Sports cards have always been a valuable commodity, and a particular favourite among collectors who have a passion for sport. But over the years, some types of cards have become more popular than others, and basketball cards have seen a huge resurgence over the last decade. In fact, some collectors believe that some basketball cards have become some of the most valuable on the market, meaning that there’s never been a better time to start collecting.Read more
Basketball cards depict 1 or more of the players of the NBA, the NCAA, the Olympic team, the WNBA, the WPBL, or other basketball-related theme.
Basketball trading cards started being produced in 1910, in a series that was catalogued as College Athlete Felts B-33. The full series included 10 sports, with 30 being related to basketball. Egypteine cigarettes issued these as part of a cigarette redemption reward, but how many packets you would need to get the cards is unknown.
Michael Jordan basketball cards are valuable, and the 1986-1987 Fleer rookie card depicting this sports star is considered to be 1 of the most important cards in sports card history. In terms of card collecting, you could argue that this basketball card is as iconic for vintage collectors as the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, and when it comes to baseball cards worth money, these are tops.
Although the most expensive basketball cards vary in financial worth, the most valuable, and oldest, basketball trading card is the 1948 Bowman George Mikan RC. It sold for US$403,664, and part of the reason for this extraordinary price is the fact that most cards are less than 10 years old.
The most valuable basketball cards have fetched eye-watering prices, and you can find out about them here!
Even though basketball trading cards don’t fetch prices in the same league as football and baseball trading cards – think hundreds of thousands of dollars for the most valuable – there are still many enthusiasts who are going to be salivating over this list of the most valuable basketball cards ever. 1948 Bowman #69 George Mikan Estimated PSA 9 Value: $90,000 George Mikan was basketball’s first big name and set the bar for others such as Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell who followed shortly. 1957 Topps #77 Bill Russell Estimated PSA 9 Value: $85,000 Bill Russell’s rookie card is one […]Read more
One of the most celebrated athletes in Basketball, Stephen Curry, has charmed fans both on and off court. This squeaky clean baller has some excellent cards in circulation but we will be looking at a personal favourite here, the 2009/2010 Playoff National Treasures Stephen Curry RC #206 Patch Autograph card. This is one of those rare cases where a rising talent appears on a well-designed card with all the elements that will increase the card’s value over time like the limited print run, attractive design and of course a well respected athlete on the front. Finding a legitimate version of […]Read more