Common Vs. All-star baseball cards

When colllecting baseball cards, everybody usually goes after the Yankees and Dodgers cards.  Collectors/hobbyists also try and find the All-star players.  This makes sense because they are also the most valuable.  The “John Doe’s” of baseball are not usually collected.  These cards are referred to as “common” cards. 

I like to take the road less traveled.  Common cards can be just as valuable if not more than the Mickey Mantle’s or Babe Ruth’s.  The price of a baseball card is based upon the condition of the card.  How are the corners, are there creases, etc?  I own some MINT common baseball cards that are worth more than the Mickey Mantle’s I own.  The Mickey Mantle’s are not from his rookie year and they are a little beat up.  As you can imagine, the field for collecting common cards is a lot less crowded. 

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