Vintage Sports Card News


Stories about vintage sports cards including old baseball cards, football cards, hockey cards and basketball cards.

1958-59 Topps Hockey Set Has Hall of Fame Pedigree

It’s a classic but the Bobby Hull rookie card isn’t the only reason to build the 1958-59 Topps hockey set.

1955-56 Parkhurst Hockey Set Shouldn’t Be Forgotten

The 1955-56 Parkhurst hockey card set was the only game in town for card collectors 60 years ago.

Super Size Me: 1975-76 Topps Hockey Set Matched Hoops Expansion

Forty seasons ago, Topps produced its largest hockey set to date, one that remains among the most value-oriented vintage sets in any sport.

1929 Kashin Publications Baseball Is Affordable, Full of Stars

The 1929 Kashin Publications set serves as a relatively affordable entry into pre-War baseball cards and the Babe Ruth card is easy to find, but the set isn’t without its challenges.

Vintage Set Break of the Week: 1939 Play Ball

Ted and Joe D–not to mention the rest of this 77-year-old set–are up for grabs in the Set Break of the Week.

1969 Nabisco Team Flakes Kept Kids Crunching

The 1969 Nabisco Team Flakes baseball cards aren’t flashy but they’re inexpensive and somewhat hard to find, especially in high-grade.

1964 Draft Produced the Biggest Crop of Hall of Fame Rookie Cards

This year’s draft will have to go a long way to match the one NFL Draft that produced a record number of players who eventually wound up in the Hall of Fame.

Bird-Magic Rookie Card Raises Profile of 1980-81 Set

Uniqueness is definitely the theme of the 1980-81 Topps Basketball set.

1903 Breisch-Williams Honus Wagner Much Rarer Than T206

You can count the number of 1903 Breisch-Williams Honus Wagner cards on one hand and one of them is up for auction.

Top-rated Hank Aaron Collection Leads Off Memory Lane Auction

The best basic Hank Aaron collection on PSA’s Registry and one of the best Willie Mays groupings join hundreds of other vintage cards and memorabilia.

Notes: 1933 Goudey Other Cards Soar at Auction

A quartet of 1933 Goudey Ruth cards brings over a half million while Mantle, Koufax, Gibson and other cards offered in recent auctions bring strong prices.

Best Pete Rose Cards as ATHL Turns 75

Chronicling his career highs and lows, a look back at some of key cards of the hit king and a list of the hottest cards on eBay now.

Wisconsin Barn Yields Baseball Treasure

Publicity from the ‘Lucky 7 Find’ has resulted in another major hobby discovery: an ultra-rare 1915 Cracker Jack advertising poster.

Carl Yastrzemski: 8 Great Cards of No. 8

He debuted 55 years ago Monday and kept playing for 23 seasons. Here are eight fun Yaz cards from the 1960s.

Small, But Challenging: 1965-66 Topps Hockey

The 1965-66 Topps Hockey set expanded a bit from the previous year. You’ll find team cards and two of Gordie Howe.

Original 1957-58 Topps Basketball File Binders at Auction

The original binders that held the archive copies of Topps’ first basketball cards are on the auction block.

5 Cool Old Hank Aaron Baseball Cards to Consider

Five fun Hank Aaron cards for you to chase on the 42nd anniversary of his 715th home run.

Nolan Ryan Rookie Card Prices Continue Upward Trend

You could have done worse things with your money than buy card #177 in the 1968 Topps set and recent prices indicate the sharp upward trend is continuing.

Vintage Set Break of the Week: 1969 Topps

Mick’s farewell, Reggie’s arrival and more than two dozen Hall of Famers are in the new Set Break of the Week opportunity from Burl’s Sports.

REA to Offer T206 Wagner

Originally owned by a long-time New York collector/dealer, a low-grade T206 Honus Wagner card will be offered by Robert Edward Auctions this month.