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Best Football Cards of the 60s Include Champions, Tragedy

Bart Starr 1967 Philadelphia Gum

From Hall of Famers to tragic stories of lives cut short, a look at 10 of the best football cards of the 60s.

15 Most Valuable Baseball Cards of the 50s

Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps no case

It’s probably the most popular decade for collectors. A list of the most valuable high grade baseball cards of the 50s includes a mix of data.

1950: When Bowman Ruled the Card Kingdom

1950 Bowman Baseball pack

Full color arrived in the 1950 Bowman Baseball set, an attractive collection of painted players that ranks among the decade’s more affordable issues.

10 Great 1930s Baseball Cards For Budget-Minded Collectors

1934 Batter-Up Carl Hubbell

A look at some 1930s baseball cards featuring memorable names from a variety of different sets, most of which can be had for less than you might think.

Hot Dog! Stahl-Meyer Baseball Card Sets Are 1950s Classics

Gil Hodges 1955 Stahl-Meyer

Some 1950s New York baseball icons are featured in the rare Stahl-Meyer sets.

69 Years After Signing, Jackie Robinson Cards Still Hobby Gold

Jackie Robinson rookie card

A look at recent big sales and the hottest Jackie Robinson cards as a special anniversary arrives.

Burls Sports Vintage Set Break of the Month: 1954 Topps

1954 Topps Set

Burls Sports launches monthly online vintage set breaks, offering a shot at some classic Topps rookies and stars from a collector grade 1954 Topps set.

1959 Bazooka Offers Ultimate ‘Bubble Gum Card’ Challenge

1959 Bazooka Mickey Mantle

Those 1959 Bazooka baseball cards weren’t easy to collect 55 years ago and they certainly aren’t now but they’re big, beautiful and worth it, short prints and all.

Investment Targets in Baseball’s ‘Golden Age’

1951 Bowman Willie Mays

A look at some of the iconic players of the immediate post-War era and the best cards of their careers.

Set of the Week: 1949 Bowman Baseball a Bold Move

Jackie Robinson 1949 Bowman

The 1949 Bowman Baseball set gave kids one of Jackie Robinson’s first cards as it blossomed into an all-encompassing big league look.

Best 1970s Football Cards

Roger Staubach 1972 Topps rookie card

If you grew up in the decade or have developed a fondness for the NFL’s modern history, coming up with a list of the best 1970s football cards is like a parent trying to pick a favorite child.  We’ve listed some of the obvious choices in past articles about the best of all-time (like this […]

Collecting Big Six: Christy Mathewson Cards Not All Pricey

Mathewson T205

On the anniversary of one of his biggest wins, a look at Christy Mathewson cards that won’t deep six your wallet.

Vintage Buy of the Week: Forgotten 50’s Collection Rescued

Football cards 1950s

Some were dirty, others nibbled on by rodents and bugs but there were plenty of surviving stars in a 1950s sports card collection found in New Jersey.

A Look At Victorian Sports Trade Cards, Scraps and Die Cuts

1888 'Scrapps Tobacco' Die Cuts, Baseball Dan Brouthers (HOF) Detroit. Baseball collectors used to erroneously think these were tobacco cards, thus the name.

Some are rather standard; others show a 19th century sense of humor. Victorian era trade cards, scraps and die-cuts pose a fun challenge for collectors.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1978 Topps Baseball Meant Change

topps 1978 baseball box

Double prints be darned, the 1978 Topps Baseball set and the packs it came in were bigger. So was the price, but thanks to a few key rookie cards, it’s a vintage standout.

Spurned by Card Shop, Find of 1916 M101-4 Cards Heads to Auction

Joe Jackson 1916 Sporting News card

A rare complete set of 1916 Sporting News baseball cards has been discovered and is expected to bring big bucks when Goldin Auctions offers it next month.

5 Cool Vintage Willie Mays Cards You Can Own Without Going Broke

1962 Topps Managers Dream

On the 60th anniversary of his famous catch, we offer five important Willie Mays cards you can own that don’t require a buff bank account.

Vintage Buy of the Week: Hockey Card Bonanza

hockey cards vintage

A Pennsylvania collector’s vintage post-War hockey card liquidation will put some top cards into circulation.

Vintage Set of the Week: Woof! 60 Years Later, Red Heart Baseball Card Set Still Barking

Mickey Mantle 1954 Red Heart

The 1954 Red Heart baseball card set may have come from a dog food manufacturer, but it’s no mutt with collectors.

1966 Topps Punchouts Are Ultra Scarce

Display box 1966 Topps Punch Outs

You may know about the rare set that arrived a year later, but the 1966 Topps Punchouts are even more scarce as Topps tested the new game-oriented product.