Willie Mays RC & More Pt. 1

Willie Mays’ Cards to Collect

Date: Jun 19, 2024
Topics: 1952 Bowman 218 Willie Mays, Baseball, Cards and Culture, Giants, MLB, New York, New York Giants, Rookie Cards, Willie Mays
Length: 315 Words
Reading Time: ~2 Minutes

On June 18, 2024, the baseball world bid farewell to the legendary Willie Mays, who passed away at 93. Known as “The Say Hey Kid,” Mays profoundly impacted the sport with his exceptional talent, charisma, and sportsmanship. Over his 22-season career, he amassed 24 All-Star selections, 12 Gold Glove Awards, two National League MVP titles, and led the New York/San Francisco Giants to a World Series championship in 1954. Beyond his accolades, Mays was a transformative figure, celebrated for his hitting, defensive prowess, and infectious enthusiasm for the game. To honor his extraordinary life and career, we celebrate his top rookie card and more.


Top Willie Mays Cards


1973 Topps #305 Willie Mays

player info

• Hall of Famer
• played his last season in 1973
• finished career with 24 all-star appearances

set info

• 660 card set

card back

• Willie was a member of 19 consecutive all-star teams

1959 Topps Willie Mays #464 Baseball Thrills – Mays’ Catch Makes Series History

player info

• won lone world series title in 1954
• jersey is retired by the giants and mets

Set info

• 10 card insert in 1959 topps
• features cards from legendary moments in baseball history

card back

• Talks about his famous catch in the 1954 world series

1972 Topps #50 Willie Mays

player info

• split 1972 season between giants and mets
• centerfielder

Set info

• part of “In Action” insert in 1972 topps
• 787 card set

back of card

• details cards to look for

1952 Bowman #218 Willie Mays

player info

• played for the birmingham black barons of the negro leagues in 1948
• missed the 1953 season due to military service

set info


• 324 card set

card back

• entered the army on may 29, 1952

1952 Berk Ross #7 Willie Mays

player info

• 1954 nl batting champion
• godfather of barry bonds

set info

• 72 card set
• KNOWN AS THE “HIT PARADE OF CHAMPIONS”

card back

• hit parade of champions


Willie Mays RC & More, Pt. 2


Willie Mays RC & More, Pt. 2

Top Willie Mays Cards

Date: Jun 19, 2024
Topics: 1953 Topps, 2024 Topps MLB at Rickwood Negro League, Baseball, Cards and Culture, Giants, MLB, New York, New York Giants, Rookie Cards, Willie Mays
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