Vintage Cards of Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle & Hall of Fame Autos Purchased

Vintage Cards from 1909 to Modern Stars and Autographs this "Vintage Breaks" Collection Has it All!
  • May 21, 2024

Vintage cards including a 1932 Bulgaria Babe Ruth,1955 Bowman Mantle, signed cards of "Dr. J" Julius Erving, and even modern rookie cards such as Kobe Bryant are included in this new collection Just Collect has proudly purchased. See the "Vintage Breaks" collection and how to sell your collection today!

This collection has it ALL! Here at Just Collect, we specialize in vintage cards. Recently, we purchased a collection of rare 19th Century baseball cards including these 1887 N187 Old Judge cards. While we LOVE vintage cards, we do purchase modern star cards, too. A customer of our sister company, Vintage Breaks, was interested in selling their collection and thought of us here at Just Collect first.


Vintage Breaks offers you spots in card breaks. You can purchase spots in their breaks in vintage packs such as their 1967 Topps Baseball Rack Pack or in their set breaks like this 1950 Bowman Baseball Set Break featuring a Mickey Mantle rookie card. During one of the breaks, Brad, heard about us here at Just Collect and how we are always buying collections, and sent us images of these incredible cards.

In the first picture of our slide show below, you can see one of our all-time favorite cards: a 1955 Bowman Mickey Mantle. In the classic "TV set" design, Mantle was exclusive to Bowman this year; you could not find The Mick on a Topps card. Mantle was just 23 years-old and coming into his own in 1955. Graded a PSA 3, this card is authenticated and protected. Below Mantle is another baseball legend - Ernie Banks! You're looking at a 1954 Topps rookie card of Mr. Cub, well before he hit his 512th career home run. Sandy Koufax is next on this 1958 Topps card. Sandy may be the greatest pitcher ever to take the mound, polishing his career off with three Cy Young awards and tossing four no-hitters. 1961 Nu Scoops cards are fun to collect; the cards look like newspaper covers. Hall of Famer, Nellie Fox on the Nu Scoops card is in a relatively high grade in that PSA 7 holder.

Babe Ruth steals the show on the second picture! In 1932, a German tobacco company called Dresden, created a 272-card multi-sport set. One of those cards features professional boxer, Max Schmeling, and Babe Ruth. The Sultan of Swat may have been in the twilight years of his career in 1932, he still had a .341 batting average, hit 41 home runs, and his New York Yankees won the World Series. To the left of Ruth is a 1922 Neilson's Chocolate Ty Cobb. Back in 1922, you would have found this Ty Cobb in a chocolate candy bar in Canada! What did Cobb do on the field this year? He had a .401 batting average! For perspective, the leader in all of baseball last year in 2023 was Luis Arráez at .354. Below are a few cards from the 1909-1911 T206 set and a 1901 Ogden's LTD.

Pictures three and four in the slide show feature a 1981 Topps Julius Erving and a 1959 Topps Bobbie Mitchell rookie card signed. The Dr. J card was signed on the back! What do YOU think the reason was the card is signed on the reverse? Maybe not to deface the great photo of Erving on the front? Both Dr. J and Mitchell are Hall of Famers. Speaking of signed cards, how about the vintage beauties you see in the fifth picture!

Don Drysdale inked his name on the 1985 Perez-Steele postcard and there is a trifecta of 1947-1966 Exhibits baseball cards signed by Johnny Mize, Lou Boudreau, and Luke Appling. 

The final photo features legends of football and basketball, and includes a few more modern cards. On top is a 1961 Fleer George Blanda, a 1957 Topps rookie card of Johnny Unitas, and a 1986 Topps Jerry Rice. Hall of Fame kicker, quarterback, and wide receiver! Jerry Rice might be the greatest wide receiver ever to put on a football helmet. Rounding out the modern cards are 1986-87 Fleer rookie cards of Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing, and a 1996 UD3 Hard Wood Prospects insert rookie of Kobe Bryant.

Here is the slide show of this incredible collection of cards:

Mickey Mantle
Ty Cobb
Signed Dr J
Back of Dr J
Signed Exhibits
Jerry Rice Rookie



Brad enjoyed participating in the card breaks offered by our sister company, Vintage Breaks. While watching the card breaks, he learned about us here at Just Collect. We are always purchasing collections! Brad was interested in selling his cards and filled out our free appraisal.

After reviewing the collection, we made Brad an offer to purchase each of the cards that he happily accepted. We then paid Brad how he wanted to be paid! When you choose to sell your collection to Just Collect, we can pay you in cash, company check, or wire transfer. We sent Brad out a Just Collect company check!

Brad opted to SHIP his cards, using our two-day, fully-insured FedEx account. If you're in the New Jersey area and would like to sell your collection, our doors are always open at the Just Collect office. We also travel for collections much like we did in the Silver Cloud Collection. We flew from NJ to WA and purchased those vintage basketball sets! Reach out to us any time if you'd like to sell your collection; we'd love to hear from you!


Just Collect is always buying vintage sports and non-sports cards from 1879 to 1979 as well as select modern cards. If you have a collection that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer. If you have a collection that you want appraised, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your collection and help you understand the real cash value of your collection in the current marketplace. Check out the Just Collect Buy List.

We always offer a FREE APPRAISAL for your collection here at the Just Collect site. Just click here:


We offer may ways to evaluate your cards other than or using our website, too.

  • Travel to Us

If you can make the trip here like the son from my hometown did for this collection- we can make a deal at the office. We once met a father-son duo that drove eight hours from Virginia to meet us to sell a Michael Jordan rookie card stored in Tupperware since 1986 - great read here

  • Come to convention

We keep a LIST of card shows we'll be attending.  Come stop by the Just Collect table and chat.

  • Meet in-person

If you have a valuable collection and want us to come to you, we'll hop on the next plane out.

  • Meet in New York City

We have another location in New York you can meet us at; read all the information here.

  • SHIP your collection 

If you choose to mail your cards for an appraisal, we will evaluate your cards for FREE still. If you choose not to sell the cards, we'll ship them back shipping fees paid by us!  We can offer our FedEx account with 2-day shipping, fully insured, all covered by us. Simply contact the office to set up this option.


We've run into a wide range of people and collections over the last 25 years. Although Just Collect is known for buying vintage sports cards and especially vintage baseball cards, we are also extremely interested in buying non-sports cards, too!  

Every collection and every collector is different and we treat EVERY collection with the respect and attention that we show for our own collections. We understand that many have put their heart and souls into building their collections. So when you're ready to sell, we understand the feelings that you're going through and will work with you to help you reach a decision that is a WIN/WIN, because if you're not happy, we're not happy.


Whether you have vintage cards or modern wax you want to sell, you can reach out to us any time! 



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