There’s a group of iconic pre-war baseball players who transcend their era. Players like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Joe Jackson, Lou Gehrig, Honus Wagner, and Christy Mathewson are celebrated today. However, cards from their playing days are often expensive and out of reach for most collectors. Luckily, sports card manufacturers in the post-war vintage era capitalized on their popularity and included them in sets beyond their playing careers. This allows collectors to own cards of these baseball greats with a few advantages. They are cheaper, more available, and cover statistics and historical context covering their entire career. Here are 11 post-war cards of iconic pre-war baseball players you might consider adding to your collection.
Shoeless Joe Jackson
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