The Most Expensive Sports Memorabilia Ever Sold Has Us Digging Through Our Card Collection

Did you ever collect baseball cards as a child? Hopefully, you didn’t throw them away when you grew up! Those little knickknacks you collected years ago might be worth millions of dollars today. For example, Honus Wagner’s 1909 card sold for $2.8 million in 2007! Maybe you have a signed baseball you’ve held on throughout the years or a sentimental jersey passed down from father to son. If you’ve ever wondered how much the most valued sports memorabilia in the world sold for, we have the answers. Honus Wagner is only the tip of the iceberg!

The 1962 GT Racing Series Ferrari 250 Was Bought For $38 Million

Far and away the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold, a 1962 Ferrari 250 fetched $38 million at auction in 2015. The GT series racer was captained by Jo Schlesser, Henri Oreiller, Fabrizio Violati, Ernesto Prinoth, and Paolo Columbo during its prime.

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GP Library/UIG via Getty Images

Amazingly, the original price tag of the car was only $18,000. Using an inflation calculator, that number equals $151,000 in 2018. The day the car was auctioned was great for the owner at the time. There’s no better feeling like being handed $38 million for an $18,000 investment! Or so we imagine.