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The first baseball cards were trade cards printed in the late 1860s by a sporting goods company, around the time baseball became a professional sport. Most of the baseball cards around the beginning of the 20th century came in candy and tobacco products. It was during this era that the most valuable baseball card ever printed was produced - the infamous T206 tobacco card featuring Honus Wagner. The T206 Set, distributed by the American Tobacco Company in 1909, is considered by collectors to be the most popular set of all time. In 1933, Goudey Gum Company of Boston issued baseball cards with players biographies on the backs and was the first to put baseball cards in bubble gum. The 1933 Goudey set remains one of the most popular and affordable vintage sets to this day. Bowman Gum began issuing baseball cards in 1948, and these are considered the start of the modern card era. Topps Chewing Gum, Inc., (now the Topps Company, Inc.) began inserting trading cards into bubble gum packs in 1950, its first baseball trading card set in 1951, and the first modern style card with complete playing record and statistics on the back in 1952. Topps quickly began to dominate the market after they bought out Bowman, their chief competitor, in1956. Other Topps competitors included Fleer (1923 to 2005), Upper Deck (1988 to present), O-Pee-Chee (1934 to 1996), Donruss (1954 to 2009). Topps and Fleer had a 30 year legal battle over Topps attempted monopoly of the issuance of baseball cards in chewing gum packs. On this page we include antique, vintage, and modern sport trading cards. These may have been sold separately or included as premiums with gum, tobacco, or other goods.
SC4003 Topps 1981 Topps Philadelphia Phillies Card Lot inc.#403 World Series

1981 Topps Philadelphia Phillies Card Lot inc.#403 World Series

Here are some 1981 Topps Baseball cards of the Philadelphia Phillies. They mostly grade excellent to near mint, and some better. Coming of their 1980...
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SC4004 Lot 27 Philadelphia Phillies Topps Baseball Cards 1979-1982 Bowa

Lot 27 Philadelphia Phillies Topps Baseball Cards 1979-1982 Bowa

Here is a small lot of 27 Philadelphia Phillies Topps baseball cards from 1979 to 1982. Included in the lot is a 1982 Larry Bowa In Action Card #516,...
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SC4006 Topps Lot Topps California Angels baseball cards 1979, 1980, and 1982

Lot Topps California Angels baseball cards 1979, 1980, and 1982

This lot of 18 California Angels baseball cards, includes cards from the 1979, 1980, and 1982 Topps series, featuring the. The cards are mostly VG to...
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SC4009 Topps Lot Topps Cleveland Indians baseball cards 1979. 1981 #18, Adams

Lot Topps Cleveland Indians baseball cards 1979. 1981 #18, Adams

This is a lot of 18 Topps Cleveland Indians baseball cards, and are mostly from the 1979 and 1981 series. The cards are mostly VG to near mint. You...
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SC4005 Topps Lot Topps Kansas City Royals Baseball Cards, George Brett Rookie

Lot Topps Kansas City Royals Baseball Cards, George Brett Rookie

This lot of 18 of mostly 1981 Topps baseball cards featuring the Kansas City Royals. Included in the lot is #700 George Brett all-star rookie card...
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SC4008 Topps Lot Topps Minnesota Twins baseball cards 1979, 1981 #18 Adams

Lot Topps Minnesota Twins baseball cards 1979, 1981 #18 Adams

This is a lot of 18 Topps Minnesota Twins baseball cards from 1979 and 1981. The cards are mostly VG to near mint. Includes #18, Glen Adams. The...
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SC4007 Topps Lot Topps Seattle Mariners baseball cards 1979-80 Willie Horton

Lot Topps Seattle Mariners baseball cards 1979-80 Willie Horton

This is a lot of 18 Topps Seattle Mariners baseball cards from 1979 and 1980. The lot includes #532, Willie Horton. Both team checklist cards were...
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