Top 10 Most Expensive Baseball Cards

By Natalie Jackson on March 24 2014

Collecting baseball cards has now become such a favorite hobby for both the young and old. Yes, collecting cards with pictures of famous athletes has become so popular that it has become as popular as the sport itself. Now that a lot of time has passed since the days the earlier baseball cards were sold, the cards have become rarer and thus, some have gone on to become the 10 most expensive baseball cards in the world.

Honus Wagner T206

Because of this athlete’s strong anti-tobacco sentiments, he refused to have his picture on cigarette boxes and thus has made his baseball cards quite rare. This particular baseball card has topped the list of 10 most expensive baseball cards in the world with a value of $2.8 million.

Babe Ruth

Probably the most popular baseball player out there, Babe Ruth is considered a legend in the sport. It’s no surprise that his baseball card makes the list of 10 most expensive baseball cards with a price of $517,000.

Joe Doyle

As a testament to good things coming from bad things, the Joe Doyle card has gone on to be the third most expensive card because of a printing error. This card clocks in with a price tag of $329,000.

Mickey Mantle

Also one of the most popular baseball players out there, Mantle’s card is priced at $282,000.

Lou Gehrig

The mint condition of the famous Lou Gehrig makes it in the 10 most expensive baseball cards in the world with a $275,000 value.

Ty Cobb

With a large value of $273,000, the baseball card of Ty Cobb makes it at number 6.

Honus Wagner 1910 Standard Caramel

Another card of the famous Honus Wagner makes it in the list of 10 most expensive baseball cards in the world with the price of $219,000.

Joe Jackson 1914 Boston Garter

The extremely rare “shoeless” Joe Jackson card makes it in the list with a staggering price of $204,000.

Joe Jackson 1910 T210 Red Border

Another rare gem from the shoeless baseball star, this particular card makes it in the list with another jaw-dropping price tag of $199,750.

Eddie Plank

Making it in the collector’s market with the price of $188,000, the baseball card of Eddie Plank makes it in the 10 most expensive baseball cards in the world list. Though not as expensive as the rest of the cards on the list, this card is still pretty rare and is not easy to come by.

Collecting baseball cards have been a popular hobby for quite a long time now. It still hasn’t stopped and is still growing to this day. Though there aren’t that much of a living with collecting cards, one might just be lucky enough to find or inherit these 10 most expensive baseball cards in the world. Truly, these cards are considered treasures to those who have made it their passion to collect them.

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