For more than a century, collecting cards has been a pastime for both children and adults. Sports cards, in particular, are a favorite pastime among sports fans. Collectors of all kinds gather the cards of their favorite athletes, from baseball to hockey and everything in between. Many people collect trades to build their ideal collection. While most cards seldom rise above a few dollars in value, many have appreciated considerably over time. Finding a specific card in your attic or basement may change your life! We’ll show you the most valuable sports cards of all time, from least valuable to most valuable, so get out your collection and keep reading to see if you have one of these sparkling gems.
Dwight Gooden – 1984 Fleer Update
The New York Mets drafted Dwight Gooden in the second round of the 1982 MLB entry draft. He played for the Mets from 1984 through 1994 and was with them until he retired in 1997. “Doctor K” struck out 276 batters and won 17 of his 31 starts as a rookie, both records. His ERA in 1984 was 2.60.
The Fleer Update set of 1985, which featured the card from 1984, solidified Gooden’s fame. The card showed Gooden in his Mets uniform, wearing number 16 in white and orange. Depending on how nice it is, the card may sell for around $200.