Editor’s Notes (February 2020)

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 the past month.

Last month saw a few cool items of note. Among the more popular posts was an article I put together featuring five bargain commons from the T206 set. It was read quite a bit so I followed with a second one shortly thereafter on five more cards.

Cracker Jack cards were a focal point of sorts. I looked at what may very well be the first Cracker Jack baseball card and then followed up with an article that reviewed the rarity between the 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack sets. Speaking of rarity, I also dove into assessing the rarity of each of Goudey’s popular baseball card sets.

Finally, I reviewed two of the most valuable baseball cards in the world — Babe Ruth’s M101-4 and M101-5 rookie cards. And while those cards are rare, a specific type of caramel cards may not even exist.

Many more articles were written, which you can find on the front page. And you can always find the site’s full archive of articles here.

New Sets Added

Additionally, two more sets were cataloged in the past month. Here are the set overviews for both of them. The Jacques Les Sports Illustres set is particularly notable as it features some early basketball cards.

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