Editor’s Notes (June 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.
Pretty slow month around the site, to be honest. We had several new articles (which you’ll find right on the front page of the site) and a bit of news also happened, too.
The most significant thing, perhaps, is that the National convention was pushed back to December due to COVID-19. A delay was hardly unexpected and, I suppose the most interesting aspect is that they are still trying to squeeze the event in at all. How it works this year with a winter date as opposed to a summer one will be something to watch. But it isn’t hard to imagine that many folks who planned to go will ultimately take a pass.
And as I wrote recently, SGC’s long-awaited population report was finally revealed this week. As is the case with most new things, there were parts I liked and parts I didn’t like.
Other than that, pretty slow. There have been some significant auction items, I suppose. But in terms of real news, not a ton? At least that I covered.
One cool ‘discovery’ was that I noted that the image for a 1930s football card actually had its origins in a rare 1915 international tobacco car set — pretty cool.
Around the site here, I continue to slowly chip away at the 1940s sets in terms of getting previews written on them. The good news is I added quite a few new ones that you’ll find below.
New Sets Added
- 1940 Crowley’s Milk
- 1940 Hughes Frozen Confections
- 1940 Michigan Sportservice
- 1940s Centennial Flour Sets
- 1940s Cracker Jack Sports
- 1941 Ballantine Beer Coasters
- 1943 Golden Quality Wilkes-Barre Barons
- 1943/1949 MP & Co.
- 1943 La Ambrosia
- 1945-46 Caramelo Deportivo
- 1946-47 Caramelo Deportivo