Set Registry: Big Reds, A Closer Look at the 1950's Red Man Baseball Cards by Jim Churilla

When one thinks of tobacco issued baseball cards, the first thought that comes to mind is the famous T-206 cards released from 1909 thru 1911. Of particular interest is the king of all baseball cards, the extremely rare T-206 Honus Wagner card. A PSA NM-MT 8 sold for a record $1,265,000 five years ago with lesser grades easily exceeding $100,000! That's a lot of money for a small piece of cardboard and a huge obstacle in trying to complete the set. Besides the Honus Wagner card, there are numerous other cards in the set that command a premium, adding to its difficulty.

Let's fast forward forty one years to the last issued tobacco baseball cards by Red Man Tobacco, produced from 1952 thru 1955. In an era when Bowman and Topps were fighting it out to see who would have card supremacy, Red Man snuck under the radar and produced one of the more colorful and collectible sets of the 1950's.

Williams

Unlike Topps and Bowman, who were geared for the young collector, the Red Man cards were obviously an adult only purchased product with the intent that the tobacco would be bought, and the cards collected by the purchaser or passed on to the purchaser's child or children. This is noted on the backs of the 1953 thru 1955 cards as follows, "Red Man "Chewers" – start a collection for your boys," and the 1952 card backs as "These Baseball Cards are for Red Man "Chewers" and Their Boys".

When Red Man decided that they wanted to add baseball cards to their tobacco pack product, they did their homework well and, to give their cards instant credibility, they turned to a source that was the expert and guru in the baseball field at the time. J.G. Taylor Spink was picked to select the cards that would be produced in each set. Spink was the publisher and editor of The Sporting News, which many considered the baseball bible of that era and he carried the nickname "Mr. Baseball".

The back of each card notes that all players were personally selected by Editor J.G. Taylor Spink of The Sporting News. His credits include a number of outstanding literary works, helping to uncover the 1919 Black Sox scandal and intensely campaigning to improve baseball by keeping it honest. He also has an award named after him, the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, established in 1962 and presented to the outstanding sportswriter of the year for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Of course, Red Man did not have all the stars of the time in their set due to contractual reasons but they did have the right person who picked the best of the rest.

Mize

It is not known who supplied the artwork that graces the front of every Red Man Tobacco card but, whoever it was, they surely did a phenomenal job in portraying the players and managers in the sets. It is believed that actual pictures were used as the basis for the drawings but no known pictures to date can verify this belief. Red Man has been bought and sold a number of times since the cards were issued and any archival information that may have existed is long gone.

The artwork itself depicts a player or manager in one of four poses, a non-batting or non-pitching close-up pose, pitchers in a close-up pitching pose, or batters in a close-up batting or throwing pose. The background of the player or manager contains either a stadium or infield backdrop, or has a solid color that varies anywhere from red, blue, dark green, light green, pink, orange, yellow, dark blue, etc. Another important fact to point out is that Red Man used the same artwork for the same players year after year, as long as that player was still in the set. The only difference would be the background or if the player changed teams with the new team name and logo "painted over" the old one.

The front of the card contains the player or manager bio within a white box that lists the accomplishments from the previous season. You will find the players vitals such as height, weight, birth city and date, and how they bat and throw. The short blurbs are very informative and well written.

Snider

The card backs, for the most part, remained the same throughout the four years the cards were printed. The 1952 cards have a light green lettered back while the 1953 cards have a red lettered back. The upper portion of the cards are worded differently while the lower portion is worded the same. The 1954 and 1955 card backs only differ in color and, of course, the year printed on the back. The 1954 card back lettering is green while the 1955 card back lettering is red. The cardboard is of a medium stock quality.

The 1952 to 1955 Red Man Tobacco cards all measured approximately 3 ½ inches by 4 inches with the cutoff tab and 3 ½ inches by 3 5/8 inches without the tab. The tab was an important part of the card then as it is now for value. Simply put, cards with tabs today are worth more than the cards without a tab. The tab was used as part of a promotion to obtain a cap of one's favorite major league team. One would purchase a pack of Red Man Tobacco for the price of 20 cents per pack wrapped in clear plastic.

The promotion was to turn in 50 cutoff tabs and mail them in for the cap of your choice. In other words, you had to spend ten dollars on Red Man Tobacco to get enough tabs for the cap. Each year the cards had a redemption expiration date for obtaining the hat you wanted. The cap was a felt cap and on the inside it would say "Red Mans Baseball Cap". There are a number of known original Red Man vintage posters that advertised the baseball cap redemption promotion.

Rizzuto

The tabs on the 1952 Red Man Tobacco cards say "1952 RED MAN ALL-STAR TEAM" and below that it says either "AMERICAN LEAGUE SERIES – PLAYER #" or "NATIONAL LEAGUE SERIES PLAYER #" on the front. The back of the tab says (cut along this line), "SAVE THIS VALUABLE STUB FOR YOUR RED MAN BIG LEAGUE STYLE BASEBALL CAP" on all four years the cards were issued. The 1953 tabs are slightly different from the 1952 tabs in that they say "1953 NATIONAL LEAGUE SERIES" or "AMERICAN LEAGUE SERIES" with the player name and the player number below that. The 1954 and 1955 Red Man card tabs simply say "RED MAN ALL-STAR SERIES" preceded by the year.

The 1952 thru 1955 Red Man Tobacco cards consist of 208 cards with 4 cards in the 1954 set having variations due to 3 players changing teams and 2 players sharing the same card number. There are also a total of 111 different players and managers with 27 of those being Hall of Fame players. The official tobacco card designation for each set by year is as follows, 1952 is T-232, 1953 is T-233, 1954 is T-234 and 1955 is T-235.

The 1952 Red Man Tobacco set consists of 52 cards with 25 National League players and 25 American League players. Both World Series managers, Casey Stengel and Leo Durocher, are included in the set and make up the additional two cards. The 1952 Red Man Tobacco set was the first tobacco issue released since the early teen years, and is considered the most difficult set of the four to collect with tabs intact. Out of all the Red Man Tobacco cards issued, it is believed the Casey Stengel card is the most difficult to find with the highest grade given being a single PSA NM-MT 8.

The inaugural 1952 Red Man set contains a number of stars from both leagues. In the American League, there are cards of Larry "Yogi" Berra, Bob Feller, Nellie Fox, George Kell, Ted Williams, Larry Doby, Minnie Minoso and Early Wynn. The National League contains Richie Ashburn, Monte Irvin, Ralph Kiner, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Pee Wee Reese, Robin Roberts, Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn and Bobby Thompson.

The 1952 Red Man Tobacco cards are the most frequently graded cards of any of the four years. According to the current PSA Population Report, 1,373 cards have been graded with the most popular graded cards being Willie Mays (69), Ted Williams (65), Stan Musial (51), Pee Wee Reese (42) and Yogi Berra (40). Only 14 cards have received the grade of PSA 9 for that particular year, most notably one Willie Mays and two Stan Musial cards. PSA 8's total 187 or 14% of all grades received, PSA 7's total 313 or 23%, PSA 6's total 398 or 29%, and PSA 5's total 296 or 22%. The highest realized price for a Red Man card was a NM-MT PSA 8 Ted Williams going for a whopping $14,967 in 2001 and another for $13,020 in 2004!

Ashburn

The 1953 Red Man Tobacco set like the 1952 set contains 52 cards, 26 National Leaguers and 26 American Leaguers. There are 22 new players in the set, 12 in the American League and 10 in the National League. The key players in the American League are Casey Stengel, Yogi Berra, Nellie Fox, George Kell, Phil Rizzuto, Early Wynn, Bob Lemon, and Johnny Mize. The National League stars are Richie Ashburn, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Robin Roberts, Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter, Duke Snider, Ralph Kiner, Warren Spahn, Hoyt Wilhelm, and Stan Musial.

There have been 1,231 cards graded with only 1 PSA 10, a card of Bobby Shantz. There have been 19 cards receiving the grade of PSA 9, 2 Yogi Berra's, 1 Early Wynn, 1 Roy Campanella, and 2 Phil Rizzutto's are the more notable players. PSA 8's total 207 or 17%, PSA 7's total 26%, PSA 6's total 27%, and PSA 5's make up 17% of all cards graded. The most popular graded cards are Roy Campanella (39), Stan Musial (38), Yogi Berra (35), Pee Wee Reese (34), and Ted Kluszewski (33).

The 1954 Red Man Tobacco set has 50 regular cards with four variations in the set, bringing the card total to 54. The four variations are as follows: Card 4A of George Kell has two cards, one showing him on the Chicago White Sox and the other on the Boston Red Sox. Card 6A also has two variations of Sam Mele, one on the Baltimore Orioles and the other with the Chicago White Sox. Card A 9A of Dave Philley has him on the Cleveland Indians on one card and the Philadelphia Athletics on another.

The final variations are two cards of 19N, one of Enos Slaughter and the other of Gus Bell, both believed to be short printed. There are 28 new players in the set and among them are Minnie Minoso, Whitey Ford, Jimmy Piersall, Monte Irvin, Gil Hodges, Eddie Mathews, and the return of Willie Mays who missed the entire 1953 season while serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. One difference from the previous sets is that there are no manager cards.

A total of 1,162 1954 Red Man Tobacco cards have been graded, the least among the four sets, with only 21 receiving the grade of PSA 9. This includes Mint 9 examples of Roy Campanella, Whitey Ford, Eddie Mathews and Willie Mays, to name a few. PSA 8's total 281 or 24%, PSA 7's total 311 or 27%, PSA 6's total 233 or 20%, and PSA 5's total 188 or 16%. The most popular graded cards are Willie Mays (48), Yogi Berra (38), Whitey Ford (38), Pee Wee Reese (37), Duke Snider (36), and Eddie Mathews (36).

The year 1955 marked the last year of the Red Man Tobacco cards and the last year of tobacco cards period! This final set contains 50 cards and, like the 1954 set, there are no manager cards. There are 25 National League player cards and 25 American League player cards in the set with 23 new players added. Notable additions include Early Wynn, Larry Doby, Jackie Jensen, Ted Kluszewski, and Hoyt Wilhelm. The 1955 Red Man set is the least valuable of the four issued sets but still very desirable to have.

The only other PSA 10 graded Red Man Tobacco card can be found in the 1955 set. Bobby Avila has the honor and is one of a total of 1,288 cards graded. 39 cards or 3% of all graded cards have a PSA 9 designation including a Willie Mays, Whitey Ford, Warren Spahn, Pee Wee Reese, 2 Early Wynn's, and a Duke Snider. PSA 8's total 388 cards or 30%, PSA 7's total 351 cards or 27%, PSA 6's total 250 cards or 19% and PSA 5's total 174 cards or 14%.

The Red Man Tobacco cards of the 1950's are one of those tough but attainable vintage sets. They take one back to a time when the nation was growing and when baseball played a very integral part of many people's lives. It was a time when Ike was president, Rock and Roll was in its infancy, and names like Mantle, Mays and Williams were heroes to many!


Please feel free to contact Jim Churilla at [email protected] with any additional information or comments.

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1914 Polo Grounds Game - 707 Sportscards

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1933 Delong - Scott D. Ireland Collection

1933 George C. Miller - MastroNet Dec 04'

1933 Goudey - Charles Merkel

1933 Tattoo Orbit R305 - The Thomas Irwin Collection

1934 Goudey - Don Louchios

1934-36 Batter-Up - The Thomas Irwin Collection

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1935 Goudey - 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1935 Goudey Set A

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1936 S & S Game - 707 Sportscards

1936 World Wide Gum V355 - SportsCardsPlus

1937 O-Pee-Chee - The Thomas Irwin Collection

1938 Goudey - Marshall Fogel

1939 Play Ball - Don Louchios

1940 Play Ball - Bernie Carlen

1941 Double Play - The Thomas Irwin Collection

1941 Play Ball - Don Louchios

1948 Bowman - Charles Merkel

1948-49 Leaf - Charles M Merkel

1949 Bowman - Basic - Charles M. Merkel

1949 Bowman - Master - Charles M Merkel

1949 Bowman PCL - MastroNet

1949 Eureka Sportstamps - Eureka!!!! It's John Woody's Favorite Set!!

1950 Bowman - Charles M. Merkel

1950 Callahan HOF - Paul Jastrzembski's 1950 Callahan Collection

1951 Bowman - John Branca

1951 Topps Blue Back - Charles Merkel

1951 Topps Connie Mack All-Stars - Colt McClelland

1951 Topps Red Back - Basic - The DiCioccio Collection

1951 Topps Red Back - Master - The DiCioccio Collection

1951 Topps Red Back Panels - The DiCioccio Collection

1952 Bowman - Charles M. Merkel

1952 Coca-Cola Playing Tips - Michael Ortega

1952 Red Man Tobacco - RGOLD

1952 Topps - Basic - Charles Merkel

1952 Topps - Master - Ron Hobbs Family Collection

1953 Bowman Black & White - Andrew Kaplan

1953 Bowman Color - Andrew Kaplan

1953 Johnston Cookies - Mrichards 1953 Johnston Cookies Set

1953 Red Man Tobacco - RGOLD

1953 Stahl-Meyer Franks - Mastronet

1953 Topps - Anthony Fioto

1954 Bowman - Basic - L.R.'s 1954 Bowman Vintage Set

1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips - Charles M Merkel

1954 Johnston Cookies - Old Man

1954 Red Heart!!!!! - John Branca

1954 Red Man Tobacco - RGOLD

1954 Topps - Marshall Fogel

1954 Wilson Franks - John Branca

1955 Bowman - Basic - Midnight Cowboy's 1955 Bowman Set

1955 Bowman - Master - Midnight Cowboy's Master 1955 Bowman Set

1955 Red Man Tobacco - RGOLD

1955 Topps - Paul Fleetwood

1955 Topps Doubleheaders - Ron Hobbs Family Collection

1956 Rodeo Meats Athletics - Boomers Cards

1956 Topps - Basic - Ruby

1956 Topps - Master - Marshall Fogel

1956 Topps Hocus Focus - MastroNet Dec 04'

1957 Kahns Wieners - bobsbbcards

1957 Swift Meats - 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1957 Swift Meats Game Cards

1957 Topps - Basic - John Branca

1957 Topps - Master - EWH Memorial 57 Topps Master Set

1958 Dodgers Bell Brand - Griffins

1958 Topps - Basic - L.R.'s 1958 Vintage Baseball

1958 Topps - Master - Marshall Fogel

1959 Fleer Ted Williams - John Branca

1959 Los Angeles Dodgers Postcards - Kevin Saucier

1959 Morrell Meats Dodgers - MorrellMan's '59 Morrells

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1959 Topps - Master - 1959 Topps Master

1960 Dodgers Bell Brand - Rick Levy's chips & more chips '60

1960 Fleer - Basic - Ron Diamond's 'Basic' 1960 Fleer

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1960 Leaf - Davalillo

1960 Leaf Large Portrait - 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1960 Leaf - The Big Head Set

1960 Morrell Meats - Kirk H. Taniguchi

1960 Nu-Card Hi-Lites - Mastronet Aug. 04'

1960 Topps - bolecknzoz's 1960 Topps Baseball

1961 Chemstrand Iron-On Patches - 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1961 Cloth Patch Set

1961 Dodgers Bell Brand - Kirk H. Taniguchi

1961 Golden Press - Wheels1313 Collection

1961 Morrell Meats - Kirk H. Taniguchi

1961 Nu-Card Scoops - Phil Messmore

1961 Topps - the mcbride gold collection

1961-62 Fleer - John Branca

1962 Dodgers Bell Brand - Kevin Saucier

1962 Kahns Wieners - Basic - Robert L. Earhart's 1962 Kahn's Weiners Set

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1963 Bazooka ATG - Wheels1313 Collection

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1964 Kahns Wieners - PEP's 64 Weiners

1964 Topps - Cryer64

1964 Topps Giants - thegemmintman

1964 Topps Stand Up - Don Louchios

1965 Kahns Wieners - MACPSA 1965 Kahn's Wieners Baseball Set

1965 Topps - The Duke of Mint

1966 Topps - Basic - Baseball - Vintage Corvette - 1966 topps

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1967 Topps Red Sox Stickers - Steve's Impossible Dream Red Sox set

1967 Topps Who Am I? - Davalillo

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1968 Topps Game - Russ Romberger

1969 Globe Imports Playing Cards - Scott L. Whittenburg

1969 O-Pee-Chee Deckle - Cameo's Maple Leaf Deckle Set

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1969 Topps Decal - Luxury's Sticker Shock

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1970 Milton Bradley - Scott L. Whittenburg

1970 Rold Gold Pretzels - KP's Rold Gold Greats

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1970 Topps Super - Robert L. Earhart 1970 Topps Super Set

1971 Kelloggs - Basic - Mick's 1971 Kellogg's Baseball Cards

1971 Kelloggs - Master - Mick's 1971 Kellogg's Master Set

1971 Topps - Scott's Vison Quest

1971 Topps Greatest Moments - The Shane Leonard Collection

1971 Topps Supers - Robert L. Earhart 1971 Topps Supers

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1972 Kelloggs - Basic - JC's 1972 Kellogg's

1972 Kelloggs - Master - 3D Dreamer

1972 Kelloggs All Time Greats - SMB's Pieces of History

1972 Topps - The Bakka Collection - 72

1973 Kelloggs - King Kellogg '73

1973 Topps - The Wetzel Collection

1973 Topps 53 Reprint - The 53 Kid

1974 Fleer Baseball Firsts - 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1974 Fleer Firsts

1974 Kelloggs - Basic - Sideplate's '74 Kelloggs

1974 Kelloggs - Master - King Kellogg '74 Master

1974 Topps - Gary's 1974 Set

1974 Topps Deckle Edge - TC Collection

1974 Topps Team Checklist - First bb cards Team xlists

1974 Topps Traded - Wetzel's 1974 Traded Set

1975 Kelloggs - Basic - Drew V's 1975 Kellogg's set

1975 Kelloggs - Master - King Kellogg '75 Master

1975 Topps - Kurt's '75 Topps

1975 Topps Mini - T. Allan Bergquist's 75 Topps Mini's

1976 Buckmans Discs - Basic - The Dayton Collection - 1976 Buckman's Discs

1976 Buckmans Discs - Master - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Buckmans Discs baseball - Master

1976 Crane Potato Chips Discs - Basic - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Crane baseball - Basic

1976 Crane Potato Chips Discs - Master - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Crane baseball

1976 Isalys/Sweet William Discs - Basic - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Isaly's Sweet William baseball Basic

1976 Isalys/Sweet William Discs - Master - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Isaly's Sweet William baseball

1976 Kelloggs - King Kellogg '76

1976 Orbakers Discs - Master - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Orbakers Discs baseball - Master

1976 Topps - rbdjr1's 1976 Topps Baseball Set

1976 Topps Traded - Wetzel's 1976 Traded Set

1976 Towne Club Discs - Master - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Towne Club Discs baseball - Master

1977 Dairy Isle Discs - Duke of Disc-O, 1977 Dairy Isle Discs - baseball

1977 Detroit Caesars Discs - Duke of Disc-O, 1977 Detroit Caesars Discs baseball

1977 Holiday Inn Discs - Duke of Disc-O, 1977 Holiday Inn Discs - baseball

1977 Kelloggs - Basic - Steve's Excellent 1977 Kellogg's Mint Set

1977 Kelloggs - Master - King Kellogg '77 Master

1977 Pepsi-Cola Baseball Stars - Duke of Disc-O, 1977 Pepsi - Cola Baseball Stars

1977 Topps - The Apostle Collection

1977 Topps Cloth Stickers - The JC Bennett Collection - 1977

1977 Zipz Discs - Duke of Disc-O, 1977 Zipz Discs baseball

1978 Big T/Tastee Freeze Discs - Duke of Disc-O, 1978 Big T/Tastee Freeze Discs baseball

1978 Burger King Tigers - Jerster's Fast Food Tigers

1978 Kelloggs - King Kellogg '78

1978 Saga Discs - Duke of Disc-O, 1978 SAGA Discs baseball

1978 Topps - Funky Frank's 1978 Topps

1979 Kelloggs - Basic - JC's 1979 Kellogg's

1979 Kelloggs - Master - JC's 1979 Kellogg's Master

1980 Kelloggs - King Kellogg '80

1980 Laughlin Famous Feats - Carlos D. Aponte's 1980 Laughlin Famous Feats

1981 Kelloggs - Steve's Excellent 1981 Kellogg's 3-D Mint Set

1981 TCMA Rochester Red Wings - The O'Connor Collection

1981 Topps - Adam's Collection

1982 Kelloggs - King Kellogg '82

1982 On Deck Cookies Discs - The Emard Collection

1982 Topps - Steve's 1982 Topps Set

1983 Kelloggs - King Kellogg '83

1984 Donruss - Summer of '84D

1984 Fleer Update - Vintage Corvette - 1984 Fleer update

1984 Mothers Cookies Giants - Chuck Nan's 1984 Mother's Cookies All-Time San Francisco Giant's All-Stars

1984 Ralston Purina - Jeff359's 84 Ralston Purina

1989 Cap n Crunch - The Stanley Collection

1989 Upper Deck - Dave Jacobs 1989 UD Set

1990 Leaf - Allan R King

1991 Dennys Grand Slam Holograms - St. Francis of Assisi

1991 Score Mickey Mantle - Museum of Sports History tied with D. J. Walla 1991 Score Mickey Mantle

1991 Upper Deck Nolan Ryan Heroes - Brent's 1991 Upper Deck Nolan Ryan Heroes

1992 Dennys Grand Slam Holograms - St. Francis of Assisi

1992 Topps McDonalds Baseballs Best - Museum of Sports History

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams - John Woody's Ted Williams BB Hero

1993 Finest Refractor - JMK 1993 Topps Finest Refractor set

1993 Pinnacle DiMaggio Autographs - Museum of Sports History

1994 Fanfest Roberto Clemente Commemorative - Luis Pacheco Jr.

1994 Flair Hot Gloves - seinbigd

1994 Sportflics 2000 Rookie/Traded 3-D Rookies - The Alderman Collection

1995 Leaf Limited Gold - The Alderman Collection

1995 Skybox E-Motion Cal Ripken Jr. Timeless - The O'Connor Collection

1995 Zenith All-Star Salute - The Alderman Collection

1995 Zenith Rookie Roll Call - The Alderman Collection

1995 Zenith Z-Team - The Alderman Collection

1996 Dennys Grand Slam Holograms - St. Francis of Assisi

1996 Dennys Instant Replay Holograms - St. Francis of Assisi

1996 Donruss Freeze Frame - The Alderman Collection

1997 Bowman Chrome International Refractor - Keasler Collection 1997 International Refractor Set

1997 Bowman Chrome Refractor - 1997 Keasler Collection of Bowman Chrome Refractors

1997 Bowmans Best Atomic Refractor - The Francis Collection

1997 Dennys Holograms - St. Francis of Assisi

1997 Donruss Signature Notable Nicknames - Museum of Sports History

1998 Donruss Signature Series Significant Signatures - Shoeless Joe's 1998 Donruss Significant Signatures

1998 SP Authentic Chirography - Museum of Sports History

1998 Topps Stars Rookie Reprints Autographs - Museum of Sports History

1999 Bowman Chrome - JeffreyBeffrey

1999 Sports Illustrated Greats of the Game Autographs - JBird

1999 Topps Stars Rookies Reprints Autographs - Museum of Sports History

1999 Topps Traded Autographs - Keasler Collection 1999 Topps Traded Autos

2000 Fleer Greats of the Game Yankees Clippings - The Halliwell Collection

2000 Metal Talent Show - Museum of Sports History

2000 Stadium Club Chrome Preview - Museum of Sports History

2000 Upper Deck Hitters Club Autographs - Museum of Sports History

2000 Upper Deck Legends Defining Moments - Museum of Sports History

2000 Upper Deck Legends Eternal Glory - Museum of Sports History

2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends Legendary Lumber - The Halliwell Collection

2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends Legendary Pinstripes - The Halliwell Collection

2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends Legendary Pinstripes Autographs - The Halliwell Collection

2001 SP Legendary Cuts - Museum of Sports History

2001 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Game Jersey - Joe's Jerseys

2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks - mcinvestments

2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Refractors - Keasler's 2002 Draft Pick Refractor Rookies

2002 Bowman Chrome Reprints - MCinvestments

2002 SP Legendary Cuts Autographs - Museum of Sports History

2003 Topps Chrome Red Back Relics Refractors - The Francis Collection

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1911 T205 Gold Border HOF Players - BKH

1933 Goudey HOF Players - Don Louchios

1934 Goudey HOF Players - Marshall Fogel

1940 Play Ball HOF Players - Bernie Carlen

Hall of Fame Boston Red Sox - Pawlus Collection

Hall of Fame Complete Set - BKH

Hall of Fame Detroit Tigers - Pawlus Collection

Hall of Fame Managers - Pawlus Collection

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Hall of Fame Players - Post War Rookies - Marshall Fogel

Hall of Fame St. Louis Cardinals - Pawlus Collection

Al Kaline Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Alex Rodriguez Basic Set - John Woody's Basic Arod

Babe Ruth Basic Set - John Branca

Barry Bonds Basic Set - John Woody's Basic Barry

Billy Williams Basic Set - SWR BW B

Billy Williams Master Set - KP's Billy Williams Collection

Bob Turley Basic Set - Frank Evanov's Bob Turley Basic Set

Bob Turley Master Set - Frank Evanov's Bob Turley Master Set

Bobby Doerr Basic Set - Don Louchios

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Boog Powell Basic Set - JayC's Boog Basic

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Brooks Robinson Basic Set - Kurt Coltrane Collection

Brooks Robinson Master Set - Scott Saunders - Old # 5

Cal Ripken Jr. Basic Set - Kane's Cal Ripken Collection

Carl Yastrzemski Basic Set - Rivard Collection - Carl Yastrzemski (Basic)

Don Drysdale Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Don Mattingly Basic Set - TC Collection

Don Mattingly Master Set - TC Collection

Eddie Mathews Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Enos Slaughter Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Ernie Banks Basic Set - Steve Stryker --No. 1 Banks Fan

Frank Robinson Basic Set - Whip's Frank Robinson Collection

Gary Carter Basic Set - The Neil B. Downey and Sons Collection

Gaylord Perry Basic Set - Jason Sloan's Gaylord Perry Set

George Brett Basic Set - Boomers Cards

George Brett Master Set - pebblyjack's George Brett Master Collection

Gil Hodges Basic Set - Block Sportscards, Inc. -- Lawrence Block

Greg Luzinski Basic Set - 1420Sports - The Bull

Hank Aaron Basic Set - Rivard Collection - Hank Aaron (Basic)

Hank Greenberg Basic Set - Jason Badovick

Harmon Killebrew Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Harmon Killebrew Master Set - Larry Hess Killer Collection

Harvey Haddix Basic Set - The Harvey Haddix Collection

Jackie Robinson Basic Set - John Branca

Jerry Coleman Basic Set - D. J. Walla -Jerry Coleman Basic Set

Jim Davenport Basic Set - Randy & Leslie's Retirement Bonus

Jim Palmer Basic Set - Robert's Jim Palmer Basic Set

Jim Palmer Master Set - Robert's Jim Palmer Collection

Jim Rice Basic Set - Virtualizard's Jim Rice Basic Set

Jim Rice Master Set - Virtualizard's Jim Rice Master Set

Jimmie Foxx Basic Set - Don Louchios

Joe DiMaggio Basic Set - Don Louchios

Joe Jay Basic Set - Davalillo

Joe Morgan Basic Set - Scott's Joe Morgan Basic Collection

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Johnny Pesky Basic Set - Ross Greene LEG

Lou Gehrig Basic Set - Don Louchios

Mel Harder Master Set - The Mel Harder Set

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Mike Schmidt Basic Set - Phillies Phan's Run of Mike Schmidt Cards

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Pete Rose Master Set - Ed Clark

Randy Jones Basic Set - Steve Dawson

Reggie Jackson Basic Set - Joe's Mr October Collection

Richie Ashburn Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Roberto Clemente Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Robin Roberts Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Robin Roberts Master Set - Roy's Masterful Roberts Set

Rocky Colavito Basic Set - Tagbr's Basic Colavito set

Rocky Colavito Master Set - Tagbr's Colavito cards

Rod Carew Basic Set - ALFARO & FERNANDEZ P.A. CAREW COLLECTION

Roger Maris Basic Set - John Branca

Roger Maris Master Set - Frank Evanov's Roger Maris Master Set

Sam McDowell Basic Set - Larry Hess - Sudden Sam McDowell Basic Set

Sam McDowell Master Set - Larry Hess - Sudden Sam McDowell Master Set

Sandy Koufax Basic Set - John Branca

Stan Musial Basic Set - John Branca

Steve Carlton Basic Set - onlyme_63

Steve Carlton Master Set - onlyme_63

Steve Garvey Basic Set - Steve Garvey's Number One Fan

Steve Garvey Master Set - Steve Garvey's Number One Fan - Master

Ted Kluszewski Basic Set - Miami Saul

Ted Kluszewski Master Set - Miami Saul

Ted Williams Basic Set - John Branca

Ted Williams Master Set - John Branca

Thurman Munson Basic Set - D, J. Walla

Tony Oliva Basic Set - Larry Hess - Tony Oliva Basic Set

Tony Perez Basic Set - Keith Cole's - Basic Tony Perez Set

Tony Perez Master Set - Keith Cole's Tony Perez Master Set

Ty Cobb Basic Set - Don Louchios

Wade Boggs Basic Set - James Miles #1 Boggs Fan

Warren Spahn Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Whitey Ford Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Willie Mays Basic Set - John Branca

Willie Mays Master Set - Mays Fan Club

Willie McCovey Basic Set - Randy & Leslie's Retirement Bonus

Willie Stargell Basic Set - Virtualizard - Stargell Basic Set

Willie Stargell Master Set - Virtualizard - Stargell Master Set

Woodie Held Basic Set - Garte Collection

Woodie Held Master Set - Garte Collection

Yogi Berra Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

1909-11 T206 Ty Cobbs - Honus's 1909 WS Foe - Ty tied with Old Man,John Branca,Don Louchios,Marshall Fogel

1933 Goudey Babe Ruths - Don Louchios

1933-34 Goudey Lou Gehrigs - Don Louchios

Rookie of the Year - Mademily's Baseball's ROY Winners

1951-Present MVPs - JM Linnens's MVP's

1956-Present Cy Winners - J.M. Linnens Cy Young Winners

1958 Topps All-Stars - Marshall Fogel

1961 Topps All-Stars - McBride 61 All Star

300 Great Baseball Cards by Mike Payne - John Branca

500 Home Run Club - John Branca

All-Time Kansas City Athletics Team - Boomers Cards

All-Time Braves Team - Marshall Fogel

All-Time Cleveland Indians Team - Marshall Fogel

All-Time Philadelphia Team - Marshall Fogel

Ultimate PSA Sampler Vintage Set - Boomers Cards

1922 American Caramel New York Yankees (E120) - Michael Steven Nicolaou

1948 Bowman New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1949 Bowman Brooklyn Dodgers - Marshall Fogel

1949 Bowman New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1950 Bowman New York Yankees - D. J. Walla 1950 Bowman New York Yankees tied with Marshall Fogel

1951 Bowman Brooklyn Dodgers - John Branca

1951 Bowman New York Yankees - John Branca

1952 Bowman New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1952 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - Don Louchios

1952 Topps Detroit Tigers - Marshall Fogel

1952 Topps New York Yankees - John Branca

1953 Bowman Black/White New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1953 Bowman New York Yankees - Don Louchios

1953 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - Anthony Fioto

1953 Topps New York Yankees - Anthony Fioto

1954 Bowman New York Yankees - Steve Beard's 1954 Bowman Yankees

1954 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - Marshall Fogel

1954 Topps New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1954 Topps Pittsburgh Pirates - Big Shooter's 54 Pirates

1955 Bowman Brooklyn Dodgers - Midnight Cowboy's 1955 Bowman Brooklyn Dodgers Team Set

1955 Bowman New York Yankees - Midnight Cowboy's 1955 Bowman Yankees Team Set

1955 Bowman/Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - Marshall Fogel

1955 Bowman/Topps New York Yankees - D. J. Walla 1955 New York Yankees Topps---Bowman

1955 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - Marshall Fogel

1955 Topps New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1956 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - Marshall Fogel

1956 Topps New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1957 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - John Branca

1957 Topps Kansas City Athletics - John Branca

1957 Topps New York Yankees - John Branca

1958 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - Marshall Fogel

1958 Topps New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1959 Topps Cincinnati Reds - JTM 1959 Redlegs

1959 Topps Detroit Tigers - Marshall Fogel

1959 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - 59 Champs

1959 Topps Milwaukee Braves - JTM 1959 Milwaukee Braves

1959 Topps New York Yankees - JTM 1959 New York Yankees

1959 Topps Philadelphia Phillies - Westy's 1959 Topps Team - Phillies

1960 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - Meilander's Dodgers, defending champs...

1960 Topps New York Yankees - Meilander's 1960 Yankees

1960 Topps Pittsburgh Pirates - 1960 Topps World Champion Pirates, the Meilander collection

1960 Topps San Francisco Giants - Bergen's

1961 Topps Cincinnati Reds - J.M. Linnens

1961 Topps Kansas City Athletics - J.M. Linnens

1961 Topps Los Angeles Angels - J.M. Linnens

1961 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - J.M. Linnens

1961 Topps New York Yankees - Robert McBride

1962 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - Base Ball Card Investments (BBCI)

1962 Topps New York Mets - steve

1962 Topps New York Yankees - seinbigd

1963 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - As Good As It Gets--Dodgers

1963 Topps New York Mets - The Duke of Mint

1963 Topps New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel tied with The Duke of Mint

1963 Topps San Francisco Giants - The Duke of Mint

1964 Topps Los Angeles Angels - CreeperKat's 1964 Topps Los Angeles Angels

1964 Topps New York Mets - steve

1964 Topps New York Yankees - Frank Evanov's 1964 New York Yankees

1964 Topps St. Louis Cardinals - The 1964 Baseball World Champions!!!!

1965 Topps Boston Red Sox - The MLB Collection of Bosox

1965 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - The Duke of Mint

1965 Topps New York Mets - The Duke of Mint tied with steve

1965 Topps New York Yankees - The Duke of Mint

1965 Topps San Francisco Giants - The Duke of Mint

1965 Topps St. Louis Cardinals - The Duke of Mint

1966 Topps Baltimore Orioles - Weaver's Beavers

1966 Topps Boston Red Sox - pc32

1966 Topps Chicago Cubs - klh

1966 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - klh

1966 Topps New York Mets - steve

1966 Topps New York Yankees - pc32

1966 Topps San Francisco Giants - pc32

1967 Topps Boston Red Sox - Capecards Red Sox

1967 Topps California Angels - Capecards Angels

1967 Topps Chicago Cubs - Capecards Cubs

1967 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Capecards Reds

1967 Topps New York Mets - steve

1967 Topps New York Yankees - Capecards Yankees

1967 Topps San Francisco Giants - Capecards Giants

1967 Topps St. Louis Cardinals - Capecards Cardinals

1968 Topps Atlanta Braves - Ron Ritt's '68 Atlanta Braves

1968 Topps Baltimore Orioles - Ron Ritt's '68 Baltimore Orioles

1968 Topps Boston Red Sox - Ron Ritt's '68 Boston Red Sox

1968 Topps California Angels - Ron Ritt's '68 California Angels

1968 Topps Chicago Cubs - Ron Ritt's '68 Topps Chicago Cubs

1968 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Ron Ritt's '68 Cincinnatti Reds

1968 Topps Detroit Tigers - Ron Ritt's '68 Detroit Tigers

1968 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - Ron Ritt's '68 Topps L. A. Dodgers Set

1968 Topps New York Mets - Ron Ritt's '68 N. Y. Mets

1968 Topps New York Yankees - Ron Ritt's '68 N. Y. Yankees

1968 Topps Pittsburgh Pirates - Ron Ritt's '68 Pittsburg Pirates

1968 Topps San Francisco Giants - Ron Ritt's '68 Topps S. F. Giants

1968 Topps St. Louis Cardinals - Ron Ritt's '68 St. Louis Cardinals

1969 Topps Boston Red Sox - Ron Hobbs Family Collection

1969 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Ron Hobbs Family Collection

1969 Topps New York Mets - steve

1969 Topps New York Yankees - D. J. Walla 1969 Topps New York Yankees

1970 Topps California Angels - CreeperKat's Topps 1970 California Angels

1970 Topps Chicago Cubs - Mark's 70 Cubs

1970 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Mark's 70 Reds

1970 Topps New York Mets - steve

1970 Topps New York Yankees - D.J. Walla 1970 Topps New York Yankees

1970 Topps San Francisco Giants - Bergen's

1971 Topps Cincinnati Reds - 1971 Big Red Machine

1971 Topps New York Mets - steve

1971 Topps New York Yankees - D. J. Walla 1971 Topps New York Yankees

1971 Topps San Francisco Giants - Bergen's

1972 Topps California Angels - CreeperKat's Topps 1972 California Angels

1972 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Whip's 72 Reds Collection

1972 Topps New York Mets - steve

1972 Topps New York Yankees - D. J. Walla 1972 Topps New York Yankees

1972 Topps Pittsburgh Pirates - Pittfan's 72 Bucs (1971 World Champs)

1972 Topps San Francisco Giants - Bergen's

1973 Topps California Angels - mohiba 73 Angles

1973 Topps New York Mets - Steve

1973 Topps New York Yankees - Drew's 1973 Bombers

1973 Topps Philadelphia Phillies - Wetzel's 73 Phillies

1974 Topps California Angels - Gary's 1974 Angels Set

1974 Topps Chicago Cubs - Gary's 1974 Cubs Set

1974 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Gary's 1974 Reds Set

1974 Topps New York Mets - Gary's 1974 Mets Set

1974 Topps New York Yankees - Gary's 1974 Yankees Set

1974 Topps Philadelphia Phillies - Wetzel's 74 Phillies

1975 Topps Boston Red Sox - seinbigd

1975 Topps California Angels - seinbigd

1975 Topps Cincinnati Reds - seinbigd

1975 Topps New York Mets - steve

1975 Topps New York Yankees - seinbigd

1976 Topps Boston Red Sox - Wetzel's 76 Red Sox

1976 Topps California Angels - CreeperKat's 1976 Topps California Angels

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Whip's Big Red Machine Collection

1976 Topps New York Mets - steve

1976 Topps New York Yankees - Drew's 1976 Yankees

1977 Topps Boston Red Sox - Phil Apostle

1977 Topps California Angels - CreeperKat's Topps 1977 California Angels

1977 Topps Chicago Cubs - The team that blew a 13.5 game lead and finished 20 games back...

1977 Topps New York Mets - Apostle's '77 Amazin's... well, not quite.

1977 Topps New York Yankees - Apostle's Bronx Zoo

1978 Topps Boston Red Sox - Guy Barrena's 1978 Topps PSA 9 or Better Red Sox Team

1978 Topps California Angels - Guy Barrena's 1978 Topps PSA 9 Or Better California Angels Team

1978 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Guy Barrena's 1978 Topps PSA 9 Or Better Cincinnatti Reds

1978 Topps New York Mets - steve

1978 Topps New York Yankees - Candella's Yankees World Champions

1979 Topps Boston Red Sox - Burger's Cross to Bear!

1979 Topps California Angels - CreeperKat's Topps 1979 California :place> :State> Angels

1979 Topps New York Mets - steve

1979 Topps New York :place> :State> Yankees - D. J. Walla 1979 Topps New York :place> :State> Yankees

1980 Topps California Angels - CreeperKat's Topps 1980 California :place> :State> Angels

1980 Topps Cincinnati Reds - JeffVN's 1980 Reds Beauties!!!

1980 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - B's 1980 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers

1980 Topps New York Mets - steve

1980 Topps New York :place> :State> Yankees - D.J. Walla 1980 Topps New York :place> :State> Yankees

1980 Topps Philadelphia Phillies - Robert's 1980 Topps Phillies Collection

1980 Topps St. Louis Cardinals - Jeff's 1980 Topps Cardinals Team Set

1981 Topps Boston Red Sox - Adam's Collection

1981 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Jeff's 1981 Reds Beauties

1981 Topps New York Mets - steve

1981 Topps Philadelphia Phillies - Robert's 1981 Topps Phillies Collection

1982 Topps California Angels - Steve's 1982 Angels

1982 Topps Milwaukee Brewers - Steve's 1982 Brewers

1982 Topps New York Mets - Steve's 1982 New York Mets

1984 Topps Detroit Tigers - John Giampa Collection

1987 Topps New York Mets - steve

1988 Topps New York Mets - steve

1989 Topps New York Mets - steve

1990 Topps New York Mets - steve

1992 Topps New York Mets - steve

1993 Topps New York Mets - steve

1994 Topps New York Mets - steve

1996 Topps New York Mets - steve

1997 Topps New York Mets - steve

1998 Topps New York Mets - steve

1999 Topps New York Mets - steve

2002 Topps New York Mets - steve