The Most Valuable Baseball Cards of All Time

1909 T-206 Honus Wagner #497

Assessed Value (PSA 2): $2 Million

The alleged “mona-lisa” of baseball cards, the T-206 Honus Wagner is likely the most conspicuous baseball card for even non-card authorities. The uncommonness of the card is because of American Tobacco pulling creation of his card right off the bat in its run.

Wagner was one of baseball’s record-breaking greats and regarded for his ability as a hitter as well as for his cautious capacities.

The justification evacuation of the Wagner is liable to discuss yet fixates on either Wagner not having any desire to be related with a smoking item or because of an absence of satisfactory remuneration.

This shortage of the card (note that among PSA and SGC there are under 100 duplicates) and a definitive legend of the card has prompted a gigantic expansion in esteem throughout the long term.

Every deal on the T206 Wagner appears to break a past record, while a PSA 5(OC)Wagner sold for $3.2 Million out of 2016 there was a later deal in 2019 for a PSA 2 for $1.3 Million. I’d anticipate that that number should crawl nearer to $2 Million in this market.

At the point when anybody asks what the most costly baseball card in the interest is, the T206 Wagner is typically a protected answer.


1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311

Assessed Value (PSA 9): $3 Million

Considered one of the delegated gems for baseball card gatherers, the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is a wonderful thing. The shortage of the card (beside its age) can be credited to a low print run of high arrangement cards (Mantle is one of them) by Topps.

Extra an incredible tale about previous Topps executive Sy Berger unloading instances of cards into the Atlantic Ocean, and its nothing unexpected the Mantle is a mainstream and important card.

Indeed, even non-baseball fans know about Mickey Mantle and his legend stays solid right up ’til the present time. His vivid nature and his hostile capacities have prompted his proceeded with prevalence today with authorities.

A PSA 9 variant of the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card sold for an astounding $2.8 Million of every 2018. Indeed, even lower grade duplicates are selling admirably; note that a PSA 7 duplicate of Mantle’s card as of late sold for $105,000.

Note that gatherers need to be careful with fake Mantle ’52 Topps cards.


The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card

1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth #9

Assessed Value (PSA 2): $1 Million

This pre-tenderfoot card of amazing slugger Babe Ruth is viewed as one of the most extraordinary baseball cards ever. The card was given two years before he initially showed up on a card as a significant alliance major part in the 1916 M-101-4/5 set.

Angel Ruth was a definitive legend- – consider the way that Babe was the best player as well as a similar pitcher simultaneously!

There are just ten known renditions of this card (one held by the Babe Ruth historical center), with the last deal a PSA 2 reviewed variant selling for $575,000 back in 2012. PSA appraises a VG-EX condition card to be worth near $1 Million however given the interest for the card and Ruth cards overall it would almost certainly bring a lot more at closeout.

In this manner, my gauge would be that even a PSA 2 would create near $1 Million at closeout.


1916 Sporting News Babe Ruth #151

Assessed Value (PSA 7): $1 Million

The 1916 Sporting News (M-101-4/5) Babe Ruth isn’t his first card, yet is viewed as his actual “freshman card” as the previous Baltimore News card from 1914 was viewed as a pre-youngster or small time card.

This freshman card of the “Toddler” highlights Ruth in a pitching present with the Boston Red Sox prior to getting dispatched off to the adversary New York Yankees. The card is very uncommon as PSA noticed that solitary 29 adaptations of this card have been reviewed.

The last deal in 2017 of a PSA 7 evaluated variant got $700K, consequently higher reviewed choices are likely worth in overabundance of $1 Million. I’d put the gauge of a PSA 7 today at around $1 Million.

darling ruth freshman card

1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson

Assessed Value (PSA 8): $300,000

These cards, appropriated by Ramly Cigarettes are perhaps the hardest find of all early tobacco cards. PSA reports just 2700 reviewed cards out of the 121 card set, implying that on normal there are just around 22 evaluated cards for every major part in the set.

Walter Johnson was basically a predominant pitcher, known to be one of the main five best pitchers to at any point play the game. Look at this uncommon film of “The Big Train”

The Walter Johnson T204 Ramly card is one of his generally significant and as per PSA has 31 reviewed adaptations available for use. A PSA 8 variant of the card sold for $132,000 back in mid 2018, subsequently I’d expect at any rate twofold that for a comparable condition card in the present market.

walter johnson ramly t204

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253

Assessed Value (PSA 9): $1 Million

While his 1952 Topps card gets all the spotlight, the 1951 Bowman card is Mickey Mantle’s actual freshman card and a fine one to view. The ’51 Bowman set is one of my top picks, and highlights stunning shading pictures. The Mantle new kid on the block card includes the Yankee incredible in a remarkable posture with the blue sky and mists presenting a superb foundation.

The Mick’s newbie card was a high-arrangement card and as is basic with these later numbered cards, the Mantle regularly experiences different print and focusing issues. PSA takes note of that there are more than 1500 evaluated Mantle newbies, however just 1 PSA 10 and 9 PSA 9 reviewed forms. A PSA 9 Mantle sold for $750K back in April of 2018, so the higher evaluations are likely en route to more than $1 Million soon.


A 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle card.

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53

Assessed Value (PSA 9): $1 Million

As proof of exactly how well known “The Babe” was at that point, the 1933 Goudey (R319) set really includes four cards of Ruth (#53, #144, #149, #188). As indicated by PSA, #53 (yellow foundation appeared on upper left in the base picture) is the hardest to go over, trailed by #149 (red foundation). Card #144 (also known as ‘Full Body Ruth’) was twofold printed and is all the more broadly accessible.

From a worth point of view, the entirety of the cards convey critical worth in high evaluation condition, but since of the shortage, #53 (yellow foundation) is the most important Ruth card in the set. PSA puts a cost of $500K on a PSA 9 reviewed rendition of the card, yet I’d be astonished on the off chance that it didn’t sell for above $1 Million in the present thriving card market.

A genuine Goudey Ruth #53

1909 T206 – Joe Doyle Error Card

Assessed Value (PSA 3): $500,000

Never has a blunder on a baseball card demonstrated to be more significant than on the 1909 T206 baseball card of one Joe Doyle. Doyle, a pitcher for the New York Highlanders of the American League at the time was a decent player however just endured five seasons with just 22 successes. His T206 card should say “American” on the base front however rather the mistake card says “Nat’l”.

There are under ten known varieties of the card, with the latest offer of a PSA 3 rendition of the card selling for more than $400K. For what reason can’t my “f*#$ face” Billy Ripken’s merit this much?!?


1909 E90 American Caramel – Joe Jackson

Assessed Value (PSA 8): $1 Million

The American Caramel (E90) cards of 1909 were highlighted within packs of caramel treats and focus at straightforwardly at kids. Of all the early treats and gum cards (noted as E cards in the leisure activity) the E90 set is really perhaps the most widely recognized among all cards.

The Joe Jackson card of the E90 set is the most significant, and not really because of shortage however because of the prevalence of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. Jackson was an exceptional player, at this point in spite of his ability on the field, Jackson was never cherished in the Baseball Hall of Fame. This obviously was because of Jackson’s contribution in the Black Sox outrage of 1919.

As indicated by PSA, around 80 of the Jackson cards have been reviewed, yet most are in poor quality condition, subsequently the interest for higher evaluation renditions of the card. In 2016, a PSA 8 Jackson was sold for a record $667K at sell off. The shortage will probably prompt greater costs acknowledged for better condition renditions of the card.


1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30

Assessed Value (PSA 8): $250,000

A lovely set with striking red foundations, Cracker Jack cards were given from 1914 to 1915 in boxes of crackerjack. While the 1914 set was given with the crackerjack boxes, in 1915 they offered a remote program for complete processing plant sets, making the 1914 issue to a greater degree an extraordinariness.

PSA notes 4500 evaluated cards from the 1914 set, while more than 12,000 from the 1915 set have been reviewed. The Ty Cobb from the 1914 set is a wonderful card and is one of Cobb’s generally pursued issues.

Just 77 cards have been evaluated through PSA, with the latest offer of a PSA 8 in mid 2018 of $144K. At any rate, given the general shortage of the card, and the interest for Cobb cards, I’d expect a deal more than $250,000 today.

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1951 Bowman Willie Mays #305

Assessed Value (PSA 9): $500,000

The one genuine newbie card for Mays, the 1951 Bowman card is perhaps the most pursued in the side interest. “The Say Hey Kid” was perhaps the most complete ballplayers ever, getting done with 660 homers, while likewise winning a record tying 12 gold glove grants.

The 1951 Bowman set is a milestone, with the youngster card of Mickey Mantle and Mays (#305). Higher evaluated duplicates of the Mays card are difficult to track down with just 10 PSA 9’s in presence, with no known 10’s. PSA assesses a PSA 9 Mays to be worth more than $500K.

bowman mays 1951

Perhaps the best set – 1951. Willie Mays imagined.

1938 Goudey Joe Dimaggio #274

Assessed Value (PSA 9): $500,000

Viewed as the genuine freshman card of one “Joltin” Joe Dimaggio, the 1938 Goudey card highlights major parts in an animation present. The set really includes two cards of Dimaggio, #250 (without animation foundation) and #27