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Vintage Set of the Week: 1968 Topps Baseball

Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps

The 1968 Topps Baseball set arrived part way through a tumultuous year in America and gave us two of the most important post-War rookie cards.

Vintage Buy of the Week: Cards Avoid Dumpster, Head for Auction

Willie Mays 1962 Post Canadian

Our Vintage Buy of the Week takes us to Canada where a childhood collection of Post Cereal cards almost wound up in a landfill.

Cornering the 1964 Topps Curt Flood Market

1964 Topps Curt Flood

Our story on the premium prices for a certain 1964 Topps card led ESPN The Magazine’s Mina Kimes to a California man who’s crazy about Curt.

Ruth Cards, High-Grade Hornung Rookie Smash Records

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth 149 PSA 8

Bidders chased down hundreds of high grade and seldom offered vintage sports cards in Memory Lane’s Summer Rarities Auction, with several new sales records set.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1953 Bowman Color

PSA 10 1953 Bowman Color Mantle

The 1953 Bowman Color set is among the most popular baseball card issues of all-time.

Vintage Buy of the Week: Fresh Tobacco Cards Uncovered in Maryland

Tris Speaker T206

A previously unknown collection of T206 and T205 tobacco cards will enter the hobby in a few weeks.

When “Fernand” Valenzuela Was an Early 80′s Smash Hit

1981 Fleer Fernando Valenzuela error

1981 put two new card companies on the map and even though one of them screwed up the rookie card of the game’s hottest pitcher, at least he got his own card.

45 Years Later, ‘Imperfect’ 1969 Topps Set Holds Up Well

69TP_Mantle

Larry Pauley digs into the 1969 Topps baseball card set with its beginnings, endings and quirky variations.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1975 Topps Brought the Color

George Brett 1975 Topps rookie

The 1975 Topps set certainly stands out–for its rookie cards and its technicolor design.

Cobb, Young, Wagner, Mantle Highlight New Just Collect Auction

Ty Cobb Cracker Jack 1915 PSA 3

Hall of Famers from every era including some high grade examples from one man’s lifelong tobacco card collection are up for grabs.

14-Year-Old Girl Loves Vintage Cards

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A love of sports has turned into a love of old baseball cards for a 14-year-old Ohio girl, who has already built an impressive collection.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1963 Topps Baseball

1963 Topps baseball pack

Better, brighter photos were the first thing youngsters probably noticed with the 1963 Topps baseball set, but there’s more to it than that.

The 1962 JELL-O Baseball Card Set: Wobbles, Gobbles and Bobbles

Clemente Jello

They look much like their Post Cereal counterparts, but the 1962 JELL-O baseball cards have a story all their own.

Over 3,500 T206 Cards Including Wagner Coming to Auction

PSA 1 T206 Honus Wagner PSA 1

A previously ungraded T206 Honus Wagner card headlines a massive hoard of over 3,500 T206 cards from a one-owner collection set to be auctioned this fall.

Vintage Pack Rip at the National: 1958 Topps Football

Topps Football Cello Pack 1958

If you liked 1968 Topps baseball, you’ll love the 1958 Topps football cello pack break at the NSCC. Watch the boys from Just Collect–and a gathering of fans–dig in.

Collector Focus: Hunting High Grade 1969 Topps Baseball

1969 Topps

There are thousands of different baseball card sets at the National but for Cleveland collector Richard Sevel, the hunt centers around one of them.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1954 Bowman Baseball

Mantle

Topps had more rookies but the 1954 Bowman Baseball set had Mickey Mantle and a controversial short print as the card wars of the 1950′s raged on.

Vintage Pack Break at the NSCC: 1968 Topps Cello

vintage cello unopened packs

Join Just Collect for the NSCC Vintage Pack Rip of the Day as a 1968 Topps Baseball cello pack draws a crowd at the National.

At the NSCC: Autographed Cleveland Spiders Photos Once Owned by Cy Young

Pifer and Becker autographed Cy Young photo

A look at some Cleveland Spiders 1893 Pifer & Becker cabinet photos that once belonged to Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young set to be sold at auction.

1953 Topps Missing Numbers Revealed

Joe Tipton 1953 painting

An old communique from Topps just uncovered apparently reveals which players were supposed to be in the 1953 set but were pulled late in the game.