29 Most Valuable 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Cards

There are 29 Most Valuable 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Cards that are worth collecting if you like baseball cards. Before I start, it should be noted that the values below are for near mint condition cards. While these cards hold their value for decades and will appreciate in value, not all of the cards below will be worth quite as much in a few years when they are out of their protective cases.

The 1990 Upper Deck baseball card set is sometimes referred to as the rookie card set. That year is a favorite of many collectors because it featured a number of important rookie cards. There are high-value cards in the set, as well as some that do not have much value, at least by today’s standards.

29 Most Valuable 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Cards: Price List

No.
Card
Grade
Price
1
1990 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. Card
PSA 10
$650
2
1990 Upper Deck Jose Uribe – Error Card – Birth Year Misprinted
DGI 9
$599.99
3
1990 Upper Deck Sammy Sosa Rookie Card
BGS 10
$1,000
4
1990 Upper Deck Heroes Reggie Jackson Auto Card
PSA 9
$399.99
5
Don Mattingly 1990 Upper Deck Yankees Card
SGC Certified
$223.23
6
1990 Upper Deck Chris Sabo Card
Ungraded
$399.99
7
Mark McGwire autographed 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Card
BGS 9
$415
8
Dennis Eckersley Autographed 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Card
BGS 9
$235
9
1990 Upper Deck Mike Witt Error Variation Black Box
BGS 9.5
$288.88
10
1990 Upper Deck Nolan Ryan 6th No Hitter
BGS 10
$399
11
1990 Upper Deck Deion Sanders Signed
PSA 9
$249.99
12
1990 Upper Deck Ben McDonald Rookie Error
SGC 9.7
$300
13
1990 Upper Deck Roger Clemens
PSA 10
$299
14
Juan Gonzalez 1990 Upper Deck Star Rookie
PSA/DNA Certified
$120
15
1990 Upper Deck  Larry Walker Rookie
PSA 10
$100
16
1990 Upper Deck Star Rookie Dean Palmer Error Card
BGS 9.5
$165
17
1991 Upper Deck Mlb Baseball Card Michael Jordan Rookie
KSA 8
$109.99
18
Robin Yount 1990 Upper Deck Card
Ungraded
$125
19
1990 Upper Deck Kirby Puckett Card
Ungraded
$120
20
1990 Upper Deck Rickey Henderson Signed
Ungraded
$150
21
Ozzie Smith 1990 Upper Deck St Louis Cardinals
PSA 10
$105.95
22
Alan Trammell Autographed 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Card
BGS 9
$145
23
1990 Upper Deck Derrick May
PSA 9
$100
24
1990 Upper Deck John Smoltz
BGS 9
$115
25
Tom Glavine Signed 1991 Upper Deck 1990-Season
Ungraded
$129.99
26
1990 Upper Deck Tino Martinez Rookie
SGC 9.5
$119.99
27
1990 Upper Deck Barry Larkin Signed Baseball Card
SGA Certified
$100
28
1990 Upper Deck Dale Murphy Card
Ungraded
$115.80
29
David Justice 1990 Upper Deck Rookie Atlanta Braves Card
BGS 10
$100

1. 1990 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. Card

1. 1990 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. Card

Price: $650

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #156

Griffey was nicknamed Junior, and The kid. He was a baseball outfielder who played 22 years in major league baseball. He must have earned his place on this upper deck card because he won the Golden Glove Award from 1990 to 1999.

2. 1990 Upper Deck Jose Uribe – Error Card – Birth Year Misprinted

2. 1990 Upper Deck Jose Uribe - Error Card - Birth Year Misprinted

Price: $599.99

Grade: DCI 9

Card Number: #188

Dominican baseball player Uribe played shortstop from 1984 to 1993. He spent most of his career with the San Francisco Giants. In 1990 when this card was made, Uribe was playing with the San Francisco Giants.

3. 1990 Upper Deck Sammy Sosa Rookie Card

3. 1990 Upper Deck Sammy Sosa Rookie Card

Price: $1,000

Grade: BGS 10

Card Number: #17

Samuel Peralta Sosa is a Dominican-American former baseball right fielder. At the time this card was made and his face put on it, Sosa was with the Chicago White Sox in 1990. That year he batted .233 and made 15 home runs, 10 triples, and 32 stolen bases.

4. 1990 Upper Deck Heroes Reggie Jackson Auto Card

4. 1990 Upper Deck Heroes Reggie Jackson Auto Card

Price: $399.99

Grade: PSA 9

Card Number: #9

Reggie played in 21 seasons. He was with several teams all through this time. He retired from baseball after the 1987 season before this card was made with his face on it. He was inducted into the baseball hall of fame.

5. Don Mattingly 1990 Upper Deck Yankees Card

5. Don Mattingly 1990 Upper Deck Yankees Card

Price: $223.23

Grade: SGC Certified

Card Number: #693

Mattingly was playing with the New York Yankees in 1990 as first baseman where he spent his 14 years. In that year his back problem put him on the disabled in July. He returned late to an uninspiring end of the season.

6. 1990 Upper Deck Chris Sabo Card

6. 1990 Upper Deck Chris Sabo Card

Price: $21.25

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #181

In 1983, the Cincinnati Reds drafted Steve Sabo in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Sabo spent five seasons playing in the Reds’ minor league system before making his debut with the team on September 11, 1988. In two of five seasons, he was named Most Valuable Player of his team.

7. Mark McGwire autographed 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Card

7. Mark McGwire autographed 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Card

Price: $415

Grade: BGS 9

Card Number: #171

Mark, also known as Big Mac, was playing first baseman with the Oakland Athletics when this card was made in 1990. He won his Golden Glove Award that same year as well. It was this year he had 39 home runs.

8. Dennis Eckersley Autographed 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Card

8. Dennis Eckersley Autographed 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Card

Price: $235

Grade: BGS 9

Card Number: #513

Nicknamed Eck, Eckersley played professional baseball for Oakland Athletics. He was a pitcher for the team in 1990 when this card was made by upper deck. He won an all-star award that same year.

9. 1990 Upper Deck Mike Witt Error Variation Black Box

9. 1990 Upper Deck Mike Witt Error Variation Black Box

Price: $288.88

Grade: BGS 9.5

Card Number: #702

Mike Witt played professional baseball with the California Angels as a pitcher in 1990. In May that year he moved to the New York Yankees when he was traded for Dave Winfield.

10. 1990 Upper Deck Nolan Ryan 6th No Hitter

10. 1990 Upper Deck Nolan Ryan 6th No Hitter

Price: $399

Grade: BGS 10

Card Number: #734B

Baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan was playing with the Texas Rangers in 1990 as a pitcher. In this same year, he was the strikeout leader and also earned his 300th win in July against the Milwaukee Brewers.

11. 1990 Upper Deck Deion Sanders Signed

11. 1990 Upper Deck Deion Sanders Signed

Price: $249.99

Grade: PSA 9

Card Number: #13

Deion was a baseball outfielder for 9 seasons which he played with the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants. He was playing with the New York Yankees in 1990 at the time this card was made. It has his autograph on it.

12. 1990 Upper Deck Ben McDonald Rookie Error

12. 1990 Upper Deck Ben McDonald Rookie Error

Price: $300

Grade: SGC 9.7

Card Number: #54

Larry Benard McDonald was a major league baseball pitcher who played with the Baltimore Orioles when this card was made in 1990. In July of that year he threw a complete game shutout when his team played against the Chicago White Sox.

13. 1990 Upper Deck Roger Clemens

13. 1990 Upper Deck Roger Clemens

Price: $299

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #323

Roger was a baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox team. He won an all-star award in 1990 when this card was made. It was this year he was ejected from the game for arguing balls and strikes with Terry Cooney, the umpire for the game.

14. Juan Gonzalez 1990 Upper Deck Star Rookie

14. Juan Gonzalez 1990 Upper Deck Star Rookie

Price: $120

Grade: PSA/DNA Certified

Card Number: #72

Juan Gonzalez was a baseball outfielder who played with the Oklahoma City 89ers in 1990. He was the league’s MVP in that same year.

15. 1990 Upper Deck  Larry Walker Rookie

15. 1990 Upper Deck  Larry Walker Rookie

Price: $100

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #466

Larry Walker was a baseball right fielder. He was playing with the Montreal Expos in 1990. He was given the nickname Booger by Montreal Expos fans. This card shows him in play.

16. 1990 Upper Deck Star Rookie Dean Palmer Error Card

16. 1990 Upper Deck Star Rookie Dean Palmer Error Card

Price: $165

Grade: BGS 9.5

Card Number: #74

Dean William Palmer played third baseman with the Texas Rangers team from 1989 to 1997. In 1991 Palmer won the title for the American Association homerun. This upper card bearing his image is in mint condition but not autographed by the player.

17. 1991 Upper Deck Mlb Baseball Card Michael Jordan Rookie

17. 1991 Upper Deck Mlb Baseball Card Michael Jordan Rookie

Price: $109.99

Grade: KSA 8

Card Number: #SP1

This card shows Micheal Jordan practicing his batting skills with the Chicago White Sox. This was before a game with the Cleveland Indians in 1990. In 1993, Jordan retired from the Chicago Bulls and played baseball in 1994 with the Birmingham Barons.

18. Robin Yount 1990 Upper Deck Card

18. Robin Yount 1990 Upper Deck Card

Price: $125

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #567

This card shows young robin Yount in action. He played shortstop and was a center fielder. He was playing with the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1990. Yount signed a contract worth $9.6 million with the Brewers in 1990. In 1991, he was briefly on the disabled list on account of a kidney stone. This card is ungraded, and also doesn’t have his signature but is considered valuable.

19. 1990 Upper Deck Kirby Puckett Card

19. 1990 Upper Deck Kirby Puckett Card

Price: $120

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #236

This card is of Kirby Puckett and it is autographed by the center fielder who played with the twins in 1990, a team he was with from 1984. In 1990 Kirby had a down season when he batted an average of .298.

20. 1990 Upper Deck Rickey Henderson Signed

20. 1990 Upper Deck Rickey Henderson Signed

Price: $150

Grade: Ungraded

Card number: #334

This is Rickey Nelson Henley Henderson’s card. He was playing as a left fielder for the Oakland Athletics in 1990 when this card was made. He won the all-star award that year as well.

21. Ozzie Smith 1990 Upper Deck St Louis Cardinals

21. Ozzie Smith 1990 Upper Deck St Louis Cardinals

Price: $105.95

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #225

Ozzie Smith was nicknamed the Wizard of Oz. He played shortstop in his professional career in baseball. In 1990 he was playing for the St Louis Cardinals. In that year Joe Torres became Ozzie’s manager. This card is not autographed but is graded for great condition.

22. Alan Trammell Autographed 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Card

22. Alan Trammell Autographed 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Card

Price: $145

Grade: BGS 9

Card Number: #554

Alan Trammell was a professional baseball shortstop who played for the Detroit Tigers. This upper deck card is autographed by him. In 1990 Trammell hit .304 with 89 RBI in 146 games.

23. 1990 Upper Deck Derrick May

23. 1990 Upper Deck Derrick May

Price: $100

Grade: PSA 9

Card Number: #736

Derrick May is a former outfielder who played with Chicago Cubs in 1990 to 1994. May was announced as the manager of a collegiate summer baseball team named Frederick Keys.

This card shows him in play. The card is in good condition, certified by the professional graders.

24. 1990 Upper Deck John Smoltz

24. 1990 Upper Deck John Smoltz

Price: $115

Grade: BGS 9

Card Number: #535

This is an upper deck card of John Smoltz, nicknamed Marmaduke, who was a baseball pitcher. He played with the Atlanta Braves for years including 1990. He was an eight-time all-star and a celebrated member of pitchers who propelled the team to great heights in the 90s.

25. Tom Glavine Signed 1991 Upper Deck 1990-Season

25. Tom Glavine Signed 1991 Upper Deck 1990-Season

Price: $129.99

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #480

Tom Glavine was a baseball pitcher. He played for the Atlanta Braves from 1987 into 2002. In the 90s he earned the second highest number of wins as a pitcher in the national league.

26. 1990 Upper Deck Tino Martinez Rookie

26. 1990 Upper Deck Tino Martinez Rookie

Price: $199.99

Grade: SGC 9.5

Card Number: #37

Tino Martinez played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 1990 to 2005 as first baseman.

This upper deck showing Tino Martinez is a used one. It is undamaged however. It is currently worth $199.99.

27. 1990 Upper Deck Barry Larkin Signed Baseball Card

27. 1990 Upper Deck Barry Larkin Signed Baseball Card

Price: $100

Grade: SGC Certified

Card Number: #167

Barry Louis Larkin who played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds from 1986 to 2004. He won the all-star award for 12 times including 1990 when this card was made. It bears his signature and is considered very valuable. Barry batted .353 in the 1990 world series which helped his team win against the Oakland Athletics four times.

28. 1990 Upper Deck Dale Murphy Card

28. 1990 Upper Deck Dale Murphy Card

Price: $115.80

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #533

Dale Bryan Murphy played outfielder, catcher and first baseman. In 1990 he was playing with the Philadelphia Phillies. This card comes sealed and well packaged. One notable thing about Dale was the many years he spent in the Atlanta Braves team. He won many MVP awards this time. In August of 1990 he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies but his time there didn’t yield much excitement.

29. David Justice 1990 Upper Deck Rookie Atlanta Braves Card

29. David Justice 1990 Upper Deck Rookie Atlanta Braves Card

Price: $100

Grade: BGS 10

Card Number: #711

David Christopher Justice was a baseball outfielder. He played with the Atlanta Braves from 1989 to 1996 from where he moved to other teams. He won the national league rookie award in 1990. He was an offensive beast and became one of the best clutch hitters of all time.

Final Thoughts

While there are so many valuable 1990 Upper Deck cards on the market, this list of the most valuable 1990 Upper Deck baseball cards should help you gain a better understanding of just how valuable some of these cards are.

Just looking at these cards will make you want to buy packs of Upper Deck in 2016. It is crazy to think that some of these baseball cards are over 25 years old! This slideshow is a reminder to always hold on to your sports collectibles.

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