The Golden Age of Baseball Cards™

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Topps gets it all in exclusive deal with MLB. What will this mean to Upper Deck? What will it mean to baseball cards? What will it mean to society? The decisions of the next few days will have an impact beyond that of collecting baseball cards. ...read more. The future of baseball cards is virtual. Upper Deck and Flying Lab Software launched UpperDeckU, a new online virtual world where kids can create personal players, talk and play games. ABC News reports that a man needs to unload 1.2 million baseball cards from the 1980s and 1990s. Could he have picked better decades to have started collecting.
Honus Wagner Baseball CardDavid Copperfield rips up the Honus Wagner card of Wayne Gretzky. What if other people did the same?
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Bill Simmons of ESPN The Magazine analyses The Golden Age of Baseball from his perspective.  As I mention often, the "Golden Age" is in the eye of the beholder.   ...read his article. Mickey Mantle - Hagen IllustrationView baseball cards through the eyes of an artist. Visit Hagen Illustration to see the Topps 1966 cards from a different perspective.
Education reform has been an issue for decades.  What role did baseball cards play in the past and what will the future hold for both baseball cards and education?  A visit to the past may provide some insight.   ...more Wait 'til next year is a common theme among baseball fans, especially those who follow the Cubs.  A new Cubs related baseball card blog may give White Sox Cards a run for their money.  Let's see how this cross town rivalry plays out. The Baseball Card Blog closes shop with a wonderful farewell using baseball cards and a "Casey at the Bat" theme.

Best of luck to Ben Henry for his contributions to baseball card collecting past and present.
Beckett Baseball Card GradingThe Internet did not exist and you were limited to getting opinions at card shows.  Very few dealers existed. Now people can buy a monthly magazine and watch the value of their cards change, or maybe not.  ...more How did it all begin?  When did baseball cards really take off? Why is this time so important? What were you doing at the time?  Were you even alive to experience it?   ...more Woman finds baseball card in attic and attempts to sell the 1869 card on eBay for $10. The 139 year old card is extremely rare.  This woman, who won $250,000 playing quarter slots in Tahoe, appears to have hit the jackpot again.
Christy MathewsonIt doesn't pay to steal baseball cards.  Elizabeth Dinan of Seacoastonline.com writes about a city postal worker who stole a rare 1915 baseball card of Christy Mathewson that was sold on eBay.   ...read the story George Will Washington PostDoes the Golden Age of Baseball coincide with the Golden Age of Baseball Cards? George F. Will’s Washington Post article of Sunday, October 15, 2006 concludes that the Golden Age of Baseball is now.                      ...read Full Article Baseball Boss LogoBaseball Boss, a web-based, free online baseball game lets people build a fantasy baseball team from virtual baseball cards ...more
Winning RunWaxheaven.com comments on Josh Hamilton and Dan Uggla in the 2008 All Star game.  Steroids and errors are just some of the highlights. Topps sues Upper Deck over designs from the 1970s. Topps is seeking a court order to block Upper Deck from using its design and ordering Upper Deck to withdraw these cards. ...read article. All Star Baseball Game Logo 2008The All Star Baseball Game needs a facelift.  Read about some suggestions that could rejuvenate the game.  ...more
The Perfect Game PosterThe movie "The Perfect Game" debuts August 8, 2008.  It's about the 1957 Little League World Series between the United States and Mexico.   ...See Trailer   Beckett Media is back on auction block just 3 1/2 years after N.Y.-based Apprise Media bought the company. Sources said that at least five companies are interested in buying Beckett, and that Beckett might fetch between $25-45M.   ...more
Matthew Broderick"Diminished Capacity" is set for release to a limited number of theaters on July 4th. Will it live up to its hype as a baseball card flick.   ...more The granddaddy of Baseball Card Blogs, "The Baseball Card Blog"  is calling it quits after this year. Who will take his place as the leader on this arcane subject?  Will new writers step in?  Will he reconsider?   ...read his comments Joe Tinker Baseball CardWhat lengths would kids go to to get baseball cards 100 years ago?  If we think we have smoking problems now, read about how it was back then, which leads to the real value of the Wagner card.
Sister Virginia Muller had never heard of Honus Wagner, but the nun acquired the Honus Wagner T206 and will donate the proceeds from the auction to the poor. ...Read the Story Claudia Cowan, a reporter for the San Francisco Bureau, writes that the baseball card industry is in a serious slump and that in 20 years people may not know what a baseball card is.  

Website News

04/08/2013   ESPN The Magazine references The Golden Age of Baseball Cards in article by Steve Wulf.
03/37/2013 The Great Checklist Project started
10/10/2011   Now a member of SABR, The Society of Baseball Research
12/31/2010   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
02/19/2010   The Baseball Card Hall of Fame is redesigned.  A new methodology for election is implemented based on Google Search algorithm.
05/18/2009   Honus Wagner T206 is inducted into the Baseball Card Hall of Fame
05/12/2009   The Baseball Card Quiz is published.
01/10/2009   Newest members inducted into Baseball Card Hall of Fame.
10/24/2008   The first honorary member of the Baseball Card Hall of Fame, Sy Berger, is inducted.
09/02/2008   The Golden Age of Baseball Cards is now a member of the Hall of Fame Community.
08/27/2008   Baseball Card Showcase section added.
07/30/2008   Added RSS Feeds to Home Page and Vintage Baseball Card Blog. 
07/04/2008   Launched new website with improved readability and layout.
04/01/2008   Became member of Baseball Legends Association as a contributing writer.
01/28/2008   Annual evaluation of Greatest Baseball Card Ever and 10 additional cards added to Baseball Card Hall of Fame.
12/03/2007   Videos launched.
07/27/2007   Vintage Baseball Card Blog page launched.
05/28/2007   The Golden Age of Baseball Cards launches the Baseball Card Hall of Fame, showcasing the best baseball cards.
05/01/2007   The Golden Age of Baseball launches web site.
01/01/2007   Preparations begin for analysis of baseball cards from a different perspective.