My Top Rated Collection of Baseball Cards from 2022

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle & Willie Mays Baseball Cards highlight the Massachusetts Collection

A longtime friend, who I met in the sports cards business many years ago, arranged a meeting with a collector who had a phenomenal collection. The highlights were:

  • 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle
  • 1952 Topps Willie Mays
  • 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth
  • 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig
  • 1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig
  • 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson Rookie
  • 1939 Play Ball Ted Williams Rookie
  • 1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio
  • 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie
  • 1951 Bowman Willie Mays Rookie
  • 1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie
  • 1980 Topps Larry Bird/Magic Johnson Rookie
  • 1984 Star #101 Michael Jordan Rookie
  • 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie
  • 1957 Topps Bart Starr Rookie
  • 1958 Topps Jim Brown Rookie
  • 1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle
  • 1954 Dan Dee Mickey Mantle
  • 1954 Topps Ted Williams #250
  • 1948 Leaf Ted Williams

There were also (12) additional Mickey Mantle baseball cards from 1953 to 1969, and several Hank Aaron, Tom Seaver, and Whitey Ford baseball cards.

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie

This collector was a HUGE New York Yankees fan! After several discussions over the phone, pictures sent back & forth, we decided to meet in person. I hopped on an airplane the next day and showed up in Massachusetts. It is always exciting when you get to see a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle or 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth or 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig, but to see them all together is the best!

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth
1948 Leaf Ted Williams
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle

We met the next morning and I went right to work carefully reviewing the condition of each card and then explaining my offer on each card. After a couple of hours he asked if I liked Italian food. I said, heck yeah, and off we went to a little hole in the wall Italian joint that just knocked my socks off. I reached for the bill when we were finished and he said, don’t even think about it! We smiled and I knew the baseball cards would be going back to Denver, Colorado with me!

Why you should sell to Kurtz Kardz

Finding the retail customer takes an extensive amount of work and most people with collections don’t have the time or knowledge to accomplish the task. Also, the sports card shops in your area are generally not well equipped to appraise or purchase vintage collections of any magnitude. These retail stores are focused on selling modern products and simply don’t have the time or the knowledge to carefully evaluate vintage collections. So, how should you proceed? Kurtz Kardz will buy the entire collection and pay cash for it immediately.

We start with the more valuable cards from your collection. We grade them while showing/explaining the reasons for the grade.  We then establish a price for the card with a full explanation of how that is done. Once we receive your ‘Buy In’ of our explanation and the assessed value, we will continue with the remaining cards and come up with an offer for the entire collection.

We have been in the card collecting hobby full time since 1996. We have purchased nearly every card in existence except for the ‘True Rarities’, no T206 Wagner yet!!

We treat every collection and collector with the respect they deserve. Being a longtime collector myself, I understand how much work it takes to build a collection. So when you’re ready to sell, I understand what you are going through and will help you reach the best decision.

Our process is very straight forward and my guarantee is that you will feel comfortable within the first 10 minutes. Sounds a little overly confident? Well, I have purchased hundreds of collections over the last 26 years, with many pleased clients.

We Are Always Buying

Kurtz Kardz is always buying vintage sports cards from 1887 to 1972. You can get an idea of the cards we aggressively target by visiting Our Most Wanted List. If you have a collection that you are considering selling, contact us today.

How can I engage with Kurtz Kardz?

  1. We will Travel to You! If you have a collection and want us to come see You, we can catch a plane the next day! We have traveled all over the country buying sports cards, you can be our next stop! Contact us to discuss this option, we generally require a more valuable collection because of travel expenses.
  2. Meet me in Denver, Colorado
  3. Ship your collection – We can offer our FedEx account with free 2-day shipping. The package will be fully insured and tracked. We will make an offer the day we receive your cards. If you choose not to sell the cards, we’ll ship them back that day! For those of you who are nervous about shipping your cards, we have shipped millions of dollars’ worth of cards and only placed one insurance claim (in the amount of $650) in our 26 years. If you have engaged with us, and made the decision to sell your cards, they will be insured for the estimated value we placed on your collection.

Call Kurt at 303-792-9665