Vintage Willie Mays Baseball Card Timeline: 1951-1974

Vintage Willie Mays Baseball Card Timeline: 1951-1974

1951-1959

When it comes to vintage baseball cards, there's a certain royalty among players. Willie Mays stands near the top. One of the most beloved players in the game's history, he ranks among the career leaders in several major offensive categories. Willie Mays wasn't just a great player, he made baseball more exciting.

Today, there's no shortage of Willie Mays cards. He's been featured consistently in modern releases, including autographs and memorabilia cards. But for most collectors, it's the vintage Willie Mays baseball cards that are the most iconic.

Between 1951 and 1974, Bowman and Topps combined to release 56 cards in their mainstream sets. This doesn't include the dozens of oddball, insert and premium issues that were released over the same period. You can see all of the base set Bowman and Topps Willie Mays cards by navigating the tabs above. This includes both his main cards and subset cards like All-Stars and League Leaders.

Willie Mays Baseball Cards - 1951 to 1959

Click on the card names or images to shop for specific singles on eBay.

1951 Bowman Baseball Willie Mays RC #305

1952 Bowman Willie Mays #218

1952 Bowman Willie Mays

1952 Topps Willie Mays #261

1952 Topps Willie Mays

1953 Topps Willie Mays #244

1953 Topps Willie Mays

1954 Bowman Willie Mays #89

1954 Bowman Willie Mays

1954 Topps Willie Mays #90

1954 Topps Baseball Willie Mays

1955 Bowman Willie Mays #184

1955 Bowman Willie Mays

1955 Topps Willie Mays #194

1955 Topps Baseball Willie Mays

1956 Topps Willie Mays #130

1956 Topps Willie Mays

1957 Topps Willie Mays #10

1958 Topps Willie Mays #5

1958 Topps Willie Mays #436 Rival Fence Busters with Duke Snider

1958 Topps Willie Mays #486 All-Star

1959 Topps Willie Mays #50

1959 Topps Willie Mays #317 N.L. Hitting Kings with Richie Ashburn

1959 Topps Willie Mays #464 Baseball Thrills

1959 Topps Willie Mays 464

1959 Topps Willie Mays #563 All-Star

Top eBay Listings

(35488) 1954 Bowman 89 Willie Mays Giants-EX+
$200.00

WILLIE MAYS HOF GIANTS 1957 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD #10 VINTAGE MID-RANGE CONDITION
$72.68

1958 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS GOOD SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS #5 MULTIPLE CREASES 52616HM
$30.00

1955 Bowman 184 Willie Mays EX+
$115.00

1959 Topps Baseball 8 Inserts W Willie Mays & Richie Ashburn
$40.00

1956 Topps #130 Willie Mays
$32.00

1955 Bowman, #184 Willie Mays, PSA 4.5 VG - EX+
$169.00

1959 Topps #50 - Willie Mays - SGC 86 -- S.F. Giants HoF (mikedenero)
$240.00

1954 Topps #90 - Willie Mays - BVG 6 -- New York Giants HoF (mikedenero)
$450.00

1957 Topps #10 - Willie Mays - SGC 84 -- New York Giants HoF (mikedenero)
$290.00

1954 Topps #90 - Willie Mays - BVG 6 -- New York Giants HoF (mikedenero)
$450.00

1955 Bowman #184 - Willie Mays - SGC 80 -- New York Giants HoF (mikedenero)
$240.00

1959 Topps #50 - Willie Mays - SGC 84 -- San Francisco Giants HoF
$210.00

1955 Topps #194 - Willie Mays - SGC 80 -- New York Giants HoF (mikedenero)
$420.00

1957 Topps #10 - Willie Mays - BVG 6.5 -- New York Giants HoF (mikedenero)
$160.00

1958 Topps # 486 Willie Mays All Star San Francisco Giants BVG 5.5
$59.95
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1960-1964

Willie Mays Baseball Cards - 1960 to 1964

1960 Topps Willie Mays #200

1960 Topps Willie Mays #7 Master & Mentor with Bill Rigney

1960 Topps Willie Mays #564 All-Star

1961 Topps Willie Mays #150

1961 Topps Willie Mays #41 National League Batting Leaders with Dick Groat, Norm Larker and Roberto Clemente

1961 Topps Willie Mays #482 National League MVP

1961 Topps Willie Mays #579 All-Star

1962 Topps Willie Mays #300

1962 Topps Willie Mays #18 Managers' Dream with Mickey Mantle

1962 Topps Willie Mays #54 National League Home Run Leaders with Orlando Cepeda and Frank Robinson

1962 Topps Willie Mays #395 All-Star

1963 Topps Willie Mays #300

1963 Topps Willie Mays

1963 Topps Willie Mays #3 National League Home Run Leaders with Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks and Orlando Cepeda

1963 Topps Willie Mays #138 Pride of N.L. with Stan Musial

1963 Topps Willie Mays Stan Musial

1964 Topps Willie Mays #150

1964 Topps Willie Mays #9 National League Home Run Leaders with Hank Aaron, Willie McCovey and Orlando Cepeda

1964 Topps Willie Mays #306 Giants Gunners with Orlando Cepeda

1964 Topps Willie Mays #423 Tops in NL with Hank Aaron

Top eBay Listings

1961 Topps 150 Willie Mays PSA 5 (5682)
$59.00

1963 Topps 300 Willie Mays PSA 3 (8080)
$54.00

1960 Topps 200 Willie Mays PSA 4 (8046)
$64.00

(43732) 1960 Topps 7 Master & Mentor- Willie Mays-Rigney Giants-EX
$10.00

1964 Topps #150 Willie Mays - San Francisco Giants, Excellent Condition!
$54.00

1960 Topps 200 Willie Mays PSA 4.5 (6361)
$75.00

1960 Topps Willie Mays PSA 4 Giants HOF
$49.99

1964 Topps Stand-Up Willie Mays PSA 6
$165.00

1961 Topps Baseball #150 - Willie Mays - NEAR MINT O C
$29.99

1960 Topps Willie Mays #200
$22.59

Willie Mays 1964 Topps #150 San Francisco Giants
$26.00

1964 Topps Stand-Up #48 - Willie Mays - BVG 7 -- Stand Up Ups (mikedenero)
$270.00

1964 TOPPS #9 HANK AARON WILLIE McCOVEY WILLIE MAYS ORLANDO CEPEDA
$15.00

1962 TOPPS #300 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS
$125.00

1961 TOPPS #482 WILLIE MAYS MVP
$24.00

1962 Topps Baseball #395 Willie Mays AS (Giants) STX 8 NM MT (Label #141113588)
$79.00
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1965-1969

Willie Mays Baseball Cards - 1965 to 1969

1965 Topps Willie Mays #250

1965 Topps Willie Mays

1965 Topps Willie Mays #4 National League Home Run Leaders with Billy Williams, Johnny Callison, Orlando Cepeda and Jim Hart

1965 Topps Willie Mays #6 National League RBI Leaders with Ken Boyer and Ron Santo

1966 Topps Willie Mays #1

1966 Topps Willie Mays #215 National League Batting Leaders with Roberto Clemente and Hank Aaron

1966 Topps Willie Mays #217 National League Home Run Leaders with Willie McCovey and Billy Williams

1966 Topps Willie Mays #219 National League RBI Leaders with Deron Johnson and Frank Robinson

1967 Topps Willie Mays #200

1967 Topps Willie Mays #191 Checklist

1967 Topps Willie Mays #244 National League Home Run Leaders with Hank Aaron and Richie Allen

1967 Topps Willie Mays #423 Fence Busters with Willie McCovey

1968 Topps Willie Mays #50

1968 Topps Willie Mays #490 Super Stars with Harmon Killebrew and Mickey Mantle

1969 Topps Willie Mays #190

Top eBay Listings

1965 Topps Willie Mays BVG 8 Old Label Great Subs!
$200.00

1969 Topps Deckle Edge #33 Willie Mays EX MT Y1331
$50.50

(43601) 1966 Topps 1 Willie Mays Giants-VG
$40.00

1968 Topps #50 Willie Mays San Francisco Giants PSA 8 (OC) NM-MT 047
$79.99

(43701) 1969 Topps Deckle 33 Willie Mays Giants-EX
$10.00

(35654) 1965 Topps 6 NL RBI Leaders-Willie Mays-Ken Boyer-Ron Santo-EX
$9.00

1969 Topps Baseball Decals Willie Mays
$35.00

1966 Topps #225 1965 Home Run Leaders Willie Mays Willie McCovey B.Williams NM
$24.00

Willie Mays 1967 Topps #12 Baseball Poster Insert 5" X 7" Used VG
$24.99

Complete"-GIANTS 1969 Topps Stamp Album(WILLIE MAYS WILLIE McCOVEY JUAN MARICHAL
$21.99

1967 TOPPS #191 CHECKLIST W WILLIE MAYS UNMARKED
$7.00

Willie Mays 1968 Topps #50
$6.51

HoFer 1969 Topps Baseball #190 Willie Mays Card - San Francisco Giants
$49.99

1966 TOPPS #217 1965 HOME RUN LEADERS WILLIE MAYS WILLIE McCOVEY BILLY WILLIAMS
$5.99

1965 Topps #4 NL HR Leaders - Willie Mays Billy Wil GOOD U37731
$11.50

1966 TOPPS # 1 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS PSA 5 EX 295998 (KYCARDS)
$75.95
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1970-1974

Willie Mays Baseball Cards - 1970 to 1974

1970 Topps Willie Mays #600

1970 Topps Willie Mays

1971 Topps Willie Mays #600

1972 Topps Willie Mays #49

1972 Topps Willie Mays

1972 Topps Willie Mays #50 In Action

1973 Topps Willie Mays #305

1973 Topps Willie Mays #1 All-Time Home Run Leaders with Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron

1974 Topps Willie Mays #473 World Series Game 2

Top eBay Listings

1971 Topps #600 Willie Mays EX-MT
$39.50

VINTAGE 1972 #50 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS WILLIE MAYS TOPPS BASEBALL CARD
$5.56

1973 TOPPS #1 HANK AARON BABE RUTH WILLIE MAYS
$20.00

Willie Mays 1970 Topps #600 EX Crease Free
$24.99

1970 Topps Supers #18 Willie Mays EXMT+ J932181
$32.25

1971 Topps Willie Mays #600
$25.00

Willie Mays 1972 Topps 2 Card Lot
$5.00

1971 TOPPS #600 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS EX 280149 (KYCARDS)
$41.00

1973 TOPPS BASEBALL #305 WILLIE MAYS, NEW YORK METS, HOF, 022616
$15.96

1972 Topps 50 Willie Mays In Action EX #D40259
$7.75

1972 Topps #50 Willie Mays IA EX C933875
$8.50

1972 Topps #49 Willie Mays G VG C933869
$9.50

1972 Topps #50 Willie Mays IA EX+ C933876
$10.50

1972 Topps #49 Willie Mays VG C933870
$10.50

1972 Topps #50 Willie Mays IA VGEX C933877
$5.50

1972 Topps #49 Willie Mays VGEX C933871
$10.50
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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