Learn All About the Batman Rookie Card

By: Marty Beets

Batman is one of the most popular super heroes ever created.  He has been the subject of comic books, TV shows, movies, video games and books. 

His rookie and early cards are very sought after and valuable. Let's take a look at some of these vintage Batman cards:

1966 Topps

Card #1

This is the card that most collectors consider to be the best Batman rookie card.  

The 1966 Topps "The Batman" card  #1 was the first card in the Batman "Black Bat" series It is valuable in mint condition.

1966 Topps Batman Riddler Back

Card #8

This Topps card from the "Riddler Back" series is the most popular live action Batman rookie.

1966 Topps Batman Riddler Back "The Caped Crusader" card #8 has a photo of Adam West as Batman.  This is a popular Batman rookie card.


1966 Bat Laffs Batman 

card #13

This is the best batman card from the Bat Laffs set. It's a nice, but more afforadable, rookie.

There are several cards in the Bat Laffs set that feature Batman.  All can be considered rookies. This one is popular because it has the best photo.

Here's a summary of Batman's early cards. 

1966 Topps Batman Riddler Back Considered a rookie card.

1966 Topps (Black Bat) Universally considered a rookie card

1966 Bat Laffs Considered a rookie card.