Joe Jackson Baseball Cards: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Joe Jackson Baseball Cards Collectors Guide

If there's one thing that should instantly stand out about "Shoeless" Joe Jackson baseball cards it's this:

there weren't many different varieties of Jackson cards produced during his playing days.

Since his first full season wasn't until 1911, he wasn't included in many of the iconic tobacco sets of years prior.

And because he was banned from the game after the 1920 season due to his alleged involvement in the "Black Sox" scandal, he was excluded from the extremely popular American Caramel set and others of the 1920s.

So, his relatively small window of playing time meant fewer Jackson cards to collect

And that can make owning any of his cards in any condition quite the challenge since you won't find them cheap.

In fact, his cards are some of the most expensive in the hobby...

And in this guide, we take a look at some of the finest Joe Jackson cards you can hope to collect.

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10 Most Valuable 1992 Topps Baseball Cards

Unopened Box of 1992 Topps Baseball CardsOne of the things that I’ll always remember about 1992 Topps baseball cards is that they did the unthinkable that year:

they left out the gum.

But they did offer up some parallels for the first time in company history with their Gold and Gold Winner cards.

And the set packed plenty of star power and even a couple of decent rookie cards in Manny Ramirez and Shawn Green.

Sadly, these days, most of the cards in the set aren’t worth the cardboard on which they’re printed but there are some here and there which can have value in top condition.

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

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Don Mattingly Rookie Cards: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Don Mattingly Rookie Cards Collectors Guide

Remember when Don Mattingly rookie cards were the hottest thing in hobby?

As his career and popularity skyrocketed during the mid to late 1980s, so too did demand for his rookie cards.

Everyone had to have one.

Well, times and the hobby have certainly changed but you may be surprised at just how valuable Donnie Baseball's rookies can still be in.

Some of them can sell north of $1,000 in top grade...

That says a lot about these cards and a guy who was once thought to be on a surefire track towards the Hall of Fame alongside so many other Yankee greats.

It's a testament to just how well these cards have stood the test of time.

And this guide I take a detailed look at each of them one by one.

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10 Most Valuable 1982 Topps Baseball Cards

Most Valuable 1982 Topps Baseball Cards

While it may not be one of the most popular sets of the era, the 1982 Topps baseball card set packed plenty of star power and two key Hall of Fame rookie cards.

And its dual hockey stick border design is instantly recognizable...

But, you'll remember that by 1982, Topps was no longer the only major company producing baseball cards as both Donruss and Fleer had joined the scene the year prior.

As a result, Topps created this monster 792-card checklist and loaded it with subsets to try and keep collector interest...and collector eyeballs...away from Donruss and Fleer.

While this set may be slightly overlooked in the history of the hobby, it still delivers a great checklist.

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

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