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

1958 TOPPS RIVAL FENCE BUSTERS WILLIE MAYS & DUKE SNIDER VG EX (003)
$22.00

WILLIE MAYS SF GIANTS ORIGINAL 1959 TOPPS CARD NO. 50 EXMT ++++
$50.00

1958 Topps Willie Mays San Francisco Giants #486 Baseball Card
$14.99

1959 TOPPS #317 WILLIE MAYS RICHIE ASHBURN BVG 4 VG-EX 136649
$27.20

1954 Topps Willie Mays Card #153 VG EX Yankees 15438
$130.45

1959 TOPPS #317 WILLIE MAYS RICHIE ASHBURN VG-EX 138849
$32.00

1958 Topps Baseball Card #5 Willie Mays PSA Graded 4 San Francisco Giants
$59.99

1955 Topps Baseball Card #194 Willie Mays PSA Graded 4 San Francisco Giants
$179.99

1956 Topps WILLIE MAYS #130 New York Giants - GREY BACK - SGC 80 6
$195.00

1958 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS ALL STAR #563 EX-MT 6
$94.95

1956 Topps #130 Willie Mays (HOF) SGC 92 NM MT+ 8.5, Gorgeous, 1 of 12, 2 Higher
$1,049.00

1958 TOPPS # 5 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS VG-EX 264628
$115.00

Willie Mays Giants HOF 1959 Topps #50 PSA 8
$449.00

1956 Topps Baseball Willie Mays #130 Card Graded ASA VG- 4
$99.99

1958 Topps #5 Willie Mays VGEX
$90.00

1958 Topps #436 Duke Snider and Willie Mays - Rival Fence Busters - NM
$16.99
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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

1960 Topps Willie Mays #200 Baseball Card
$50.00

PSA 3 1961 Topps #41 Groat Larker Willie Mays Roberto Clemente G00558
$11.98

1962 TOPPS #300 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS VG-EX 118166
$100.00

1960 TOPPS #200 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS EX-MT 181277
$110.00

1964 TOPPS #150 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS EX 163638
$68.00

1962 TOPPS #300 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS VG 66372
$70.55

1962 Topps Baseball #300 Willie Mays EX *A589
$125.00

1962 TOPPS #300 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS EX-MT 131299
$200.00

PSA 3 1961 Topps #482 Willie Mays MVP Giants G00593
$19.98

1962 Topps Stamps #199 Willie Mays, Tony Kubek BVG 6.5 Giants, Yankees
$42.49

1964 TOPPS #150 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS VG-EX 131355
$48.00

1962 TOPPS #300 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS EX 125445
$106.21

1962 TOPPS #300 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS GAI 6 EX-MT 127500
$200.00

1961 Topps #150 Willie Mays San Francisco Giants PSA 7 NM Graded Baseball Card
$115.00

1960 Topps #200 WILLIE MAYS San Francisco Giants HOF (EX-)
$27.00

1960 TOPPS #7 WILLIE MAYS - BILL RIGNEY GIANTS
$9.99
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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

1966 TOPPS # 1 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS VG-EX 141162
$84.15

1966 Topps Baseball #1 Willie Mays VG EX
$74.99

1965 TOPPS #215 N.League BATTING LEADERS: Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Bob Clemente
$26.00

1965 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS HOF #250 PSA MINT 9 O C NICELY CENTERED
$664.99

1967 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS #200 PSA NM 7 VERY NICE
$113.95

1967 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS #200 PSA EX-MT 6 NICE
$80.74

1966 TOPPS #217 N.L. HOME RUN LEADERS WILLIE MAYS VG-EX 264406
$8.00

1968 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS #50 PSA MINT 9 (O C) SHARP
$256.49

1967 TOPPS #191 CHECKLIST W WILLIE MAYS UNMARKED
$7.00

1966 TOPPS #215 ROBERTO CLEMENTE HANK AARON WILLIE MAYS
$35.00

1967 TOPPS #191 CHECKLIST 3 WILLIE MAYS PSA 6 EX-MT 235868
$15.00

Willie Mays Giants HOF 1967 Topps #200 PSA 7
$119.00

YB) 1965 Topps #4 HR Leaders Willie Mays,Billy Williams,Cepeda VG EX HOF
$5.95

Willie Mays- 1969 Topps Decals
$6.76

1968 Topps Game #8 Willie Mays PSA 8 Near Mint-Mint
$40.00

1967 Topps #200 Willie Mays (2 card lot)
$28.00
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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

1972 Willie Mays #49 Topps Baseball Card HI-GRADE
$20.00

1972 TOPPS #49 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS
$9.99

1970 TOPPS #600 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS VG-EX 264662
$30.00

WILLIE MAYS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS IN ACTION 1972 TOPPS CARD #50
$7.99

1970 Topps WILLIE MAYS; # 600 - Giants - Ex+ SOFT CORNERS; STILL; NICE CARD
$17.99

1973 Topps # 305 Willie Mays EX+
$10.50

1972 Topps Baseball - 3 Cards-Willie Mays (action) Frank Robinson Orlando Cepeda
$6.59

1973 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS #305 (40.00) NM-MT SCC1828
$21.00

1959 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS #563 (125.00) EX SCC1972
$29.00

Willie Mays 1973 Topps Baseball Card #305 NY Mets Last Card
$17.50

1972 TOPPS IN ACTION #50 WILLIE MAYS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS EX+
$10.00

1970 Topps #600 Willie Mays VG N3087
$45.00

1970 Topps Super #18 Willie Mays EX N4097
$45.00

1970 Topps Super #18 Willie Mays EX MT N4020
$65.00

1973 Topps #1 Babe Ruth Hank Aaron Willie Mays EX+ *5294*
$21.00

1973 Topps #1 Babe Ruth Hank Aaron Willie Mays NRMT+ *5293*
$40.00
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