July 22, 2014

Investing in Baseball Card Blue Chips

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Shoeless Joe Jackson Baseball Cards: Investing in History

One of the most valuable baseball cards today is the 1910 Old Mill Tobacco card featuring the image of a pensive young outfielder.  As a matter of fact, at auction in 2011, a nicer quality example of this exceptionally rare minor league card sold for $199,750 with the buyer’s premium.  You don't … [Read More...]

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Some Insight into Investing and Collecting Vintage Baseball Cards

A look at why high grade and a player's stature are important when it comes to buying vintage baseball cards. … [Read More...]

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Baseball Cards and Autographs

Jackie Robinson served as both a beacon into the future for the country and as a role model for millions of upwardly-aspiring African American children.  His breaking of baseball’s color barrier in 1947 ushered in a new era of multi-cultural baseball. His story does not end in crossing from … [Read More...]

Cy Young

Cy Young Baseball Cards and Autographs

Cy Young is considered the grandfather of the great pitchers of the 20th century.  Young, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson were the premier pitchers of the first 15 years of the era.   Of course, Young's dominance and greatness haven't been forgotten.  Baseball's top pitching award was named … [Read More...]

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Joe DiMaggio Baseball Cards and Autographs

Joe DiMaggio is a legend for his actions on and off the field.  His 56-game hitting streak, set over 70 years ago, still stands.  Of course, who can forget his three MVP titles, or his perennial all-star appearances? The “Yankee Clipper”, as DiMaggio was called, also gained notoriety off … [Read More...]

Sandy Koufax

Sandy Koufax Baseball Cards: A Short but Solid List

When looking on at Sandy Koufax’s career, one might compare it to a comet.  Sandy’s career burned brightly and like no other pitcher’s career, who came before.  By the age of 30, Sandy had racked up 3 Cy Young awards, 4 World Series championship rings, 7 all star appearances, 3 Triple … [Read More...]

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Pre-World War II Baseball Cards Show Consistent Investor Demand

Taking the plunge into baseball card investing can appear challenging, on the surface.  Tens of thousands of cards have been issued by hundreds of different manufacturers and brands.  Only a small percentage of these issues hold investment potential.  What segment or genre can novice investors … [Read More...]

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1952 Topps: The 900-Pound Gorilla of Post-War Baseball Card Sets

For baseball card collectors, when the 1952 Topps set is mentioned, dreams of assembling the graded Cadillac of post-war baseball card collecting comes to mind.  There is no doubt that the ’52 Topps set was and is the quintessential set made after World War II. Why do investors and collectors … [Read More...]

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb Baseball Cards and Autographs: A Peach of an Investment

Ty Cobb is synonymous with the dead ball era of baseball.  Most of his 22-year career was spent with the Detroit Tigers.  This Hall of Fame inductee had a very colorful life, both on and off the field.  Also, he was one of the few players, who performed the dual function of player and manager.  … [Read More...]

Mickey Mantle

Investing in Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards

When it comes to investing in sports memorabilia, no portfolio is complete without a few, high-grade Mickey Mantle baseball cards.  There is a reason why this Hall of Fame inductee commands such attention within the investing community:  collectability. Collectability Mickey Mantle’s … [Read More...]

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