We all know that the collection of baseball sports cars have been a passion of almost every child especially in North America. They were not only considered as a valuable asset, but were used as a game in itself too. These sports cars are one of the most famous collectable antiques these days. If you are lucky enough to grab a rare sports card, it can be worth in the millions! Mostly those cards became valuable which depicted a picture of any player who eventually turned out to be a great star. Let’s have a look at the most expensive sport cards in the world.
The world’s most expensive baseball sports card is T206 Honus Wagner. This baseball card shows Honus Wagner, who was a baseball player of dead-ball era. He is considered to be one of the best players of all times. The card depicts Honus Wagner as a Pittsburgh Pirate team player. It is believed that only 100 of these cards are left that are in good condition. Wagner is a Hall of Fame second number baseman who was under objection for smoking. In 2000 at an auction, the price for Wagner T206 baseball card was as much as 1.1 million US dollars, making it the most expensive card in the world. This card was designed by the American Tobacco Company and the same company issued it within 1909 to 1911, the issue was done as a part of T206 series of cards.
It is said that Wagner didn’t want his cards to be published and sold because he didn’t wanted children to develop the habit of cigarette smoking in the course of getting his card. Moreover, he refused to have compensations from ATC. Thus in only two years of production, forty cars were ever sold to the public. In case of other cards, hundreds and thousands of T206 cards were sold to public to other players. This card was priced US$50 by The American Card Catalog by Jefferson Burdick. Babe Ruth 1914 is the second most expensive sports cards in the world worth $517,000.
Herman Ruth, also known as Bambino and Sultan of Swat was a baseball player. He was the one who changed Yankee stadium into hitting prowess baseball house, also known as The House That Ruth Built. The player was not only a great pitcher, but also a hitting machine! Joe Doyle, ATC T206 is another most expensive sports card in the world worth of $329,000. Doyle played for the New York Highlanders and Cincinnati Reds. He was a successful pitcher known for stalling penchant in between pitches.
Another very expensive sports card is1914 E145-1 Cracker Jack, 103 Joe Jackson in the list of most expensive sports cards in the world. Joe Jackson was one of the featured players of his times, famously known as “the shoeless Joe Jackson”. The reason behind the high price of his card is the scandalized history attached to him. He was banned from baseball for his involvement in Black Sox scandal in 1919. Many implications were made on the player despite the fact that he batted .375, maintained six RBIs with almost no errors.
Despite the accusations, Jackson remained silent and maintained his dignity while denying any involvement in the scandal. His card is worth $5000 to $9000 these days. 1914 Cracker Jack E145 is one of the most expensive baseball sports card in the world. The card depicts a hit leader Ty Cobb, who was known as a grave and a dirty player. Known as Georgia Peach, he was much more famous until his record was broken by Peter Rose in 1985. Nevertheless, his card carries a high value of $3600 to $6000.