Cards Recently Sold at Auction or Private Sale:

Year Company Card PSA Grade Price Realized
1915 Cracker Jack Edward Sweeney 9 $2,648
1956 Topps Whitey Ford 9 $6,618
1958 Topps Whitey Ford 9 $2,558
1958 Topps Stan Musial All-Star 9 $3,241
1958 Topps Ernie Banks All-Star 9 $2,338
1959 Topps Ernie Banks MVP 9 $879
1959 Topps Yankees Team 9 $1,533
1961 Topps Jim Maloney 9 $666
1963 Topps Harmon Killebrew 9 $1,715
1964 Topps SU Warren Spahn 9 $1,771
1963 Topps A.L. Home Run Leaders 9 $811
1965 Topps N.L. Batting Leaders 9 $832
1968 Topps A.L. Batting Leaders 9 $394
1969 Topps Phil Niekro 9 $439
1972 Topps Frank Robinson Traded 9 $358
1963 Topps Whitey Ford 10 $3,933
1951 Bowman Willie Mays 8 $10,000
1956 Topps Bob Feller 9 $3,500
1952 Bowman Willie Mays 8 $4,500
1971 Topps Johnny Bench 8 $100

Common pricing may often vary depending on the issue in question. Common players who were members of popular teams such as the New York Yankees or Brooklyn Dodgers will often sell for a slight premium above the listed common price. In addition, rare or low population commons will sell for a premium, sometimes a significant one, depending on the issue and desirability of the set.


SMR 100

The SMR Market Index is based on a compilation of the NM-MT prices for the 100 most important pre-1970 sportscards. Calculations are based on the percentage of price movement for each of the 100 cards since August 1, 1980. According to the SMR 100, $1,000 worth of NM-MT sportscards purchased August 1, 1980 would be worth $67,034.

The sportscard market is volatile and thinly capitalized. Significant short-term price swings are always possible, and past performance is not a reliable indicator of future growth or growth potential. Buying sportscards for investment carries many risks, and sportscards may be an unsuitable investment for certain investors. The SMR, its editors, and Collectors Universe, Inc. make no warranty that the sportscard market in general, or any sportscard in particular, will increase in value at all, or over any specific period of time. You buy and sell sportscards at your own risk.

Percentage Change In SMR 100 Index

SMR 100 % of Change
Current: 6703.48 0.00%
One month ago: 6629.29 1.12%
Two months ago: 6611.20 1.40%
One year ago: 5345.83 25.40%
2 years ago: 4571.96 46.62%
3 years ago: 3586.00 86.93%
5 years ago: 2713.71 147.02%
10 years ago: 1832.09 265.89%

Note

Cards Graded GEM MINT 10

Cards graded GEM MINT 10 by PSA are not listed for issues prior to 1978. We have established the following range for cards graded Gem Mint: 200%-500% of the MINT 9 price.