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Most Expensive Baseball Cards Ever Sold. Hopefully, your parents didn't throw away any of these baseball cards. From humble beginnings — some of the earliest baseball cards were cigarette package inserts, used both to promote the brand and prevent the star of the package, the cigarettes, from being crushed — baseball cards are now a billion-dollar industry.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, sports cards have been sold, collected, and traded among sporting fans. The most expensive card ever dates back to 1909 and remains the most valuable today. What began as a baseball card hobby back in the mid to late 19th century, has turned into a hobby for all sports. Basketball cards date back to 1910.
At number one of the most valuable sports cards is the T206 Honus Wagner baseball card which is an ultimate collectors dream. Only 50 to 200 ever released. Honus was a dead-ball era player, considered to be one of the best of all time. This card was made by the American Tobacco Company from 1909 to 1911, as part of its T206 series. Wagner ordered them to cease production of this card.
A rare 1997 Michael Jordan NBA trading card has set a record as the most expensive basketball card ever sold on Ebay. The 1997 Precious Metal Gems Michael Jordan green card sold at an auction.
A graded card is a baseball card that has been judged by a professional grader on the condition and authenticity. Collectors tend to pay more for graded cards versus ungraded cards, as it indicates that the card being sold is authentic. Cards are scored on a scale from 1-10, with 1 being “poor” and 10 being “almost perfect.” Baseball.
The most expensive photograph ever sold is a contentious topic as more and more photographs are sold privately, directly to the buyer. However, here is an up-to-date list (at the time of this.
The legendary T206 baseball card, issued by the American Tobacco Company, is the most expensive sports card ever sold because of the fact that it is so rare and hard to find. As of 2013, only 57 of the cards are thought to be left in existence. Given its age, rarity and Honus Wagner’s status among baseball purists, it is doubtful that any card will surpass it in terms of price.