29 Most Valuable 1991 Topps Baseball Cards In the World

If you’re into baseball trading cards, you probably already know what 1991 Topps Baseball Cards are. But if you don’t, they feature players from the 1990 MLB season and can be valuable depending on their condition and rarity.

As a lifelong baseball fan, I was thrilled when Topps released their 1991 cards. These often featured framed photos depicting players in action, and that seemed to be what Topps was best at back then. 1991 Topps Baseball is a set which I remember fondly for the memorable players it contained like Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr. and Ryne Sandberg. In this article, we look at 29 Most Valuable 1991 Topps Baseball Cards In the World.

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29 Most Valuable 1991 Topps Baseball Cards In the World: Price List

No.
Card
Grade
Price
1
1991 Topps Jason Giambi Team USA Rookie Baseball Card
Ungraded
$42
2
1991 Topps Jeff Bagwell Astros Rookie Baseball Card
Ungraded
$47
3
1991 Topps Desert Shield Chipper Jones Rarest Rookie Card
PSA 9
$9,999.99
4
1991 Topps Ken Griffey Jr Seattle Mariners Rookie Card
Ungraded
$2,500
5
1991 Mark McGwire Baseball Card Topps 40 Years Of Baseball *Error Card
Ungraded
$2,000
6
Ken Griffey Jr. 1991 Topps Card Mariners
Ungraded
$1,804.99
7
1991 Topps Carlton Fisk All Star Card
PSA 10
$999.99
8
Joe Girardi Topps 1991 Rookie Baseball Card
Ungraded
$900
9
1991 Topps Desert Shield Joe Torre Baseball Card
PSA 10
$888
10
1991 Topps Mickey Mantle Baseball Card 1952 Reprint
PSA 10
$699
11
1991 Kirby Puckett Topps Desert Shield Card
PSA 9
$495
12
1991 Topps Desert Shield Wade Boggs Baseball Card
PSA 9
$499.99
13
1991 Topps Desert Shield George Brett Baseball Card
PSA 9
$499.99
14
Tom Kelly 1991 Topps Desert Shield Card
PSA 10
$350
15
1991 Topps Desert Shield Don Mattingly Card
PSA 8
$349.99
16
Greg Maddux 1991 Topps Desert Shield Card
PSA 9
$299
17
1991 Topps Jose Uribe Baseball Card
Ungraded
$300
18
Geronimo Pena 1991 Topps Desert Shield Card
PSA 9
$249
19
Barry Bonds 1991 Topps Desert Shield All Star Card
PSA 9
$299
20
Nolan Ryan 1991 Topps Tiffany Texas Rangers
PSA 9
$225
21
1991 Topps Desert Shield Storm Davis Kansas City Royals Card
PSA 10
$850
22
1991 Topps Desert Shield Rene Gonzales Baltimore Orioles
PSA 10
$850
23
1991 Topps Desert Shield Andres Thomas Atlanta Braves
PSA 10
$850
24
Greg Riddoch San Diego Padres 1991 Topps Desert Shield Card
PSA 10
$800
25
Barry Bonds 1991 Topps Nl All Star Blank Front Error
WCG 10
$799
26
1991 Topps Desert Shield Jeff Brantley San Francisco Giants
PSA 10
$750
27
1991 Topps 40 Years Of Baseball Jose Canseco
Ungraded
$375
28
1991 Topps Bo Jackson 40 Years Of Baseball
Ungraded
$350
29
1991 Topps 40 years of baseball BJ Surhoff
Ungraded
$225.77

1. 1991 Topps Jason Giambi Team USA Rookie Baseball Card

1. 1991 Topps Jason Giambi Team USA Rookie Baseball Card

Price: $42

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #45T

Jason is the older brother of Jeremy Giambi who was an MLB player.  Jason Gilbert Giambi is a former American professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter. In his career, which began in 1995, he played for the Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies, and Cleveland Indians. Featured here is a New York Yankees card, finding this card is quite easy, and thus not particularly rare. The current value of this card on Etsy is $42, however, we noticed that the price sort of varies based on the condition of the card.

2. 1991 Topps Jeff Bagwell Astros Rookie Baseball Card

2. 1991 Topps Jeff Bagwell Astros Rookie Baseball Card

Price: $47

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #4T

Jeffrey Robert Bagwell is an American former professional baseball player and coach. He spent his entire 15-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the Houston Astros, hitting 449 home runs for the team—the most in club history—and setting numerous other franchise records.  Jeffrey Robert Bagwell is a four-time MLB All-Star, three-time Silver Slugger winner, and Gold Glove recipient. He is the only player in MLB history to have six consecutive seasons (1996–2001) with a total of thirty home runs, one hundred RBIs, one hundred runs scored, and one hundred walks.

3. 1991 Topps Desert Shield Chipper Jones Rarest Rookie Card

3. 1991 Topps Desert Shield Chipper Jones Rarest Rookie Card

Price: $9,999.99

Grade: PSA 9

Card Number: #333

The high price of this card is due to its rarity. Of all the Chipper Jones cards, this rookie card is the hardest to find in PSA 9 condition. Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones Jr. (born February 19, 1972) is a former American Major League Baseball (MLB) player who played as a third baseman for the Atlanta Braves from 1993 through 2012. Jones was the Atlanta Braves’ number one overall pick in the 1990 MLB draft and their primary third baseman from 1995 to 2012.

4. 1991 Topps Ken Griffey Jr Seattle Mariners Rookie Card

4. 1991 Topps Ken Griffey Jr Seattle Mariners Rookie Card

Price: $2,500

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #790

George Kenneth Griffey Jr spent most of his career with the Seattle mariners.  In the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft held on June 2, 1987, Seattle chose Griffey as its number one overall selection. He received a signing bonus of $160,000 from the Mariners. In his 11 seasons with Seattle (1989–1999), Griffey established himself as one of the most exciting players of his era, racking up 1,752 hits, 398 home runs, 1,152 RBI, and 167 stolen bases.

5. 1991 Mark McGwire Baseball Card Topps 40 Years Of Baseball *Error Card*

5. 1991 Mark McGwire Baseball Card Topps 40 Years Of Baseball Error Card

Price: $2000

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #270

After three years at the University of Southern California and a stint in the 1984 U.S. Olympic team, McGwire was drafted tenth overall in the 1984 Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics. He made his major-league debut in August 1986, hitting three home runs and nine runs batted in during 18 games played. This rare card is ungraded but worth $2000.

6. Ken Griffey Jr. 1991 Topps Card Mariners

6. Ken Griffey Jr. 1991 Topps Card Mariners

Price: $1,804.99

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #392

In 1990, in a game against the California Angels, Ken Griffey Sr. became the first father and son to play on the same team at the same time. In his father’s first game as a Mariner, on August 31, 1990, they hit back-to-back singles in the first inning and both scored.  In 1995, Ken Griffey Jr. and the Seattle Mariners faced elimination in the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees. Although they had lost the first two games, they came back to win the next two contests and forced a fifth game.

7. 1991 Topps Carlton Fisk All Star Card

7. 1991 Topps Carlton Fisk All Star Card

Price: $999.99

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #393

Carlton Ernest Fisk, nicknamed “Pudge” and “The Commander”, is a former professional baseball player. A catcher, Fisk played in Major League Baseball from 1969 to 1993 for the Boston Red Sox (1969, 1971–1980) and Chicago White Sox (1981–1993). In 1983, after joining the Chicago White Sox, he helped the team win its first American League Western Division title. His .289 batting average, 26 home runs, and 86 RBI helped him finish third in the MVP voting (behind Baltimore teammates Cal Ripken, Jr. and Eddie Murray).

8. Joe Girardi Topps 1991 Rookie Baseball Card

8. Joe Girardi Topps 1991 Rookie Baseball Card

Price: $900

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #214

Girardi played catcher for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals during a major-league career that spanned from 1989 to 2003. On April 4, 1989, Girardi made his Major League debut for the Cubs. During his rookie year with the Cubs, he batted .248 with one home run and 14 RBIs in 59 games played. In 1990, Girardi played in 133 games and batted .270 with one home run and 38 RBIs.

9. 1991 Topps Desert Shield Joe Torre Baseball Card

9. 1991 Topps Desert Shield Joe Torre Baseball Card

Price: $888.88

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #351

The Cardinals had Tim McCarver as their starting catcher so Torre replaced the departed Cepeda as their first baseman for the 1969 season. Having Cepeda in the lineup again helped his offensive statistics rebound and he ended the season with a .289 batting average with 18 home runs and 101 runs batted in. In 1972, Torre won his second consecutive start at third base for the National League in the All-Star Game. However, he saw his offensive numbers dip to a .289 average with 11 home runs and 81 runs batted in.

10. 1991 Topps Mickey Mantle Baseball Card 1952 Reprint

1991 Topps Mickey Mantle Baseball Card 1952 Reprint
1991 Topps Mickey Mantle Baseball Card 1952 Reprint

Price: $699

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #96

In 1951, the New York Yankees invited Mantle to their spring training camp as a participant in their instructional league. After an impressive spring training, manager Casey Stengel promoted Mantle to the majors as a right fielder instead of sending him to the minors. At the time, Mantle’s salary was $7,500.

11. 1991 Kirby Puckett Topps Desert Shield Card

1991 Kirby Puckett Topps Desert Shield Card

Price: $495

Grade: PSA 9

Card Number: #300

Kirby Puckett was a major leaguer at a young age, with the Minnesota Twins drafting him in the first round (third pick) of the 1982 Major League Baseball January Draft-Regular Phase. He signed with the team, and after playing in rookie league Elizabethton, he had an impressive season, hitting .382 with 3 home runs and 35 RBI in 65 games.

12. 1991 Topps Desert Shield Wade Boggs Baseball Card

1991 Topps Desert Shield Wade Boggs Baseball Card

Price: $499.99

Grade: PSA 9

Card Number: #450

Wade Anthony Boggs was an American former professional baseball third baseman. He spent 18 seasons in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Boston Red Sox where he played on two World Series-winning teams. He also played for the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Wade Boggs became the 23rd player to reach 3,000 career hits.

13. 1991 Topps Desert Shield George Brett Baseball Card

1991 Topps Desert Shield George Brett Baseball Card

Price: $499.99

Grade: PSA 9

Card Number: #540

In 1973, when Brett was 20 years old, the Royals promoted him to the major leagues. Brett struggled at the plate until he asked for help from Royals batting coach Charley Lau, who helped him adjust his batting stance.  In 1975, Brett topped .300 for the first time, hitting .308 and leading the league in hits and triples. In 1976, he won his first batting title in 1976 with a .333 average.

14. Tom Kelly 1991 Topps Desert Shield Card

Tom Kelly 1991 Topps Desert Shield Card

Price: $350

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #201

In 1971, Kelly was signed by the Twins and sent to the Double-A Charlotte Hornets in the Southern League. From 1972 to 1975, he would split time between first base and the corner outfield positions for the Triple-A Tacoma Twins of the Pacific Coast League. In later years, he went on to be the manager of the Twins.

15. 1991 Topps Desert Shield Don Mattingly Card

1991 Topps Desert Shield Don Mattingly Card

Price: $349.99

Grade: PSA 8

Card Number: #100

Don Mattingly, nicknamed “The HitMan” and “Donnie Baseball”, was born on April 20, 1961. He is a former professional baseball first baseman, coach, and current manager for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). Donald Arthur Mattingly played his entire 14-year professional baseball career with the New York Yankees.

16. Greg Maddux 1991 Topps Desert Shield Card

Greg Maddux 1991 Topps Desert Shield Card

Price: $299

Grade: PSA 9

Card Number: #35

The Cubs drafted Maddux in the second round of the 1984 Major League Baseball draft, and he made his major league debut on September 3, 1986—the conclusion of a game that had been postponed due to darkness. At the time, he was the youngest player in the majors. Featured here is a Greg Maddux card in PSA 9 condition, it is currently worth $299.

17. 1991 Topps Jose Uribe Baseball Card

Greg Maddux 1991 Topps Desert Shield Card

Price: $300

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #158

José Altagracia González Uribe, a Dominican baseball shortstop, played in the Major Leagues from 1984 to 1993. He spent most of his career with the San Francisco Giants and played for that team in the 1989 World Series against the Oakland Athletics.

18. Geronimo Pena 1991 Topps Desert Shield Card

Geronimo Pena 1991 Topps Desert Shield Card

Price: $249

Grade: PSA 9

Card Number: #636

José Altagracia González Uribe, a Dominican baseball shortstop, played in the Major Leagues from 1984 to 1993. He spent most of his career with the San Francisco Giants and played for that team in the 1989 World Series against the Oakland Athletics.

19. Barry Bonds 1991 Topps Desert Shield All Star Card

Barry Bonds 1991 Topps Desert Shield All Star Card

Price: $229

Grade: PSA 9

Card Number: #401

Barry Lamar Bonds is a retired professional baseball player. He was the left fielder for 22 years, and in his early years he batted as the leadoff hitter. The Pirates’ outfield defense improved when Van Slyke joined Bonds, and the two worked together to cover a lot of ground. Although they were not close off the field, Bonds’s presence on the club brought new enthusiasm to Pittsburgh and helped set an attendance record in 1987.

20. Nolan Ryan 1991 Topps Tiffany Texas Rangers

Nolan Ryan 1991 Topps Tiffany Texas Rangers

Price: $225

Grade: PSA 9

Card Number: #1

In 1999, Nolan Ryan was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. After his retirement in 1993, he served as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Texas Rangers and an executive advisor to the Houston Astros. Ryan is widely considered one of the best pitchers in MLB history.

21. 1991 Topps Desert Shield Storm Davis Kansas City Royals Card

1991 Topps Desert Shield Storm Davis Kansas City Royals Card

Price: $850

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #22

George Earl “Storm” Davis is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the major leagues from 1982 to 1994. He is a two-time World Series champion. In 1989, the Kansas City Royals signed Davis to a three-year contract worth $6 million.  Davis had a 10-19 win–loss record in his two seasons in Kansas City. He mostly pitched in relief in 1991 before being traded to the Baltimore Orioles.

22. 1991 Topps Desert Shield Rene Gonzales Baltimore Orioles

1991 Topps Desert Shield Rene Gonzales Baltimore Orioles

Price: $850

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #377

Rene Adrian Gonzales is a former professional baseball infielder who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Montreal Expos, Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, California Angels, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and Colorado Rockies. Featured here is a rare card from when he was a player for the Baltimore Orioles and it’s worth $850.

23. 1991 Topps Desert Shield Andres Thomas Atlanta Braves

1991 Topps Desert Shield Andres Thomas Atlanta Braves

Price: $850

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #111

Andrés Péres Thomas is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. Péres played for the Atlanta Braves from 1985 to 1990, primarily as a shortstop. He batted and threw right-handed. Thomas was known for his power bat; however, he struck out quite a bit (95 strikeouts in 1988) and walked only 59 times in five seasons.

24. Greg Riddoch San Diego Padres 1991 Topps Desert Shield Card

Greg Riddoch San Diego Padres 1991 Topps Desert Shield Card

Price: $800

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #109

Gregory Lee Riddoch, a right handed batter was an American former professional baseball player, manager and coach. He served as manager of the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball from July 12, 1990 through September 22, 1992, compiling a career win–loss record of 200–194 (.508).

25. Barry Bonds 1991 Topps Nl All Star Blank Front Error

Barry Bonds 1991 Topps Nl All Star Blank Front Error

Price: $799

Grade: WCG 10

Card Number: #401

This is a rare error card, one which is quite difficult to find. It dates back to 1991 and was a Barry Bonds topps card. On the back, you’ll find details about Barry Bonds, and on the front you just get a blank card. Its current value sits at $799.

26. 1991 Topps Desert Shield Jeff Brantley San Francisco Giants

1991 Topps Desert Shield Jeff Brantley San Francisco Giants

Price: $750

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #17

Jeffrey Hoke Brantley played in the National League as a relief pitcher for 14 seasons, from 1988 to 2001. He was on the Giants team that beat the Chicago Cubs in the 1989 National League Championship Series and lost to the Oakland Athletics in the 1989 World Series.

27. 1991 Topps 40 Years Of Baseball Jose Canseco

1991 Topps 40 Years Of Baseball Jose Canseco

Price: $375

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #700

In 1985, Canseco won the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award and was called up to the major leagues by the Oakland Athletics late in the season. In his first at-bat on September 2 against the Baltimore Orioles, he struck out.

28. 1991 Topps Bo Jackson 40 Years Of Baseball

1991 Topps Bo Jackson 40 Years Of Baseball

Price: $350

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #600

Jackson made the Royals’ roster in 1987 and hit 22 home runs, with 53 RBIs and 10 stolen bases as a left fielder. In 1989, he was voted to start for the American League All-Star team, and was named the game’s MVP for his play on both offense and defense.

29. 1991 Topps 40 years of baseball BJ Surhoff

1991 Topps 40 years of baseball BJ Surhoff

Price: $225.77

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #592

William James “B. J.” Surhoff is an American former professional baseball player. He played as a catcher, outfielder, first baseman, third baseman, and designated hitter in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Orioles from 1996 to 2000 and rejoined the team in 2003, playing through the 2005 season.

FQA

What is the value of a graded set of 1991 Topps baseball cards?

A graded set of 1991 Topps baseball cards is worth between $1,200 and $1,400.

How can I sell my 1991 Topps baseball cards?

There are a few options available for selling 1991 Topps baseball cards. One option is to post them for sale on an online auction site, such as eBay. Another option is to sell them directly to a sports card dealer or collector. Finally, you could also try posting a classified ad in a local newspaper or online.

Who is the most popular player in the 1991 Topps set?

The most popular player in the 1991 Topps set is Nolan Ryan. Ryan was a legendary pitcher who had retired the previous year but remained extremely popular with baseball fans. His card is one of the most sought-after cards from this set by collectors.

What rookie card is most sought after in the 1991 Topps set?

The most sought-after rookie card in the 1991 Topps set is Chipper Jones. Jones was a highly touted prospect who went on to have a Hall of Fame career with the Atlanta Braves. His rookie card is one of the most valuable cards from this set, fetching hundreds or even thousands of dollars from collectors.

Final Words

When it comes to investing in sports cards, Topps is one of the most popular brands out there. Their baseball cards are especially popular amongst those that collect sports cards, and many highly valuable ones exist to this day. On average, 1991 Topps Baseball cards are worth about $1.23-$5. They get more valuable based on the player’s performance and popularity.

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