Beckett Baseball Card Hall of Fame

Beckett Announces Charter Class of First-Ever Baseball Card Hall of Fame

Total Value of the 10 Cards Inducted Exceeds $560,000
Tuesday August 9, 4:44 pm ET

DALLAS, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ — What are the greatest baseball cards of all-time? Beckett Baseball answers that question in its September 2005 issue by announcing the inaugural class of its newly established Beckett Baseball Card Hall of Fame.

The 10 cards chosen by Beckett Media staffers were selected based on scarcity and value, enduring popularity among collectors and by the pivotal role they played in helping baseball cards achieve the cultural icon status they enjoy today. They include (Near mint values in parentheses):

– 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner ($500,000)
– 1914 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson ($8,000)
– 1916 Sporting News M101-4 Babe Ruth ($6,000)
– 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 ($3,000)
– 1933 Goudey Nap Lajoie ($25,000)
– 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle ($20,000)
– 1954 Bowman Ted Williams ($3,000)
– 1963 Topps Pete Rose ($1,000)
– 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan ($500)
– 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey, Jr. ($50)

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