Basketball Cards: Values, Prices & Trading

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About Basketball Trading Cards

Updated at May 08, 2023
There are currently 1369943 Trading Cards and 3965 Trading Card Sets of Basketball Trading Cards in our Database.

The most valuable Basketball card is currently 1948 Bowman #69 George Mikan PSA 10 in Bowman set from 1948 with a worth of approx. $218,550.00. This card was traded 0 times on ebay in the past year. The price range was to .

Other Basketball Cards of to watch are:
  • 2003 Topps Chrome #111 LeBron James PSA 10, released in 2003 in Topps Chrome set with a value of approx. $6,000.00
  • 1990 Hoops #65 Michael Jordan, released in 1990 in Hoops set with a value of approx. $1.48
  • 1990 Fleer #26 Michael Jordan, released in 1990 in Fleer set with a value of approx. $7.46

  • Overall about 103517 of Basketball Cards have been traded in the last 30 days on eBay. The average Price was $60.45. The price range was $0.01 for 2020 Panini Prizm Green Prizms #65 Bismack Biyombo to $160,736.00 for 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10
    The value of Basketball trading cards has been decreasing for about -2.645% in the past 7 days.
    The most traded Basketball trading card in the past 30 days on eBay was from 2022 by Donruss set with 177 trades and an average price of $3.37.

    The History of Basketball Cards

    The history of basketball trading cards is rich and fascinating, including how they have increased in value over time. The first basketball trading cards were printed in the early 1900s and put in cigarette packs to advertise different brands, much like baseball cards of the time. These vintage basketball cards, which featured black and white images of well-known players, are highly valued and sought after by collectors today and worth a lot of money.

    NBA Basketball cards became even more popular when the Bowman Gum Company produced its first set of basketball cards in 1948. This set was more in line with what we think of today as basketball cards, featuring vibrant pictures of individual basketball players. Early cards in this series have really gone up in value, especially in the last few years.

    In the 1960s, the production of basketball trading cards began to evolve. Card manufacturers started to include more statistics and other information about the players on the cards. This helped to make the cards more valuable to collectors and helped spur the growth of the sports memorabilia industry.

    Which NBA Basketball Cards are worth money?

    NBA Basketball card collecting has developed a high-value collectible market with thousands and thousands of fans. Basketball card sets are now produced by a number of companies, including Topps, Fleer, Panini, and Upper Deck. Each year, these companies release new card sets that showcase the top players in the current season. While they have become popular sports memorabilia, rookie cards for the best players seem to gain in value faster than most.

    A great example of a highly valuable rookie card is the 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan card, which is regarded as one of the most iconic trading cards of all time. This legendary player’s card sells for thousands of dollars, and remains one of basketball’s most sought after and valuable cards.

    Many basketball cards are available in different versions, such as holographic or foil-stamped versions, driving up their value to collectors. The condition of a card, which should be professionally graded by experts if you want to know its true value, is also important if you want to sell cards to modern collectors. Certain sets of cards from commemorative events, autographed cards, and those with limited distribution tend to increase in value as well. Professional graders take all of these elements in account when they judge the value of a basketball card.

    NBA Basketball card collecting remains popular today. There are also numerous online forums and websites where collectors discuss their collections and trade cards as the hobby continues to gain popularity. There are so many different cards to choose from, enabling every collector to find basketball cards they like and personally value.

    All Basketball Players

    Name
    Average cards price
    Cards in database
    Tracked cards
    Performance index
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    $608
    39,137
    5,954
    10,903.86
    0.33%
    $3,997.18
    3,087
    320
    14,786.72
    2.15%
    $105.29
    6,642
    1,177
    12,871
    0.95%
    $88.43
    4,833
    1,319
    10,985.91
    0.04%
    $4,645.67
    1,960
    275
    14,219.59
    5.22%
    $636.66
    13,031
    2,259
    10,408.1
    0.04%
    $106.85
    6,380
    1,135
    13,115.25
    1.82%
    $270.11
    2,809
    467
    13,251.1
    3.78%
    $502.88
    54,385
    11,550
    13,393.41
    3.03%
    $359.02
    36,714
    5,350
    11,412.55
    0.96%
    $194.68
    3,512
    521
    9,253.24
    0.27%
    $73.12
    7,687
    1,710
    11,233.69
    0.89%
    $111.71
    4,052
    958
    10,696.42
    1.34%
    $186.41
    8,981
    1,711
    11,817.08
    1.69%
    $884.37
    1,393
    247
    14,080.76
    3.83%
    $96.51
    4,354
    713
    11,440.56
    1.67%
    $189.07
    5,867
    1,008
    11,188.7
    0.35%
    $110.94
    6,219
    933
    10,295.89
    0.72%
    $130.84
    6,317
    1,140
    9,768.6
    0.57%
    $70.51
    4,010
    998
    11,724.24
    0.54%
    $260.92
    933
    269
    15,224.54
    0.17%
    $36.09
    4,568
    1,018
    11,297.85
    3.98%
    $74.41
    3,334
    881
    11,974.73
    0.61%
    $86.12
    3,653
    638
    8,756.21
    0.97%
    $161.62
    2,670
    398
    10,784.07
    1.02%
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