The Most Expensive Baseball Cards

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When you are rich and practically have all the money in the world, then you will not hesitate to buy anything that you want. Of course, that is not applicable to all rich people. There are people who still like to live below their means. But when it comes to one’s hobbies, it does not matter whether you are rich or not. If it is something that you like doing, I am almost certain that you are going to want to spend a lot of money just to be able to do it.

Some people like playing sports. Others like to read books. But there are also other people who prefer to collect card, expensive baseball cards.

If there is something I do know about people who collect expensive baseball, it is that they are usually the ones who are into sports. If you are a big fan of baseball, then no one can really blame you if you are into collecting expensive baseball cards.

There are different kinds of baseball cards. Just because people call it baseball cards doesn’t mean it belongs to the expensive bunch. People don’t pay good money for baseball cards. On the other hand, they do pay good money when it comes to rare baseball cards.

It’s the same thing with almost everything else in the world. If it is something that only a few people have then you can totally sell it for a fortune.

I am not going to go and on about baseball cards all day. What I am here to talk about are the most expensive baseball cards in the world. If you are a baseball lover or a sports lover at the very least, then you may want to give a close attention to the list that I am about to give you.

1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards

Most Expensive Baseball Cards: 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle
1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle

This is considered as Mickey Mantle’s most important rookie card. You might be wondering why. One of the reasons was that most of the high number cards when this rookie card was released were all thrown off the ocean.

With that, we can all conclude that at that time high number cards were rare. This card right here was among the only few high number cards left. With that, a lot of people actually wanted to go after this card.

This is not even Mickey mantle’s official car, and yet it is regarded as one of the most important, not to mention, one of the most expensive baseball cards out there.

BABE RUTH – 1915/16 M101-5 SPORTING NEWS

Most Expensive Baseball Cards: BABE RUTH - 1915/16 M101-5 SPORTING NEWS
BABE RUTH – 1915/16 M101-5 SPORTING NEWS

This shouldn’t even come as a surprise. I, mean I am quite young. I was not even born yet when Babe Ruth was famous, but still know fully well that Babe Ruth was considered as one of the best baseball players of his time.

Knowing how famous and legendary he was, would you even question why his very own baseball card would not belong to the list of the most expensive baseball cards in the worlds.

1909-11 T206 White Border Eddie Plank

1909-11 T206 White Border Eddie Plank
1909-11 T206 White Border Eddie Plank

Okay, Eddie Plank is not as cool as Babe Ruth, but the reason his card belongs in the most expensive baseball cards in the world is due to the rarity of his card.

Up to this date, no one even knows for sure why this card is rare in the first place, but there is one theory about it.

One day, there came some kind of silver plate in all the production of the cards. In other words, they would not be able to pass quality control. With that, the only Eddie Plank cards left were considered as rare cards. With that, the demand for this baseball card shot up, this eventually led to the rise of its price as well.

JOE JACKSON – 1909-11 AMERICAN CARAMEL E90-1

JOE JACKSON - 1909-11 AMERICAN CARAMEL E90-1
JOE JACKSON – 1909-11 AMERICAN CARAMEL E90-1

The only time I figured out what the Black Sox Scandal was when I actually grew my interest in expensive baseball cards. I don’t know if you are familiar with this scandal too, but the point here is that when Joe Jackson was accused of having a part in the scandal, he was totally banned from every that has something to do with professional baseball.

As you can expect, people stopped creating his cards as well. With that, this card became a rare item because there was not anything like it anymore. You know what happens when there is little supply for anything. The demand for the specific item usually shoots up and so does the price.

JACKIE ROBINSON – 1948 LEAF Baseball Cards

JACKIE ROBINSON - 1948 LEAF
JACKIE ROBINSON – 1948 LEAF

Babe Ruth may be one piece of work, but there is no way you can leave Jackie Johnson from the equation, especially since we are talking about American baseball here.

He is part of the history of American baseball. He is one of the very few who took part in creating that history. With that, when a colored version of his card came, can you even blame baseball card fans from wanting this piece as well?

Of course not, but you know that if a lot of people want something then the sellers are bound to increase the price, and that is precisely what happened. This card is now part of the most expensive baseball cards in the world.

TED WILLIAMS – 1939 PLAY BALL

TED WILLIAMS - 1939 PLAY BALL
TED WILLIAMS – 1939 PLAY BALL

Ted Williams had a lot of potential. I can just imagine what his career in baseball would have looked like if he didn’t decide to go to the army.

Anyways, this player remained to be at the top of his game. A lot of baseball fans look up to him. When the people who practically worship baseball look up to you, then it is no wonder that you will be in so much demand for baseball cards as well.

1933 Goudey #160 Lou Gehrig Baseball Cards

1933 Goudey #160 Lou Gehrig
1933 Goudey #160 Lou Gehrig

Don’t get me wrong. Lou Gehrig has lots of baseball cards with the same image, but perhaps, there is one distinct difference. That difference would have something to do with the fact that the #160 is the one with the best quality image, and thus the popularity for it continued to grow.

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