The Most Valuable Sports Trading Cards Ever Sold

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What if someone told you the box of baseball or basketball cards stored in your attic may include a rare vintage card worth well over $100,000? Better yet, what if you had several high-profile rookie cards just waiting to be sold so you can collect that beautiful green cash? Sounds awesome, right!?

Well, odds are you don’t, but you can imagine the feeling if such a thing became a reality. Sports trading cards gained popularity in the 1980s and ’90s as companies like Bowman and Topps ramped up production. But trading cards go way back to the beginning of the 20th century as far back as 1909.

Interested in learning how much the most valuable sports trading cards sold for? We’ve got you covered. The following 25 cards includes only the highest price paid for that specific card and does not include separate entries for the same card. The amount listed is the adjusted price for comparison.

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