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A Mark McGwire rookie card is  must have for anyone who collects baseball cards.  McGwire’s career was unprecedented. He was one of the top baseball players ever to wear a uniform. He led the St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics over his long career.  He was one of the most exciting power hitters the game has ever seen.  A versatile competitor and electrifying player, Mark had the raw power to smash majestic home runs.  He will always be remembered as one of the greatest power hitters of all-time, frequently compared to Hall of Famers like Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.   Mark McGwire has entrenched himself as a piece of St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics history and will always be a fan favorite.

Mark McGwire Baseball Cards Value

Mark has thousands of baseball cards that have been produced over the years.  What are my Mark McGwire baseball cards worth? This is one of  most common questions we receive.  Finding the value of Mark McGwire baseball cards depends on the condition they are currently in and brand of cards.  Mark McGwire rookie cards are the most popular with collectors while his autographed cards are finally getting the attention they deserve.

Mark McGwire rookie cards Topps1985 Topps Mark McGwire Rookie Card Worth

The only Mark McGwire rookie card that was produced in 1985 was produced by Topps.  The Olympic card depicts Mark before he had played a game in the majors. His 1985 Topps rookie card is his most popular baseball card.  This card sells for over $500 if graded in Gem MT 10 condition.  These Mark McGwire cards are not very rare, but are not easy to find in premium condition.  These Topps cards are typically poorly centered and corner flaking is a common issue.

1987 Donruss Mark McGwire Rookie Card

Even though the 1987 Donruss Mark McGwire rookie card was produced a few years after the Topps version and it is still considered to be his rookie card.  It is the first Donruss card produced of the slugger and Mcgwire’s first rookie card that shows him in his Oakland A’s uniform.  The card is condition sensitive as the black borders that surround his picture show even the smallest flaws.

1987 Topps Rookie

Another epic Mark McGwire rookie card that is still affordable.  These cards typically sell for $3-$5.  Not a bad value when you consider what an incredible player he was.   These McGwire baseball cards are not rare at all.  Topps mass produced these cards in 1987 which will greatly affect their value in the years to come.  These are still great affordable collectibles for any Mark McGwire fan.

1987 Fleer Update & Glossy Mark McGwire RC #U76

Fleer included Mark in their 1987 Fleer update baseball card set.  This card comes in two versions. A regular card and a Glossy, more limited version. Both make great rookie cards and still affordable.  Buyers can still purchase these cards for under $5.00.

1985 Chong Modesto Mark McGwire Minor League Rookie

These unique, black & white minor league baseball cards are pretty rare in premium condition.  This card shows Mark playing for the A’s minor league affiliate in Modesto.  Two different versions of this card exist.  One with his name misspelled and one corrected version.

Autographed Mark McGwire Baseball Cards

Autographed Mark McGwire baseball cards can sell for a few hundred dollars.   These have become fan favorites as they are much harder to find then many of his rookie cards.  SignedMark McGwire rookie card Mark McGwire cards sell for much more money of they are found in top notch condition.  The quality of the autograph is also a key factor when determining the value. It recent Ebay auctions signed Mark McGwire cards have sold for $150-$300, depending on condition.

Signed Memorabilia

8X10 autographed Mark McGwire photos are also great collectibles.  McGwire didn’t sign a lot of autographs in his playing days, but that has changed since his retirement.  Signed game used bats are also rare and sell for thousands of dollars especially if they came from his record breaking HR season.  Buyers can expect to pay thousands of dollars for a game used Mark McGwire bat.

Counterfeit Mark McGwire Cards and Autographs

Counterfeit Mark McGwire baseball cards are quite common. His Topps USA rookie card is one of the most counterfeited cards we have seen.  These fake cards started appearing during his record breaking HR season.  Most of these forgeries are easy to spot, but having your McGwire cards professionally graded by GMA Grading is a good idea at only $2.50 per card.  Counterfeit Mark McGwire autographs are also common in today’s hobby.  Buyers need to be extremely careful when making a purchase.

Due to his immense popularity, baseball card collector’s as well as dealers trade his rookie cards at a frequent rate.  For the most part his rookie cards are his most valuable collectibles.  Mark McGwire memorabilia has also picked up over the past few years with investors spending amazing amounts of money on his game used items.

Mark McGwire rookie cards are great investments.  The question is what are the best and most affordable Mark McGwire rookies and were are the best places to find them.  Below you will find results of some of Mark McGwire best baseball cards to date and auctions that are currently on Ebay.  You can use these auctions as a guide to also help you determine what the current value of these cards are.

Mark McGwire Rookie Cards Now on Ebay

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Alan Karpuch

Owner of GMA Grading Inc. Over 20 years experience in the sports card industry.

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