They were some of the most pinned, pasted, flipped, traded and spoked cards ever. As World War II came and went, kids had fallen back in love with baseball cards and the iconic players who made their mark in the 1940s and 50s became the favorite parts of many a youngster’s childhood.
Today, they’re still in demand and those that have survived without the pinning, pasting, flipping and bicycle noisemaking are especially desirable. If you’d put money into high grade vintage cards of these guys 20 or 30 years ago, you’ve done very well.
Even today, as graded set registries continue to gain in popularity, those high grade cards in short supply grow in value. Even those that aren’t do OK, too. But whether you’re investing or just collecting, these cards are the ones everyone wants to talk about.
Read more about some of collecting’s great icons here.