By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
With his Atlanta Braves bounced by the
infield fly rule St. Louis Cardinals in Friday night’s NL Wild Card playoff, Chipper Jones‘ 19-year major-league career is over.
He finishes with 468 career home runs, 2,726 hits, 1,623 RBI, a .303 average, eight All-Star appearances, one NL MVP award, one batting title and one World Series ring.
But that’s not likely what you’re here for. Here’s a look at Chipper’s baseball cards … by the numbers.
11,950 — number of Chipper cards in existence.
$124,326.72 — value of all Chippers not including those too rare to price, according to the Beckett.com OPG.
6 — number of Chipper Rookie Cards, all from 1991.
$6 — value of Chipper’s most-valuable Rookie Card (1991 Bowman).
2,815 — number of unique Chipper game-used memorabilia cards in existence.
939 — number of unique Chipper certified autographs in existence.
65 — percentage of all Chipper cards that are serial-numbered.
15,033 — number of Chipper cards graded by Beckett Grading Services.
39 — number of BGS 10 Pristine cards featuring Chipper. (That’s .025 percent of all cards.)
2,753 — number of 1991 Upper Deck Chipper RCs graded by BGS, the most of any of his RCs as well as any card.
1992 — the year of his first certified autograph, 1992 Classic/Best Red Bonus, $40.
430 — number of Chipper autographs created by Donruss/Playoff, by far the most of any card company.
12 — number of Chipper autographs made by Panini America.
92 — number of Chipper autographs found in Topps Triple Threads through the years, the most of any brand.
384 — number of Chipper game-used cards found in Topps Triple Threads, the most of any brand by nearly four times. (Absolute Memorabilia is next at 114.)
1,762 — number of Chipper cards found in the Topps Moments and Milestones product alone. more than three times as many as any other brand (and it was only around for two years!).
5,291 — number of Chippers made by Topps.
2,152 — number of Chippers made by Upper Deck.
2,124 — number of Chippers made by Donruss/Playoff.
1,324 — number of Chippers made by Fleer.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.