Top 25 Highest-Selling Baseball Cards from the Junk Wax Era on eBay (July 2023)

Dive into the fascinating world of baseball cards from the iconic Junk Wax Era with our definitive eBay top 25 list for July 2023.

The list kicks off with the 1985 Donruss Roger Clemens, fetching an impressive $304, and climaxes at the pinnacle with the 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. card with a PSA 10 grade that sold for four figures! Scattered between for collectors are treasures like the 1986 Topps Barry Bonds and 1984 Fleer Roger Clemens.

Join us on this nostalgic info-packed journey as we recount pop counts, grades, bids, prices, and more. Don’t miss out on the full breakdown below!

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25. 1985 Donruss Roger Clemens, PSA 10, $304

Top 25 Highest-Selling Baseball Cards from the Junk Wax Era on eBay (July 2023)
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  • Sale Price: $304
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 579
  • Bids: 35
  • Pack Price: $12+

24. 1992 Donruss Frank Thomas, BGS 9.5, $335

  • Sale Price: $335
  • Grade: BGS 9.5
  • Bids: 15
  • Pack Price: $2+

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23. 1992 Fleer Mike Piazza, PSA 10, $335

eBay
  • Sale Price: $335
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 786
  • Bids: 23
  • Pack Price: $20+

22. 1986 Fleer Barry Bonds, PSA 10, $386

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  • Sale Price: $386
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 1382
  • Bids: 33
  • Pack Price: $21+

21. 1986 Donruss Jose Canseco, PSA 10, $404

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  • Sale Price: $404
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 732
  • Bids: 20
  • Pack Price: $21+

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20. 1989 Topps Ken Griffey Jr., PSA 9, $414

eBay
  • Sale Price: $414
  • Grade: PSA 9
  • Card Population At PSA 9: 1412
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 337
  • Bids: 2
  • Pack Price: $3+

19. 1986 Topps Don Mattingly, PSA 10, $430

eBay
  • Sale Price: $430
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 161
  • Bids: 36
  • Pack Price: $95+

18. 1995 Pinnacle Frank Thomas, PSA 10, $450

eBay
  • Sale Price: $450
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 6
  • Bids: 2
  • Pack Price: $30+

17. 1985 Topps Roger Clemens, PSA 9, $474

eBay
  • Sale Price: $474
  • Grade: PSA 9
  • Card Population At PSA 9: 664
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 48
  • Bids: 31
  • Pack Price: $30+

16. 1991 Upper Deck Michael Jordan, PSA 10, $480

eBay
  • Sale Price: $480
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 2230
  • Bids: 27
  • Pack Price: $17+

15. 1987 Topps Greg Maddux, PSA 10, $500

eBay
  • Sale Price: $500
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 633
  • Bids: 30
  • Pack Price: NA

14. 1990 Topps Ken Griffey Jr., PSA 9, $501

eBay
  • Sale Price: $501
  • Grade: PSA 9
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 516
  • Bids: 22
  • Pack Price: $4+

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13. 1991 Donruss Ken Griffey Jr., PSA 10, $510

eBay
  • Sale Price: $510
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 9
  • Bids: 11
  • Pack Price: NA

12. 1986 Topps Bo Jackson, PSA 10, $530

eBay
  • Sale Price: $530
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 1129
  • Bids: 33
  • Pack Price: $95+

11. 1985 Topps Mark McGwire, PSA 9, $579

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  • Sale Price: $579
  • Grade: PSA 9
  • Card Population At PSA 9: 587
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 35
  • Bids: 35
  • Pack Price: $40+

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10. 1985 Topps Kirby Puckett, PSA 10, $680

eBay
  • Sale Price: $680
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 497
  • Bids: 26
  • Pack Price: $30+

9. 1992 Bowman Mariano Rivera, PSA 10, $700

eBay
  • Sale Price: $700
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 1544
  • Bids: 21
  • Pack Price: $35+

8. 1995 Bowman Vladimir Guerrero, PSA 10, $717

eBay
  • Sale Price: $717
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 738
  • Bids: 38
  • Pack Price: $190+

7. 1995 Bowman Scott Rolen, PSA 10, $754

eBay
  • Sale Price: $754
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 12
  • Bids: 39
  • Pack Price: $176+

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6. 1993 Upper Deck Derek Jeter, PSA 8.5, $910

eBay
  • Sale Price: $910
  • Grade: PSA 8.5
  • Card Population At PSA 8.5: 395
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 642
  • Bids: 26
  • Pack Price: $30+

5. 1993 Topps Derek Jeter, PSA 10, $1,025

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  • Sale Price: $1,025
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 168
  • Bids: 44
  • Pack Price: $10+

4. 1989 Bowman Ken Griffey Jr., PSA 9, $1,222

eBay
  • Sale Price: $1,222
  • Grade: PSA 9
  • Card Population At PSA 9: 470
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 157
  • Bids: 29
  • Pack Price: $3+

3. 1984 Fleer Roger Clemens, PSA 10, $1,674

eBay
  • Sale Price: $1,674
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 588
  • Bids: 54
  • Pack Price: NA

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2. 1986 Topps Barry Bonds, BGS 9.5, $1,676

eBay
  • Sale Price: $1,676
  • Grade: BGS 9.5
  • Bids: 17
  • Pack Price: $95+

1. 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. PSA 10, $1,946

eBay
  • Sale Price: $1,946
  • Grade: PSA 10
  • Card Population At PSA 10: 4089
  • Bids: 46
  • Pack Price: $30+

Conclusion

Like with previous months, leading the top 25 was a 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. card, again selling for four figures despite the card population at PSA 10 being a whopping 4,089.

It’s clear that Ken Griffey Jr. stands out as a favorite among collectors. In addition to the 1989 Upper Deck card, which led the list, two other Griffey cards made the top 25. The 1989 Topps variant, graded PSA 9, sold for $414, whereas the 1990 Topps version, also at PSA 9, fetched slightly more at $501. Additionally, his 1989 Bowman card, which was graded PSA 9, commanded a hefty $1,222.

Interestingly, the card with the least population in PSA 10 was the 1995 Pinnacle Frank Thomas, with only 6 cards graded at that quality, selling for $450. Another standout was the 1991 Upper Deck Michael Jordan baseball card at PSA 10, which, despite being from a basketball legend, sold for $480.

Other notable baseball cards on the top 25 include the 1992 Bowman Mariano Rivera card clinching a super-high value of $700. Plus Mike Piazza, Jose Canseco, Don Mattingly, and Bo Jackson cards β€” all hallmarks of their era β€” make the top 25 with prices ranging between $335 to $530.

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