History Of Baseball Cards
In a garage roughly 3000 miles from where im writing this theres a long white cardboard container filled with hundreds of cardboard rectanglesall the baseball cards i amassed as a child.
History of baseball cards. They first became popular in the early 1900s when tobacco companies started inserting them into packs as a. A while back i posted a really cool hockey card that came from a box that shane of shoebox legends sent me. 1840s 1867 in the period before and just after the american civil war baseball became an increasingly popular sport in the united states. A t206 honus wagner was sold for 28 million in 2007.
So whoever says that baseball cards are no longer valuable simply doesnt know what he or she is talking about. From 1887 to the present billions of baseball cards have been produced. In the beginning god made man. Sure the massive print runs during the late 80s and early 90s killed the value of most post 1980s cards.
Topps fleer donruss leaf upper deck score and several other companies rushed to print cards to keep up with demand. Modern printed in 1980 or later at this point in the hobbys history card manufacturers began printing cards in huge quantities. History of bowman baseball cards vintage sets image gallery however by this point in time there was a major new player on the block in the form of the topps gum company. Baseball cards have a very broad history.
A brief history of baseball cards. Back to beginners guide. Between 1951 and 1955 a proverbial state of war existed between the two companies that would later inspire the book the bubble gum card war. Baseball cards outdate the national league with the first ones popping up in the 1860s.