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Hunting Harmon: 5 Cool Killebrew Cards

1955 Topps Harmon Killebrew

His career was long and productive but Killer’s cards are, for the most part, undervalued.

Ramblings: Players Who Finally Showed Up in 1967 Topps Set

Maury Wills 1967 Topps

Rich Klein recalls the debut of some players who had been conspicuously absent from Topps cards–until 1967.

Best Vintage Roger Maris Cards

Roger Maris 1962 Topps

He’s not in the Hall of Fame but the collecting world treats him that way. So what are the best Roger Maris cards? Those that capture his place in history?

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.

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.

10 Great 1930s Baseball Cards For Budget-Minded Collectors

1934 Batter-Up Carl Hubbell

A look at some 1930s baseball cards featuring memorable names from a variety of different sets, most of which can be had for less than you might think.

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.

A Look At Victorian Sports Trade Cards, Scraps and Die Cuts

1888 'Scrapps Tobacco' Die Cuts, Baseball Dan Brouthers (HOF) Detroit. Baseball collectors used to erroneously think these were tobacco cards, thus the name.

Some are rather standard; others show a 19th century sense of humor. Victorian era trade cards, scraps and die-cuts pose a fun challenge for collectors.

Vintage Buy of the Week: High Grade Bonanza

Vintage baseball card sets

A collector who built sets from old school dealers years ago has consigned a remarkable run of sets and near sets from the ‘golden era’.

Vintage Buy of the Week: Cards Avoid Dumpster, Head for Auction

Willie Mays 1962 Post Canadian

Our Vintage Buy of the Week takes us to Canada where a childhood collection of Post Cereal cards almost wound up in a landfill.

Cornering the 1964 Topps Curt Flood Market

1964 Topps Curt Flood

Our story on the premium prices for a certain 1964 Topps card led ESPN The Magazine’s Mina Kimes to a California man who’s crazy about Curt.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1975 Topps Brought the Color

George Brett 1975 Topps rookie

The 1975 Topps set certainly stands out–for its rookie cards and its technicolor design.

Collector Focus: Hunting High Grade 1969 Topps Baseball

1969 Topps

There are thousands of different baseball card sets at the National but for Cleveland collector Richard Sevel, the hunt centers around one of them.

At the NSCC: Autographed Cleveland Spiders Photos Once Owned by Cy Young

Pifer and Becker autographed Cy Young photo

A look at some Cleveland Spiders 1893 Pifer & Becker cabinet photos that once belonged to Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young set to be sold at auction.

1869 Peck & Snyder Card on Tap in Huggins & Scott Auction

Cincinnati Red Stockings Peck Snyder

A card from the stone age of sports memorabilia has been uncovered and will be part of a major auction from Huggins & Scott, which opens next Monday.

Vintage Buy of the Week: E92 Honus Wagner Pair

Dockman Wagner Batting

For the first time in four years, a 1909 Dockman & Sons Honus Wagner batting pose card is coming to auction–and it’s bringing its brother.

Vintage Buy of the Week: Thousands of Vintage Cards to Enter Market

Vintage Baseball Cards Just Collect

Hundreds of T206 cards, dozens of iconic Hall of Famers and several complete sets have been purchased and will soon be up for bid after a major collection is sold.

Ramblings: 1959 Topps Rookie Cards Foresaw Future Managers

Felipe Alou 1959 Topps

Future managers, including some very successful skippers, abound in the 1959 Topps baseball set.

Records Fall in Memory Lane Auction

1951 Bowman Mantle PSA 8

New bars have been established for some high grade rookie and star cards after the dust settled on Memory Lane’s Spring Break Auction.

Babe the Brave: 1935 Goudey Card an Affordable Farewell

Babe Ruth 1935 Goudey

He shares it with three other members of the historically bad Boston Braves but the 1935 Goudey Babe Ruth gives us one final card from his legendary career.