Vintage baseball cards are a wise choice when purchasing cards because the players have already proven to be great or are already considered to be rare and are valuable.  These cards usually tend to hold their value much better than newer cards because the players no longer have to prove themselves in order to maintain their worth.  Joining Ebay through the link on this page is also a great idea because you can purchase baseball cards at prices well below book value and find a wide variety of cards that usually cannot be found in one place. 
First, the most valuable vintage baseball card in existence other than the original Peck & Snyder card is the 1909 T-206 Honus Wagner tobacco card. The auctions for his card routintely fetch over $50,000, $100,000, and much higher prices depending on condition.  For our article on T-206 vintage baseball cards, here is a link to them - t-206 vintage cards

Among the most valuable cards today in vintage cards are ones from Lou Gherig, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and several other players.  Goudey baseball cards contain some of those names along with Joe DiMaggio.  Clicking on any of the links on this page will bring you to a detailed page containing information on the topic that the link describes, so as you can see, My Baseball Card Space Community website  has a lot of free valuable information along with a free baseball card community where you can buy, sell and trade your cards for free.  There also is a forum where you can learn more about sports cards and post your want lists and sell lists.  Joining Ebay is also recommended as it can provide more buying and selling resources and is the best online place to trade cards in my opinion as I have been a member for over 7 years. 

Bowman vintage baseball cards are great and contain the 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card and Willie Mays rookie from that year as well.  Finding cards like those can be difficult because of the high values for them.  If you shop for them on Ebay though, and you also look for commons and lesser stars from those years, you can find that a card maybe with a value of $80 in near mint condition can be found for $30 or $40.  Here is a page of our site devoted to sports cards sales

Collecting baseball cards  started to gain a lot of popularity in the 1970's and 1980's when collectors started to value the older vintage cards.  A lot of the reason is that they wanted to start to get some of their childhood cards, and people also realized that most of the cards were wasted and thrown away, making them rare collectibles.  Modern cards are great too, and joining the site and seeing our sports news articles can teach you a lot about the hobby.  I also encourage you to join Ebay and to shop for card listings that are listed above and below this paragraph.

 

I have collected for many years, here are some of my favorite products.

 

  1989 Score Football     1989 Topps Baseball     1982 Topps Baseball       1983 Topps Baseball      1983 Star Company

 Star Company Bagged Set           1986-87 Fleer             1993 Bowman             1992 Bowman        1985 Donruss

    1981 Topps Baseball       1988 Topps Baseball        1980 Topps      1987 Topps      1985 Topps Baseball             

   vintage card         1951 Bowman       1953 Topps       1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle      1980-81 Topps

             



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