Cards Recently Sold at Auction or Private Sale:
|Year||Company||Card||PSA Grade||Price Realized|
|Sporting News||Bowman||Babe Ruth||4||$9,691|
|1909-11||T206||Bill O'Hara (St. Louis variation)||7||$6,600|
|1916||Sporting News||Joe Jackson||4||$3,852|
|1959||Topps||Fence Busters (Aaron/Mathews)||9||$3,550|
|1935||Diamond Star||Paul Waner||9||$2,950|
|1987||Donruss||Barry Bonds Opening Day||10||$2,147|
|1941||Play Ball||Joe DiMaggio||6||$2,675|
|1940||Play Ball||Joe Jackson||5||$1,801|
|1962||Topps||HR Leaders (Mantle/Maris)||9||$1,330|
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.
Unlisted semi-stars, team, combo, league leader and other special cards will usually sell for a premium above the common or singles price listed in each set. The premium may vary based on the demand of the issue in question.
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 $68,713.40.
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|
|One month ago:||6859.74||0.17%|
|Two months ago:||6784.27||1.28%|
|One year ago:||6134.82||12.01%|
|2 years ago:||4726.06||45.39%|
|3 years ago:||3852.64||78.35%|
|5 years ago:||2794.40||145.90%|
|10 years ago:||1944.44||253.38%|
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.
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