The Future of Baseball Cards
The future of baseball card collecting is up in the air.
It will certainly continue to exist, but to the extent that it
can recreate the glory years of the 1950s and 1960s is doubtful
without considerable change in the product itself and possibly
the game itself. Baseball card sales are sliding.
The sale of Topps to The Tornante Co. LLC, a group founded by
former Disney head executive Michael Eisner, will probably not
change things significantly. After all, Topps has been a
big business for a long time, and new big business is not the
Why Are Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards
More Valuable Than Others?
Why Are Rookie Baseball Cards Worth
More Than Other Cards?
Why Should Kids Today Collect Baseball
Since this website extols the values of previous generations and
the benefits derived from collecting baseball cards in the
1950s, 1960s and into the 1970s, you might think that I feel
that kids today should follow this example and have better lives
because of it. That is not necessarily true.
Best Topps Series of the Golden Age –
1956 or 1957?
The golden age of baseball cards began in the early fifties with
the release of the Topps set for 1952. Distributed in two
parts, the cards represented the bulk of the players on the 16
major league teams at the time. It was at this time that
these color photos put baseball players into the hands of a
growing number of kids who were experiencing baseball for the
first time in their lives.
A Tribute to Ron Santo
I will take some liberties in this submission to pay tribute to
one of the most special players to ever wear a major league
uniform, Ron Santo. Since this platform is generally
dedicated to baseball cards I will state that the majority of
Ron Santo’s baseball cards are nothing special. They do
not capture the fire and intensity of the player and person.
That is a disappointment to me since Ron Santo has been a
special person in my eyes since I was a youngster.