These Are the Best Baseball Cards to Invest In

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These Are the Best Baseball Cards to Invest In

Three baseball cards stand apart as the unquestioned most iconic pieces of cardboard ever printed: the 1909 T206 Honus Wagner, the first card whose print run was cut short and whose value soared into the millions; the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie, the true beginning of baseball cards as a piece of Americana; and the 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie, the No. 1 card in the first card set that signaled the beginning of baseball cards as an investment.” – Darren Rovell | ESPN Senior Writer | July 25, 2016

1909 T206 Honus Wagner

These Are the Best Baseball Cards to Invest In

The 1909 T206 Honus Wagner is the Holy Grail of all trading cards.

Card Number: 497 | Year: 1909 | Set Name: T206 1909 White Borders (Piedmont & Sweet Caporal)

PSA 8 – Average Price: $2,800,000.00


1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie

Not the official Mantle rookie card BUT still the most recognizable sportscard in the entire hobby and the anchor of the most important post-war set in existence.

Card Number: 311 | Year: 1952 | Set Name: 1952 Topps Card

PSA 9 – Average Price: $282,588.00


1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie

1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie

Ken Griffey Jr. is one of the best all-around players in baseball history and this card is without a doubt one of the most symbolic cards of the modern era.

Card Number: 1 | Year: 1989 | Set Name: 1989 Upper Deck

PSA 10 – Average Price: $343.39

Sources

  1. Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame exhibit lacks 1989 Upper Deck card
  2. 1909 White Borders (Piedmont & Sweet Caporal) Wagner (Honus) #497 (Hall of Fame)
  3. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 (Hall of Fame)
  4. 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. #1 (Hall of Fame)
  5. HONUS WAGNER – 1909-1911 T206 WHITE BORDER
  6. MICKEY MANTLE – 1952 TOPPS
  7. KEN GRIFFEY JR. (STAR ROOKIE) – 1989 UPPER DECK

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