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Vintage Set of the Week: 1953 Bowman Color

PSA 10 1953 Bowman Color Mantle

The 1953 Bowman Color set is among the most popular baseball card issues of all-time.

Vintage Buy of the Week: The National

vintage cards purchase

There is plenty of activity on the floor of the National before the public gets inside.

Jackie Robinson Baseball Cards: A Guide to His Best

Jackie Robinson Bond Bread Rookie Card 1947

With the new movie “42” released nationwide this weekend, it’s possible Jackie Robinson baseball cards could see increased interest. We sort through the rookie cards and other vintage issues of all shapes and sizes.

Eddie Waitkus’ Story a Part of Vintage Baseball Card Lore

Eddie Waitkus baseball card

Eddie Waitkus baseball cards brought a bizarre story to the backs of baseball cards.

Collector’s Near Complete Topps Master Set Run Comes To Auction

1958 Topps Hank Aaron blue background

In what’s being called “an unprecedented hobby event”, two dealers are bringing a complete Topps master set run to eBay– card by card.

45 Years Ago Marked End of the Line for Mickey Mantle

PSA 3 Mickey Mantle 1951 Bowman

Mickey Mantle called it quits on March 1, 1969, eighteen years after he first popped out of late season baseball card packs. It’s our eBay Card of the Day.

eBay Card of the Day: 1952 Topps Gus Zernial

Gus Zernial 1952 Topps

Gus Zernial with the ‘OK’ sign, six baseballs attached to a bat…and a print quirk that left him with a pink undershirt? It makes for one interesting 1952 Topps card.

Just Collect Launches 10,000+ Card End of Year Auction Party

Mike Schmidt 1973 Topps card

A mammoth group of vintage sports cards is being sold off this weekend on eBay as Just Co;llect wraps up 2013 with its biggest auction of the year.

Mile High Premium Winter Auction Sets Records

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High grade baseball card sets and near sets led the way as Mile High Card Company closed out 2013 with a smaller auction that packed a punch.

Editor’s Blog: 10 Interesting Items and Observations from a Day on eBay

Johnston Cookies Hank Aaron 1954 rookie

Digging into the eBay sports card listings reveals some truth, some mystery, some head scratchers, a cautionary tale and a pack that always mesmerizes.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: Errors and Variations Hardly a New Thing

Richs Ramblings

I was given a new file at work to process in the past few days. Normally, my front end work is pretty simple if the information was put in correctly but this specific file came in with rafts of errors. Seeing that file reminded me of one of the hobby’s subtlest but hottest grouping of […]

Barry T. Malkin “In Memoriam” Collection Highlights Huggins and Scott Auction

Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps

A 1952 Topps Mantle, a complete 1934 Goudey set and other items that were part of the collection of a late employee headline Huggins and Scott’s latest auction, which also includes Walter Payton’s old driver’s license.

One of Hobby’s Top 1952 Topps Sets Hits Market

Topps 1952 set

One of the hobby’s best known 1952 Topps baseball sets is up for bid, but depending on how bidding goes, it might be parted out.

Top 10 Selling Vintage Card Listings Last 7 Days

Zoldak

A look at last week’s top selling vintage baseball cards on eBay. Would you believe…Sam Zoldak?

Surgery Turned Medical Salesman into Baseball Card Dealer

1952 Topps with Brett Shaw

Brett Shaw was making a good living selling medical equipment but after spending some time at home after needing medical help himself, he discovered a new vocation–seller of vintage baseball cards.

Vintage Baseball Sets With the Most High Grade Cards

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8

PSA’s Population Report has a lot of numbers after 20 years. We’re breaking down the vintage baseball card sets from the 1950s, 60s and 70s by submission totals and percentage of high grade cards.

Private Collections, T206 Wagner Highlight SCP Auction

Honus Wagmer T206 Baseball Card

Over 1,400 lots–including some items seeing the market for the first time– are packed into a bulked up catalog set to be unveiled later this month.

1952 Topps Set Sold Piece-by-Piece

A high-grade set of ’52 Topps was broken up and sold in individual lots by Goodwin & Co. It could be the first million dollar baseball card set.