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Tony Gwynn Rookie Cards: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Tony GwynnTony Gwynn rookie cards are some of the most important and highly collected baseball cards from the early 1980’s.

You may be surprised at just how valuable they can be…

After all, they were printed during an era when the card companies flooded the market and notoriously drove down values.

But in top condition they can still go for hundreds of dollars.

As a kid I collected Tony Gwynn cards and had an entire section of my three-ring binder devoted to him. He was one of my favorites and I could only dream of hitting like he could.

I still remember that 1994 season when he finished with an incredible .394 batting average…man he could hit!

But I never did quite get a hold of any of his rookie cards…

To this day I still think they are great cards.

In this guide I go over everything you need to know about collecting Gwynn’s rookie cards.

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1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie Card: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Joe Namath Playing Football

The 1965 Topps Joe Namath rookie card is quite possibly the face of the entire football card hobby.

The card has it all:

A tall, unorthodox design.

Bright yellow background.

And the perfect image of a young Namath clutching the ball, ready to break down an opposing defense.

Add to that Namath's incredible popularity as one of the game's biggest legends and it's easy to see why collectors go crazy for this card.

Demand and prices remain incredibly strong, placing the card high on the list of the hobby's most valuable football cards.

In this guide we'll go over everything you need to know if you're considering to add a Namath rookie card to your collection.

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1968 Topps Nolan Ryan Rookie Card: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Nolan Ryan pitching for California AngelsIf you were to crown one baseball card as the king of the 1960’s would you pick the 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan rookie card?

It’s a tough debate…

There are several great ones:

The 1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski rookie.

The 1967 Topps Tom Seaver rookie.

The 1969 Topps Reggie Jackson rookie.

But none of those compare to the 1963 Topps Pete Rose rookie and 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan rookie.

And between those two, I’d say it’s very close but eventually I’d have to crown the 1963 Topps Pete Rose rookie as the best and most important card of the 1960’s.

That said, the 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan rookie is an incredible card and one of the hobby’s most valuable baseball cards.

And to make things even more challenging, there are three other versions of his rookie card printed separately for collectors to chase.

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22 Magic Johnson Basketball Cards You Need To Own

Magic JohnsonFor anyone who collects Magic Johnson basketball cards, you know one thing’s for sure:

His cards are as sharp-looking as his legendary dazzling passes.

Ervin “Magic” Johnson was one of the most prolific passers the game has ever seen ranking number five on the all-time NBA assists list. But let’s be honest, no one’s passes were as exciting and entertaining as his.

The leader of the infamous “Showtime” Lakers of the ’80s and early ’90s, Johnson played the game with a passion that you rarely see today.

For that reason, his cards are still popular among collectors today.

Appearing on Topps, Hoops, Fleer, Skybox and Upper Deck issues over the years, there are several key Magic Johnson cards that any serious collector should own.

Here is a list of his top cards that you should consider for your collection.

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