Lou Brock Rookie Cards: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock Rookie CardThe 1962 Topps Lou Brock rookie card is one of the true great vintage cards of the 1960’s, in my opinion.

There are a few things that make this card great:

The orange background and woodgrain borders are instantly recognizable…

And the fact that Brock is wearing a Cubs jersey and ball cap (since he’d build most of his legacy as a St. Louis Cardinal) give it a bit of mystique.

There’s no question it’s a key card in the 1962 Topps set and one of the must-have rookie cards of the 1960’s.

In this guide we’ll take a look at everything you need to know about collecting Brock’s rookie cards.

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Terry Bradshaw Rookie Cards: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

1971 Topps #156 Terry Bradshaw Rookie CardWhen you think about football cards from the 1970’s, the Terry Bradshaw rookie card is surely one that comes to mind.

I’ve always liked this card because its design is simple and straightforward.

The color scheme makes it a great-looking card and a must-have for any vintage football card collector, in my opinion.

Collectors must agree, too, because demand for Bradshaw’s rookie remains quite high.

So much so that it’s still one of the most valuable football cards in the hobby overall.

Whether you’re buying or selling, this comprehensive guide on Bradshaw’s rookie card should cover everything you need to know about this iconic card.

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Ty Cobb Baseball Cards: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Ty Cobb in batting stance playing baseballWhen I think of pre-War baseball cards I instantly think of Ty Cobb baseball cards.

To me, he represents that segment of the hobby better than any other player.

Sure, the T206 Honus Wagner may be the most expensive pre-War card.

And Babe Ruth cards may be the most sought-after pre-War cards.

But Ty Cobb cards are consistently atop the list of key cards of all the key pre-War sets.

And they themselves aren’t cheap either. Just look at our list of most valuable baseball cards and you’ll see his cards all over it.

So, in honor of the legendary Detroit Tiger, I’ve developed this list of the most important Ty Cobb cards you can collect. Let’s jump right in…

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Jerry Rice Rookie Cards: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

 1986 Topps #161 Jerry Rice Rookie CardOwning a Jerry Rice rookie card has always been a goal of mine for one simple reason:

he was the greatest wide receiver of all-time. Maybe even the greatest overall player of all-time.

Rice was one of my childhood idols.

I loved watching him play. He was electric and clearly dominant at his position.

He still holds the NFL record for most receiving yards, most receiving touchdowns, and most receptions. Among many other records…

His performances skyrocketed his popularity and so his rookie card remains one of the most popular football cards in the hobby.

Rice’s rookie is not only one of the most valuable football cards but it is one of the keys to the 1986 Topps set.

That said, here is a comprehensive guide that covers the key things you should know before you buy.

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