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

Willie Mays Image

1952 Bowman Willie Mays #218

1952 Bowman Willie Mays 198x300 Image

1952 Topps Willie Mays #261

1952 Topps Willie Mays 208x300 Image

1953 Topps Willie Mays #244

1953 Topps Willie Mays 207x300 Image

1954 Bowman Willie Mays #89

1954 Bowman Willie Mays 200x300 Image

1954 Topps Willie Mays #90

1954 Topps Baseball Willie Mays 213x300 Image

1955 Bowman Willie Mays #184

1955 Bowman Willie Mays Image

1955 Topps Willie Mays #194

1955 Topps Baseball Willie Mays Image

1956 Topps Willie Mays #130

1956 Topps Willie Mays Image

1957 Topps Willie Mays #10

1957 Topps Willie Mays 207x300 Image

1958 Topps Willie Mays #5

1958 Topps Willie Mays 215x300 Image

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

1958 Topps Willie Mays Duke Snider Image

1958 Topps Willie Mays #486 All-Star

1958 Topps Willie Mays All Star 212x300 Image

1959 Topps Willie Mays #50

1959 Topps Willie Mays 211x300 Image

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

1959 Topps Willie Mays 317 Image

1959 Topps Willie Mays #464 Baseball Thrills

1959 Topps Willie Mays 464 Image

1959 Topps Willie Mays #563 All-Star

1959 Topps Willie Mays 563 212x300 Image

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1959 Topps #317 NL HITTING KINGS Willie Mays Ashburn
$50.00
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1955 Topps Willie Mays New York Giants #194 Baseball Card
$102.50
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2014 Topps Commemorative Rookie Class Ring Of 1951 Willie Mays Giants
$5.00
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1959 TOPPS #50 WILLIE MAYS BVG BECKETT 8 NM-MT (4320)
$729.00
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1956 Topps Willie Mays #130 NM-MT New York Giants PSA 8
$900.00
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1954 Topps -- Willie Mays #90 -- BVG 4
$197.50
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Topps 1959 Willie Mays Baseball Card
$78.00
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1959 TOPPS #563 WILLIE MAYS ALL-STAR NM
$39.00
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2013 TOPPS COMMEMORATIVE ROOKIE PATCH CARD RCP-1 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS 1952
$19.99
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1955 Topps Willie Mays #194 BVG 2.5! Great Centering & Color! PSA? Hi# $600 BV!
$78.99
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1958 Topps #436 Rivals Fence Busters EX+ Willie Mays & Duke Snider - BV = $100
$29.95
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1955 BOWMAN #184 WILLIE MAYS NEW YORK GIANTS CR FR
$33.00
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1959 TOPPS HI #563 WILLIE MAYS ALL STAR sharp clean NM MT
$114.00
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1956 TOPPS #226 NEW YORK GIANTS TEAM CARD WILLIE MAYS
$8.99
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1956 TOPPS #226 NEW YORK GIANTS TEAM CARD WILLIE MAYS
$8.99
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1955 Willie Mays Bowman # 184 card, PSA graded VG-EX 4
$99.99
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1960-1964

Willie Mays Baseball Cards - 1960 to 1964

1960 Topps Willie Mays #200

1960 Topps Willie Mays Image

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

1960 Topps Willie Mays 7 Rigney Image

1960 Topps Willie Mays #564 All-Star

1960 Topps Willie Mays 564 AS Image

1961 Topps Willie Mays #150

1961 Topps Willie Mays Image

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

1961 Topps Willie Mays 41 NL BA Image

1961 Topps Willie Mays #482 National League MVP

1961 Topps Willie Mays 482 MVP 213x300 Image

1961 Topps Willie Mays #579 All-Star

1961 Topps Willie Mays 579 AS 211x300 Image

1962 Topps Willie Mays #300

1962 Topps Willie Mays 213x300 Image

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

1962 Topps Mickey Mantle 18 Managers Dream Willie Mays 213x300 Image

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

1962 Topps Willie Mays 54 211x300 Image

1962 Topps Willie Mays #395 All-Star

1962 Topps Willie Mays 395 209x300 Image

1963 Topps Willie Mays #300

1963 Topps Willie Mays Image

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

1963 Topps Willie Mays 3 212x300 Image

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

1963 Topps Willie Mays Stan Musial 214x300 Image

1964 Topps Willie Mays #150

1964 Topps Willie Mays 213x300 Image

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

1964 Topps Willie Mays 9 210x300 Image

1964 Topps Willie Mays #306 Giants Gunners with Orlando Cepeda

1964 Topps Willie Mays 306 214x300 Image

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

1964 Topps Willie Mays 423 215x300 Image

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8879* 1961 Topps # 150 Willie Mays NM-MT
$90.00
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1963 Topps Willie Mays & Stan Musial GRADED CARD Beckett Graded 8 # 138
$39.95
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1960 Topps Willie Mays NM-MT 200 PSA 8
$599.00
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VG+ VG-EX 1961 TOPPS #41 WILLIE MAYS & ROBERTO CLEMENTE - $40 BOOK
$6.75
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1961 Topps Willie Mays San Francisco Giants #150 Baseball Card
$9.58
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1962 Topps #51 52 54 57 58 59 60 AL NL Leaders Baseball Cards Willie Mays Koufax
$29.99
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1964 TOPPS GIANTS #51 WILLIE MAYS PSA 8 (9580)
$144.99
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1964 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS # 150 BVG 6.5 SAN FRANCICSO GIANTS HOF
$85.00
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1963 Topps WILLIE MAYS ERNIE BANKS HANK AARON FRANK ROBINSON ORLANDO CEPEDA #3
$9.99
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4 Card Topps - 1961 Willie Mays #150, Ed Mathews #120, Warren Spahn #270
$9.02
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1960 TOPPS #200 WILLIE MAYS SAN FRANSCSO GIANT CR FR EX
$23.38
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1961 Topps NL 1960 Batting Leaders # 41 Willie Mays Bob Clemente Groat Larker
$40.00
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1962 Topps Willie Mays All Star #395 HoF Giants PSA 8
$174.99
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1963 Topps #138 Pride of the N.L. featuring Willie Mays & Stan Musial
$13.00
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Willie Mays 1964 Topps San Francisco Giants - 150 VG-EX HOF
$34.99
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1962 Topps #300 Willie Mays - PSA 4
$55.00
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1965-1969

Willie Mays Baseball Cards - 1965 to 1969

1965 Topps Willie Mays #250

1965 Topps Willie Mays 209x300 Image

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

1965 Topps Willie Mays 4 210x300 Image

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

1965 Topps Willie Mays 6 210x300 Image

1966 Topps Willie Mays #1

1966 Topps Willie Mays 210x300 Image

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

1966 Topps Willie Mays 215 Image

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

1966 Topps Willie Mays 217 Image

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

1966 Topps Willie Mays 219 Image

1967 Topps Willie Mays #200

1967 Topps Willie Mays Image

1967 Topps Willie Mays #191 Checklist

1967 Topps Willie Mays 191 Image

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

1967 Topps Willie Mays 244 Image

1967 Topps Willie Mays #423 Fence Busters with Willie McCovey

1967 Topps Willie Mays 423 211x300 Image

1968 Topps Willie Mays #50

1968 Topps Willie Mays 212x300 Image

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

1968 Topps Willie Mays 490 Image

1969 Topps Willie Mays #190

1969 Topps Willie Mays 207x300 Image

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1966 Topps 1 Willie Mays POOR #D24706
$26.75
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1966 Topps WILLIE MAYS ROBERTO CLEMENTE HANK AARON #215 Batting Leaders Baseball
$9.99
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1969 TOPPS #190 WILLIE MAYS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS NM
$19.26
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1966 TOPPS #1 WILLIE MAYS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS CR FR
$5.50
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1966 TOPPS BATTING LEADERS ROBERTO CLEMENTE HANK AARON WILLIE MAYS # 215 PSA 6
$55.00
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1974 TOPPS ALLSTAR HANK AARON NRMT + 1967 TOPPS LEADER W WILLIE MAYS AARON VG
$10.69
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1969 Topps Decals Willie Mays HoF Giants PSA 9
$69.99
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1966 TOPPS BASEBALL RUB-OFFS WILLIE MAYS S.F.GIANTS "NEAR-MINT-CONDITION"
$49.99
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1967 Topps #200 Willie Mays (2 card lot)
$30.00
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WILLIE MAYS 1965 TOPPS EMBOSSED #27 - PSA 6 EX-MT - HOF SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
$29.95
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1969 Topps Deckle Edge #33 Willie Mays (HOF) SGC 84 Pop 1 8 w 2 higher
$39.95
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1969 TOPPS DECKLE EDGE #33-WILLIE MAYS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS NM HBV 12.00
$7.49
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1969 Willie Mays #190 Topps Baseball Card Hi-Grade (MK-013)
$24.00
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1965 TOPPS TOPPS WILLIE MAYS # 250 PSA 7
$149.95
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1968 TOPPS #50 WILLIE MAYS EX SET BREAK
$24.50
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Willie Mays 1966 Topps Card
$49.99
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1970-1974

Willie Mays Baseball Cards - 1970 to 1974

1970 Topps Willie Mays #600

1970 Topps Willie Mays 212x300 Image

1971 Topps Willie Mays #600

1971 Topps Willie Mays 210x300 Image

1972 Topps Willie Mays #49

1972 Topps Willie Mays 212x300 Image

1972 Topps Willie Mays #50 In Action

1972 Topps Willie Mays 50 214x300 Image

1973 Topps Willie Mays #305

1973 Topps Willie Mays 214x300 Image

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

1973 Topps Willie Mays 1 213x300 Image

1974 Topps Willie Mays #473 World Series Game 2

1974 Topps Willie Mays 473 212x300 Image

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1971 Topps Super Willie Mays #56 Ex Mint Original
$5.14
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1973 Topps #305 Willie Mays NM-MT (OC)
$15.00
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1972 Topps BASEBALL #49 WILLIE MAYS EX+ EXMINT HOF SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (002)
$9.99
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1972 Topps BASEBALL #49 WILLIE MAYS EXMINT HOF SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (001)
$9.99
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1971 Topps Baseball Willie Mays Card # 600 Very Good Condition
$25.00
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1973 Topps BASEBALL #1 BABE RUTH HANK AARON WILLIE MAYS HR LDRS EX+ EXMINT (002)
$9.99
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1973 Topps BASEBALL #1 BABE RUTH HANK AARON WILLIE MAYS HR LDRS EX+ EXMINT (005)
$9.99
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1973 Topps BASEBALL #1 BABE RUTH HANK AARON WILLIE MAYS HR LEADERS EXMINT (001)
$9.99
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1973 Topps BASEBALL #1 BABE RUTH HANK AARON WILLIE MAYS HR LEADERS NRMINT (003)
$14.99
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1973 Topps BASEBALL #1 BABE RUTH HANK AARON WILLIE MAYS HR LEADERS NRMINT (004)
$9.99
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1974 TOPPS ALLSTAR HANK AARON NRMT + 1967 TOPPS LEADER W WILLIE MAYS AARON VG
$10.69
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1971 TOPPS SUPER BASEBALL CARD #56 WILLIE MAYS-EX... SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
$15.29
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1970 TOPPS SUPER WILLIE MAYS #1
$6.49
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1996 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS COMMEMORATIVE REPRINTS OF 1958 1959 1973 1961 1962
$10.99
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1973 Topps BASEBALL #305 WILLIE MAYS HOF VG+ EX NEW YORK METS GIANTS (001)
$9.99
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1972 TOPPS Willie Mays Lot of 2 #49 & #50 Mays In Action EXMT NM
$22.99
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Ryan's 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. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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