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Vintage Set of the Week: 1953 Topps Baseball Cards Are Palm-Sized Masterpieces

1953ToppsDisplayBox2

It may be outpaced by its 1952 counterpart in terms of media coverage and card values , but when it comes to artistry on cardboard, there may be none better than ’53 Topps.

Baseball Card Advertising Examples Through the Ages

1909 Sporting Life page advertising T206 cards

Baseball card advertising pieces are as collectible as the cards themselves.

High-Grade National Chicle Football Set Headlines Catalog

National Chicle Football set

Over 500 high-grade and rare sports cards dating back more than a century will be up for sale in the I Own It Now event, launching Monday.

5 Undervalued Vintage Football Sets

1954 Bowman Wrapper Small

Great players, reasonable prices and comparatively limited numbers make these five sets worth a look.

Joe Montana Rookie Card Still Cool

1981 Topps Joe Montana

If you had the foresight to invest in Joe Montana cards before the Super Bowls…and before Jerry Rice…you did OK.

Old Mill Jackson, T206 Cobb With Cobb Back in REA Preview

Old Mill Joe Jackson 1910

Some of the hobby’s rarest and most valuable baseball cards will be on the block this spring.

5 Underrated Old Basketball Card Sets

Larry Bird 1981-82 Topps

When you consider price, star content and other factors, here are five old basketball card sets that are worth owning.

1941 Goudey: Boston Company Bids Adieu

Mel Ott 1941 Goudey

Eight years after making a splash with a major baseball card set, Goudey drifted away for good with a 33-card issue.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1965 Topps Embossed

1965 Topps wrapper

It’s different, but like it or not, the 1965 Topps Embossed is among the cheapest vintage Topps sets around, even with a big checklist of Hall of Famers.

Topps Made History with 1954-55 Hockey Set Despite MIA Canadian Teams

Gordie Howe 1954-55 Topps

Sixty seasons ago, Topps launched its inaugural hockey card set, one that generally gets high marks despite the lack of Habs or Leafs.

1960 Topps Baseball Set Saw Return of Horizontal Design

Carl Yastrzemski rookie card 1960 Topps

The 1960 Topps Baseball set marked a brief return to the horizontal design favored in the mid-1950s. Light on rookies, it’s still heavy on star power.

New PSA 10 Sandy Koufax Rookie Card

Sandy Koufax 1955 Topps rookie card

A potential six-figure rookie card has been added to the population with word of a new PSA 10 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax.

Vintage Set Break of the Month: 1965 Topps

Baseball 1965 Topps

After selling out its last break in less than two days, Burls Sports goes back 50 years for the February Break of the Month.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1980 Topps Set Marked End of an Era

1980 Topps box

With only one major rookie card but with an album full of Hall of Famers and 35 years in the rear view mirror, the 1980 Topps set looks better with age.

15 Baseball Cards of Players Who Met Tragic Endings

2014 Oscar Taveras Debut Topps

Not every player’s life has a happy ending. Here are baseball cards recalling 15 players who met an unfortunate end in one way or another.

M101-5 Babe Ruth Rookie Hits eBay

Babe Ruth M101-5 rookie

Usually confined to major auctions, a 1916 Babe Ruth Sporting News rookie card has been listed on eBay and the heavy hitters are on it.

New TV Show Debut Includes Black Swamp Find Segment

Fox Business logo

Strange Inheritance, airing on Fox Business, launches this week with a segment on the 2012 Black Swamp Find of E98 baseball cards in an Ohio attic.

Ernie Banks Baseball Cards: 14 Great Ones to Remember Him By

Ernie Banks 1956 Topps

Gone but never forgotten, Ernie Banks lives on through some classic vintage and modern era baseball cards that personify his career and countenance.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1951 Bowman Baseball

1951 Bowman Baseball display box

Its two important rookie cards will test your wallet, but adding a complete 1951 Bowman Baseball set to your collection just might be worth it.

Toughest PSA 9 Football Rookie Cards of the 1970s

Joe Greene 1971 Topps rookie card

A look inside the numbers to see which 1970s football rookie cards are the rarest in a PSA 9 grade and what those old Hall of Fame rookie cards sell for.