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Most Popular Baseball Card Sets to Collect, 1950-1999

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Analyzing the post-War sets to which average collectors seem to gravitate. At least one may surprise you.

Mantle Photo with Family Dates from First Yankee Spring Start

Mickey Mantle family 1951

With family members ready to take him back to Oklahoma for an Army physical that could have changed his draft status, Mickey Mantle’s name was penciled in.

Photo of the Day: Image Used for 1960 Topps Rival All-Stars Card

1957 Ken Boyer-Mickey Mantle photo

The Don Wingfield photograph that became the 1960 Topps Rival All-Stars card featuring Mickey Mantle and Ken Boyer is part of RMY Auctions’ current sale.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1968 Topps Baseball

Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps

The 1968 Topps Baseball set arrived part way through a tumultuous year in America and gave us two of the most important post-War rookie cards.

Stories in the Stubs: What You Can Find in a Lowly Used Ticket

1964-WS-Ticket

A little research can sometimes turn what appears to be an ordinary regular season game ticket stub into a gem.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1963 Topps Baseball

1963 Topps baseball pack

Better, brighter photos were the first thing youngsters probably noticed with the 1963 Topps baseball set, but there’s more to it than that.

Photo of the Day: Mick and Klu

Mantle Kluzewski

Our Photo of the Day is a rare image of two great hitters from opposite leagues posing for Don Wingfield.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1954 Bowman Baseball

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Topps had more rookies but the 1954 Bowman Baseball set had Mickey Mantle and a controversial short print as the card wars of the 1950’s raged on.

Vintage Photo of the Day: Farewell Joe, Hello Mickey

Mantle-DiMaggio

One was in his final season, the other in his first. Learn more about the moment the aging veteran met the teenage phenom in this 1951 wire photo.

Notes from Mickey Mantle’s Final Speech at Auction

Mickey Mantle speech notes

The notes from a poignant speech given by Mickey Mantle just weeks before his death are up for bid.

1964 Topps Stand-Ups: Copied, But Never Surpassed

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Fifty years after they first hit stores, the 1964 Topps Stand-Ups remain a popular challenge for collectors of vintage baseball cards.

Over 1,000 Vintage Photographs at Auction

1960s Hank Aaron color photo

Vintage photograph specialist Henry Yee’s latest auction includes rare images of some of the greatest athletes of the 20th century.

Vintage Photo of the Day: Mantle and Maris in September 1961

1961 Mickey Mantle Roger Maris photo

An original news photo of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, taken in September of 1961 during their chase of Babe Ruth’s home run record, is up for auction.

Gehrig, Cobb Cards Top Memory Lane’s I Own It Now Results

Lou Gehrig 1933 Delong

A high grade 1933 Delong Gum Lou Gehrig card and a 1932 U.S. Caramel joined a T205 Ty Cobb at the top of the I Own It Now sales chart.

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.