10 most expensive sports cards of all time

10 Most Expensive Sports Cards of All Time

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Jordan - Upper Deck Game Jersey Autographs

This 1997 basketball card sold in February 2021 for $1,440,000.

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