10 Rare Sports Collectibles You Didn't Know Were Valuable

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Card

“The Mick” joined the New York Yankees in 1951, but by the time he left, they had won seven more World Series titles.

Michael Jordan's "Last Dance" Chicago Bulls Jersey 

The NBA's G.O.A.T. may be debatable, but the bank's top dog is undisputed. Michael Jordan's game-worn sneakers and trading cards have smashed auction records throughout the years.

Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" Jersey

La Albiceleste defeated West Germany 3-2 in the 1986 World Cup Final in Mexico City. Jorge Burruchaga scored the World Cup-winning goal in the 83rd minute of the Final.

The Olympic Manifesto” by Pierre de Coubertin

The manifesto was spoken by French historian Pierre de Coubertin in 1892. The speech explained how the Olympics will fit into a society undergoing enormous technological and social changes.

Muhammad Ali’s WBC “Rumble in the Jungle” Belt 

The “Rumble in the Jungle” was the promotional slogan for the October 30, 1974 heavyweight boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali in Kinshasa, Zaire. 

Babe Ruth’s New York Yankees Jersey

Some Babe Ruth collectibles are selling for top money because he is baseball's most famous player. Ruth's jersey was the highest valuable sports artifact at this sale. 

Yankees-Red Sox Transaction Document & Babe Ruth's World Series Ring 

The Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees World Series ring and trade documents from Charlie Sheen's Babe Ruth collection sold for $4.4 million at auction.

James Naismith’s “Founding Rules of Basketball

This two-page booklet contained Dr. James Naismith's 13 basketball rules. In December 2010, the Naismith International Basketball Foundation auctioned the documents at Sotheby's in New York.

Daniel Lucius Adams’ the Laws of Base Ball

These 23-page rules surpassed the basketball rules above. The mid-19th century New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club president was Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams. 

Mark McGwire’s 70th Home Run Ball 

The value of this baseball memorabilia has dropped dramatically over time, unlike others on this list. McGwire's 70th home run seemed unreachable at the moment. 

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