Here is part 2 of the most valuable vintage baseball cards according to top collectors
The recent sports cards boom has prompted many people to go through their sports cards collections, to see if they own any valuable cards. Some families, without knowing the true value of their sports cards, have reportedly suffered huge losses. As a sports card collector, it is imperative to know about valuable cards. In our second installment, we take a look at another five most valuable vintage baseball cards. Learn about them below.
Baltimore News #9 Babe Ruth 1914
- The Baltimore News #9 Babe Ruth cards are so rare, most consider its existence a myth. Only 10 of such cards are known to exist and belong to private collectors. There are only two variations of these cards, the blue border, and the red border. This is a pre-rookie card of Babe Ruth, at the time when Jack Dunn of the minor league Baltimore Orioles gave a professional contract to Ruth.
Later on, Jack Dunn sold Ruth’s contract to the Boston Red Sox and Ruth’s later cards featured him playing for the Red Sox. These pre-rookie cards are not in good condition. According to the last sale, a PSA 4 graded card was sold at $900,000. If a collector comes across a Babe Ruth card, they should get it graded by a professional service. A higher grade would result in a very high price.
T206 White Border Eddie Plank 1909-11
- There are a lot of valuable cards from the T206 set which are highly sought after by fans and collectors. The White Border Eddie Plank T206 card is an incredibly rare card and is as difficult to find as the Honus Wagner card from the same T206 set. The card features Eddie Plank’s iconic Hall of Fame pose.
Some of the lower graded cards will have poor centering, and the image cut into the text. A widely believed theory is that a large number of these cards were destroyed due to quality issues. Hence, very few cards with a reasonable grade are available today.
Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card 1951
- Mickey Mantle’s rookie card, in PSA grade 9 is worth around $
700,000. Mantle’s more popular card is the 1952 Topps card, but that is because many people are simply unaware of Mickey Mantle’s rookie cards. The Bowman #253 is the only recognized rookie card of Mickey Mantle and is graded by PSA.
- Like most rookie cards, this card also has centering issues, print lines, and wax stains. If you participate in a sports card auction and trade, maybe you can be one lucky winner of this beautiful Mantle rookie card.
T206 White Border Sherry Magie Error Card 1909-11
- In the T206 set, Sherry Magee’s error card is as rare as its fellow cards such as Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, and Eddie Plank. This card is incredibly popular due to the famous error.
Sherry Magee’s last name’s spellings are incorrect. They are written Magie instead of Magee. The error was quickly noticed and as a result, corrections were made. Thus, not many copies of this card are known to exist. A PSA 8 grade of this card sells for upwards of $600,000.
American Caramel E90-1 Joe Jackson Rookie Card 1909-11
- In the 1919 World Series, Joe Jackson was allegedly involved in the Black Sox Scandal. As a result, he was banned from baseball at that time. The direct consequence of this action resulted in a shortage of Joe Jackson’s cards. Many printers avoided printing this card because of the scandal and its unpopularity at that time.
Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner are also featured in the American Caramel set, but Joe Jackson’s card is more popular, and more valuable due to its rarity.
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