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Mickey Mantle Rookie Cards: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Mickey Mantle rookie yearThere is a common misconception in the baseball card hobby about the Mickey Mantle rookie card…

Usually it’s his iconic 1952 Topps card that comes to mind.

But the 1951 Bowman is actually his official rookie card, albeit less popular and less valuable than its 1952 Topps counterpart.

Make no mistake, collectors go crazy for both cards. No doubt about it.

So much so that both are ranked high on the list of the most valuable baseball cards in the hobby.

For that reason I’m going to talk about both of them. But it’s important to understand the key differences between the two.

This guide takes an in-depth look at each card to give you the details about what to know when hunting for a Mickey Mantle rookie.

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24 Best Roberto Clemente Baseball Cards: The Ultimate Collectors Guide

Roberto ClementeThose in the market for Roberto Clemente baseball cards know one thing is for certain:

they aren’t cheap.

He was one of the most productive players on the field. But, he was also extremely selfless and giving off the field. So much so that an award is given each year to the player who best exemplifies Clemente’s character.

That reputation allowed him to win the hearts of many fans. And that puts his baseball cards in very high demand.

In this guide we’ll take a crack at breaking down everything you need to know about Roberto Clemente cards.

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24 Hank Aaron Baseball Cards For Serious Collectors

Hank AaronIf you collect Hank Aaron baseball cards then you know just how special they are.

And for good reason:

He’s one of the biggest names in baseball history.

“The Hammer” boasted amazing power that led him to eventually surpassing Babe Ruth’s career home record finishing with 755 in total.

Along with players like Mantle, Clemente, Mays and Koufax, he’s one of the biggest names in the post-war collecting circle.

His cards are keys to just about every set in which he was featured. Putting together a collection of his cards in high grade takes extreme patience and deep pockets.

Let’s take a look at the most important Hank Aaron baseball cards in the hobby.

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Roger Maris Baseball Cards: The Ultimate Collectors Guide

Roger MarisCollecting Roger Maris baseball cards can be one of the most competitive endeavors in the hobby.

Even though he’s not a Hall of Famer, Maris remains extremely popular for two big reasons:

1. He played for the Yankees.

2. He broke Babe Ruth’s single season home run record in 1961 when he hit 61 round trippers.

That combination allowed him to win the hearts of many fans. And that puts his baseball cards in very high demand.

In this guide we’ll take a crack at breaking down everything you need to know about Roger Maris cards.

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