Sale of 1952 Mickey Mantle for $12.6 Million Tops Most Expensive Sportscard of all time reported the most expensive trading card sales of all time, with the recent sale of a 1952 Mickey Mantle for $12.6 million.

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Most Expensive Sports Trading Card Sales to Date

Player Card Price
1. Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps SGC 9.5 $12.6 million
2. Honus Wagner T206 SGC 2 $7.25 million
3. Honus Wagner T206 SGC 3 $6.6 million
T4. Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps PSA 9 $5.2 million
T4. LeBron James 2003-04 Rookie Patch Auto $5.2 million
6. Luka Doncic* 1:1 Logoman Autox $4.6 million
7. Patrick Mahomes* 2017 Rookie Auto BGS 8.5 $4.3 million
8. Mike Trout 2009 Superfractor Auto $3.9 million
T9. Honus Wagner T206 PSA 2 $3.75 million
T9. Wayne Gretzky 1979 O-Pee-Chee $3.75 million

*denotes a private sale

For years, the T206 Honus Wagner reigned supreme not only as the most famous, but the most expensive of all baseball cards, famously selling for $1 million in 2000.

And while other, more modern cards usurped Wagner in the following two decades, the card regained its dominance earlier this month with a $7.25 million sale.

The reign didn’t last long, though. A 1952 Mickey Mantle from Topps — already the third-priciest card in history — became the most expensive sports card of all-time when it sold on Saturday for $12.6 million, shattering the previous record.


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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]