The Golden Age of Baseball Cards™

...its influence on society and the game

 

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ESPN The Magazine covers Topps - The Last Baseball Card Company Standing and mentions the Golden Age of Baseball Cards in its April 15th issue. The Golden Age of Baseball Cards is referenced in T. S. O'Connell's new Book, Classic Sports Card Sets: Best Sport Cards Sets From the 1950s and 1960s Based in New York from the outset, CEO Ryan O'Hara revealed in May to CNBC that Topps has extended the lease of its lower Manhattan offices for ten more years. The company does have manufacturing facilities in both Pennsylvania and Texas. Outsourcing to other nations isn't in the cards. ...more

The Vintage Baseball Card Blog

The story of baseball is all in the cards. Visit the Vintage Baseball Card Blog 2014  to read about the cards of the past and their impact on our society and even the game itself.  How do those times compare with today?  Can we learn from the past?

Archives: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.

With players like Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Duke Snider, and Ernie Banks playing every day and found in packs of baseball cards, you would think this time had to be the Golden Age of Baseball.  Maybe not.  But, was it truly the Golden Age of Baseball Cards?  We think so. ─ Bill Szczepanek, Creator and Producer. Member of SABR, The Society of American Baseball Research.

Topps Baseball Card Chronology

What was happening in the world while you collected baseball cards? Let's look at how the culture of the times can add a lot to what we remember about baseball and the world and how things have changed for the better or the worse. Pick a year.

1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972

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The Baseball Card Hall of Fame

Visit the new Baseball Card Hall of Fame to see those cards from the Golden Age that represent some of the greatest cards of all time. The Hall of Fame has been updated and is based on your search queries.

The Great Checklist Project

1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

The Baseball Card Gallery of Art

The new Baseball Card Gallery of Art provides a look at cards from the altruistic point of view. Additions to the section will be made over time.

The Greatest Baseball Card Ever

How can anyone classify a baseball card as the “Greatest Baseball Card Ever”?  I don’t know, but I’d like to try.  Who is the greatest player?  Babe Ruth? Mickey Mantle? Ted Williams? Hank Aaron? Barry Bonds? Many others come to mind.  However, in trying to determine the “Greatest Baseball Card Ever” we will examine more than the particular player’s ability, the scarcity of the card or its worth today.

National Baseball Card Day

Major League Baseball Properties and the Major League Baseball Players Association, in conjunction with licensees Topps and Upper Deck, have dedicated March 29 as National Baseball Card Day

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Made in America

What's New in Old Cardboard?

Buying Back Dad's Cards by Dr. Chris Partin

Sy Berger, father of the modern day baseball card, died on December 14, 2014 at the age of 91. This is how it all began.

A New Commish

If Baseball Cards Could Talk...

Topps 1972 Baseabll Card Set - The Beginning of the End

Tommy John and His Surgery

Oligarchy - It's in the Cards.

Baseball Cards and Imagination.

The Birth of the Golden Age of Baseball Cards

Jim Hunter, Red Schoendienst and Tony Perez inducted into Baseball Card Hall of Fame.

The Men of the Game

Christmas Baseball Cards

Playing with Baseball Cards

What is the Average Age of a Baseball Card Collector?

Mike Sandlock highlighted in Showcase.

Maury Wills is highlighted in Showcase

Topps 1971 Baseball Card Set - We Are #1

Topps Goes to WAR.

Topps 1970 Baseball Card Set - A New Way of Life

Cards of Richie Ashburn, Billy Williams and Tony Oliva inducted into Hall of Fame.

Topps changes number system.

Topps 1969 Baseball Card Set - Houston, The Eagle Has Landed

Jackie Robinson Through the Cards

Virgil "Fire" Trucks is highlighted in the Showcase.

The Great Checklist Project

Topps' Direction Is Not So Rosey

Topps 1968 Baseball Card Set - A Time of Love Turns to Hate and Violence

What is the Golden Age of Baseball Cards All About?

Checklist Cards - Necessary But Not Appreciated

The First Social Network ─ Baseball Cards

1967 Topps Baseball Card Chronology - All You Need Is Love

Where Do Old Baseball Cards Go When They Die?

Cameo Appearances in the 1956 Topps Set.

Can Baseball Become an International Sport? - Follow the LPGA International Standings and Make your Own Judgment.

The Best Baseball Team of All Time.

Do Autographs Increase the Value of Baseball Cards?

President Obama's Sputnik Moment appeared first in The Golden Age of Baseball Cards, February 4, 2009.

What Can Baseball Learn from the LPGA?

Connie Marrero, Jim Hegan, Karl Spooner, Tom Cheney are recent highlights in the Baseball Card Showcase.

Baseball Card Showcase

What really was Willie Mays' greatest catch? The Baseball Card Showcase is a section where from time time to we will display cards that epitomize the good, the bad and the not so pretty from the Golden Age.  We will look at cards for their aesthetic value and give little known details about the players.

The Baseball Card Quiz

The Baseball Card Quiz asks questions about baseball and baseball cards from the Golden Age. Think you know your stuff?

The Value of Baseball Cards

Forbes.com has listed The Top Ten Baseball Cards of all time.  These cards were naturally led by the Honus Wagner card of 1909 valued at $250,000 to $400,000.  The other nine cards were listed in order of decreasing monetary value.  The look of the cards in the top ten was nothing to rave about. That's not to say the these cards are not worth what is stated, but only that popularity, scarcity and condition are not the primary values under consideration on this website. 

Baseball Card Shows

Do you want to know if there is a baseball card show near you? Here is a site that can help.

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Headlines --- May 1952

  • Identity Cards Abolished in Great Britain
  • Mad Magazine Debuts
  • 19 Straight Dodgers Reach Base Against the Reds in First Inning, Dodgers Win 19-1
  • Trash Collector’s Son Starts New Fad — Mother throws out baseball cards. Trash collector finds cards and gives them to his son. Son puts baseball cards in spokes of bicycle to simulate sound of motor. Millions follow example.