The 50 Best Selling Cards on eBay Right Now (and How to Easily Find Them)

Ryan Barone
(@ballcardgenius, Card Expert) is a lifelong member of the hobby. He has been quoted in PSA Magazine, and his content has regularly been mentioned in “Quick Rips” (the Topps RIPPED Newsletter) and across other hobby publications. hello@ballcardgenius.com; Last Time Ago LLC dba Ballcard Genius.

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While sports card values hinge on a lot of “it depends” rationale, I can tell you one thing with certainty—things move fast. One day a card can be a best seller and the next it can be down in the dumps. More exciting, a card can be worth absolutely nothing, only to shoot up the charts.

Knowing that, the question is, how do you keep track? How do find the best selling cards at any time?

Frankly, you need automation or a tool of some sort. Sure, you could cobble things together manually, but why? The hobby has evolved into such a presence that now we don’t only have cards, but a number of card tools and resources to make things a lot easier, and a lot more valuable.

As of September 1, 2023 these are the best-selling sports cards in terms of volume over the last 7 days (baseball, football, and basketball; according to Market Movers):

PlayerCardSportSales Volume
Corbin Carroll2023 Topps Chrome #95 Base RawBaseball126
Elly De La Cruz2022 Bowman #BCP-50 Chrome Prospects (1st) RawBaseball98
Gunnar Henderson2023 Topps Chrome #2 Base RawBaseball91
Elly De La Cruz2022 Bowman #BP-50 Paper Prospects (1st) RawBaseball90
Anthony Volpe2023 Topps Chrome #4 Base RawBaseball74
Elly De La Cruz2022 Bowman #BCP-50 Chrome Prospects (1st) PSA 10Baseball73
Brock Purdy2022 Optic #277 Base RawFootball73
Ken Griffey Jr.1989 Upper Deck #1 Base RawBaseball70
Trevor Lawrence2021 Optic #201 Base RawFootball69
Adley Rutschman2023 Topps Chrome #1 Base RawBaseball69
Shohei Ohtani2018 Bowman #49 Base RawBaseball67
Brock Purdy2022 Donruss #374 Base RawFootball66
Jasson Dominguez2020 Bowman #BP-8 Paper Prospects (1st) PSA 10Baseball60
Kenny Pickett2022 Optic #201 Base RawFootball60
Druw Jones2023 Bowman #BCP-25 Chrome Prospects (1st) RawBaseball55
Justin Fields2021 Optic #204 Base RawFootball54
Shohei Ohtani2018 Topps Chrome #150 Base (Pitching) RawBaseball54
Elly De La Cruz2023 Bowman Mega Box #BCP-65 Chrome ProspectsMojo Refractor RawBaseball53
Shohei Ohtani2018 Topps Update #US285 Rookie Debut RawBaseball53
Ronald Acuna Jr.2018 Topps Update #US250 Base PSA 10Baseball52
Corbin Carroll2023 Topps Chrome #95 Refractor RawBaseball51
Adley Rutschman2023 Topps Chrome #1 Refractor RawBaseball51
Jasson Dominguez2020 Bowman #BCP-8 Chrome Prospects (1st) PSA 10Baseball50
Shohei Ohtani2018 Topps Chrome #150 Base (Pitching) PSA 10Baseball49
Derek Jeter1993 Topps #98 Base RawBaseball49
Junior Caminero2023 Bowman #BCP-61 Chrome Prospects (1st) RawBaseball49
Brock Purdy2022 Mosaic #367 Base RawFootball48
Kenny Pickett2022 Prizm #301 Base RawFootball47
Kyle Harrison2023 Bowman #BCP-93 Chrome Prospects (1st) RawBaseball46
Spencer Jones2023 Bowman Mega Box #BCP-139 Chrome ProspectsMojo Refractor (1st) RawBaseball46
Elly De La Cruz2023 Bowman #BCP-65 Chrome Prospects RawBaseball46
Ken Griffey Jr.1989 Donruss #33 Base RawBaseball46
Elly De La Cruz2022 Bowman #BP-50 Paper Prospects (1st) PSA 10Baseball45
Jasson Dominguez2020 Bowman #BCP-8 Chrome Prospects (1st) RawBaseball45
Jasson Dominguez2020 Bowman #BP-8 Paper Prospects (1st) RawBaseball45
Shohei Ohtani2018 Bowman #49 Base PSA 9Baseball44
Spencer Jones2023 Bowman #BCP-139 Chrome Prospects (1st) RawBaseball44
James Outman2023 Bowman Mega Box #13 ChromeMojo Refractor RawBaseball43
Shohei Ohtani2018 Topps Update #US1 Base PSA 10Baseball43
Spencer Steer2023 Topps Chrome #RA-SS Rookie Autographs RawBaseball43
Gunnar Henderson2023 Topps Chrome #2 Refractor RawBaseball43
Shohei Ohtani2023 Topps Chrome #TT-2 Topps in Technicolor RawBaseball43
Adley Rutschman2023 Topps Chrome #CT-10 Topps Chrome Titans RawBaseball41
Trevor Lawrence2021 Prizm #331 Base RawFootball41
Junior Caminero2023 Bowman Mega Box #BCP-61 Chrome ProspectsMojo Refractor (1st) RawBaseball40
Will Benson2023 Topps Chrome #RA-WB Rookie Autographs RawBaseball40
Adley Rutschman2023 Topps Chrome #FS-16 Future Stars RawBaseball40
Tony Gwynn1983 Topps #482 Base RawBaseball40
Brock Purdy2022 Prizm #353 Base RawFootball39
Gunnar Henderson2023 Topps Chrome #TT-19 Topps in Technicolor RawBaseball39

When I say “volume” I mean the number of cards sold. So, at the top of the list is Corbin Carroll 2023 Topps Chrome #95 Base Raw, and 126 of that particular card have been sold over the last 7 days.

As you go through the list, there are some obvious notes—one being, a lot of rookie cards. The second, a lot of Shohei Ohtani. No surprise, right? But what about Spencer Jones? Or how about Will Benson? What gives. Who is Kyle Harrison? Might be worth a deeper dive.

Anyway, we will get to that point. For now, let’s take a look at how to find these best selling cards.

1. Go to Market Movers by Sports Card Investor

Don’t walk, but run. Market Movers isn’t only the hobby’s most powerful price guide and collection tracking platform, but it’s the perfect way to track the best selling cards on eBay.

Yes, it costs money, but only $9.99/month. Even better, you can grab a 14-day free trial plus 20% the lifetime of your subscription but clicking here (or the graphic below) and using my exclusive code, BALLCARDGENIUS.

2. Go to “Movements”

Once you’re in, you’ll see a few different tab options on the left. While all are useful, today we want to go to “movements” where you’ll see a chart like this:

Before moving ahead, let me recognize that a chart like this can be quite overwhelming. Data is great, but too much data is a momentum killer. So for now, try not to look at and build an understanding of every piece of info. I’ll continue to outline what to look at to find the best selling cards on eBay right now.

3. Define “Best Selling”

At this point, you need to make a decision—what are you really trying to find when thinking about the “best selling” cards? Is it the card that is selling the most in terms of number of sales? Is it the total value a card is generating (number of sales multiplied by sales price)? Is it the card experiencing the greatest change in average price?

Read More: Top Selling Baseball Cards

4. Find Relevant Columns

From the above, let’s assume you are seeking information on “hot cards” or cards that are selling in larger volumes due to a spike in popularity. As such, locate the # of sales column and then sort it in descending order so the highest number is on top. I personally like to change the date filter to the last 7 days to give me a more recent window.

Looking at the two examples above, I can see the 2023 Topps Chrome Corbin Carroll #95 rookie card tops the charts with 126 total sales. Right beneath is one of the more popular cards with celebrities in the background, the 2019 Chronicles Ja Morant #116 rookie card with Young Dolph, the Blindside parents, and others.

5. Filter

Now that you know how to read part of the chart, you’ll want to filter things down to zero in on the sports, players, or other card aspects that make the most sense for you.

From this example, you can see I’ve selected baseball, football, hockey, and basketball for the sports, but you can also drill into the year, player, price range, grade, set, variation, and minimum and maximum sales.

6. Go Further

And with all of this, we have only really talked about one column of data. Other methods of locating top selling baseball cards include:

  • # of sales (as mentioned)
  • Total sales $ (number of sales multiplied by avg. sale amount)
  • Volume change (percentage difference

You can spend hours with the data, but my best suggestion is to have a plan—what are you looking for?

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