Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend, held in Cooperstown, provided collectors and fans with opportunities to obtain collectibles and autographs.
One of the draws for baseball collectors in the 1960s was Topps’ World Series cards, offering highlights and additional star cards of Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax, Roger Maris and a host of others.
In 1955, Bowman introduced a quirky baseball set that couldn’t match Topps’ allure, yet collectors are still seeking its rewards. Today, the TV set design and brown borders drive collectors crazy.
The names and faces have changed, but the annual tradition known at N.Y. Yankees Old-timers’ Day remains true to its spirit, with former players rubbing elbows with fans and putting on a show.