A 373 lifetime wins, 2.13 career ERA, sterling personal reputation and membership in the Hall of Fame’s first class all cement his place in history. His magical years on the field as well as his painful demise and untimely death off it years after he inhaled mustard gas fighting in World War I adds to his mystique. Christy Mathewson baseball cards, especially the … [Read more...] about Buying On A Budget: Christy Mathewson
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They are starkly beautiful, with black-and-white photography. The 101-card Kashin Publications baseball set, produced in 1929, has an eclectic group of players, but relatively affordable cards of two key stars from that era — Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. 1929 Kashin Publications Baseball Basics The cards are also known as R316s (Jefferson Burdick, who created designations … [Read more...] about 1929 Kashin Publications Baseball Is Affordable, Full of Stars
Looking at the overall value of the set or the prices paid for Mickey Mantle rookie cards can scare some people off, but it’s possible to collect 1952 Topps baseball cards and not dip into your retirement account. No matter if you decide to piece together as much of the set as you possibly can or just certain elements, there’s no need to avoid chasing what may be one of the … [Read more...] about Collecting 1952 Topps Baseball Cards on a Budget
We sometimes hear from those who’ve fallen out of favor with the hobby or are turned off by the price of higher end brands of current cards that the hobby is “too expensive”. I’ve always argued that the opposite is true. There are hobbies out there where you do need to have a lot of money to participate but sports cards isn’t one of them. Cheap baseball cards of Hall of … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Hobby is Too Expensive? Say WHAT?
The sale of the T206 Honus Wagner for $1.2 million ignited another big barrage of publicity for the hobby. Interestingly enough, some of those bidding on the card--or at least expressing interest--were people who weren't really honest to goodness baseball card collectors. Some were bidding on the card as an investment, knowing the history behind the sales of the Wagner … [Read more...] about Five Places to Put Your Vintage Baseball Card Dollars Right Now
For the collector with a budget the baseball card hobby can often be intimidating. We salivate over high-grade vintage cards that cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars each. But if you’re willing to take the perspective of a fan and collector, there are bargains—and even wise investments to be found. If you've got a taste for champagne but are stuck on a beer … [Read more...] about 10 Vintage Cards for Budget-Minded Collectors