Top 10 Most Valuable Sports Cards Ever

T206 Honus Wagner

SGC Graded 3

August 2021

In August 2021, REA Auctions sold this Honus Wagner T206 card, graded SGC 3, for $6.6 million.

On the Mount Rushmore of sports cards. The first ever card PSA graded was a Honus Wagner PSA 8 that was later discovered to be trimmed!

Other Wagner's would also be in the top 10 of sales all-time
PSA 2 - $3.75m
PSA 3 - $3.7m
PSA 5 - $3.1m

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle

PSA Graded 9

January 2021

The most iconic Topps card of all-time.

This PSA 9 version was purchased by Indianapolis entrepreneur/actor Rob Gough in January 2021.

2003-04 Exquisite LeBron James

BGS Graded 9

April 2020

Many Exquisite Lebron's have sold for over $1 million, this is the highest priced one. Sold by PWCC in April 2020.

The crazy thing about the LeBron James Exquisite is a bunch of them are trimmed!

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Trimmed versions:
40/99, 53/99, 61/99, 64/99, 67/99,74/99, 75/99, 87/99

For Sale:
Exquisite Lebron James Cards

National Treasures Luka Doncic

BGS Graded 9

February 2021

There is reason to believe the autograph on the front of the card isn't even real!

Panini Luka Doncic Autograph Cards Are Fake

For Sale:
National Treasures Luka Doncic

2017 National Treasures Patrick Mahomes

BGS Graded 8.5

July 2021

PWCC brokered the sale of this ultra rare Patrick Mahomes card in July 2021. 

For Sale:
National Treasures Patrick Mahomes

2017 National Treasures

2009 Bowman Draft Mike Trout

BGS Graded 9

August 2021

Interesting history with this card as it was originally purchased for $400,000 by Vegas Dave in 2018.

Vegas Dave cashed out and sold the card for $3.8m via Goldin in August 2021.

1979 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky

PSA Graded 10

May 2021

In May 2021, Heritage Auctions brokered the sale of this Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 rookie card.

In December 2020, a PSA 10 sold for $1.29 million. 

2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady

BGS Graded 9


June 2021

Several Tom Brady Contenders rookie cards have sold for over $1 million, but this one is the highest so far, $3.1 million by Lelands in June 2021.

1997 Upper Deck Michael Jordan

BGS Graded 9

May 2021

In May 2021, Goldin Auctions sold this Michael Jordan card for over $2 million, which is the highest price ever recorded for a MJ card.

1996-97 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant

BGS Graded 10

March 2021

This BGS "Black Label" Kobe sold in March 2021 and is the highest priced Kobe card ever recorded. 

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