Forgotten Second Cards: 1952 Topps Pete Runnels

Introduction James Edward “Pete” Runnels MLB career spanned from 1951-1964 as a player with a short stint as the Boston Red Sox manager from 1965-1966. He was a solid hitter who finished his career with a .291 Batting Average while twice being the AL batting champion and earning five trips to the All-Star game. Pete … Read more

The 1958 and 1959 Topps Mickey Mantle All-Star Cards

In 1958, Topps introduced their first subset, a group of All-Star cards sponsored by SPORT Magazine. Yankee Slugger Mickey Mantle was, of course, included. In their 1959 release, Topps expanded to include three subsets, All-Star cards, Baseball Thrills, and Rookie Stars. Again, Mickey Mantle was in the All-Star set. I thought it would be interesting … Read more

Five Underrated Baseball Rookie Cards

There are so many criteria one could use to call a baseball card underrated. A baseball card’s merit has a lot to do with the player’s popularity. But, a teammate could have overshadowed the player on the card. Some play in small markets and don’t get national attention. The card might not be as popular … Read more