Babe Ruth baseball cards garner the most demand of any other single player in the history of the game.
The “Babe’s” lifetime baseball stats are purely staggering: .342 BA, 714 HR, and 2214 RBI’s, making him one of the best to ever play the game.
Add on the fact that he played for the Yankees, he cursed an entire franchise (the Red Sox of course), and had one of the most memorable personalities in baseball, and it’s no surprise that collector demand for Babe Ruth’s baseball cards remains very high.
But, you say that Ruth has cards that are (gulp) undervalued??
Part of our mission at All Vintage Cards is to help collectors identify baseball cards that look mis-priced in the marketplace. We utilize our research on Availability, Collector Demand, and Current Valuation to determine whether a card looks Fairly Valued or potentially Undervalued (or even Overvalued).
Using our research, we’ve identified ten Babe Ruth Baseball Cards that look Undervalued relative to investor supply and demand. Enjoy!Continue reading
As we discussed in our first article about the history of baseball cards, there is some debate about what cards are actually the first true baseball card set.
Some believe that early “cabinet” cards from the 19th century deserve the honor, but as we noted, these cards don’t meet the true definition of a “baseball card”.
In most collecting circles the tobacco cards of 1886 included in packs of Old Judge cigarettes are indeed the first true baseball cards.
The set (cataloged as set N167 by J.R. Burdick in the historic American Card Catalog) is small in stature, as only twelve cards were created and feature cards from only the New York Giants.
Of the twelve cards, six are hall of famers, thus for a set with such diminutive size, it really packs a punch.
Finding the N167 cards is kind of like finding a needle in a haystick, thus the cards hold tremendous value. Let’s take a closer look at the set!Continue reading
After our first article about the history of baseball cards we’ve had so many people ask us: what are the most valuable baseball cards?
With this list, I’ve narrowed down the field to thirty cards that both hold tremendous value and are considered to be some of the most sought after cards for baseball card collectors.
From a price standpoint, some of the baseball cards on this list may unfortunately be out of reach for many collectors.
However, if you come across a low grade version of one of these cards it will likely be more affordable and something you could consider adding to your collection.
Whatever the case, it should be well understood that the business of baseball cards is alive and well. Thus, some baseball cards, especially pre-war cards or even some created after World War II are worth a lot of money.
If you have any of the cards on this list, consider yourself one of the lucky ones!Continue reading