Mother’s Day on Wax

Baseball Cards for Your Mother to Love

Date: May 12, 2023
Topics: Baseball, Collecting, Mother's Day
Length: 494 Words
Reading Time: ~3 Minutes

With Mother’s Day just a bat swing away, it’s time to show some major league love to the most important woman in our lives – Mom! And what better way to knock it out of the park than with a lineup of five baseball cards that’ll make her feel like the real MVP? From beloved sentimental favorites to legendary icons, we’ve got the perfect picks to put a big-league smile on her face and add some serious sizzle to your collection. So step up to the plate and check out our top five mama-approved trading cards!

Topps Mother's Day Baseball Cards

1952 Mother’s Cookies #4 Chuck Connors

Something about the smell of freshly baked cookies brings back memories of our childhood and reminds us of mom’s love. In 1952, Mother’s Cookies tapped into that nostalgia and began producing baseball cards as a promotional giveaway. Their first set of 64 cards featured players from the Pacific Coast League, including a young Chuck Connors, who earned the fourth card in the set. Connors was a true Renaissance man as one of 13 athletes to play in both the MLB and NBA. He also boasts a career that spans the MLB and NBA. Now that’s a resume any mother would love to brag about.

Topps Mother's Day Baseball Cards

2017 Topps Salute Mother’s Day #S-24 Joey Votto

In 2017, Topps launched their first-ever Mother’s Day set, a tribute to all the incredible moms out there. Among the cards in the set was a special tribute to Joey Votto’s mother, Wendy. The card features the Breast Cancer Awareness Logo and recounts Votto’s incredible performance on Mother’s Day in 2012. On that day, he hit three home runs, including a walk-off grand slam to defeat the Nationals. After the game, his mom called him and thanked the slugger for his amazing performance.

Topps Mother's Day Baseball Cards

1983 Mother’s Cookies San Francisco Giants Stadium Giveaway Bob Brenly #6

After a 30-year hiatus from producing baseball cards, Mother’s Cookies returned to the game on August 7, 1983, when the Bay Area-based brand distributed free cards to the first 20,000 fans who attended San Francisco’s Candlestick Park for the Giants’ meeting with Nolan Ryan and the Astros. Two things moms can appreciate with this Bob Brenly collectible. A good comeback story. And a great action shot.

2022 Topps Mother’s Day Hot Pink #215 Wander Franco Rookie Card

Topps produced just 50 Wander Franco Mother’s Day Hot Pink Rookie Cards. The Rays’ slugger, and the first player born in 2001 to reach the Majors, commenced his career in the Big Leagues by totaling a homer, double, and three RBIs in his Tampa Bay debut. This is some exclusive Mama’s Day heat. Mama appreciates a rare gem.

Topps Mother's Day Baseball Cards

2022 Topps Updates #113 Oneil Cruz Rookie Debut Mother’s Day Pink

Mama only wants to see you happy. And what makes her happier than watching you make your debut in the big leagues after years of hard work and sacrifice (and all the hours you put into playing the game, too)? This Topps Mother’s Day gem is another rare joint, with just 50 produced.


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