Hundreds of thousands of unique baseball cards are in circulation and that is a low-ball estimate. In fact, there are probably more than that. 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 has lead it to sell for $188,000. 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 card 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 other examples of the card 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. He also happened to be one of the most talented hitters of all time. While his popularity only increases with time, so does the price of his baseball cards. As you can see from the price, this card is one that many collectors would love to own.
7. Honus Wagner $219,000
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 for the card itself. As you can see from the price, 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 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.