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

PSA 6 EX-MT ⚾ 1955 TOPPS CARD #194 WILLIE MAYS HOF GRADED VINTAGE CLASSIC GIANTS
$539.10

1956 Topps Willie Mays #130 Beckett BVG 5 EX Freshly Graded Say Hey Kid!
$164.24

1954 Topps Willie Mays #90 BVG 3.5 VG+ Freshly Graded HOF Say Hey Kid
$149.24

1975 Topps #192 Yogi Berra Willie Mays - 1954 MVPs Yankees Giants VG EX
$8.75

1975 Topps #192 Yogi Berra Willie Mays - 1954 MVPs Yankees Giants VG EX
$8.75

1975 Topps #192 Yogi Berra Willie Mays - 1954 MVPs Yankees Giants VG
$6.50

1975 Topps #192 Yogi Berra Willie Mays - 1954 MVPs Yankees Giants VG
$6.50

1975 Topps #192 Yogi Berra Willie Mays - 1954 MVPs Yankees Giants VG
$6.50

1955 BOWMAN #184 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS VG ERASURE FRONT 283384 (KYCARDS)
$44.00

1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays *** PSA Good+ 2.5 *** New York Giants baseball card
$1,268.00

1959 TOPPS #317 WILLIE MAYS RICHIE ASHBURN VG 264838 (KYCARDS)
$14.00

1954 Topps #90 Willie Mays Giants PSA 6 - EX MT
$880.00

1954 Topps #90 Willie Mays Giants PSA 6 - EX MT
$880.00

1954 Topps #90 Willie Mays Giants PSA 2 - GOOD
$240.00

1954 Topps #90 Willie Mays Giants FAIR
$120.00

1954 Topps #90 Willie Mays Giants PSA 3 - VG
$255.00
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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

1962 Topps Stamp Panels #124 Willie Mays Tony Kubek VG
$23.00

1962 Topps Stamp Panels #124 Willie Mays Tony Kubek VG
$23.00

WILLIE MAYS HOF VENEZUELAN CARD 1960 VENEZUELA TOPPS #7 MASTER MENTOR PSA GRADED
$116.30

1963 Topps Peel-Offs #27 Willie Mays Giants EX MT
$99.00

1963 Topps Peel-Offs #27 Willie Mays Giants EX
$60.00

1963 Topps Peel-Offs #27 Willie Mays Giants GOOD
$38.50

1963 Topps Peel-Offs #27 Willie Mays Giants EX MT
$99.00

1963 Topps Peel-Offs #27 Willie Mays Giants EX
$60.00

1963 Topps Peel-Offs #27 Willie Mays Giants EX
$60.00

1963 Topps Peel-Offs #27 Willie Mays Giants EX
$60.00

1963 Topps Peel-Offs #27 Willie Mays Giants GOOD
$38.50

1960 Topps:HIGH#564 Willie Mays All-Star
$74.95

1962 TOPPS BASEBALL WILLIE MAYS #300 GIANTS HALL OF FAMER SEE PIC
$35.00

1962 Topps #18 Mickey Mantle Willie Mays VG+ Managers' Dream
$34.99

1964 Topps #150 Willie Mays - San Francisco Giants, Excellent Condition'
$50.40

1962 Topps Set Break #395 Willie Mays AS EX
$18.99
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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 3x HOF Roberto Clemente Hank Aaron Willie Mays #215 Lower Grade NICE
$22.50

WILLIE MAYS 1968 TOPPS GAME #8 EX-MT +
$11.96

1966 Topps WILLIE MAYS #1 Nice Card!! San Francisco Giants HOF VG PSA 3
$69.95

1966 TOPPS #244 N.L. HOME RUN LEADERS HANK AARON WILLIE MAYS RICHIE ALLEN VG-EX
$9.62

1967 Topps Willie Mays #200 Baseball Card
$36.50

Willie Mays 1969 Topps Card # 190 Gem Mint Razor Sharp Beauty Crisp!!
$99.00

1966 Venezuela Topps #1 Willie Mays PSA 1
$199.99

1966 Topps 1 Willie Mays VG #D132954
$54.19

1969 Topps Deckle Edge 33 Willie Mays VG #D133051
$8.50

Willie Mays 1966 Topps #1 San Francisco Giants HOF
$45.00

1967 Topps Checklist Willie Mays #191 Baseball Card
$12.00

1967 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS NM SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS #200 52716HM
$54.00

1967 Venezuela Topps 213 Willie Mays PSA 1 (6752)
$1,250.00

Willie Mays 1966 Topps - San Francisco Giants GD-VG #1 HOF *D0825*
$28.79

1967 Topps #191A Willie Mays CL3 214 Tom Kelley - NM *018-080
$8.00

1965 Topps Willie Mays Billy Williams Cepeda #4 National League T*
$44.00
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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 Topps 50 Willie Mays In Action EX #D476691
$7.75

1972 Topps In Action #50 Willie Mays San Francisco Giants
$16.97

1972 Topps Willie Mays #49 NM
$5.72

Willie Mays 1970 TOPPS SUPER Card 18 San Francisco Giants
$42.50

1972 Topps #50 Willie Mays IA - EX++ San Francisco Giants HOF Say Hey Kid
$6.00

1971 Topps Hi #600 Willie Mays NM
$65.00

1972 Topps #49 Willie Mays EXC++ Giants V3262
$9.89

SHARP 1971 TOPPS # 600 Willie MAYS GIANTS HOF HIGH GRADE EX-MINT BEAUTY
$45.00

1971 TOPPS GREATEST MOMENTS #41 WILLIE MAYS CENTERED CLEAN SHARP CORNERS
$500.00

1970 TOPPS #600 WILLIE MAYS GIANTS VG SET BREAK 329549 (KYCARDS)
$20.00

1972 Topps #49 Willie Mays EXMT+ Giants V3904
$14.29

1973 Topps #305 Willie Mays EXMT+ Mets V3914
$10.99

1972 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS I A #50 NRMT GIANTS HOFer
$5.13

1970 Topps BASEBALL SEMI HIGH #600 WILLIE MAYS HOF SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (001)
$29.99

1970 Topps BASEBALL SEMI HIGH #600 WILLIE MAYS HOF SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (002)
$29.99

1970 Topps BASEBALL SEMI HIGH #600 WILLIE MAYS HOF SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (003)
$29.99
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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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