Check Your Kids Bookshelves For These Two Cards

Card Ladder
Apr 4, 20233 min read

It is always a pleseant suprise to find cash or loose change in between the cushion of your couch. No one has ever complained about finding a crisp hundred dollar bill in their home where they weren't expecting it. Sports Illustrated Kids is the child oriented version of the iconic Sports Illustrated. With each edition come a sheet of 9 cards featuring some of the most popular players at the time. These magazines are plentiful and often send to schools in bulk, hoping to get the youth to read about sports.

While the magazine is catered to children ages 7-15, in recent years adults have been looking for these magazines in hopes to find some iconic players rookie cards. As a result, high grades of these cards can sell for tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Condition is key with these cards but even off centered ones still sell for hundreds of dollars. Serena Williams takes the crown with the highest selling Sports Illustrated for Kids card of all time, with Kobe and Tiger following behind.

Unfortunately it is very unlikely that you have copies of Sports Illustrated for Kids from the 90's or 2000's laying around your home. The good news is, two recent copies of Sports Illustrated for Kids have featured basketball sensations; Victor Wembanyama and Caitlin Clark.

Caitlin Clark's card is featured in the November/December 2021 issue and Victor Wembanyama's is in January/February 2023. While unfortunately Clark's card is from an older issue, Victor's is the most recent issue of S.I. for kids.

With Victor and Clark not having an officially licensed trading card, the S.I. for kids are the next best thing. As a result, these cards are on fire regardless of condition.

An annual subscription to Sports Illustrated for Kids is just $20 (click here)

Over the last 13 months S.I. for Kids has featured 2 cards which are fetching over $100 on eBay. Have no shame if you are an adult with no kids and decide to buy a subscription or two. These magazines are plentiful and little Timmy will still be able to get his hands on one.