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By the Numbers: Chipper Jones’ baseball cards

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 colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

7 Comments

Lou

The Braves got bounced by 3 errors and ONE bad call

Posted October 6, 2012 at 7:24 am | Permalink
chrisolds

Yes, their fielding was atrocious. That was me being cute because of all the hubbub.

Posted October 6, 2012 at 9:44 am | Permalink

As a life long Mets fan, watching Chipper terrorize my team for 19 years was rough. The guy just owned my Mets. That being said, I have nothing but respect and admiration for him, and can’t wait to see him 5 years from now in Cooperstown.

Posted October 6, 2012 at 11:12 am | Permalink
Alex GRRRRiffen

why is chipper considered a hall of famer and fred mcgriff isn’t?

Posted October 7, 2012 at 9:18 am | Permalink
Tom Waldron

The really tough Chipper(LARRRRY) Jones may be the Topps Desert Storm I would say harder than the Topps Tiffany . Can you give a little report on the actual numbers of Topps Desert Storm 91 sets produced.
The Bowman 92 a really historical set in my opinion becasue it strted the Bowman prospects we’ve all come to love or uh hate.
Thanks again Chipper for your dedication to the Braves .

Posted October 7, 2012 at 10:03 am | Permalink
Paul Stratmeyer

To spend your entire 19 year career with one team all the while putting up solid numbers, keeping your nose clean, and playing hard everyday is first ballot Hall of Fame worthy in my mind. Thanks for a good run Chipper!!!!!!!!!!

Posted October 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Permalink
ngo M Tran

Please let me know the general informations about grading with Beckert:
The cost for each grading card
How long it take to have the cards back
Any special discounts if the number of cards grades are high
I used to post card in E Bay only

From mod: Go to http://www.beckett.com/grading

Posted February 24, 2013 at 11:50 am | Permalink

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