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Collectors’ Choice: Most Popular Baseball Card Sets, 1900-1949

vintage baseball cards

Collect what you like, but here are some of what many consider the most popular baseball card sets made in the first half of the 20th century.

Now Graded, Huge Tobacco Card Collection Generates Headlines

T206 collection Saco River

A treasure trove of original T206 cards will enter the market for the first time next year.

Massive Hoard of T206 Cards Consigned to Auction

T206 hoard

A group of over 1,400 T206 and T205 cards that remained in the same family for generations, many in high grade, will be coming on the market next winter.

Editor’s Blog: Scouring eBay Pays Off with Pinkerton Cabinet Find

Ty Cobb Fred Clarke Pinkerton Cabinet 1911

Locating some rare 103-year-old Pinkerton Cabinet cards on eBay turned out to involve a little extra work for our guest columnist but it was worth it.

Ty Cobb Baseball Cards Remain Strong

Ty Cobb T206

Ty Cobb cards remain the hobby’s early 20th century gold standard and a look at eBay shows there are plenty of people focused on the Georgia Peach’s vintage cardboard.

Family Heirloom: Large Vintage Baseball Card Collection Consigned

Obak baseball cards

Rudy Strejc grew up in the Pacific Northwest during the first part of the 20th century and his childhood collection of tobacco cards and others from the era would expand later in life. Now, it’s all about to be sold at auction.

Babe Ruth Signed Ball, Lot of 300+ Tobacco Cards in Live Auction

baseball tobacco cards

A ball signed by Babe Ruth and given to a young ballplayer in 1939 and a big collection of vintage tobacco cards will go on the block Thanksgiving weekend.

Another Big Find: Thousands of Tobacco Cards Including 2 Joe Jackson Rookies Snared by SCP Auctions

T206-T3 baseball cards

Suddenly, America’s attics are raining century-old baseball cards. More than 1,000 tobacco cards including some super scarce T206 backs and a pair of Old Mill Joe Jacksons are about to hit the hobby.

Mayo’s Football Set Among Sports Collecting’s Rarities

1894 Mayo Poe

The find of the rarest card from football card collecting’s rarest vintage issue is putting the focus back on the 1894 May’s football set.

T206 Doyle Error to Be Auctioned

Joe Doyle T206 error card

Robert Edward Auctions has acquired a large group of rare pre-War cards from the estate of a long-time collector, including the T206 set’s most prized rarity.

Lawyer’s Decor? T206 Cards

E. Paul Miller

A Michigan attorney has pieced together a unique display of T206 cards.

1910 T211 Red Sun Tobacco Cards Hit Auction

Red Sun back

A group of rare century-old tobacco cards featuring minor leaguers has entered the market for the first time.

2010 Topps T206 Box Break

Topps T206 box

Topps puts a century-old twist into its latest product.