1968 Topps Mickey Mantle: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

1968 Topps #280 Mickey Mantle Baseball Card

Like all of his cards, the 1968 Topps Mickey Mantle continues to be one of the most sought after vintage cards in the hobby.

While it may not be his most valuable, there certainly isn’t another card quite like it from a design standpoint.

After all, those burlap-colored borders of the 1968 Topps set are instantly recognizable…

The 1968 season was Mantle’s last as a Major League ballplayer, which gives this card some added importance.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at what makes it so unique, how much it’s worth, and how to best go about buying and selling one.

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10 Most Valuable 1979 Topps Baseball Cards

Most Valuable 1979 Topps Baseball Cards

To wrap up the decade, the 1979 Topps baseball card set offered a great design, colorful imagery and plenty of star power.

And the Ozzie Smith rookie card would eventually become one of the most iconic of the era.

I love the old Topps logo that sits in the bottom-left corner of the front of the cards and the photography was pretty good for the time.

While several players on this list were All-Stars in 1978, only those who were starters received the "All-Star" designation on the front of their cards.

Many would consider this a somewhat overlooked set, but its popularity has continued to grow over time.

And in this guide, I'll run through the ten most valuable.

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1986 Fleer Karl Malone Rookie Card: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Karl Malone Rookie Card Collectors Guide

One of the most recognizable basketball cards in the hobby, the 1986 Fleer Karl Malone rookie card continues to be in high demand.

But, would you expect anything less from the game's second all-time leading scorer?

Known for his incredible consistency, Malone rightfully earned the nickname "The Mailman" on his way to becoming one of the game's greatest scorers and rebounders in history.

Together with teammate, John Stockton, he was all but unstoppable and quickly became one of the game's premier superstars of his era.

That said, here is a comprehensive guide that covers the key things you should know before you buy or sell his rookie card.

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10 Most Valuable 1987 Donruss Baseball Cards

Unopened Box of 1987 Donruss Baseball CardsSome sets in this hobby are instantly recognizable and the 1987 Donruss baseball card set is certainly one of them.

How can we forget those black borders and those little baseball-laden stripes that flank the player images?

The set is notable for its long line-up of rookie cards in Greg Maddux, Bo Jackson, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Barry Larkin, and Rafael Palmeiro, among others.

But the set design is unforgettable…

While many of the cards in this set sadly no longer have any value, you might be surprised by what some of these cards are selling for these days.

And in this guide, I’ll run through the ten most valuable.

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