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The Five Most Expensive Max Scherzer Baseball Cards

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Collectors of baseball cards have become rather anxious to get their hands on certain cards featuring player Max Scherzer. Beginning his career as a starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008, he played there the following year as well. He then moved to the Detroit Tigers from 2010 until 2014. In 2015, he went to the Washington Nationals where he played until 2021. It's worth noting that he was part of the World Series champions with this team in 2019. In 2021, he went to the LA Dodgers. Scherzer has a Win/Loss record of 190-97 along with 3,020 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.16. He's been awarded the Cy Young Award three times, in 2013, 2016 and 2017. Scherzer has been an All-Star eight times. While these particular cards aren't as valuable as some others, there is still a lot of value to be experienced here, especially if you have the right cards and they have been graded at least 8.5 out of 10. When all things are considered, these are some good cards for collectors to get their hands on because they're often more affordable than cards featuring some of the more legendary players throughout the golden years of baseball, yet they are consistently rising in value. Below are five of the most expensive Max Scherzer cards that have ever been sold, ranked from least to most expensive.

5. 2008 SPx Rookie Signatures Max Scherzer RC #150 Autograph PSA 9 ($799.00)

One of the things about this card that makes it valuable is the fact that it's fairly rare. Even though it was produced relatively recently, in 2008, it has been snatched up by collectors to the point that it's getting more and more difficult to find one, especially if you're looking for one in this type of condition. Furthermore, it's important to note that there weren't that many of them produced to begin with. As a result, they were never as plentiful as some of the other cards that appear on this list. As such, the card has become a favorite with collectors because it's a more affordable way to break into the hobby of collecting baseball cards, yet it also produces a fairly respectable payday for someone who's looking to sell one of these cards, provided it's in good condition. As you can see, this particular example sold for just shy of $800. That's certainly not as much as a lot of the other cards that you could have, but it's nothing to be ignored, either.

4. 2007 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Collegiate Patches Autograph Max Scherzer #CP-MS #/182 PSA 9 ($945.00)

Why is this card important? For starters, there weren't very many produced. That fact alone means that it's going to be an important collectible, almost from the very beginning. In addition, this marks the first rookie card ever produced featuring Max Scherzer during his first year playing minor league baseball. Every person that collects Max Scherzer cards or considers themselves a true fan of this particular individual would practically give their right arm to get their hands on this card. Last but certainly not least, the card is autographed. That's something that always allows the cards to increase in value, and it often increases the value by a great deal. As a matter of fact, it's almost shocking to consider that this particular card, rated a 9 out of 10, sold for less than $1,000. It's expected that as it becomes even harder to find one of these cards in good condition, the price will go up. What does that mean for someone looking to sell one of these cards? If you really want a big payday, you might want to hold on to it for a few more years, but if you're looking for a way to make several hundred dollars fairly quickly, this could be it.

3. 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects Max Scherzer RC #BDP33 PSA 8.5 ($1,999.00)

As you can see by the increased price, this particular card tends to be a favorite with collectors. This card isn't autographed, yet this example still commanded almost $2,000. It's worth noting that it also received a PSA score of 8.5. That means that this same card in mint condition could be worth significantly more money. Fortunately, there are still quite a few of these types of cards available so it's conceivable there might be another one out there somewhere that's in even better condition.

2. 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights Chrome Rookie Max Scherzer #CHR40 PSA 9.5 ($3,995.00)

One of the things that makes this particular card so unique is the fact that it was released as part of a massive pack that Topps released during the midpoint of 2008. There were a couple of different Max Scherzer cards in there, but this is the one that collectors really want to get their hands on these days. As a result, it's become quite popular with collectors, even to the point of becoming extremely difficult to find in some cases. Part of the thing that makes it unique is the fact that it was done with a unique chrome finish, something that was only done for the rookies that were included in this particular pack.

1. 2008 Stadium Club Max Scherzer RC #173 Autograph PSA 8 ($5,500.00)

There are a couple of different reasons why this particular card landed in the number one spot. For starters, it's easily one of the most popular and highly sought-after cars featuring Scherzer. In addition, it's also part of the Stadium Club relaunch that has more recently grown in popularity. As a result, there are a couple of different camps of individuals that often try to get this card in their collection, fans of Max Scherzer and those individuals who are particularly fond of the Stadium Club cards. Obviously, even this card doesn't command an especially high price tag, but it does find itself in the number one slot on this particular list. In all likelihood, that value will increase over the next few years.

Dana Hanson

Written by Dana Hanson

Dana has extensive professional writing experience including technical and report writing, informational articles, persuasive articles, contrast and comparison, grant applications, and advertisement. She also enjoys creative writing, content writing on nearly any topic (particularly business and lifestyle), because as a lifelong learner, she loves to do research and possess a high skill level in this area. Her academic degrees include AA social Sci/BA English/MEd Adult Ed & Community & Human Resource Development and ABD in PhD studies in Indust & Org Psychology.

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