For almost a century, collecting cards has been a pastime for both children and adults. Sports cards, in particular, are a popular pastime. Sports fans collect the cards of their favorite players, from baseball to hockey and everything in between. Many people trade cards to build their ideal collection. While most cards never become more valuable than a couple of dollars, many have appreciated significantly over time. Finding one of these cards in your attic or basement could change your life! In this post, we’ll go through the most valuable sports cards of all time. We’ll go from least valuable to most valuable, so grab your collection and keep reading to see whether you have one of these gems.
Dwight Gooden – 1984 Fleer Update
In 1984, Dwight Gooden made his MLB debut with the New York Mets as a starting pitcher. He spent five seasons with the team before being traded to the San Francisco Giants in 1989. “Doctor K” struck out 276 batters and won 17 of 31 starts in his inaugural season, both of which are records. His ERA was 2.60 in 1984.
The 1985 Fleer Update set, which included the 1984 card, cemented his status in history. The card featured Gooden batting in his number 16 white and orange Mets batting practice uniform. Depending on the card’s condition, it may sell for up to $200.