Many who collected cards in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s now think those cards they so feverishly collected growing up are now worthless.
You might be shocked to learn that idea couldn’t be further from the truth. Many of the cards from those decades are worth incredible amounts today.
The key to unlocking these monster values is the card receiving the grade of PSA Gem Mint 10. The gap in value between PSA 'Gem Mint 10' and say, PSA 'Near Mint-Mint 8' (cards that at arm's length look perfect), is astounding.
For proof, check out this list of the top 15 modern card prices. Your mind will be blown at some of the prices paid for these cards you coveted – or had in your collection – growing up.
Also, keep in mind that this list features standard modern cards. These cards are not serial numbered, and do not feature game used swatches or autographs. They are simply ink and cardboard. That fact makes these prices even more remarkable.
Learn more about the record prices PSA graded cards achieve on our Prices Realized Page.
The 'Raw High Book Value' prices are all sourced from the Beckett Price Guide.
When you’re finished, you might want to check the attic.