Top 5 Baseball Card Worth Money

Published Dec 5, 2023

Baseball Cards Worth Money 

In the world of baseball cards, certain rare cards are currently worth more than $1 million.  The cards are typically of player who have significant careers and are either rare, highly condition sensitive,  or both.  

Here's a look at the 5 most valuable baseball cards currently in existence and what each sold  for.

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#5 - Mike Trout 2009 Bowman Chrome (Superfractor, 1/ 1)

Mike Trout 2009 Bowman Chrome Superfractor - Courtesy of Beckett

Courtesy of Beckett

Highest Sale: $3,936,000

When: Aug 23, 2020

Auction House: Goldin Auction

The notorious "Vegas Dave" card shattered records in the realm of modern-day baseball cards, when it sold back in 2020. 

#4 - Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey

Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey - Courtesy of Memory Lane Inc.

Courtesy of Memory Lane

Highest Sale: $4,212,000

When: Jul 10, 2021

Auction House: Memory Lane Inc.

This 1933 Goudey Ruth card is the finest copy in existence. An absolute showstopper, truly deserving of its premium price.

#3 - Babe Ruth 1914 Baltimore News

Babe Ruth 1914 Baltimore News - Courtesy of Robert Edward Auctions

Courtesy of REA Auctions

Highest Sale: $7,200,000

When: Dec 3, 2023

Auction House: Robert Edward Auctions 

The newest card on the Top 5 is the pre-rookie Babe Ruth card from the 1914 Baltimore News set is a rare gem, known for its historical significance and value.

#2 - Honus Wagner 1909 T206 (Sweet Caporal)

T206 Honus Wagner - Courtesy of Goldin Auctions

Courtesy of Goldin Auctions

Highest Sale: $7,250,000

When: Aug 3, 2022

Auction House: Goldin Auctions

The legendary Honus Wagner T206 is the Holy Grail of baseball cards, with many sold copies fetching millions at auctions.

#1 - Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps

Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps - Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Highest Sale: $12,600,000

When: Aug 28, 2022

Auction House: Heritage Auctions 

The iconic Mickey Mantle card from the 1952 Topps set is a prized possession for collectors, often commanding high values. 

In Conclusion

There you have it, the Top 5 Most Expensive Baseball Cards of all time: