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18 Bob Gibson Baseball Cards You Need To Own

Bob GibsonIf you collect Bob Gibson baseball cards then you’re aware of one simple fact:

“Hoot” was one of the most intimidating pitchers to ever grace the mound in Major League Baseball.

An Omaha, Nebraska native, Gibson began his professional sports career playing basketball under contract with the Harlem Globetrotters, and baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals before ultimately deciding to pursue baseball.

During his 17 years with the St. Louis Cardinals, Gibson racked up 251 wins, 3,117 strikeouts, and an overall ERA of 2.91. A nine time All-Star, Gibson also won two World Series Championships, two Cy Young Awards and one National League MVP award.

Here is a list of the 18 Bob Gibson cards that any serious collector should pursue.

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1961 Fleer Wilt Chamberlain Rookie Card: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Wilt Chamberlain Playing Basketball

The 1961 Fleer Wilt Chamberlain rookie card is one that any serious card collector should own.

Why?

Fleer was the only major manufacturer to produce cards in 1961 since Topps had dropped out. That makes this Chamberlain's only recognized rookie and the key to the set.

Not to mention it's one of the most valuable basketball cards in the entire hobby.

Chamberlain was absolutely dominant over the course of his career. Standing at 7'1" and weighing 275 pounds, he terrorized opposing defenders.

Wilt "The Stilt" simply couldn't be stopped. And collectors go crazy for his rookie card.

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1981 Topps Joe Montana Rookie Card: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Joe Montana Throwing Football

If you collect football cards then the 1981 Topps Joe Montana rookie card is an absolute must have.

Not only is it one of the most valuable football cards of the 1980's, it's one of the most expensive of all-time.

Montana didn't possess the strongest arm but what he did better than anyone else was manage the game with consistency and accuracy and find ways to win. Having Jerry Rice on his team sure didn't hurt either.

His ability to remain calm under pressure and drive his teams to countless fourth quarter victories earned him nicknames such as "Joe Cool" and "The Comeback Kid".

That reputation earned him a place as one of the most popular players of all times and his cards are some of the most highly collected as a result.

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22 Yogi Berra Baseball Cards You Need To Own

Yogi BerraItems of Yankee legends are always popular among sports collectors and Yogi Berra baseball cards are no exception.

One of the most well-known names in baseball history, he also became a cultural icon for his funny sayings like “the future ain’t what it used to be” and “I never said most of the things I said”.

Born Lawrence Berra, he earned the nickname “Yogi” from a childhood friend who thought he looked similar to an Indian yogi he saw during a movie.

Yogi went on to be one of the best (if not the best) catchers and most feared hitters of all-time. A 3-time MVP, 15-time All-Star and member of 10 World Series championship teams, Berra’s place in baseball history is forever cemented.

Here is a list of the 22 best Yogi Berra cards that any serious collector should pursue.

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