Topps World Series cards from the 1970s added sharper images, but celebrating baseball’s championship soon fell by the wayside. Here’s a look at the Fall Classic through cardboard in the 1970s.
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.
For modern World Series artifacts, Curt Schilling’s bloody sock from the 2004 World Series is one of the most memorable. The sock is going from the Baseball Hall of Fame to the auction block, courtesy of Heritage Auctions, in its February sale.
The Baseball Hall of Fame has some new material on display featuring World Series artifacts from the San Francisco Giants. The items are on display in the ‘Autumn Glory’ exhibit, with a Giants Day celebration planned for 2013.
Stuff McInnis, a four-time World Series champ with the Philadelphia Athletics and other teams, had pieces of his memorabilia collection go on the block. Hosted by Kaminski Auctions, the group brought $46,800.
Fleer World Series sets: Offbeat, vintage Fall Classic cards with Laughlin art still on target with collectors.
Before being enshrined in the Baseball Hall of fame, artifacts from the 2011 World Series made a public appearance in Albany, including the famous David Freese torn jersey.
Each year, Topps produces a commemorative card set of the winning World Series team. this year’s year, to feature either the Texas Rangers or St. Louis Cardinals, will be a 27-card set.