Monthly Site Updates (June 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.

News/Discoveries

Well, nothing happened this past month, right?

June, in a nutshell, was sort of crazy for the hobby. The Blowout scandal on altered cards really took off and got more into the public spotlight.

Ty Cobb E106If you’re new to the scandal, here’s a brief summary. And with new cards still being discovered, it’s safe to say that this is going to last quite a while. Beyond that, though, we’ve got actual stuff dealing with cards to recap, too.

As I wrote in the beginning of the month, I was able to make a fairly interesting discovery, learning that there were more than one different N284 Buchner overprinted posters that were printed. Up until then, I had not seen or even heard of proof that more than one of these variations posters was known to exist.

And an even bigger discovery came later in the month as a user on Net54 confirmed that a second Ty Cobb (batting pose) card existed in the 1916 Tango Eggs set. To date, only a front-facing pose of Cobb was confirmed in the set’s checklist.

Babe Ruth was also in the news quite a bit this month, too. He was one of the ten players in eBay’s Baseball Cards Hall of Fame. A game-used Ruth jersey sold for $5.6 million, breaking the record paid for a piece of baseball memorabilia. And two Ruth cards that were personally owned by the slugger were auctioned for big amounts.

Oh, and we saw a suit made up of tobacco cards, so there’s that.

New Sets Added

Set Updates/Expansions

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