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The Golden Age of Baseball Cards



Vintage baseball cards of the 50s and 60s.



Last Build Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:35:00 MST

 



Baseball is Boring for a Reason

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:35:00 MST

Many think that baseball is boring and they are probably right, but boring can be good.



Topps 1974 Baseball Card Set - The Way We Were

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:50:00 MST

The Topps 1974 Baseball Card Set marks the end of The Golden Age of Baseball Cards.



Will the NL Adopt the DH Rule?

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:50:00 MST

The pressure is on to standardize the game. Can the DH rule in the NL make it better?



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

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:00:00 MST

Topps reverts to a 60s design as the world continues to change.



Another Black Sox Scandal?

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:10:00 MST

Scandal has struck at the Little League level. There are lessons to be learned to prevent another Black Sox Scandal in the future.



The Defensive Shift Is Good For Baseball

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:40:00 MST

The defensive shift is an integral part of the game. It should not be eliminated.



1952 Red Schoendienst Topps #091

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:15:00 MST

Red Schoendienst overcame adversity to become a premier second baseman.



Time Of Game - Too Long?

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:30:00 MST

Much has been written about the game being too long. There is a simple solution.



Buying Back Dad's Cards

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:40:00 MST

Buying Back Dad's Cards is a book written by Dr. Chris Partin.



A New Commish

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:10:00 MST

Baseball is getting a new commissioner. Will he be able to change the game for the better?



If Baseball Cards Could Talk

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:05:00 MST

If baseball cards could talk they would have many great stories to tell.



Topps 1972 Baseball Card Set - The Beginning of the End

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:10:00 MST

Topps produces the psychodelic tombstone in one of the most controversial sets.



Tommy John and His Surgery

Sun, 01 Jun 2014 10:05:00 MST

Tommy John was a great pitcher, before and after his surgery. What about the bionic men of today?



Oligarchy - It's in the Cards

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:00:00 MST

How will baseball cards change our lives as we move into oligarchy and away from democracy?



Baseball Cards and Imagination

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:40:00 MST

Baseball card images can take us back in time just as a radio broadcast of a Cubs-Dodgers game from 1957 can.



The Birth of The Golden Age of Baseball Cards

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:45:00 MST

The urge to write about baseball cards began more than twenty years ago in this way.



1966 Jim Hunter Topps #036

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:55:00 MST

Jim Catfish Hunter took baseball and free agency to a new level.



The Men of the Game

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:45:00 MST

The most recent Hall of Fame voting reminds us to reflect on the contributions of the men of the game.



Christmas Baseball Cards

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:45:00 MST

At Christmas time we reflect on baseball cards that remind us of the holidays.



Playing with Baseball Cards

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:15:00 MST

Who has played with baseball cards and has realized the power of imagination?



What is the Average Age of a Card Collector?

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:10:00 MST

The average age of baseball card collectors continues to increase. When will it end?



Mike Sandlock

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:20:00 MST

Mike Sandlock was known for his ability to handle knucklers.



Maury Wills

Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:30:00 MST

Maury Wills changed the game of baseball like no one since Babe Ruth.



Topps 1971 Baseball Card Set - A New Way of Life

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:30:00 MST

Topps produces the Men in Black set in 1971 as the USA establishes itself as number one.



Topps Goes to WAR (Wins Over Replacement)

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:10:00 MST

Topps goes to WAR on the back of baseball cards. How can this help the fight against steroid use?



Topps 1970 Baseball Card Set - A New Way of Life

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:35:00 MST

Topps goes gray at a colorful time as 1970 marks the end of a classic era - the 1960s. FCU64BHVHARQ



1966 Tony Oliva Topps #450

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:10:00 MST

While Tony Oliva has not yet entered the Baseball Hall of Fame, you have entered his card.



1961 Billy Williams Topps #141

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:05:00 MST

Billy Williams is best remembered for his sweet swing that could take the ball out to all fields.



1952 Richie Ashburn Topps #216

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:00:00 MST

Richie Ashburn ranks second only to Willie Mays as the best fielding centerfielder.



Why Is Everyone Upset About Topps New Numbering System?

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:15:00 MST

Topps changes numbering system in spite of cries from the peanut gallery.



Topps 1969 Baseball Card Set - Houston, The Eagle Has Landed

Wed, 29 May 2013 12:10:00 MST

In 1969 Topps struggles with cardboard expansion as the world moves into the computer revolution.



Jackie Robinson Through Baseball Cards

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:00:00 MST

Jackie Robinson led the way for many who now take the opportunity for granted.



Virgil Trucks

Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:30:00 MST

Virgil Trucks is best remembered for pitching two no-hitters in one season.



The Great Baseball Checklist Project

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:10:00 MST

Topps Baseball Card Checklists for the Golden Age of Baseball Cards



Topps' Direction Is Not So Rosey

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:00:00 MST

Topps' now refuses to indicate that Pete Rose exists.



1952 Robin Roberts Topps #059

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:00:00 MST

Robin Roberts gave up a lot of home runs, but still knew how to win.



Topps 1968 Baseball Card Set - A Time of Love Turns to Hate and Violence

Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:50:00 MST

1968 marks a turning point in country's history and possibly for baseball cards.



The Golden Age of Baseball Cards - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 10:45:00 MST

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - Have a Ball!



1974 Carlton Fisk Topps #105

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 11:25:00 MST

Carlton Fisk is responsible for the dramatics we get to see at the plate.



The Golden Age of Baseball Cards - Why Write About It?

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:15:00 MST

Baseball Cards give us a reference point that is both unique and universal.



1952 Enos Slaughter Topps #065

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:10:00 MST

Enos Slaughter brought hustle to the game of baseball before Pete Rose was born.



1952 Johnny Mize Topps #129

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 11:30:00 MST

Johnny Mize could hit with power and rarely struck out. His career spanned the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.



1969 Steve Carlton Topps #255

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:25:00 MST

Steve Carlton didn't like to talk to reporters. He spoke with his arm and painted masterpieces.



Checklist Cards

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:20:00 MST

Checklist cards were a necessary evil many years ago, but were never appreciated.



Digital Topps - Topps Pennant Baseball

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 09:25:00 MST

Digital Topps goes for baseball stats without a mention of baseball cards.



1952 Billy Martin Topps #175

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:50:00 MST

Billy Martin was the fiery second baseman of the Yankees who lit up the field when World Series time came around.



1963 Willie McCovey Topps #490

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:55:00 MST

Willie McCovey had one of the most powerful swings in baseball. He looked like he could hit 80 HRs.



1974 Dave Winfield Topps #456

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:10:00 MST

Dave Winfield was a very durable player and once killed a bird with one of his throws.



The First Social Network - Baseball Cards

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:35:00 MST

Baseball cards may have been the first social network for kids.



1966 Lou Brock Topps #125

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:40:00 MST

Lou Brock was one of the best base stealers of all time, leading the Cards to three World Series appearances in the 1960s.



1974 Johnny Bench Topps #010

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:05:00 MST

Johnny Bench is one of the greatest cather's of all time as both a fielder and hitter.



1958 Don Drysdale Topps #025

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:00:00 MST

Don Drysdale's motto was to hit a batter before he hit you. Drysdale hated batters.



The Crack of the Bat

Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:55:00 MST

The crack of the bat is a wonderful sound, but now may have a more ominous impact.



1969 Joe Morgan Topps #035

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:25:00 MST

Joe Morgan's forte was getting on base and scoring for the Big Red Machine in the 1970s



Topps 1967 Baseball Card Set - All You Need Is Love

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:00:00 MST

In 1967 the old and new did not mix well. More was needed than just love.



1966 Bob Gibson Topps #320

Mon, 21 May 2012 12:45:00 MST

Bob Gibson was one of the most dominating pitchers of the 1960s and one of the toughest.



Where do old baseball cards go when they die?

Tue, 01 May 2012 09:40:00 MST

Do baseball cards have a life of their won? If so, where do they go when they die?



1974 Mike Schmidt Topps #283

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:05:00 MST

Mike Schmidt played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies and is considered the best third baseman in history



1966 Jim Palmer Topps #126

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:15:00 MST

Jim Palmer pitched magnificently for the Orioles in the 60s, 70s and 80s, becoming their winningest pitcher.



1968 Rod Carew Topps #080

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:25:00 MST

Rod Carew slashed,lined, slapped, bunted and stole his way into the Hall of Fame.



Topps 1956 Gives Look at Extra Stars

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:05:00 MST

Many great players made cameo appearances on the 1956 Topps Set



LPGA International Rankings

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:25:00 MST

Can Baseball Become an International Sport? - The LPGA is setting the example.



The Best Baseball Team Ever.

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:32:00 MST

Best baseball team - 1927 Yankees? 1929 Athletics? 1906 Cubs? Would you believe a team from 1955?



1963 Carl Yastrzemski Topps #115

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 12:12:00 MST

Carl Yastrzemski replaced Ted Williams in left field for the Boston Red Sox and set some records of his own.



Topps 1966 Baseball Card Set - The World Turns from Black and White to Color

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 12:35:00 MST

Topps baseball cards in 1966 use color to better define teams



Will Baseball Cards Continue to Exist?

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:05:00 MST

Technology is rapidly changing what we do and how we do it. Will baseball cards continue to exist?



1952 Warren Spahn Topps #033

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:50:00 MST

Warren Spahn is the winningest lefthanded pitcher in baseball history and the most decorated ballplayer in WWII.



What If Baseball Were Played Like Politics?

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:08:00 MST

In a rapidly changing world, what if baseball were played like politics?



Topps 1965 Baseball Card Set - The Great Society in the New Frontier

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:00:00 MST

Topps baseball cards in 1965 meet the challenges of the New Frontier.



1956 Whitey Ford Topps #240

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:25:00 MST

Whitey Ford was the mainstay of the Yankees pitching staff in the 1950s, starting more game one World Series games than anyone.



1952 Bob Feller Topps #088

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:05:00 MST

Bob Feller is still considered by some to be the fastest pitcher to have ever taken the mound in the Major Leagues.



Which Came First - the Baseball Card or the Football Card

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 12:55:00 MST

Did football cards have an influence on baseball card design?



1955 Harmon Killebrew Topps #124

Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:40:00 MST

Harmon Killebrew was known for his tape measure shots that have stood the test of time.



Connie Marrero

Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:25:00 MST

Connie Marrero is the oldest-living Major Leaguer. As a Cuban baseball legend he has many stories to tell.



1952 Phil Rizzuto Topps #011

Wed, 24 Aug 2011 08:55:00 MST

Phil Rizzuto, The Scooter, was the Yankees shortstop during their glory years in the early fifties.



1969 Tom Seaver Topps #480

Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:20:00 MST

Tom Seaver led the New York Mets to a World Championship in 1969 and is the career shutout leader with Nolan Ryan.



1952 Ed Mathews Topps #407

Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:40:00 MST

Ed Mathews teamed up with Hank Aaron to become one of the most potent home run combinations in baseball.



Topps 1964 Baseball Card Set - The Times They Are A-Changin'

Tue, 09 Aug 2011 11:40:00 MST

Topps baseball cards change in 1964 and so does the world.



1958 Brooks Robinson Topps #307

Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:10:00 MST

Brooks Robinson makes the Hall of Fame largely because he was the best fielding third baseman in history.



1961 Roger Maris Topps #002

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 12:35:00 MST

Roger Maris is remembered for his home run record of 1961. Many people forget his talents as an all around ball player.



Made in America- Baseball Cards, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 10:45:00 MST

Topps renews its lease in New York. Keeps production in US. Other companies should take heed.



1957 Frank Robinson Topps #035

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:35:00 MST

Frank Robinson is the only player to win the MVP Award in both the NL and AL.



The Pace of the Game - 1960 to Present

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 13:00:00 MST

The game of baseball has changed significantly in the last fifty years. How it has changed may be surprising.



1969 Reggie Jackson Topps #260

Thu, 02 Jun 2011 10:45:00 MST

Reggie Jackson hit his home runs when they counted the most - in the World Series.



Topps 1963 Baseball Card Set - Dreams Allive and Dreams dashed

Thu, 26 May 2011 10:25:00 MST

Topps meets Fleer again in 1963 as the country dreams and works toward the future.



1959 Stan Musial Topps #150

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:25:00 MST

Stan Musial did not have many baseball cards of him produced. The few he has are precious.



Autographs - The Emotional Value

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 10:00:00 MST

The monetary value of autographs can easily be overshadowed by the personal and emotional value.



Jim Hegan

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:05:00 MST

While Jim Hegan only batted .228 during his career 17 year career, he was a 5-time All Star.



Pitchers and Catchers Report

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 09:15:00 MST

Batterymates - When you think of Hall of Fame Pitchers do their catching partners come to mind?



1952 Duke Snider Topps #037

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:50:00 MST

Duke Snider, one of the Boys of Summer, out-homered everyone in the decade of the 50s.



1969 Nolan Ryan Topps #533

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:15:00 MST

Nolan Ryan - 7 no-hitters, strikeout leader, never a Cy Young Award.



Karl Spooner

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:20:00 MST

Spooner started off his career by striking out 27 batters in his first two games.



Tom Cheney - Strikeout King

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:37:00 MST

Who holds the record for most strikeouts in a game? Not Ryan, Johnson, Clemens or Wood.



Topps 1962 Baseball Card Set - A Time To Dream

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:03:00 MST

1962 was a time to dream. The future was in sight. Topps went wood grain.



Adolfo Phillips

Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:45:00 MST

Adolfo Phillips,the Panamanian Flash, was fun to watch.



The LPGA Can Teach Baseball a Lesson.

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:23:00 MST

The LPGA is truly an international sport. Is the world interested in LPGA trading cards?