5 Most Wanted Baseball Cards 1990s: Includes Hoffman And Jeter

By Duane Beckett
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MOST WANTED BASEBALL CARDS 1990s: Who doesn’t have a few boxes of baseball cards stashed away in a closet or taking up room in a corner of the garage?

(If you have had to rent a storage locker to hold them, trust us…you have too many).

However, if you are seeking to add only the best cards into a collection, and you happen to have a fondness for 1990s baseball, then you will want to examine your stash to see if you have any of these five gems hidden away.

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Disclaimer: This list does not include any 1990 Donruss baseball cards.

The 5 Most Wanted Baseball Cards 1990s:

5. Trevor Hoffman (1992 Bowman #11) – $100 to $700

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While his name may not be one that you instantly recognize, Hoffman did have a good career playing for the San Diego Padres from 1993 to 2008. He made a total of seven All-Star Game appearances and was named the National League Saves Leader twice.

He started his career in 1993 as a Florida Marlin, went to San Diego, and finished with two more seasons (2009-2010) in Milwaukee. This particular baseball card can fetch over one hundred dollars. An autographed card in good condition can be worth several hundred dollars.

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4. Mike Piazza (1992 Bowman Rookie Card #461) – $200 to $300

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Piazza’s career ran from 1992 to 2007 and included stops at five different teams. During his career, he earned 12 All-Star appearances, 10 Silver Slugger Awards, and was named the National League Rookie of the Year.

His Rookie Card is a popular choice for collectors and can be worth between $200 and $300. It’s not a life-changing amount but it’s enough to make it one of the 1990 baseball cards worth money.

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3. Derek Jeter (1993 Pinnace Rookie Card #457) – $700 to $1,700

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Jeter just has one of those names most everyone knows, even if you are not a huge baseball fan. He played his entire career in New York for the Yankees (1994-2014) and had 14 All-Star appearances, earned 5 World Series Championships, 5 Golden Glove Awards, 5 Silver Slugger Awards and that’s just scratching the surface of his accomplishments.

So naturally, his Rookie Card is going to have some value. Listings on eBay put the card at prices up to $726. If it happens to be autographed, it is worth nearly $1,700. Making it one of the most valuable 90s baseball cards available.

2. Chipper Jones (1992 Bowman #28) – $1,300

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There is no doubt that this card is collectible just based on the photo of Jones that it contains. It’s not your average baseball pose, that’s for sure.

If you need to have an oddity in your collection, then this card will fit the bill. As for value, in excellent shape, this goofy-looking card can be worth up to $1,300.

1. Chipper Jones (1991 Topps Desert Shield #333) – $300 to $3,500

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Larry “Chipper” Jones played his entire baseball career in Atlanta and was with the Braves in 1993 and from 1995 to 2012. He earned several awards during those years including eight All-Star appearances.

This specific baseball card has a very different value to many of the other Chipper Jones cards that were produced annually. This one has a Desert Shield logo that appears under the #1 Draft Pick graphic. That’s because this series of cards were produced for distribution to American soldiers in Iraq.

As one of the most wanted 1990 Topps baseball cards available – it’s also one of the most valuable baseball cards from the 90s. Some are worth hundreds, others can be valued at thousands of dollars. An autographed one can be worth up to $3,500.

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In Conclusion

If you do have some 1990s baseball cards hidden away, today could be the day to discover what kind of mini gold mine it with some valuable cards in that mix.