Vintage Set of the Week: 1953 Topps Baseball Cards Are Palm-Sized Masterpieces

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.

1960 Topps Baseball Set Saw Return of Horizontal Design

The 1960 Topps Baseball set marked a brief return to the horizontal design favored in the mid-1950s. Light on rookies, it’s still heavy on star power.

Vintage Set Break of the Month: 1965 Topps

After selling out its last break in less than two days, Burls Sports goes back 50 years for the February Break of the Month.

Image Captures Mickey Mantle’s Powerful Swing During ’61 Chase

A rare wire photo of Mickey Mantle taking a powerful swing at a pitch during the 1961 home run chase is among the featured items at RMY Auctions.

Most Popular Baseball Card Sets to Collect, 1950-1999

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

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

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

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

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

Investment Targets in Baseball’s ‘Golden Age’

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

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

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

1968 Topps Baseball Set Headlined by Ryan, Bench

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

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

1963 Topps Baseball Has Rose Rookie, More

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

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

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

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

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

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