Monthly Site Updates (May 2019)
Each month, content gets updated on the Pre-War Cards site. However, while you see the regular articles that are posted, plenty of stuff is always being added behind the scenes. Much of this has to do with the updating of set descriptions and checklists in the database and each month, I’ll be posting to alert you to stuff that has been added or updated from the previous month.
Here are the items added/updated from May.
May went by fast but, man, a lot of stuff really dropped this past month.
In terms of new discoveries, we keep on adding to the 1938 Sawyer Biscuits set. A collector discovered three new ones that I was proud to mention here and that checklist just keeps growing. This site has reported several new additions to the checklist over the past two years and I wouldn’t be surprised if more were found.
On the news front, a rare Walter Johnson PSA 9 T206 was listed on eBay but ultimately didn’t sell. The Baseball Hall of Fame introduced a new baseball card exhibit. And we learned that a T206 Honus Wagner card was privately sold for more than $1 million.
Oh, and I goofed off at a card show.
Yet, all of that paled in comparison to the real news of the month, which was the outing of numerous expensive and high-grade cards that have been determined to be altered and trimmed. Here’s a de facto Part I of what I wrote on that, followed by some random takeaways on the subject, and a discussion about this scandal hitting lower-graded cards, too.
The investigative work over on the Blowout forums continues and new altered cards are still being discovered.
New Sets Added
- 1939 Churchman Kings of Speed
- 1936 Home Run Candy
- 1930 Mitchell and Son Old Sporting Prints
- 1922 Tobler A Lawn Tennis Match
- 1922 Tobler Summer Sport
- 1922 Tobler Wintersports in Switzerland