The 1909 Philadelphia Caramel 1 Honus Wagner is an old baseball card, extremely rare and quite valuable. Those individuals able to locate one would definitely qualify for bragging rights. This card features a picture of the former Pittsburgh Pirates, Hall of Fame shortstop on the front of the card, batting. On the back, isn’t a biography or stats, but a listing of the other players in the card’s series.
A Honus Wagner baseball card would be a great boon for a real hobbyist. True and informed baseball fans know how well respected a player Wagner was. Some people even consider him to be one of the best all-around-players to ever don a baseball uniform. Not only was he a great shortstop but he was also a fantastic hitter. His lifetime batting average was .329 and he led the NL (National League) in hitting 7 of the 17 seasons he played. These are phenomenal statistics fitting for an outstanding player.
It would be difficult to find a baseball fan who hadn’t heard of the late, great Babe Ruth. Ruth is one of baseball’s most storied home run hitters and beloved players. His memorabilia sells extremely well, especially pieces which are rare and in mint condition. The 1948 Leaf #3 Babe Ruth baseball card is one of his most sought after cards. It sells between $400 and $3000 depending on the condition and grade of the card.
This particular Babe Ruth baseball card features him in a white jersey with a blue and white New York cap. The background is orange and it is an up close shoulder/head shot of the Babe. His name is written in white letters. On the back of the card is a short biography.
The 1951 Bowman 2 Yogi Berra baseball card would be a fantastic addiction to any baseball lover’s collection. It sells for around $200 in good condition. Individuals can expect to pay a bit more for one in mint condition and perhaps less for one with some bends, wrinkles and tears. Berra was not only a Hall of Famer catcher for the New York Yankees but is also well-known for his humorous sayings and quotes. Many of his famous quotes are repeated by fans and non-fans alike. There are many web sites dedicated solely to his sayings.
The 1951 Bowman #2 Yogi Berra card features the former star player in his pin stripped uniform and a blue, New York Yankee hat. He is sporting a smile and the words “Grandstan” are printed alongside the top part of the card. His name, Larry “Yoggi” Berra is in white print across the bottom of the card.
The 1972 Comspec Pete Maravich basketball card is extremely rare. It features Pete in a green and blue Atlanta Hawks jersey dribbling a basketball in between his legs. It has an orange background and “Atlanta Hawks”, “Pete Maravich”, “Guard” are printed on the front of the card.
Pete Maravich was one of the most dazzling, exciting and creative guards to ever play professional basketball. His ball handling skills were amazing and mesmerized everyone fortunate enough to have had a chance to see him play.
The 03-04 Kobe Bryant UD EXQUISITE 3 Color Auto Patch trading card is a really cool item and would be a nice addition to a basketball lover’s memorabilia collection. It includes not only a Kobe Bryant card but also a patch from his jersey. Generally, there are not many of these made in any particular edition, making them pretty rare and often times fairly valuable. These types of cards may cost buyers at least a couple hundred dollars but may be worth the investment for a die hard fan and for those looking to resale them in the future.
The 1979 O-P-CHEE 18 Wayne Gretzky trading card is one of the most popular and in-demand Gretzky cards in the collectibles industry. In mint condition it may sale for more then $8,000. Wayne, known as ‘The Great One’ is considered by many to be the best hockey player of all time. As a result, his sports memorabilia, particularly, his rookie card gets a lot of attention and is revered by collectors, both professional and amateur.
It’s no secret that Wayne Gretzky has had one of the most storied careers in the history of professional hockey. For many years, he was not only considered one of the world’s best hockey players but sports star. His reach and reputation was universal and on par with athletes such as Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods.
The Sidney Crosby 05-06 UD Ice Rookie card is in high demand amongst hockey fans and serious hockey card collectors. Sidney Crosby, the teenage phenomenon, has helped keep the game of hockey relevant and exciting. He entered the league during a time when it needed stars and Crosby has shone brightly every since he placed his skates on the ice.
During his rookie season, Sidney scored more over 100 (102) points. His second year in the league, he owned the NHL’s scoring title. Along the way, he has helped to significantly improve the Pittsburgh Penguins and bring additional notoriety to the sport.
Jim Brown is one of the finest and most exciting running backs to ever play the game of football. Standing at 6 Foot 2 inches and weighing 236 lbs, Brown was a muscular and explosive force that opponent’s struggled to bring down. Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1957 in the first round (sixth pick), he would go on to have a storied career. Because Jim Brown is considered to be one of the greatest athletes of all time, memorabilia that feature him is considered quite valuable, especially for the true football fan. Particularly of value is the 1958 TOPPS 62 Jim Brown rookie card.
If you are in the market for a 1952 Bowman 30 Sammy Baugh football card, the internet may be the best place to locate and purchase one. The ability to search for and then look through cards from all over the world, is a dream and ideal for many card collectors.
Besides the aforementioned, 1952 Bowman 30 Sammy Baugh football card, there are other Sammy Baugh football cards available for sale online as well. Anyone expecting to purchase the 1952 Bowman 30 card should be prepared to spend a few hundred dollars. However, the condition and the grade of the card will affect its price.
Ernie Stautner is one of the greatest defensive tackles to ever play the game. Standing 6 foot 1 inches tall and weighing 230 pounds, he was one of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the league’s premier defensive players. Drafted to the team in 1950 from Boston College as the number 2 overall draft pick, he stayed with the team for over a decade (14 years). Stautner was voted to the All-NFL team in 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1959. He also participated in nine Pro Bowls.
The Ernie Stautner rookie card would be a real prize for anyone fortunate enough to land one. This Class of 1969 Hall of Famer, is one of the most beloved and respected defensive players to ever have donned a Steelers uniform.