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Top 15 Vintage Sports Cards-1940s to 1960s Era

During the time of 1940 through the 1960s, many great historical sports cards were printed. This included many Hall of Fame great rookie cards, along with many short prints and rare high number cards. Many of these cards still have immense feeling of nostalgia associated with them. These old sports cards are continually becoming tougher to find for collectors [...]

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2006 Topps Alex Gordon #297-The Legend of One of the Top Modern Cards of All-Time

The story behind the 2006 Topps Alex Gordon #297 baseball card isn't quite as profound as the T206 Honus Wagner story. However, this card's story is so unique, rare, and caused massive hysteria in the sports cards hobby in 2006 Technically, it isn't even supposed to exist! So, why is this baseball card so rare? Topps had [...]

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The 1989 Fleer Bill Ripken Fu*k Face-The Most Famous Error Card of All-Time

Fleer inadvertently created one of the most famous baseball cards of all-time in 1989. While youngsters were breaking wax to possibly obtain the two-time minor league player of the year, Gregg Jefferies or the future hall of famer, Ken Griffey, Jr., it turned out there was a much more profound prize to be found in [...]

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Top Rookie Cards of Current Baseball Players

Rookie cards and first year certified autographed cards continue to soar in value in 2019. Many cards this season featuring star baseball players have reached record high prices and still have room to grow! These types of cards can be great long-term investments and high-grade, professionally graded examples such as a BGS 9.5 or PSA 10 [...]

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T206 Baseball Cards: Collecting "The Monster"

When it comes to old baseball cards, T206 baseball cards are near and dear to many collector's hearts. For a three-year period during 1909-1911, player cards were provided as extras in tins of tobacco and cigarette packets in brands owned by the American Tobacco Company. To the novice collector, there are 524 cards to complete the T-206 White [...]

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The Top 10 Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards Of All-Time

Mickey Mantle is arguably the most beloved sports figure of all-time and original Mickey Mantle baseball cards are staples to any vintage baseball card collector's catalog. Although Mantle has dozens of coveted cards and one's opinion can differ from another's, these are Cardboard Picasso's Top 10 Mickey Mantle vintage baseball cards.1. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle [...]

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Top 5 Baseball Rookie Cards Dated to the 1950’s

Whether you’re a sports fanatic or not, you’ve probably heard of some of these names: Mickey Mantle, Bob Gibson, Ernie Banks, Sandy Koufax or Roger Maris. These infamous athletes showed their talent on the baseball field in the 1950’s. As some of the top-players in American baseball history, it’s no doubt their vintage-graded baseball cards are valuable. Read on [...]

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The Top 10 Most Valuable Vintage Baseball Cards of All-Time

10 of the Most Valuable Vintage Baseball Cards of All-TimeThere are several key factors that help influence the value of old baseball cards, such as age, quantity produced and condition. That said, the trading cards produced prior to World War I and even in the immediate post-World War II eras, where print runs were low, [...]

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Mickey Mantle Rookie Card Versus S & P 500 Index : Which Is The Better Investment?

Mickey Mantle Rookie Card Versus S & P 500 Index : Which Is The Better Investment?As a 37-year-old vintage baseball card collector who has always had an interest in the stock market and studied Finance in college, I thought it would be extremely interesting to compare the appreciation value of arguably the most iconic baseball [...]

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The 1954 Topps Mickey Mantle: The Card That Never Was (Kind Of)

So you've put together an impressive Mickey Mantle baseball card catalog, eh?  After many years of collecting, you even acquired the highly coveted 1952 Topps #311, his true rookie - the 1951 Bowman #253, and close to every other major Bowman and Topps release afterwards until his retirement in 1969. It is true that you will [...]

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