Willie Mays RC & More, Pt. 2

Willie Mays’ Cards to Collect

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
Length: 342 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


Willie Mays – 2024 TOPPS MLB at Rickwood Negro League Collection Card RW-4

player info

• played in the negro leagues as a high schooler
• four-Time NL Stolen base leader

set info

• art by micah johnson
•FEATURED ONLINE AT TOPPS.COM
• ONE OF SIX NEGRO LEAGUE PLAYERS INCLUDED IN THE COLLECTION 
•AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME

card back

• TALKS ABOUT THE MLB GAME AT RICKWOOD FIELD IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA ON JUNE 20, 2024
• RICKWOOD IS THE OLDEST PROFESSIONAL BALLPARK IN THE U.S.

1954 Topps #90 Willie Mays

player info

• won first of two mvps in 1954
• lifetime batting average of .301

Set info

• 250 card set

card back

• rejoined the giants two years after entering the military

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 released in six series

back of card

• details cards to look for

1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays

player info

• born in westfield, alabama
• 1954 NL Batting Champion

set info


• 407 card set

card back

• hit .477 in Minneapolis before getting called up by the giants

1951 Bowman #315 Willie Mays RC

player info

• 1951 NL Rookie of the Year
• 12-time gold glove winner

set info

• 324 card set

card back

• signed by the giants after graduating form high school in 1950


Willie Mays RC & More, Pt. 1


Willie Mays RC & More Pt. 1

Best Willie Mays Cards

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
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