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Collecting the NBA’s First MVP: Hall of Famer Bob Pettit

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There isn’t a lot to choose from but considering his mark on the game, Bob Pettit basketball cards and autographs are worth a long look.

5 Favorite Multi-player Baseball Cards of the 1960s

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Even after its competition with Bowman, Topps continued to have fun with their issues, including these 5 star-packed but affordable 1960s cards.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1936 Goudey Baseball (R322)

1936 Goudey Hank Greenberg, at Dave's Vintage Cards

The1936 Goudey R322 set has plenty of omissions but combined with its larger cousins, the Depression-era issue deserves better than the bottom-shelf treatment it’s received.

5 Favorite Multi-player Baseball Cards of the 1950s

1959 Fleer #2 Ted's Idol as shown on PSA.com

Where can you find vintage cards of Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, and Willie Mays that just about every collector can afford? Right here on our list of the top 5 multi-player cards of the 1950s.

Ruth Rookie Tops $90,000 in Mile High Auction

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Babe Ruth cards were generating a lot of interest in Mile High Card Company’s first auction of 2015 but so did one of the best 1961 Topps sets in existence.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1952 Bowman Baseball

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It may never rival some of its more famous contemporaries, but the 1952 Bowman Baseball set is a classic in its own right.

1887 Four Base Hits Clarkson Found in Pages of Old Bible

John Clarkson 4 Base Hits

It’s one-of-a-kind and so is the story behind a rare 19th century baseball card discovered last year and heading to auction.

Transogram Baseball Figures and Cards: An Amazin’ Mystery

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Are they figurines? Are they baseball cards? Are they scarce or plentiful? Are they Amazin’? When it comes to the three Transogram baseball issues from 1969 and 1970, the answer seems to be “yes” to all of these questions, and collectors still haven’t quite figured out what to do with them after all these years.

5 Great 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cards on a Budget

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Rare and pricey but irresistibly gorgeous, the 1911 T3 Turkey Red checklist does include a few cool cards that can be had for less than you might think.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1966 Topps Baseball an Underrated Classic

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A clean design and relatively plentiful supply make the 1966 Topps baseball set an attractive target …but watch out for those high numbers.

1971 Bazooka Baseball Set Marked End of Era

1971 Bazooka Hank Aaron panel

The 1971 Bazooka Baseball set was the last one of its kind but what’s the deal with the numbered variation set that includes 12 more players?

One of Hobby’s Best T206 Honus Wagner Cards Heading to Auction

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Discovered in 2008 and now in a PSA holder, the ‘Oceanside’ T206 Honus Wagner card will be offered next month by Robert Edward Auctions.

10 Common Baseball Cards with Superstar Cameo Appearances

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Want an untapped source of superstar baseball cards? Look no further than the commons bin, where the game’s biggest names sometimes make cameo appearances on the cards of lesser lights.

19th Century Baseball Cards: 10 Great Players to Consider

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Collecting 19th century baseball cards isn’t as tough as you might think. Here’s a short list of standouts that should be on your want list.

Vintage Set Break of the Month: 1955 Topps

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Burl’s Sports offers one of the classic 1950s Topps sets this month, with a $24.99 chance to land one of several important rookie cards and Hall of Famers.

Find of Star-Laden Pre-War Cards Enters Hobby

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An inherited collection of nearly 70 pre-War baseball cards, more than half of which are Hall of Famers and Hindu T206s, will be sold by Beckett Auctions.

M116 Sporting Life Cards Uncovered; Heading to Auction

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A Midwestern family uncovered a treasure trove of 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life cards, still in their original envelopes including several Hall of Famers.

M101-4 Ruth, 1933 Goudey Break Up Headlines MHCC Auction

Babe Ruth M101-4 PSA 5

A high quality example of Ruth’s rookie card and numerous vintage sets and rare cards are among the lots on the block through March 19.

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

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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

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