For a more detailed bibliography about early baseball, see "Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights—A Selected Bibliography" on the American Memory portion of the Library of Congress web site.
- Alexander, Charles C. Our Game: An American Baseball History. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1991.
- The Baseball Encyclopedia: 10th ed. New York, MacMillan, 1996.
- Burdick, J. R. The American Card Catalog. East Stroudsburg,PA: J.R. Burdick, managing editor, and associate editors, 1960.
- Lardner, Ring. You Know Me Al. New York: Dover Publications, 1995.
- Lemke, Bob. "History of Tobacco Trading Cards." Sports Collectors Digest 25, no. 34 (21 August 1998): 60-63.
- Lemke, Bob, ed. Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards. 5th ed. Iola,WI: Krause Publications, 1996.
- Obojski, Robert. Baseball Memorabilia. New York: Sterling Publishing, 1991.
- Slocum, Frank. Classic Baseball Cards: The Golden Years, 1886-1956. New York: Warner Books, 1987.
- Williams, Pete. Card Sharks: How Upper Deck Turned a Child's Hobby into a High-Stakes, Billion-Dollar Business. New York: Macmillan, 1995.