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The Top 10 Fastest Growing Sports Cards This Week

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Jason Koeppel // ONE37pm

This week’s top 10 fastest growing sports cards are a mix of baseball and basketball cards. For a card to be on this list, it must be graded and hold a minimum value of $250.

1. Ronald Acuna Jr. 2017 Bowman Prospects Chrome Mega #BCP127 PSA 10 | +97.33% Growth

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Ronald Acuna is out of the season with an ACL tear and this pop 1,137 card hit a low price of $375 on July 13th. 

Just 3 days later, the card bounced back to $739.99: 

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In April of this year, the card sold for a peak price of $919.99. 

2. Reggie Jackson 1969 Topps PSA 6 | 82.17% Growth

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Reggie Jackson played 21 MLB seasons, is a Hall of Famer, and was nicknamed “Mr. October” his postseason batting performance. George Steinbrenner has also said that letting Jackson go was one of his biggest mistakes. 

The pop 1,673 card sold as high as $895 in March before hitting $400 in late June. 

On 7/16, the card sold for $411.71 before jumping to $750 on 7/17: 

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3. Michael Jordan 1992 Upper Deck #AW9 | 77.83% Growth

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This pop 90 Michael Jordan card has only sold 5 times since September of 2020 and has shown a fairly linear growth pattern. 

On July 13th, the card sold for $368.33 before selling for $655 on July 18th: 

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4. Dominique Wilkins 1986 Fleer #121 PSA 8 | +76.83% Growth

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Nicknamed “human highlight reel”, Dominique Wilkins was known for his dunking ability. He was a 9-time NBA all star, won 2 NBA dunk contests, and is ranked 14th on the all-time NBA points leaders. 

This pop 1,786 card is nearing its previous high this past February when the card sold for $470. It hit a low in May when it sold for $175, but sold for $427.49 on 7/15: 

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5. Don Mattingly 1984 Donruss #248 PSA 9 | 69.57% Growth

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Mattingly is a former MLB player and is now the manager for the Miami Marlins. He played 14 seasons in the MLB and is often referred to as the best New York Yankee player never to win a world series

In February this pop 2,673 peaked at $460 and sold for $177.50 on 7/14 before bouncing back to $300.99 on 7/16:

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6. Alex Rodriguez 1994 Upper Deck Star Rookies Base #24 PSA 10 | +65.75% Growth

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After hitting two highs of $560 and $561, respectively, this pop 373 card dropped to $127.50 on 6/13. 

On 7/13, the card sold for $154, before selling at $255.25 just a few days later:

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7. Devin Booker 2015 Select Courtside Silver #203 PSA 10 | +64.10% Growth

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This pop 39 Select Courtside Silver rookie card came up just $100 shy of it’s previous record sale in April of this year after selling for $4,800 on 7/17: 

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Its previous sale on 7/16 was $2,925. 

For reference, Devin Booker’s Prizm Silver PSA 10 rookie has a population of 170. While Select sometimes isn’t recognized as the flagship rookie card set, this card offers a much lower count of supply. Booker’s Prizm Silver PSA 10 is currently valued at $6,400.

8. Larry Bird, Magic Johnson & Julius Erving 1980 Topps Scoring Leader PSA 7 | +62.73% Growth

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The PSA 10 version of this card sold for $513,570 on 7/10, so it’s not surprising to see some upward movement from lower graded versions of the card. 

This specific card is a population 3,040 and sold for $2,247 and 7/12 before hitting $3,742.89 on 7/16: 

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The card sold for $6,327 in early February of 2021. 

9. Mike Trout 2010 Bowman Platinum #PP5 PSA 10 | +60.75% Growth

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Two weeks ago, the PSA 9 version of this card was #10 on our fastest growing cards list after it achieved 78.18% growth week-over-week. 

This time, the pop 487 PSA 10 sold for $860 on 7/17:

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10. Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, & Julius Irving 1980 Topps Scoring Leader PSA 9 | 59.60% Growth

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The second copy of this card (different grade) to make our list, sold for $32,400 on 7/18:  

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On 7/14, the card sold for $20,300, which represents $12,100 in absolute value growth in just 4 days.

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