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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.

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

PSA 3 T206 Honus Wagner

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

1955 Topps baseball cards

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

M116 Sporting Life

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

1909 Sporting Life page advertising T206 cards

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

High-Grade National Chicle Football Set Headlines Catalog

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Over 500 high-grade and rare sports cards dating back more than a century will be up for sale in the I Own It Now event, launching Monday.

5 Undervalued Vintage Football Sets

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Great players, reasonable prices and comparatively limited numbers make these five sets worth a look.

Joe Montana Rookie Card Still Cool

Joe Montana Rookie Card Still Cool

If you had the foresight to invest in Joe Montana cards before the Super Bowls…and before Jerry Rice…you did OK.

Old Mill Jackson, T206 Cobb With Cobb Back in REA Preview

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Some of the hobby’s rarest and most valuable baseball cards will be on the block this spring.

5 Underrated Old Basketball Card Sets

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When you consider price, star content and other factors, here are five old basketball card sets that are worth owning.

1941 Goudey: Boston Company Bids Adieu

Mel Ott 1941 Goudey

Eight years after making a splash with a major baseball card set, Goudey drifted away for good with a 33-card issue.