1953 Topps Mickey Mantle: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Mickey Mantle Swinging Bat With 1953 Topps Card Superimposed

The 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle is one of the Mick's most highly-coveted cards.

It's an absolutely beautiful card...

This was Topps' second year printing mainstream baseball cards and once again Mantle would be the most prized card in the set.

In this guide we'll take a look at what makes this card so special and how you can determine how much they're worth.

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1976 Topps Walter Payton Rookie Card: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Walter Payton Scoring A Touchdown

If you collect vintage football cards, then the 1976 Topps Walter Payton rookie card is an absolute must-have.

The design is simple but this card is as sweet as "Sweetness" himself.

My favorite part is how calm he looks.

Because if you ever saw Payton play, you would know he was anything but that...

The guy was a relentless and intimidating runner who would punish defenders who tried to stop him.

I remember my grandpa had one of those old NFL Films specials on VHS that you used to get with a Sports Illustrated subscription that featured Payton.

In that film, they mentioned how grueling his offseason training was and how he never ran out of bounds but would instead meet any would-be tackler head on.

I was never a Bears fan but from that point on I was a Walter Payton fan.

Today, I'm a huge fan of his rookie card, especially since it ranks as one of the most valuable football cards in the hobby.

And in this guide, I go over the key things you should know before you buy or sell one.

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1972 Topps Julius Erving Rookie Card: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Julius Erving Dunking A Basketball Over Larry Bird

The 1972 Topps Julius Erving rookie card is one of my most favorite basketball cards ever made.

The design is pretty straightforward and not nearly as flashy as "Dr. J" was himself.

But the colors are vibrant and the card really pops.

Would the card be better if it displayed an image soaring through the air during one of his highlight dunks?


But who cares--the card is still awesome!

These days, his rookie card is extremely popular and has grown to be one of the most valuable basketball cards in the hobby.

And in this guide, I go over the key things you should know before you buy.

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T206 Honus Wagner Card: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide

1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner baseball cardIt’s the Holy Grail of baseball cards.

It’s the face of an entire hobby.

It’s the most valuable baseball card ever sold.

The T206 Honus Wagner card is quite simply in a league of its own and a mere pipe dream for millions of collectors.

Few collectibles possess the kind of mystique that this card carries.

And in this guide we’ll dive into what makes this card so special, why it’s so valuable, and what you’ll have to do to acquire one.

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