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How Much Are Barry Bonds Rookie Cards Worth?

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Last week Barry Bonds hit homerun number 756 and since then there has been a lot of talk about Barry Bonds memorabilia. Most people in the media are talking about Barry Bonds’ baseball. How much is it worth? Who caught it? Are they going to sell it? But a lot of other people are more curious how much something they have is worth, most notably Barry Bonds’ rookie card. How much is Barry Bonds’ rookie cards worth?

I decided to find out just how much the Barry Bonds rookie cards are worth. I used a few online baseball price guides, a few price guides I own, as well as going to a few local baseball card stores to find out just how much Barry Bonds rookie cards are going.

1986 Fleer Update XRC
Currently Barry Bonds’1986 Fleer Update card is going for some where in between $6.99 and $62.50. The $62.50 seems to be on the high side though; only one other person is even selling it for $50.00 with most sellers being closer to the $25.00 to $35.00 range. There is one Barry Bonds card being sold for $1,399.99 graded with a GEM MINT 9.5 rating. Though grading your card increases the value of a card the $1,399.99 price tag for this card is way overpriced, don’t expect to get that much for the card unless you can get Barry Bonds to personally deliver it to the buyer.

1987 Topps
The 1987 Topps Barry Bonds rookie card is probably the most common (I have five if anybody wants one) and therefore is the least expensive. With a GEM MINT 9.5 grade the 1987 Topps is going for as much as $84.95 but without a grading the most it is going for is $22.50 and even that is a stretch. Consider yourself lucky if you can get between $8.00 and $12.00.

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1986 Topps Traded
When I was a kid the Topps Traded cards were all the rage but these days no type of baseball card is “all the rage” anymore. The Topps Traded is still certainly worth more than a regular Topps card though. With a MINT card with a 9 grade the 1986 Topps Traded card could land you about $80.00. Without a grade the price ranges between $17.50 and $60.00 but anything over $40.00 is pushing it and $25.00 to $35.00 is probably most realistic.

1987 Fleer
Barry Bonds’ 1987 Fleer card seems to be selling the best. Many people are asking for a starting price of $38.00 for the 1987 Fleer and go as high as $80.00. If you’re selling it for $80.00 you might have a hard time selling it because the next person is probably selling it at $60.00 at the most. I would probably stick around the $38.00 to $45.00 range and if you can get more than $50.00 then consider it your lucky day.

1986 Donruss Rookies
The highest a 1986 Donruss Rookies card has gone for is a GEM MINT with a 9.5 grade going for $299.99. Non-graded cards are going for something between $20.00 and $62.75. There was only one place selling the 1986 Donruss Rookies card for $62.50 though, the next highest was only $40.00 and all the rest were selling for about an average of $25.00.

1987 Donruss RC
The 1987 Donruss Barry Bonds card is also a very common one. One person is selling the 1987 Donruss Barry Bonds for $25.00 but is probably not getting any takers. Most of them are going for around $10.00 but can be bought for as cheap as $1.50 so don’t expect a whole lot on this one.