Value of Rickey Henderson Baseball Cards

by on April 15, 2011

Priced right, easy to find, and a nice addition, a Rickey Henderson rookie card has become a popular choice.  The 1980 Topps #482 Rickey Henderson Rookie Card with the Oakland Athletics in mint condition sells for less than $25 with an autographed card going for about $85.

Value of Rickey Henderson Rookie Cards

The price of a Rickey Henderson rookie card is determined by a few factors. The condition of the card or cards is vital to its value. The better the condition the more the Rickey Henderson rookie card is worth.  Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Rickey Henderson rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.

Best and Most Valuable Rickey Henderson Rookie Card- Bord11.  This is also his most expensive rookie card.

Rickey Henderson Bio- Henderson was an excellent high school athlete and although he had been offered 12 or more football scholarships, with his mother reminding him footballers had short careers, he focused on baseball.  In 1976, he was a fourth round draft pick by the Oakland Athletics, playing in several minor teams and being named MVP.  In 1979, he signed with the Oakland Athletics for Major League play, being nicknamed “The Man of Steal” because of his base running and leadoff hitter abilities.  In 1988, Henderson was traded to the New York Yankees, then in 1989 he went back to the Athletics, followed by playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, back to the Padres, Boston Red Sox, and finally, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Although now retired from MLB, he set records for career runs scored, unintentional walks, stolen bases, and leadoff homeruns.  Other achievements include being a 10-time AL All-Star, AL Championship Series MVP,  playing in several World Series, breaking Babe Ruth’s career walk record, as well as Ty Cobb’s career runs, and Zack Wheat’s career games in left field, and most importantly, being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009.  After retirement in 2007, Henderson got involved with MLB coaching.  Considered a legend, buying a Rickey Henderson rookie card online through sites such as eBay makes it possible to afford a piece of MLB history.

Teams Rickey Henderson has Played For- Oakland Athletics , New York Yankees,Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, Anaheim Angels,New York Mets, Seattle Mariners,Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers

Top 3 Rickey Henderson Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Rickey Henderson Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.

1980 Topps #482 Rickey Henderson
1981 Donruss #119 Rickey Henderson
1981 Fleer #351 Rickey Henderson

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