Unfortunately for collectors, there aren’t too many Satchel Paige baseball cards to go around…
You see, Paige spent most of his career as a superstar in the Negro Leagues, making his debut in 1926 with the Chattanooga Black Lookouts.
And since he didn’t make his Major League debut until 1948 when he was 42 years old, few Satchel Paige cards would be printed before he would retire.
His charisma made for stories as legendary as Babe Ruth’s called shot. Like those of him making his teammates sit down in the grass behind him as he struck out the opposing side. Or taunting the legendary Josh Gibson by intentionally walking the bases loaded just so he could strike him out.
Satchel Paige baseball cards remain rare and coveted by many vintage baseball card collectors to this day.
Here is a list of 5 of Paige’s most important baseball cards in the hobby.