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10 Most Valuable Baseball Cards on the Market

If you've been a sports card collector, there's a pretty high chance that you are not sitting on one of the 10 most valuable baseball cards on the market. In fact, some of these cards are so rare that there are only a few left in existence today. In this article, we'll be sharing 10 of the most valuable baseball cards and how much they are valued in today's market.

Most Valuable Baseball Cards

All of the cards listed below are priced at a PSA grading of 10. 

1. 1909-11 T206 White Border Honus Wagner

The most valuable baseball card of all time is the 1909 American Tobacco Company T206 Honus Wagner baseball card.

1909-11 T206 White Border Honus Wagner

T206 White Border Honus Wagner Card Value

The Honus Wagner baseball card broke a world record by selling for $3.12 million. 

2. 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle

The Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card is seen as one of the most important cards of all time and is seen as an indicator of the overall health of the sports card market. 

1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Card Value

In 2018, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card sold for $2.88 million. 

3. 1916 (M101-5) Sporting News Babe Ruth Rookie Card

Even though Mickey Mantle and Honus Wagner have two of the most recognizable cards every made, Babe Ruth remains one of the greatest baseball players that have ever lived. So it should come to no surprise that the Babe Ruth rookie card is valued at one of the highest of all sports cards. The 1916 Sporting News Babe Ruth rookie card is still one of the most difficult cards to find. 

1916 (M101-5) Sporting News Babe Ruth Rookie Card

1916 (M101-5) Sporting News Babe Ruth Rookie Card Value

The Babe Ruth Sporting News baseball card is valued at $1 million.

4. 1909-1911 T206 Ty Cobb Tobacco (Ty Cobb Back)

The fifth most valuable baseball card is the 1909-1911 T206 Ty Cobb Tobacco card. The T206 was a special set of cards and to date, there are known to be around 22 or less Ty Cobb cards that exist today. 

1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Tobacco (Ty Cobb Back)

1909-11 Ty Cobb Tobacco Card Value

The Ty Cobb Tobacco card is estimated to sell at over $1 million if sold today. 

5. 1916 (M101-4) Sporting News #151 Babe Ruth Rookie Card

Like the 1916 (M101-5) Babe Ruth rookie card, the Babe Ruth rookie card (M101-4) is one of the most valuable baseball cards in the world. 

1916 (M101-4) Sporting News #151 Babe Ruth Rookie Card

1916 Babe Ruth Rookie Card Value

The M101-4 Babe Ruth rookie card is valued at more than $600,000. 

6. 1914 Baltimore News #9 Babe Ruth

Despite having two Babe Ruth rookie cards already on the list, the third most valuable Babe Ruth card is the 1914 Baltimore News #9 set. This card is believed to be so rare that only 10 copies exist of the card with either blue or red borders.

1914 Baltimore News #9 Babe Ruth 

1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth Card Value

In 2012, a 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth card sold for $575,000. 

7. 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card

Even though the 1952 Mickey Mantle card is seen as one of the rarest and expensive cards in the market today, some collectors believe that the 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle rookie card is one of the only rookie cards in existence today. 

1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie Card Value

The 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card ranges in value from as little as $17,500 to $700,000 depending on its quality. 

8. 1909-1911 T206 White Border Eddie Plank

Remember when we talked about the T206 set above? The second most valuable card from the T206 set was a white border card featuring Eddie Plank. 

1909-11 T206 White Border Eddie Plank

T206 White Border Eddie Plank Card Value

An Eddie Plank white border card ranges in value, but an EX/MT 6 is worth around $250,000 today. 

9. 1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose Rookie Card

The 1963 Topps Pete Rose rookie card is one of the rarest and most valued baseball cards today. In 1963, Pete Rose showed significant value and was seen as one of the most promising baseball players at the time. 

1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose Rookie Card

1963 Topps Pete Rose Rookie Card Value

In 2012, a Pete Rose rookie card sold for $157,366.

10. 1895 Mayo's Cut Plug Cap Anson

Adrian Constantine "Cap" Anson was one of the most well-known baseball players in the 1800s. Due to the vintage nature of the card as well as it is an extremely rare set, the 1895 May's Cut Plug Cap Anson makes the list of being one of the most valuable baseball cards in the world. 

1895 Mayo's Cut Plug Cap Anson

1895 Mayo's Cut Plug Cap Anson Card Value

The 1895 Cap Anson card is valued at roughly $92,500. 

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