Year sold: 2012
This is a card that even another major leaguer was thrilled to own.
Two-time All-Star Dmitri Young once boasted what was widely considered to be the finest collection of PSA 10 baseball rookie cards in the hobby. But in a firmament that included perfect Clemente, Aaron, and Rose rookie cards, among other Hall of Famers, Young prized his PSA 10 Topps Reggie Jackson rookie card above all.
"When I think of all the great cards in my collection, the one that stands out the most for me is my Reggie Jackson 1969 Topps graded PSA 10," Young told PSA in 2010. "Getting that card was a huge rush for me."
Jackson slugged 563 home runs over the course of his Hall of Fame career, winning over Young and countless millions of kids with his charisma and booming bat.
Young broke up his collection in May 2012, and Mr. October's rookie card, the only PSA-graded Gem Mint 10 in the world, came through in the clutch for $115,242.
It’d go for a lot more today.