The Elusive 1959 Yoo-Hoo Mickey Mantle Card: A Closer Look at One of Baseball’s Most Sought-After Oddball Collectibles

In my review of the 1959 Yoo-Hoo baseball card set for the 24th Post War Cards Newsletter and its expanded write-up on the oddball archive, I referenced the 1959 Yoo-Hoo Mickey Mantle card. While it’s not officially recognized as part of the set, due to its status as an advertising piece and different design, due … Read more

Collectibles and Don Larsen’s Perfect Game

Don Larsen was a journeyman major league picture who produced one of the most extraordinary performances in Major League Baseball history. Larsen pitched the only perfect game in World Series history in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series between the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers. He threw only 97 pitches in this historic … Read more

Ranking The Last Card of 13 Post-War Baseball Legends

A lot of collectors focus on rookie cards and superstar cards from key sets like 1952 Topps. One thing collectors tend to overlook is the last card of a player’s career. What’s cool about the last cards is that they usually present a player’s full career statistics and summarize their entire career. Using the final … Read more

Starting a Post-War Baseball Card Collection with $400

The other week I built a 1970s Topps Graded Basketball Collection on a $250 budget. Today, I want to do something similar with baseball cards. This time I am raising my budget to $400 and targeting the era between 1948 and 1975. If the prospect chase, the boom and bust, and gambling like tendencies of … Read more