The Best Rickey Henderson Rookie Cards to Collect

Retired left fielder Rickey Henderson spent 24 seasons in MLB for nine teams from 1979 to 2003, including four stints with the Oakland Athletics. Henderson won two World Series during his career, in 1989 with Oakland and in 1993 with Toronto. He used the ultimate combination of power and speed to break numerous major leagueContinue reading “The Best Rickey Henderson Rookie Cards to Collect”

The Best Bob Feller Rookie Cards: Guide, and Buying/Selling Advice

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1962, Bob Feller (1918-2010) was a legendary pitcher who gave up nearly four seasons of baseball in the prime of his career after enlisting for the US Navy in WWII. An eight-time All-Star and the World Series champion in 1948, he went on to be elected the inauguralContinue reading “The Best Bob Feller Rookie Cards: Guide, and Buying/Selling Advice”

1952 Mickey Mantle sells for record $12.6 million

The hobby was given a major shot in the arm following the news that a Mickey Mantle rookie card just sold for $12.6 million. The most expensive card in history, it blew past the existing record. (Earlier this month, a rare, authenticated Honus Wagner T-206 baseball card changed hands for $7.25 million in a privateContinue reading “1952 Mickey Mantle sells for record $12.6 million”

The Best Freddie Freeman Rookie Cards to Collect 

First baseman Freddie Freeman played for the Atlanta Braves for 12 seasons, before joining the LA Dodgers in 2022. For now, he seems to have settled into life in Los Angeles after a stormy start.  “I’m so happy to be here, because, man, these guys helped me so much,” he said of his Dodgers teammates.Continue reading “The Best Freddie Freeman Rookie Cards to Collect “

The Best Hank Aaron Rookie Cards to Collect 

Hank Aaron (1934-2021) is a legend within the sport of baseball, with a playing career that stretched from 1954 through 1976. The majority of his career was spent with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves. In that time, he broke numerous batting records, many of which still stand today.  For example, he holds the MLB records for theContinue reading “The Best Hank Aaron Rookie Cards to Collect “

The Best Barry Bonds Rookie Cards to Collect 

Barry Bonds still holds many MLB hitting records, including most career home runs (762), most home runs in a single season (73, set in 2001), and most career walks. However, his role in the steroids scandal of 2007 had left an indelible mark on his legacy, and took him out of GOAT contention for someContinue reading “The Best Barry Bonds Rookie Cards to Collect “

The Best Lou Gehrig Rookie Cards to Collect 

On the field, Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) is arguably best known for playing in 2,130 consecutive games for the Yankees. It was a record that stood for 56 years.  His streak was snapped unexpectedly when he was forced to remove himself from the lineup in 1939. It turned out to be amyotrophic lateralContinue reading “The Best Lou Gehrig Rookie Cards to Collect “

The Best Willie Mays Rookie Cards to Collect

Willie Mays is undoubtedly a GOAT contender. The likes of Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, and a few others are up there, but the argument always seems to come down to Babe Ruth and Mays when all is said and done.  Mays ended his career with 660 home runs, good for third on the all-time listContinue reading “The Best Willie Mays Rookie Cards to Collect”

The Best Stan Musial Rookie Cards to Collect 

Stan Musial (1920-2013) is a Cardinals legend who is widely seen as one of the game’s greatest hitters. All the more impressive, having returned to baseball in 1946 after a two-year stint with the navy during WWII, Musial won a second MVP award after batting .365 as the Cardinals captured their third World Series championshipContinue reading “The Best Stan Musial Rookie Cards to Collect “

The Best Kirby Puckett Rookie Cards to Collect

Kirby Puckett (1960-2006) is the Twins’ all-time leader in career hits, runs, and total bases, having spent his entire 12-year MLB career as a center fielder with the team.  On March 5, 2006, Puckett suffered a stroke at his Arizona home and died the following day, just over a week short of his 46th birthday.Continue reading “The Best Kirby Puckett Rookie Cards to Collect”