A beginners guide to collecting baseball cards
The Legendary T206 Honus Wagner
" It's the stuff dreams are made of." Humphrey Bogart
The legendary Honus Wagner is the most sought after card in history. After a much debated dispute with the American Tobacco Company, Honus had his card removed. Popular theory has him pulling the card for the children.The most famous Honus Wagner card is the one formerly owned by Wayne Gretzky, it recently sold for nearly $3 million.
George Herman Ruth "The Babe"
Years before hitting 60 home runs, long before leading the Yankees to their first World Series victory, before being traded from the Red Sox, Babe Ruth played for the Baltimore Orioles. The 1914 Babe Ruth rookie card is the second most valuable card in the world. In 2008 a card in very good condition fetched over $500,000. That year it beat out a Honus Wagner in poor condition.
Mickey Mantle was by far one of the greatest Baseball players of all time. So it should be no surprise that his rookie card is one of the most prized in the industry. His official rookie card is the 1951 Bowman valued at over $150,000, but the one sought by collectors is the 1952 Topps valued at over $275,000; Mickey Mantle is one of the few players after 1950, whom collectors want every card from his entire career.
Heroes & Legends
We all have our heroes, for some of us it is Baseball Legends of yesterday. For others it is the heroes of tomorrow. Inside every waxy pack there is more than just a stick of gum and a few e are hopes and player cards. There are hopes and dreams in every pack, for just a moment everything is right.