Launching A New Project: Original Pictures Used For The 1952 Topps Baseball Set

Attention baseball card collectors and fans of vintage photography! I’ve been quietly building up a new resource here on PostWarCards, and it has 16 pages already.  The 1952 Topps baseball set is the king of post-war cards. And because one of my passions is finding and sharing original photos used to create classic cards, I … Read more

10 Original Mickey Mantle Photos Used For His Early Baseball Cards

Vintage baseball cards are incredibly popular, but people sometimes forget that baseball card manufacturers had to find original photographs to design the cards around. Here are some original photos of Mickey Mantle that Bowman, Topps, and Wheaties used on some of his earlier baseball cards. 1951 Bowman #253 and 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle Cards … Read more

The Original Photo Used for the 1951 Bowman and 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle Cards

I recently wrote about the Topps Mickey Mantle Cards We Didn’t Get. In the article, I talked about how in the early 1950s, Topps and Bowman would sign players to exclusive agreements to differentiate their products. In 1954 and 1955, Bowman signed Mickey Mantle, so Topps could not produce cards for him in those years. … Read more