This hand-drawn card of Ty Cobb is worth $272,980.
George Mikan RC
At $403,664, George Mikan RC is the most expensive basketball card out there.
Mickey Mantle, Baseball, 1952 Topps
Worth $282,587, it shouldn’t be surprising to see one of Mickey Mantle’s cards on our list!
Joe Doyle, Baseball, 1909-1911 ATC T206
At $329,000, this “Slow Joe” Doyle card is one of the rarest with fewer than seven in existence!
Hank Aaron, Baseball, 1954 Topps
As one of baseball’s greats, Hank’s $357,594 card is the second most valuable in the Dmitri Young Collection.
Eddie Plank, Baseball, 1909-1911 ATC T206
As one of the premier pitchers with the Philadelphia Athletics, Eddie’s card comes in at $414,750.
Roberto Clemente, Baseball, 1955 Topps
At $432,690, Roberto Clemente’s rookie card was the most expensive card to be sold as part of the Dmitri Young Collection in 2012.
Babe Ruth, Baseball, 1914 Baltimore News SGC
Coming in at $517,000, who wouldn’t expect one of the most famous athletes in history to top this list?
Honus Wagner, 1909-1911 ATC T206
At $2.8 million, this is the most expensive sports card in history!
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