Baseball cards have been collected for generations, and are always in demand. Despite the propensity for mass and overproduction, there are some baseball cards that are quite rare, and their selling prices reflect this – running from thousands of dollars to several million. Here are what are considered the five rarest cards
- 1909 White Border, Honus Wagner (Pittsburg Pirates). There are so few of these in print that a mint condition one sold recently for $2,350,000, and one in poor condition went for over $200,000.
- 1933 Goudey, Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia Phillies), $20,000 to $30,000
Collectors had to write and request the card because it was not included in the original set issued by Goudey.
- 1914 Cracker Jack, Ty Cobb last sold for $3,600 to $6,000
- 1914 Cracker Jack, Joe Jackson. It most recently sold for over $9,000. It drew a higher price than the Ty Cobb card because of the popularity of Shoeless Joe in baseball circles and history of the game.
- 1933 Goudey, Babe Ruth. Depending on condition this card is valued from $3,500 to $5,000.