The Seven Most Expensive Sports Trading Cards Ever Sold
It doesn’t matter if it is about football, baseball, or basketball, when it comes to trading cards, they can all be quite valuable. In this article, we’re going to show you the seven most expensive sports trading cards ever sold. Ranging from hundreds of thousands, to millions! Even if you’re not interested in collecting trading cards, you may be interested in making money. Wouldn’t it be great to know if you come across a trading card that is worth more than your yearly salary?
Let’s see these valuable trading cards! By the way: Michael Jordan did not make the cut since it occupies the 20th place. Some people were amazed to see how far back behind his trading card was, but there is something significant to remember: the older, the better.
Now, let’s get started!
#7 Mickey Mantle, 1952 Topps (Baseball)
Known as The Commerce Comet or The Mick, this New York Yankee’s trading card was sold for $282,587. Mantle played mostly as a center fielder and later as a first baseman. He was coined as the Most Valuable Player three times and won the Golden Glove once. He was a legendary player, but still occupies place number seven when it comes to trading cards. He made the cut, but let’s see the what other more expensive cards are yet to come!
#6 Joe Doyle, 1909-1911 ATC T206 (Baseball)
This next card also belongs to a baseball player. Joe Doyle, also known as “Slow Joe” played as a pitcher for the New York Highlanders and for the Cincinnati Reds. His trading card sold for $329,000. This trading card is scarce since there are only seven that exist today!
#5 Hank Aaron, 1954 Topps (Baseball)
Nicknamed as “Hammer” or “Hammering Hank,” this player served as a right fielder for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and for the Milwaukee Brewers. This card was sold for $357,594. It also occupies the second place in value in the Dmitri Young Collection.
#4 Eddie Plank, 1909-1911 ATC T206 (Baseball)
Another baseball card! Nicknamed “Gettysburg Eddie” he played as a pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics. He was the first left-handed pitcher to win 200 games. This trading card was sold for $414,750.
#3 Roberto Clemente, 1955 Topps (Baseball)
The rookie card of Roberto Clemente was sold for $432,390 at the Dmitri Young Collection. Roberto Clemente played as a right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Clemente was a Puerto Rican and, therefore, the first Latin American and Caribbean to enter the National Baseball Hall of fame.
#2 Babe Ruth, Baseball, 1914 Baltimore News SGC
Sold for $517,000, we think nobody will be surprised to see that The Bambino, who played for the Boston Red Sox and the for the New York Yankees, is near the top of this list.
#1 Honus Wagner, 1909-1911 ATC T206 (Baseball)
This is the most expensive sports trading card in history! It was sold for $2.8 million! He served as a shortstop and won eight batting titles. He earned his last one in 1911 and, today, this record still remains unbroken.
It is very important to note that every sport was taken into account while writing this article, however, as we have seen, the most valuable cards belong to baseball players. Want to know why? Have a read over on this post.