Here are the industry average auction prices for the card in three PSA grades: The 1952 Topps Baseball collection has 407 cards that measure 2-5/8" by 3-3/4" apiece. The set cost $10 to make and $15 to mail to the subscribers. It was issued between 1951 and 1955. Each card was printed on both sides with an image on one side and data on the other.
The average price of a good condition 1952 Topps card is now around $150. Recent auctions on eBay have seen them go for as high as $175 and as low as $40. There are many factors that can affect the value of any particular card including: print run, rarity, condition, and history. For example, cards from more popular players are likely to have higher values because more people want them.
The highest priced card we could find on eBay is number 122 (shown below). It was sold for $190 by a user named "mikey9965" on August 11, 2011.
The lowest priced card we could find on eBay is number 101 (shown below).
Here are the industry average auction prices for the card in three different PSA grades: The 1956 Topps Baseball collection has 340 cards that measure 2-5/8" by 3-3/4" apiece.
1963 Topps # 537 Pete Rose's Rookie Card Value Estimate PSA 8 NM-MT is worth $4,500. A PSA 6 EX-MT is believed to be worth $700. The Pete Rose rookie card, one of the significant rookie cards of the 1960s, starts off our list.
PSA 9: Hank Aaron 1954 Topps sells for $192,547. More high-grade antique cards, more price records.
The highest price ever paid at auction for a baseball card was $642,000 in 2014 by experts who consigned the set featuring Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and Tris Speaker. The card was sold by Mantle/Mays/Maris Baseball Club (MMBC) Ltd. to fund cancer research projects related to the three players. It's not known if the money went to charity.
In 2017, an expert sold two boxes of vintage cards on eBay. They brought in a total of $1.2 million, setting a new record for the most money ever exchanged for baseball cards. The seller was a California collector named David Leiner. He bought the boxes at an auction in Massachusetts for about $40,000 each. Each card in the sets is estimated to be worth $30,000 to $50,000.
What makes these cards special? They're all prime examples of the best vintage cards available. Most are near perfect with no signs of wear and tear. Some people think they look better than modern cards because there's less color saturation and detail.
Here are the industry average auction prices for the card in three different PSA grades: The hurler's first big issue, in 1981 Topps, depicts him as a member of the Houston Astros. It's appealing in its simplicity, and while it's not uncommon, it's difficult to find in good shape.
This is the Ryan card to go after in terms of trading card value. Here are the industry average auction prices for the card in three different PSA grades: The 1971 Topps card shows an appealing action photo of the strong-armed thrower, making it a sought-after edition.
#486, Bowman Tiffany, 1990 Nolan Ryan was No. 1 in Classic Baseball in 1990, earning $6.11 per game. Nolan Ryan: $0.41: $0.34
PSA 9 graded cards often retail for roughly $40, while PSA 10s can fetch more than $1,000. Here are the industry average auction prices for the card in three different PSA grades: With such a long career, there are enough of Ryan cards to satisfy collectors.
206 playing cards The 1955 Topps Baseball collection has 206 cards that measure 2-5/8" by 3-3/4" apiece. The 1955 Topps presentation was initially intended to include 210 cards, however cards #s 175, 186, 203, and 209 were never created. Therefore, the complete set consists of 205 cards.
The checklist for the set is available here: http://www.retrosheet.org/Checklist/1955/ You can see which cards were released by looking at the reverse side of the card. If a card has "R" printed on the back then it was included in the set; if not, then it wasn't. There are several errors on the set that have been discussed in other articles on this site. For example, Joe DiMaggio's card (#140) was issued after his death in January 1956 so it could not have appeared in 1955. However, there are two problems with this card that have not been explained elsewhere: 1 There is a small red flag attached to one of Joe DiMaggio's fingers, and 2 His batting helmet is marked "San Francisco". Since there were no games played outside of the National League, only one possible location can be identified - San Francisco. Thus, this card is presumed to be a promotional product given to media members upon request before or during the season. This article does not address any other errors found within the set.