Bob Feller Baseball Cards

Bob Feller has many baseball cards that collectors chase after. Like Ted Williams and Joe Dimaggio, his cardboard spans three decades. During his 18-year career, Feller won a triple crown and was an 8x all-star. Before WW2 he led the league in strikeouts 4 years in a row. Unfortunately, since he served in the war, Feller lost around 4 years of his prime.

This caused him to miss milestones like 3000 strikeouts and 300 wins. 

1936 Goudey Wide Pen Premiums (R314)

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The Goudey Wide Pen Premiums were issued in both 1936 and 37. These were not like the other Goudey releases as they were a much thinner stock and larger in size. Due to it being thin, they were prone to be damaged relatively easily.

1937 O-Pee-Chee #120

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While many people associate the OPC brand with Hockey cards, in 1937 they made a baseball card set. The cards look very similar to the 1934-36 batter ups. There is a cut out of the player in the middle to stand up.

They are super tough to find and command a premium when an auction house sells them. Less than 40 have been graded. Even lower graded examples go for a few thousand dollars. Expect 5 figures on anything 7+.

1938 Goudey #264 & #288

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#264 Plain Background

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#288 Cartoon Background

To many collectors, the 38 Goudey Heads Up is a much more desirable release than the Wide Pen Premium.

Each card in this set has two different versions. One with a plain background and one with a cartoon.

Like the OPC this is an expensive card. Low-graded versions fetch 4 figures regularly

1948 Bowman #5

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This was the inaugural release of the Bowman baseball set. Each card is a black and white square. For some reason, many collectors view this card as a rookie. However, he has cards from 12 years earlier so I tend to disagree.

1948-49 Leaf #93

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Bob Feller is one of the short-printed cards from the iconic Leaf set. PSA has graded less than 150 copies compared to others from the set which tend to have 1,250 examples.

1952 Topps #88

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Like the T206 set, every HOF player is highly collectible within the classic 52 Topps set. A mid-grade example will set you back a few hundred. It’s not a rare card and I often see them at card shows. I even have owned a few of them.

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