Willie Mays was one of the best five-tool players to ever play the game. A rare combination of blistering speed and defensive prowess complemented his blend of power and accuracy at the plate.
Willie Mays defined the way that the game should be played and his early childlike love for the game earned him the moniker – ‘The Say Hey Kid’.
Despite all of the success on the field, Mays had to endure racial pressures and a bit of an odd relationship with the media and fans alike.
Still to this day, Mays remains well respected as a ballplayer and to this day is considered to be on the all-time greats.
In this piece, we examine the most important and valuable baseball cards for Willie Mays, most of which are still highly sought after among vintage collectors. This covers Mays’ cards dating from 1951 through 1960.Read More...