Before discussing the most valuable NASCAR cards, I want to talk about the sport itself. NASCAR, much like the NFL, MLB, and NBA, has become ingrained in American pop culture. It can be seen in the film industry, brand marketing, and even fashion. Since 1949, racers have been battling it out on tracks across the country, all while filling Colosseum-esque stadiums. Premier events like The Daytona 500 have since become the most-watched race on tour, garnering millions of viewers every year.
Like other major sports, NASCAR has no shortage of legendary drivers. Names like Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and Richard Petty are synonymous with winning, and they can be found etched at the bottom of just about every trophy. Additionally, current drivers like Daniel Suarez, Bubba Wallace, and Hailie Deegan have brought new excitement and energy to Sunday’s races.
Today, I'll dive into the biggest sales from NASCAR trading cards. While not as expensive as recent F1 racing cards, NASCAR still has a prolific history of cardboard. These range from the 1983 UNO set, to the 1988 Maxx Racing set, and all the way to recent products from Panini like Prizm and National Treasures.
I'm ready to jump right in. Start your engines and buckle up - here are the 14 most valuable NASCAR cards of all time.