The 1965 set is chock full of star player cards including Mickey Mantle, Pete Rose, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays, while also including several key rookie cards of Joe Morgan, Catfish Hunter, Tony Perez, and Steve Carlton.
In this piece we take a closer look at the most valuable cards in the 1965 Topps Baseball card set, examining values, population reports, and overall investment potential.
Theearly Spring of 1950 brought the release of Bowman Baseball Cards to local neighborhood corner stores.
As kids ripped into new packs, a surprise awaited; beautiful full-color cards, a big improvement over the monochrome colors used in the 1949 Bowman issue.
The beautifully painted images in the 252 card set boast a mix of breathtaking ballpark backgrounds, action shots, and classic portrait photos.
The thin white border leads the collector’s eye to focus on the brilliance of the artistry, a simplicity that makes it one of my favorite baseball sets.
Like the 48 and 49 Bowman cards that preceded it, the cards are a smaller size (2 ⅙ x 2 ½), which was the norm, until Topps rolled into town in 1952 with larger size cards.
A few stars of the day are notably absent from the set, both Stan “The Man” Musial and Joe DiMaggio are glaring omissions. Neither had signed contracts with Bowman. (Note, however, that Joe’s brother Dom is a part of the set)
We focused here on vintage hockey cards worth in excess of $6,000. The end list is 27 cards, and you’ll notice there are players that get a few places on the list–notably Howie Morenz, who has four of the most valuable hockey cards of all time.
Hopefully, this will be a bit of a hockey history lesson for collectors as well – we’ve tried to provide a background on each player along with some of the videos which we believed best captured the essence of each player.
The good news is that while our cutoff line was $6,000 (normally in Excellent to NM condition), many of these vintage hockey cards can be found for a lot cheaper if you’re willing to sacrifice on grade a bit.
We try to update these lists every year, but if you see something that should be on the list, let me know via email at email@example.com.