Vintage Sports Card News


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

Red Man Cards Gave Collectors Something To Chew On

What was inside those pouches didn’t do your health any favors but the Red Man baseball cards of the 1950s can be addicting.

Fresh Collection of Tobacco Cards Comes to Auction

Wheatland Auction Services is offering hundreds of T205, T206 and T207 cards from an elderly man’s estate as part of its newly-launched Winter Auction.

Vintage Babe Ruth Cards Within Reach

Finding original cheap Babe Ruth cards isn’t easy but there are some nice ones out there that can be had for a few hundred dollars.

1933 DeLong Cards Were A One-Year Wonder

Limited to just two dozen stars of the day with a unique design, the 1933 DeLong cards stand out–even if they couldn’t land The Babe.

Kahn’s Basketball Cards Gave Collectors A Bite Of Hoop History

From the late 1950s to the mid-1960s Kahn’s basketball cards were a staple inside hot dog packages.

Vintage Set Break of the Week: 1941 Double Play Baseball

A double dip of World War II era players including Joe D and pair of Teds highlight the Vintage Set Break of the Week.

1975-76 Topps Basketball Bulked Up Ahead of Merger

The last ABA cards, 36-pack boxes and a team photo taken at the airport. Forty years on, a look at the ups and downs of the 1975-76 Topps Basketball set.

Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Values Rising as Icon Turns 55

The Michael Jordan of hockey is now a grandpa but the Wayne Gretzky rookie card is on a power play.

PSA 9 1954 Topps Hank Aaron Sells for $192,547

A mint Hank Aaron rookie card tripled the previous record price, but that wasn’t the only big number laid down in Mile High Card Company’s winter auction.

1952 Topps High Numbers Test Even Advanced Collectors

With excess cases dumped into the ocean and distribution somewhat limited, the 1952 Topps high numbers are the ultimate challenge for collectors.

1973 Topps Football Started New Era

Bulking up and abandoning its series concept, the 1973 Topps Football set keeps set builders busy.

Researcher Sheds Light on Tobacco Cards in Old Photos

Some phenomenal research has finally offered insight into the century-old baseball cards visible in the backs of some photos from the Library of Congress.

Mantle Cards Crush Records in MLI Auction

The Mickey Mantle market continues to sizzle with the finest basic set of his cards on PSA’s registry selling for more than $750,000 at Memory Lane.

1961-62 Fleer Baseball Greats Set Quirky, but Fun

After some success with its debut set, the Fleer Baseball Greats issue continued with more former stars featured in two series, spread over two years.

1975 Topps Football Rookies a Bumper Crop

If a set’s power is measured by its rookie cards, there aren’t many better than the 1975 Topps football rookies.

Legacy of Bill Walton Basketball Cards

Old and new Bill Walton basketball cards are cheap and as he might quip, that’s a violation of all the basic rules of human decency.

Notes: Mantle Still on Fire; Collector is Theft Victim; Cool Canucks Cave

More record prices for Mickey Mantle cards may be coming, a hockey collector and small businessman suffers a burglary and another Canadian’s amazing hockey man cave.

1971-72 Topps Trio Stickers Rare in High Grade

Big names, black borders and a wacky looking sheet that created scarcities are just some of what the 1971-72 Topps basketball trio insert cards have to offer.

1951 Bowman Football Set Has Great QBs, Future Coaches

The 1951 Bowman Football set was a clear step up from the company’s first two offerings and has a stadium full of cards worth owning.

Mint Aaron Rookie Highlights Mile High Auction

Vintage singles and sets–many rating among the best known examples–will be in the 700-lot January Elite Auction.