Most Expensive Disc Golf Discs as of 2023
If James Conrad sold his 2021 PDGA World Championships Axiom Envy winning disc, how much would you be willing to bid to own it? If James ever were to sell that disc it may go down as the most expensive disc golf disc ever sold.
If Paul McBeth signed one of your putters and requested you to sell it to raise money for a good cause, could you bear to part with it?
While many disc golfers think twice before dropping $30 to $40 for an off-the-shelf disc, some are willing to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to own some of the most valuable, unique, rare, and sought-after discs.
How much, you ask? As of this writing, the most expensive golf disc (with official records) sold at $2,750 in 2020. While there were some online rumors about a prized piece of plastic selling for a whopping $10,000, there have been no documented records as of yet to support those claims.
Why Buy the Most Expensive Disc Golf Discs?
Just like in many other sports and hobbies, there are people in the disc golf community who place a high value on certain discs. Even if they can be quite costly, those who buy them are willing to spend because they consider these precious pieces of plastic to be an investment or a prized possession.
Plus, you get bragging rights being the owner of some of the most valuable, rarest, or most expensive discs. So what sort of plastic flying discs should you look out for if you plan to start collecting or investing?
- First Run Discs – When a disc golf disc manufacturer releases a new design, the first few hundred discs created in the new mold are hot items for collectors. This is because these first editions tend to fly more consistently since the mold is still new and not yet worn out.
- Limited Edition Discs – Some disc designs are produced only in limited quantities, so owning a limited edition disc is something some players get excited about. These special disc golf discs tend to be even more in demand or valuable if they have the signature of famous disc golfers.
- Discontinued or Vintage Discs – Whether it is for nostalgia or because they prefer the look and feel of older plastics and designs, some disc golf players are willing to pay quite the sum to get their hands on vintage or discontinued discs.
- Disc Golf Memorabilia Discs – A common midrange, putter, or driver could become high-value disc golf memorabilia when a professional or legendary disc golfer signs it or uses it in a historical or significant disc golf event.
What Are the Most Expensive Disc Golf Discs?
3rd Runner-up: Signed OTB Open Innova Pig ($699)
A disc that was never thrown sold for $699 because 14 professional disc golf players passed it around and signed it at the 2021 OTB Open.
Well, if you had a disc golf disc signed by Paul McBeth, Nate Sexton, James Conrad, Page Pierce, and other greats, you wouldn’t mind shelling out a couple of hundred dollars for it, right?
2nd Runner-up: Nate Sexton 2020 Limited Edition LVC ($799 or more)
Speaking of disc golf greats, it seems that Nate Sexton is a fan favorite among players. In this list, two of the most expensive disc golf discs are part of the Innova product line dedicated to him.
In the 2nd Runner-up spot, we have the 2020 Limited Edition that reportedly sold for at least $799 (this is only the amount listed on e-Bay so it could have sold for more). This had a unique design with a gummy black edge and a clear disc center.
So, aside from its superior performance which Firebirds are known for, collectors also buy this design for its aesthetic appeal.
1st Runner-up: Innova Nate Sexton Glow Firebird Tour Series ($1,500)
Another expensive Nate Sexton Innova disc still comes from the Firebird line. These plastic Glow beauties come from the 2015 product line and are either green or blue.
Top Spot: Discmania Sky God Simon Lizotte Signature Series Disc ($2,750)
So far, the most expensive disc golf disc is the Simon Lizotte Discmania Sky God Signature Series. Lizotte himself posted in a Facebook group back in December 2020 to see how much this disc (which was a gift) would fetch if auctioned. In a matter of a few hours, the bidding wars would see his special piece of plastic go for $600, $900, then $1,800 until the winner placed down his $2,750 bid.
Lizotte was overwhelmed with the high value placed on his Discmania signature disc that he declared he was also going to sign the special disc for the buyer, Micheal Kuchenmeister. The proceeds from that auction were donated to UPlayDG and Kids Disc Gold.
Are you ready to go hunting for other valuable collectible disc golf discs? Just make sure you are buying legitimate products from reliable buyers.