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Mickey Mantle Cards Still Paying Dividends

And Owners Are Cashing In

  • March 30, 2016
  • Scott Alpaugh

Mickey Mantle Topps and Bowman CardsMickey Mantle last played in a Major League baseball game in 1968 for the New York Yankees.  Nearly 50 years later, Mickey is still one of the hottest names in the collecting hobby.  While reports of record setting prices for Mantle's 1952 Topps #311 card are regular stories across the country, there is still significant value in many of the other cards from his playing days -- and they don't even have to be in MINT condition to generate an appreciable return.

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Vintage Topps Find Purchased From Vancouver, Canada

Features 1952 #311 Mickey Mantle & Many High Numbers

  • January 06, 2016
  • Scott Alpaugh

1952 Topps #311 Mickey MantleWe receive dozens of inquiries and email questions every week through the Appraisal Page on our JustCollect.com website. Many are from collectors that want to know what their 1989 Donruss Ken Griffey is worth or that they found a hoard of 1987 Topps in the basement and want to know if it will pay off the college loans. Sadly, the answers to such questions are often, "Very little, I'm sorry to say" and "No, unfortunately it won't." We also get inquiries that genuinely pique our

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Boyfriend Bowls Boy Over with Collection of 1958 Topps Baseball Cards!

  • October 07, 2015
  • Leighton Sheldon

How did you build your vintage card collection?  Did you buy packs and build sets?  Most youngsters that grew up before the new millennium remember buying packs, chewing the gum (yes, they put gum in the packs with the cards) and trading with their friends.  There wasn’t an Internet or eBay or even that many card shows or conventions.  Recently, we were contacted by a gentleman who found us through our JustCollect.com website on the Internet. He was interested in selling his 1958 Topps Baseball Collection to us and how he assembled his

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"Lost then Found" 1941 Play Ball Baseball Card Collection

  • May 06, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

Everyone seems to have heard a story about how their parents or siblings threw out their childhood baseball card collection.  While these stories are commonplace, such losses helped add to the increased scarcity of vintage baseball cards in the modern day. Recently, Just Collect met with an individual that had a collection that most in the family thought had met the same unfortunate fate.  The gentleman that contacted Just Collect mentioned that this collection had been his father’s and was collected during his childhood in 1941.  At some point, the collection vanished and the thoughts turned to whether it had

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1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth Yankees SGC 10

  • November 17, 2013
  • Leighton Sheldon

Today we have this incredible 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth Yankees SGC 10 Baseball Card up for auction. Babe Ruth is arguably the greatest baseball player of all-time. Over his career, he won 7 World Series titles, blasted over 700 homeruns, and held a career batting average over .340. Ruth was an extremely popular baseball player. He just seemed to succeed at everything on the baseball field. In 1920, he broke his own home run record and hit an amazing 54 home runs in one

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