There are many expensive things that are sold around the world with prices that may seem to some people as being insane and unbelievable. Baseball cards are among these costly things. There are baseball cards that cost millions of dollars which is unaffordable for many people who are huge fans of this game and its players. Most of the baseball cards that belong to famous players, who are well-known and loved by many people, were used for promoting products such as cigarettes. The cards are sold for high prices because of their rarity and because they are highly required. Although they are very expensive, there are some wealthy fans who seek to get them for any price. If you are one of the fans who like the baseball game, then you will surely want to know more about these expensive cards. Below are the 10 most expensive baseball cards ever sold till now.
10. Eddie Plank – $188,000
It is ranked as the tenth most expensive baseball card in the world. The T206 baseball card was issued from 1909 to 1911 by Sweet Caporal Cigarettes.
9. Joe Jackson – $199,750
It occupies the ninth place on the list of the most expensive baseball cards. The T210 red Border baseball card was issued in 1910 by Old Mill Cigarettes.
8. Joe Jackson – $204,000
It is placed in the eighth position on the list of the costliest baseball cards. The baseball card was issued in 1914 by Boston Garter.
7. Honus Wagner – $219,000
One of the most expensive baseball cards for Honus Wagner and it is placed in the seventh position on the list. This card was issued in 1910 by Standard Caramel.
6. Ty Cobb – $273,000
It is ranked as the sixth most expensive baseball card in the world. It was issued from 1911 to 1914 by General Baking Co.
5. Lou Gehrig – $275,000
This card is placed in the fifth position on the list of the most expensive baseball cards in the world. It as issued in 1933 by Goudey.
4. Mickey Mantle – $282,000
It is ranked as the fourth most expensive baseball card in the world. The baseball card was issued in 1952 by Topps.
3. Joe Doyle – $329,000
It is placed in the third position on the list of the most expensive baseball cards in the world. The T206 baseball card was issued from 1909 to 1911 by Piedmont Cigarettes.
2. Babe Ruth – $517,000
One of the most famous baseball cards in the world. It is classified as the second most expensive baseball card. It was issued in 1914 by Baltimore News.
1. Honus Wagner – $2.8 MILLION
The most expensive baseball card ever sold in the whole world. It is placed on the top of the list and it belongs to Honus Wagner. This T206 baseball card is not the only baseball card for him as there is another one that carries his picture and it is ranked in the seventh place on the same list. The main reason for the card’s rarity and high price is that it was issued for a short period of time from 1909 to 1911 by Sweet Caporal Cigarettes. Honus Wagner refused to get his card used as a promotion for cigarettes. He did not want his fans especially the children to buy cigarette packs in order to get his baseball card. He thought that it will be dangerous for them and illegal. Producing this card suddenly stopped to raise the price to be $2.8 million.