For most, collecting sports cards is a hobby. It’s not a full-time job and it’s not a get rich quick scheme. But sometimes, a trading card will hit it big and one lucky individual can become a millionaire overnight. Here are 10 of the most expensive trading cards ever sold:
Mickey Mantle – Topps
This 1952 baseball card sold in January 2021 for $5,200,000.
LeBron James – Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Rookie Patch Autographs #78
This 2003 basketball card sold in April 2021 for $5,200,000.
Luka Dončić – Panini National Treasures 1 of 1 Logoman Autograph
This 2018 ungraded basketball card sold in February 2021 for $4,600,000.
Mike Trout - Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Superfractor Autograph
This 2009 baseball card sold in August 2021 for $3,936,000.
Honus Wagner – T206 (the Jumbo Wagner)
This 1909-11 baseball card sold in October 2016 for $3,120,000 ($3,364,426 today).
Tom Brady - Playoff Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket Autograph #144
This 2000 football card sold in April 2021 for $2,252,854.
Giannis Antetokounmpo - Panini National Treasures Logoman Patch Autograph
This 2013-14 basketball card sold in September 2020 for $1,857,300.
Kobe Bryant - Topps Chrome Refractors #138 Rookie Card
This 1996-97 basketball card sold in March 2021 for $1,795,800.
LeBron James - Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Rookie Patch Autographs #78
This 2003-04 basketball card sold in March 2021 for $1,537,500.
Michael Jordan - Upper Deck Game Jersey Autographs
This 1997 basketball card sold in February 2021 for $1,440,000.
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