I’ve Still Got My Collectible Baseball Cards – Have You?
Baseball is a game that has ardent fans both nationally and internationally alike. There are items such as the players T-shirt that fans will pay huge amounts to possess. Also, there are many other souvenirs that collectors treasure and invest heavily to acquire. Collectible baseball cards are such items, which were and still are in big demand. Collectors, fans and kids alike hunt them to collect and treasure for generations to come.
A Brief History of Collectible Baseball Cards
As early as the 1840s, baseball became one of the most popular games in the US, it was about then that baseball cards came into existence as well. A picture of the baseball player was produced and the collection was called ‘cabinet card’ because they were subsequently used to play the popular game cabinet.
In the 1860s, the first commercial baseball cards were manufactured and they were mainly of the famous players of those times along with different types of advertisements on the other side of the card.
In the 1880s, tobacco companies such as Old Judge started inserting baseball cards in the packages of their tobacco. In those times approximately 2000 different baseball cards were produced and distributed in this form. Soon other tobacco companies started following suit and soon all of them were including a baseball card with their merchandise.
In the 1900s, both tobacco and candy companies started to produce and commercialize baseball cards. Some of the best collectible baseball cards were manufactured then and most collectors call that time of as Golden Age of the baseball cards. Exceptional quality cards were produced of top players at that time such as Addie Joss and Rube Wadell.
Top 10 collectible baseball cards
Acquiring collectible baseball cards today can cost a fortune depending which one you have in mind. Here are the top 10 collectible baseball cards which if you posses consider yourself an accomplished collector in the baseball field.
1) 1909 T206 – Honus Wagner
2) 1932 U.S. Caramel Charles (Lindy) Lindstrom
3) 1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie
4) 1909 T 206 Joe Doyle
5) 1909 T206 Eddie Plank
6) 1909 T 206 Sherry Magie
7) 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle
8) 1951 Topps Current All-Stars Konstantly
9) 1951 Topps Current All-Stars Roberts
10) 1951 Topps Currents All-Stars Stanky
While they are still available on some auction sites such as Ebay or other specialized baseball sites, they are extremely expensive. A collection of the above ten cards can easily make a few million dollars. So good luck in acquiring as many as you possibly can or you never know you may inherit some one day.