Valuable Sports Card Market Trends Statistics

The valuable sports card market is experiencing a surge in prices, driven by increased demand and scarcity of certain rare cards, leading to record-breaking auction sales.

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"The most valuable hockey card ever sold fetched $1.29 million in May 2021."

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"The Honus Wagner card reached the highest price ever for a card at $6.6 million in 2021."

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"About 130 cards have sold for at least $100,000 in 2020 which was a significant increase from the 67 sold the previous year."

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"In 2020, baseball cards made up 55% of all sports cards sold."

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"The number of collectors of baseball cards decreased by 90% from 1991 to 1995 and has started growing only recently."

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"A single box of 86–87 Fleer basketball cards, which included a Michael Jordan rookie card–increased in price from $75,000 in 2018 to about $300,000 in 2020."

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"The High-end graded card market increased by 73% from 2015 to 2019."

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"eBay saw a six-fold increase in sales of soccer cards from 2016 to 2020, with the category growing 1587% during that period."

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"There was a 311% increase in sales of soccer trading cards on eBay from 2019 to 2020."

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"The market value of sports card investments increased by 175% in February 2021 compared to the same month in 2019."

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"The sports card market is growing at a CAGR of 4% from 2021 to 2028."

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"Trading card sales grew 92% on eBay in 2020, at a total value of more than $1 billion."

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