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1952 Topps Baseball

1952 Topps Baseball # of cards: 407 Dimensions: 2 5/8″ by 3 3/4″ Collector score: ***** (6 Stars) The most popular sports card set ever produced. It is nearly impossible to find cards in NM-MT condition, so most collectors are quite happy to find an EX or even a VG … Continue reading

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ACEO Cards

ACEO stands for Art Card Originals and Editions. It is a term that was coined by an eBay seller in 2004 to describe little works of art which are exactly the size of a standard baseball card, 2.5 x 3.5 inches. The only true ACEO cards which have any value … Continue reading

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1952 Bowman Baseball

1952 Bowman Baseball # of cards: 252 Dimensions: 2  1/16  by 3  1/8 Collector score: ** (2 Stars) While Topps was producing their first real issue in 1952, a set that would go on to become the most collectible of them all, Bowman released this crummy set of rinky-dink cards … Continue reading

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1951 Bowman Baseball

1951 Bowman Baseball # of cards: 324 Dimensions: 2 1/16 x 3 1/8 Collector Score **** (5 Stars) In ‘51, the Bowman cards grew slightly larger. Many of the fronts are simply enlargements of the 1950 set, but in spite of this the 1951 Bowmans are one of the most … Continue reading

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1950 Bowman Baseball

1950 Bowman Baseball # of cards: 252 Dimensions: 2  1/16  x  2  1/2 Collector Score ***** (5 Stars) A vast improvement was made on the card fronts, which used hand-painted color reproductions of photos. Compare this to the 1949 Bowman baseball issue that used tinted photos on colored backgrounds. Besides … Continue reading

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1949 Bowman Baseball

1949 Bowman Baseball # of cards: 240 Dimensions: 2 1/16 x 2 1/2 Collector Score **** (4 Stars) For 1949 Bowman increased their set to 240 cards. Cards 145-240 were printed in smaller quantities and are more valuable. Rookie cards include Duke Snider, Robin Roberts, Roy Campanella, Larry Doby, Richie … Continue reading

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1948 Bowman Baseball

1948 Bowman Baseball # of cards: 48 Dimensions: 2 1/16 x 2 1/2 Collector Score: **** (4 Stars) Even though this is a small set, it was the first national baseball card set issued since 1941 and includes rookie cards of Stan Musial, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Warren Spahn, Ralph … Continue reading

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