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 2016 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 anything at all from the past?

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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 when 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, 1973, 1974

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The Baseball Card Hall of Fame

Visit the 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?

Baseball is Boring for a Reason

Topps 1974 Baseball Card Set - The Way We Were

Will NL go to DL soon?

Topps 1973 Baseball Card Set - The Beginning of Where We Are Today

Another Black Sox Scandal?

The Defensive Shift is Good for Baseball.

Red Schoendienst HOF Description.

Time of Game - Too Long?

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 Baseball 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.

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 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.