Cards Recently Sold at Auction or Private Sale:

Year Company Card PSA Grade Price Realized
1953 Bowman Mickey Mantle 9 $18,000
1911 T205 Tris Speaker 8 $7,500
1960 Fleer Ted Williams 8 $295
1955 Topps Duke Snider 8 $6,000
1955 Topps Roberto Clemente 8 $6,000
1932 US Caramel Ty Cobb 8 $13,500
1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson(portrait) 8 $11,000
1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle 8oc $6,500
1964 Topps Willie Stargell 9 $360
1956 Topps Yogi Berra 8 $400
1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (green) 7 $12,500
1961 Fleer Ted Williams 8 $350
1961 Topps Frank Robinson A.S. 9 $475
1961 Topps Bill Skowron A.S. 9 $325
1972 Topps Julius Erving 9 $1,500
1959 Topps Sandy Koufax 8 $350
1960 Topps Roberto Clemente 8 $395
1954 Topps Billy Martin 8 $375
1956 Topps Luis Aparicio 8 $350
1911 M116 Walter Johnson 9 $9,350

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 $68,597.40.

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: 6859.74 0.00%
One month ago: 6784.27 1.11%
Two months ago: 6728.03 1.96%
One year ago: 5861.32 17.03%
2 years ago: 4718.95 45.37%
3 years ago: 3803.34 80.36%
5 years ago: 2788.70 145.98%
10 years ago: 1903.67 260.34%

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.