Are you wondering what the most expensive soccer cards ever sold are? We have you covered!
Soccer (also known as proper football) is the most popular sport in the world with an estimated 3.5 billion fans globally including 250 million who play the sport. To put that in perspective, American football has an estimated 400 million fans worldwide. For every American football fan, there are nearly nine soccer fans.
Despite the global popularity of soccer, there’s yet to be a card from the sport that has cracked the 10 most expensive sports cards sold all time. In fact, PSA has graded a total of 776,664 soccer cards versus 7,645,451 graded American football cards. For every graded soccer card in existence, there are 10 graded football cards to match it.
Because the sports card market is so robust in the United States, it’s no surprise that interest (and money) flows into sports like American football, basketball, and baseball, the country’s 3 most popular sports. Yet, a run in the 2022 World Cup brought some new United States fans to the beautiful game. It will be interesting to see if that uptick continues in this country.
It’s hard to ignore the potential of the soccer card market given the global dominance in popularity and a maturing sports card market. The names below are the biggest faces on the planet, so it’s likely that this sector of sports cards continues to grow
Today, we’ll look at the top 25 most expensive soccer cards ever sold. To keep the list fresh, we are only allowing each individual card to appear once. Let’s dive right in!