Rarity defines value of collection and among all production of baseball collection ever printed in the world there are view of them which have become legend between all baseball fans around the world mainly in US.
Baseball card collectors are hardly unfamiliar with Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Eddie Plank, Joe Jackson, Joy Doyle, and Mickey Mantle. These baseball legends had enormous values in the baseball field and on the baseball cards. Here are top 10 most expensive baseball cards in the world that still have strong connection with them.
All these cards have passed the authentication of Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) and the Sportscard Guaranty Company (SGC). One with a mint condition is definitely pricier than the other of course.
10. Mickey Mantle –1951 Bowman
SGC Grade: 96. Price: US$162,000
Info: This old collection of Mickey Mantle card 1952 Topps issue came with high grade evaluation from Sportscard Guaranty Company at 96 point.
9. Eddie Plank—1909 –1911 T206
PSA grade: 6. Price: US $188,000
Info: This card is contributed to top former baseball player Hurler Plank. It is very rare collection and only less than 100 cards were produced. The rarity was blamed to a broken printing plate
8. Joe Jackson –1914 Boston Garter
SGC Grade: 70. Price: $204,000
Info: Joe Jackson was a golden boy of notorious Black Sox and he was one of most controversial and starkest hitters on the club. He was banned from any baseball matches for life after his major involvement in World Series Fix: The Black Sox Scandal but that did not affect his popularity of his scarce baseball card.
7. Honus Wagner –1910 Standard Caramel
PSA grade: 9. Price; US$ 219,000
Honus Wagner and Mickey Mantle listed 2 times inn this list. Special for the card, the value comes from the faultless condition. Standard Caramel issues with mint conditions are extremely rare.
6. Ty Cobb– 1911-1914 General Baking Co
PSA Grade: 8. Price: US $273,000
Ty Cobb was a gifted batting legend and the card is representing its superiority with its rarity and mint condition. It is a subtle collection even for the most experience collector.
5. Lou Gehrig – 1933 Goudey
PSA Grade: 10. Price: $275,000
1930s card with mint condition is absolutely difficult to find but the card manage to survive from scratch and grease. The card is one of precious member of Goudey set.
4. Mickey Mantle – 1952 Topps
PSA Grade: 9. Price:US $282,000
Mickey Mantle, the best player in 1950s, is pictured inside 1952 topps card and became most popular collection set in 1950s. The card is a favorite of baby boomers and one that could survive in mint condition to the millennium worth beyond a quarter million. Mickey Mantle is the only post-world-war baseball player in the top 10 list here
3. Joe Doyle – 1909 – 1911 T206 (New York, Nat’l variation)
SGC Grade: 50. Price:$329,000
This card came from the American Tobacco Company. In the past, An Error made the card appeared in 2 versions and they had to use Nat’l designation to track the wrong one. Because of this problem, the card was discontinued and only 6 cards were released.
2. Babe Ruth – 1914 Baltimore News
SGC: 40 grades. Price: $517,000
Babe Ruth is the lanky legendary pitcher from Baltimore who brought many victories for his team. Only a dozen of Babe Ruth-1914 remain survive until this date.
1. Honus Wagner – 1909 – 1911 T206
PSA Grade; 8. Price; US $2,800,000
Honus Wagner T206 is the rarest known baseball cards among cardboard community. Grade 8 is the highest that have ever found in auction. It was owned by Wayne Gretzky and move from one hand to another view times. It holds the most expensive baseball card for decades and years to come.