Vintage Topps Baseball Cards Purchased in the Obsession Collection

Hank Aaaron, Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays and More Purchased by Just Collect
  • September 30, 2021

Remember spending hours opening packs of cards and trying to put entire set together?  We just had to get all of the cards in our sets, didn't we 😀  We recently met the wife a collector that was just as obsessed and passionate about building complete sets just like you and I still are.  Just Collect is proud to have purchased vintage Topps baseball cards in the Obsession Collection.

When you're building a set of baseball cards, you can't quit when you're down to those last few you need.  Each wax pack you open, looking for maybe card 397 Don Mattingly All-Star out of 1989 Topps or a more valuable card 360 Mickey Mantle in 1960 Topps, you're obsessed and passionate about finishing that set.  We are, too 😁   This is why were very excited to meet Kathleen and agree to purchase her husband's collection of vintage Topps baseball cards; he was just like you and I! 

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Kathleen's husband would spend hours opening cases and packs of cards to complete his card sets. Kathleen, the kids, and even grandma at 90 years young would spend hours helping finding each card needed for a set.  When we called to inquiry about the collection, Kathleen said "Oh, you mean about my obsessed husband."  We love it!

1959 Topps and their beautiful, vibrant background are in the collection. This set has all the greats  - Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and of course Bob Gibson's rookie card. The '59's are in the top left:


1963 Topps features a rookie card of Pete Rose, the all-time MLB hits leader. You can see the Rose rookie, centered at the top:


1965 Topps is another favorite of ours, and offers rookies of Joe Morgan and Steve Carlton. Just look at the row of Hal of Famers from the '65 set at the bottom in this photo!  Lou Brock, Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron all from the collection.  The same row also has a beautiful 1966 Topps Sandy Koufax between Lou Brock and Roberto Clemente:


Here is a stack of graded cards including 1953 Bowman (the black and white cards, top left), and 1962 Topps where you can see Yogi Berra on the bottom left. 



We can tell this collection was handled with care; Kathleen's husband didn't put his treasures in the bike spokes back in the '50's and 60's!  Putting complete sets together in the 1950's and 1960's was no easy task.  Baseball cards were released in multiple series back then. The 1965 Topps set was released in SEVEN series! By the time the 7th series was on store shelves, you were already scooping up football packs as were watching the leaves turn colors in our front yard. Imagine going back to 1965 when you could buy a 12-card pack for dime, find your favorites, then go jump in a big pile of leaves your dad just raked up. Not going to lie; we'd do that right now if we didn't have to be the ones to rake the pile back up...


Kathleen used our FREE APPRAISAL  which also has a spot to upload photos of your collection.  We quickly reached out to Kathleen and offered her the many ways we are available to appraise your collection:

  • 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.

  • Travel to us

If you can make the trip here - we can make a deal at the office. I once met a father-son duo that drove eight hours from Virginia to meet me 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 me to come to you, I'll hop on the next plane out.

Kathleen chose to SHIP the card collection to us.  After reviewing the cards, we made a fair offer to Kathleen gladly accepted.  We paid Kathleen the way she wanted to be paid.  When you sell your collection to Just Collect, we can pay you in cash, check, money order, we can take you out to the finest restaurant in town and order you anything from the desert card you want!  


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'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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