The Most Expensive Shaq Cards of All-Time

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Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq. The Big Diesel. Big Aristotle — one of the most dominant big men in NBA history and one of the most entertaining faces on TV today. O’Neal’s pure athleticism and poise were unheard of for a 7’1” giant, yet he consistently gave jaw-dropping performances during a 19-year career.

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Shaq is one of the most beloved names in American pop culture. He was a role model and an inspiring player on the court. He’s a known philanthropist who connects with many charities and outreach programs. And currently, he is one of the most dynamic personalities in sports media.

His reach definitely extends to the trading card industry, as he remains one of the most collected and marketable players in all of sports. Additionally, his NBA tenure coincides with some of the most heralded basketball card sets to date. 

Today, we are scanning through the most expensive Shaq trading cards of all time. To keep the list fresh, we are only allowing an individual card to appear once. Let’s dive right in and look at some incredibly valuable trading cards of an all-time great!

1. Shaquille O’Neal 1997-98 Skybox Metal Universe PMG Red /100 BGS 9 - $39,600

Shaquille ONeal 1997 98 Skybox Metal Universe PMG Red

Since its inception, the Precious Metal Gems (PMG) insert has been a favorite of many modern basketball collectors. The inaugural 1997 set has become iconic in sports card collecting, with many of its cards reaching record prices.

This Shaquille O’Neal PMG shows the young Lakers star posterizing Arvydas Sabonis. It notched an impressive BGS 9 grade and sold for just shy of $40,000 in September 2022, and is the current leader in the clubhouse on the "most expensive Shaq cards ever sold" list.

2. Shaquille O’Neal 1999-00 Flair Showcase Masterpiece 1/1 BGS 8.5 - $34,800

1999 00 Flair Showcase Masterpiece Shaquille ONeal

We began seeing serial-numbered 1/1s for the first time in the late 90s, so these “masterpieces” have become iconic staples within the Hobby. This Shaq ‘99 Flair Showcase is a true grail for any high-end collector of The Big Diesel. Just like the PMG shown above, it last sold in 2022 during a Goldin auction.

3. Shaquille O’Neal 1998-99 Skybox Molten Metal Fusion Titanium /40 PSA 9 - $28,800

Shaquille ONeal 1998 99 Skybox Molten Metal Fusion Titanium

We are willing to wager that you cannot find a more aesthetically pleasing card than this one. The bright yellow Lakers jersey fuses perfectly with the gold backdrop, and the old-school “19 OF 40” stenciled numbering is super neat. These cards are metallic and nearly 25 years old, so they just don’t earn high grades often. Seeing this in a PSA 9 holder is a real treat, and it’s a phenomenal card from one of the best sets of the 1990s.

4. Shaquille O’Neal / Kobe Bryant 2012 National Treasures Dual Autograph /15 PSA 10 - $27,600

Shaquille ONeal Kobe Bryant 2012 National Treasures Dual Auto

Shaq and Kobe are likely the greatest duo in NBA history, as the two combined for three straight Finals victories in 2000-2002. In turn, the pair have become some of the most revered Lakers of all time. They also have very few dual autographs together, so that makes this stunner from National Treasures even more appealing. If you’re a lifelong Lakers fan, we doubt this is one you’d easily let go from your collection.

5. Shaquille O’Neal 1997-98 Metal Universe Champions PMG /50 PSA 7 - $26,549

Shaquille ONeal 1997 98 Metal Universe Champions PMG

Here is another PMG from the late-90s, and this one features a close-up of Shaq at the rim. The backdrop from this PSA 7 copy showcases a glimpse of the Los Angeles skyline, and it’s one of the most uniquely designed cards ever. It last sold in August 2022 during a Goldin auction.

6. Shaquille O’Neal 2012-13 National Treasures NBA Logoman Signatures /2 BGS 9 - $26,400

Shaquille ONeal 2012 13 National Treasures NBA Logoman Signatures

The NBA Logoman has become one of the most desired memorabilia pieces in the hobby, so this patch autograph commands both striking appeal and a big price tag. The patch is an embroidered NBA logo from a game-worn Shaq jersey, and there aren’t too many of those lying around. The 2012 Panini National Treasures set is loaded with valuable autographs, and this one would make any fan’s day if they pulled it from a box. It last sold for $26,400 in November 2022.

7. Shaquille O’Neal 1998-99 Metal Universe PMG /50 PSA 8 – $24,600

Shaquille ONeal 1998 99 Metal Universe PMG

This is the last PMG on our list, and it features a shot of the big man duking it out against his former team, the Orlando Magic. While the 1998 PMG set doesn’t typically hold as much value as the iconic 97-98 cards, they are still passionately collected by fans and hobbyists all over the world. This PSA 8 copy is no exception to the rule, and it traded for just under $25,000 in May of 2022.

8. Shaquille O’Neal 1997-98 Skybox E-X Century Essential Credentials Now /14 PSA 7 - $24,000

1997 98 SkyBox E X Century Essential Credentials Now 14 Shaquille ONeal

The Skybox E-X Century sets were some of the most futuristic and avant-garde sports cards ever produced. Brandishing an acetate finish and colorful design, this Shaq “Credentials” parallel is limited to just 24 copies. Because these cards are printed on a thick, clear stock, it is very easy for them to yellow over time. However, this copy has held its shine over time, and it’s worth well over $20,000 today.

9. Shaquille O’Neal 2017-18 Immaculate Logoman Autographs 1/1 BGS 8.5 - $20,400

2017 18 Panini Immaculate Collection Logoman Autographs 2 Shaquille ONeal

Here is another Logoman patch autograph that comes from the Panini Immaculate product. Panini does a commendable job of fusing previous generations with new rookies in their high-end products. Just think: you would probably open this 2017-18 box looking for Jayson Tatum or Donovan Mitchell. Pulling this card would be a happy surprise, and it would seem to pay for the box and then some.

T-10. Shaquille O’Neal 2002-03 Topps Jersey Edition Logoman Patch 1/1 BGS 9 – $19,200

Shaquille ONeal 2002 03 Topps Jersey Edition Logoman Patch 11

This is yet another elusive Logoman card, but it was pulled from a 20-year-old Topps box. The card boasts a patch from a game-worn road jersey, so Shaq donned this one while dominating the paint in enemy territory. We’re not sure if Topps knew how popular these patches would be in 2023; nonetheless, this is still a remarkable card for any collection.

T-10. Shaquille O’Neal / Yao Ming / Andrew Bynum 2009-10 Exquisite All-NBA Access Triple Logoman 1/1 BGS 8.5 – $19,200

2009 10 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection All NBA Access Triple Logos TL MBO Yao MingShaquille ONealAndrew Bynum Game Used Patch

Shaq and Yao Ming were two of the most dominant big men during the 2000s, and Andrew Bynum had some promising young seasons as well. While the trio may not be the most likely combo, it is one of the few times we will see a triple Logoman of three seven-foot giants. It sold just shy of $20,000 in 2022 and remains one of the most unique basketball cards we have ever highlighted.

12. Shaquille O’Neal 2012-13 Panini Prizm Gold /10 BGS 9.5


Few modern sets have rivaled the relevancy and importance of 2012-13 Prizm Basketball. The product generated rookies of stars Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving, all while introducing a now-iconic set design. In turn, the silver and gold Prizms have become a mainstay in card collecting. This Shaq Prizm Gold blends well with the purple and gold Lakers uniform, and it is undoubtedly one of his best modern cards.

13. Shaquille O’Neal 2015-16 Immaculate Logoman 1/1 BGS 7.5 - $16,800

2015 16 Panini Immaculate Collection Logoman LM SHO Shaquille ONeal Patch

This is O’Neal’s final Logoman card on the list, but it contains what may be his earliest game-worn logo patch to date. Shaq only played for the Magic from 1992-1996, so securing a game-used jersey from this era is no easy task. This card encapsulates an iconic piece of sports memorabilia that won’t be resurfacing very often.

14. Shaquille O’Neal 1992 Stadium Club Beam Team “Members Only” Rookie PSA 10 – $16,323

1992 Stadium Club Beam Team Members Only Shaquille ONeal

At #14, we have the only Shaq rookie card on this list. The “Beam Team” insert from Topps Stadium Club was rolled out in 1992 (O’Neal’s rookie year), and it is still iconic and beloved today. The “Members Only” variant was reminiscent of Topps Tiffany parallels from the late 80s, making this card even more exclusive. This PSA 10 is one of 58 in existence, and it has sold for over $16,000 during a 2021 PWCC auction.

15. Shaquille O’Neal 1997 Skybox E-X2001 Jambalaya PSA 10 – $14,760

1997 98 Skybox E X2001 Jambalaya 7 Shaquille ONeal

To round our list of most expensive Shaq cards off, we have this Jambalaya insert. This was yet another innovative byproduct of Skybox’s designs, and it’s one of the most sought-after die-cuts in all of sports cards. The black border and rounded edges make this card extremely condition sensitive, so a PSA 10 grade is nearly impossible. In fact, this is one of seven known Gem Mint 10s, and it is one of the most visually striking cards you will see.

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