2023 Topps Series 1 Most Valuable Cards

Ryan Barone
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The most valuable cards in 2023 Topps Series 1 include two clear parallels /10 with Mike Trout #27 ($3,000) and Gunnar Henderson #206 ($1.9K), followed by a Gunnar Henderson Memorial Day Camo /25 ($1.83K) and a Michael Harris Memorial Day Camo /25 ($1.58K). This is according to sales data since release day as reported by Market Movers.

One thing to keep in mind is that sales prices tend to be inflated around release day. So, in the table of the top 10 below, I’ve added the last sale (and date) in addition to the max sale number.

You can also use this quick search tool to quickly find what 2023 Topps S1 cards have been selling for lately:

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CardMax SaleLast Sale
Mike Trout 2023 Topps #27 Clear /10 Raw$3,000.00$3000.00 (02/19/2023)
Gunnar Henderson 2023 Topps #206 Clear /10 Raw$1,900.00$1900.00 (02/15/2023)
Gunnar Henderson 2023 Topps #206 Memorial Day Camo /25 Raw$1,825.00$1025.00 (02/27/2023)
Michael Harris II 2023 Topps #226 Memorial Day Camo /25 Raw$1,575.00$1230.99 (04/03/2023)
Michael Harris II 2023 Topps #226 Clear /10 Raw$1,425.00$1425.00 (04/18/2023)
Adley Rutschman 2023 Topps #250 Golden Mirror Image Variation (SSP) Raw$1,095.00$744.50 (04/01/2023)
Michael Harris II 2023 Topps #226 Black /72 Raw$1,030.00$306.77 (04/30/2023)
Brett Baty 2023 Topps #89 Clear /10 Raw$990.00$990.00 (02/25/2023)
Michael Harris II 2023 Topps #226 Golden Mirror Image Variation (SSP) Raw$960.00$475.00 (09/02/2023)
Michael Harris II 2023 Topps #226 Father’s Day Powder Blue /50 Raw$900.00$484.00 (03/30/2023)

Of course, there S1 had an incredibly-stacked RC checklist, with chasers like Orioles Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson, along with Miguel Vargas, Riley Greene, and others…so, let’s jump right in.

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First, though. I never like to include 1/1s, superfractors, or superstar autos here because let’s face it, I’m not telling you anything you don’t know.

Mirror Gold Image Variations

New for this season, mirror gold image variations are starting to surface, and are early favorites as some of the best baseball cards for 2023. While I don’t know the exact odds, these look tough (as any SSP should be)!

So, any one of your major stars along with hot rookies in a mirror-gold image variation is going to bring in heavy value, especially during these early days of release. So far we have seen big names like Acuna sell for $300, and lesser names like Kevin Gausman selling for $50.

Adley Rutschman Anything

The biggest name of the 2023 rookie card class is Adley, by far, so his cards are going to stand out as one of the most valuable. (That said, if it were me, put aside all rookies, and penny sleeve them if you can! You just never know who might come up and do something special or even breakout in Spring Training, causing their values to rocket.)

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Anyway, we are already seeing big prices for Adley, with notable sales including:

  • Gold /2023 $150
  • Silver Pack Orange /25
  • Black /72 $325.99

Gunnar Henderson, Michael Harris & Miguel Vargas

Now, all that said about Adley, this rookie class is stacked, and it’s so fun to see Topps not holding anyone back for future relases, really. So far we have seen a number of big sales from the rest of the non-Adley rookie class, including:

  • $600 Gunnar Henderson Black 1988 Auto /199
  • $675 Michael Harris II Black 1988 Auto /199
  • $200-$300 Miguel Vargas Golden Mirror Image Variation

Julio Rodriguez Heavy Lumber Insert

And let’s not forget perhaps the most popular of them all even as we move into his sophmore campaign, Julio Rodriguez. While his golden mirror image variation and autos are sure to bring in some good value, don’t skip over the fact that this Heavy Lumber insert is an SSP, and selling quite well, with recent completed sales of around $225. Not to mention that

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