Ultimate Willie Mays Baseball Card And Price Guide
Identify Your Wilie Mays Cards And Discover Current Market Values
Willie Mays is widely regarded as one of the best all around baseball players of all time. Mays signed his 1st professional contract at age 16, and was in the majors by age 20. His career spanned from 1951 to 1973 (21 seasons with the Giants and 2 with the Mets). He was the definition of a five tool player, as is evident by his career statistics. During his 23 seasons in the majors he compiled a career batting average of .302, 660 home runs, 1909 RBIs, stole 309 bases, and had 3293 hits. He won two NL MVP awards (1954 and 1965), was a 24 time all-star, and won 12 gold gold awards. Mays was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1979. His stats would have been even more impressive had he not served in the Army in 1952 and 1953. Mays is widely known for a play during the 1954 World Series. During the 8th inning of game 1 with the score tied 2-2, with runners in scoring position, a ball was hit over May's head in center field. Miraculously he tracked the ball down and was able to make an impossible over the shoulder catch to save the game for the Giants.
Willie Mays is one of the most collected players from the Golden Era of baseball (1950s and 60s). He was a super star and his cards are wildly popular. Though his cards are typically not as valuable as Mickey Mantle's, Mays cards are still extremely desirable and valuable, especially cards from the early 1950s.
1951 Bowman Willie Mays # 305 Rookie
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1952 Topps Willie Mays #261
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