It’s not unprecedented for sports collectibles to sell for seven-figure prices but 2020 will be known for being the year in which it became a regular occurrence.
At least a dozen sports cards or pieces of sports memorabilia sold for more than $1 million in 2020, a year that saw the card of an active player set the record for the most valuable trading card for the first time and multiple basketball cards reach figures once thought to be improbable at best.
Here’s a look at the items that sold for $1 million or more in 2020, mostly at auction. It’s likely that some additional unpublicized private sales took place and would have joined this list:
ia Mile High Card Company (October)-same card that sold privately two months later for $3.7 million
Some other notable sales:
See the current most watched sports card and memorabilia auctions on eBay here.