1980 Topps Rickey Henderson Rookie PSA 10

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February 15, 2024

The 1980 Topps Rickey Henderson Rookie PSA 10 - Bid Now

Seeing a 1980 Topps Rickey Henderson? Not rare in the slightest. Seeing a 1980 Topps Rickey Henderson in a perfect PSA Gem Mint 10? Rare. Nearly 35,000 of these cards have been graded by PSA, but only 26 have achieved a perfect Gem Mint 10 designation, landing this specific card in the top 0.075% of all graded versions. Based on these numbers, you’d have to submit 1,329 Rickey Hendersons to get a perfect 10.

This particular Gem Mint copy comes to Alt from Rally, a platform that allows investors to buy and sell equity shares in collectible assets. Rally’s shareholders conducted a vote, approving this card as the first to ever be auctioned from the Rally portfolio. The modernization of trading cards, facilitated by Alt's real-time data and Liquid Auctions, along with Rally's fractionalized approach, brings this vintage mainstay into the contemporary world.

Let’s take a look at some of Alt’s data around the vintage market prior to this sale:

When looking at the market from a wide lens, over the past six months vintage cards have been consistently outperforming modern. This highlights the strength and staying power of the vintage market.

Zooming in to the baseball category specifically, Pre-War and Vintage baseball cards are consistently delivering better returns and are less volatile than other periods of cards.

Zooming in one more level, Rickey Henderson’s market index as a whole has increased almost 13% over the past year, showing an increase in his trading volume and average sale prices across all of his graded trading cards.

With a player as prolific as Rickey Henderson, a card as recognizable as this 1980 Topps rookie, and as difficult to find in PSA 10 condition, this card has the potential for massive consistent upside. Not only will Henderson’s incredible records (1,406 stolen bases - #1 all-time, 2,295 runs scored - #1 all-time) be hard to beat, but the pool of MLB Hall of Famers out of the Oakland A’s has forever been capped. This is the chance to add a prestigious card of a legendary player to your collection, a true masterpiece comparative to a work of fine art.

Ending Thursday, February 29th on Alt - extended bidding begins at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.

About Alt:

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Founded in 2020, Alt leverages proprietary market data, industry leading lending program, and cutting-edge pricing technology (“Alt Value”) to create advantages for every collector. Alt’s growing marketplace maximizes returns and provides convenience to users. Alt is built for collectors, by collectors; to learn more visit alt.xyz.

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