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1968 Bazooka Baseball Cards Shifted Location

Bazooka Mantle box

There were some radical changes at Topps when it came to designing the 1968 Bazooka Baseball cards.   Kids who gazed upon the 25-piece boxes of gum 45 years ago were used to seeing cards on the backs of boxes, separated by perforated lines but unencumbered by anything else.  Maybe the company felt it needed […]

1960 Bazooka Baseball Began With a New Look

Mickey Mantle 1960 Bazooka

The 1960 Bazooka Baseball set saw more cards but they shrunk to a size better suited to small hands.

1943 MP & Company Among Small Number of Sets Issued During WWII

R302-1 Ted Williams

It is often reported that once the United States entered World War II after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, no more cards were issued until after the war. But, at least two card sets – one baseball, one non-sport – were produced during the war by M.P. & Co. of […]

Why Aren’t You Collecting 1939 Goudey Premiums?

1939 Goudey DiMaggio Premium

There are far fewer available than their more popular and smaller size cardboard counterparts and considering the player selection, the 1939 Goudey Premiums are worth a look.

Early Baseball Card Gum Company Wrappers

1933 Goudey wrapper

A look at 1930s and early 40s wrappers from the early days of ‘bubble gum cards’.

E120 American Caramel Among Most Popular 1920s Sets

Babe Ruth American Caramel

Just about every decade has a baseball card set or two that lead the collectors’ popularity poll. The 19th Century has Old Judge and in the early 1900s there are T205 and T206. Cracker Jack’s two sets are the leaders in the early teens and the Goudey and Diamond Star sets are popular with collectors […]

Sweet Caporal Pins 1910-1912

Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb

Think you can’t afford any pre-WWI tobacco-related baseball memorabilia? Think again. Sweet Caporal pins are similar to T205 and much cheaper.

T200 and T222 Fatima Cards Provide Interesting Challenge

Fatima T200 Boston

Whether you’re talking 1913 team cards or the T222 single player issue, Fatima Tobacco cards are hard to find in top grade.

1964 and 1971 Topps Coins: Not So Heavy Metal

Mickey Mantle 1964 Topps coin

Seven years apart, the 1964 and 1971 Topps Coins provide their own sets of collecting challenges as an old article points out.

Quirky 1921-23 National Caramel Set Relied on Repeats

Wally Pipp

The National Caramel set issued during the early 1920s includes some familiar photos, error cards and a scarce card of Babe Ruth.

Max Stein & Company Postcards

Ty Cobb Max Stein postcard

A century ago, Chicago-based photographer Max Stein was ready to sell you postcards featuring the stars of the day.

W515 Set is Packed With Name Players

W515 G.C. Alexander

Long ago Hall of Famers at reasonable prices? The W515 baseball card set offers plenty of opportunities for collectors to buy old stuff cheap.

1933 Goudey Baseball Was Mystery Wrapped in Enigma

1933 Goudey Carl Hubbell

Minor leaguers, retired stars and a missing number. Sounds like a modern day set but it’s an apt description of the 1933 Goudey Baseball set and the mysterious Nap Lajoie card.

1969-70 Bazooka Baseball: Unique Set Honored Game’s Greats

1969-70 Bazooka Gehrig

Looking for an affordable set more than 40 years old, oozing baseball history? Check out the 1969-70 Bazooka Baseball set.