Editor’s Notes (August 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.
Lots of happenings around the site this past month.
I continued adding new pages for a bunch of previously unlisted sets. That is likely to continue for probably another few months. There are probably not many baseball issues missing but there are certainly sets for some of the other sports that will need to be added. Many of the new additions to the site in the past month were 1940s issues not previously listed on the site. But there were also some older issues that I recently learned about as well.
And just as importantly, many updates were made to existing set pages. I had a bunch of help from a collector named David Strong, who really provided a bunch of helpful information in adding to checklists and fixing errors. I get a lot of help from collectors passing along tips and can’t name every one. But David deserves a special shout out in this space for really helping to update set pages for probably a few dozen sets. Additionally, David was instrumental in helping me add several of the new sets below not previously listed here. He is an advanced boxing card collector and his expertise with some rare boxing issues was invaluable.
In terms of hobby news, there were a few things worth writing about. Card grading was a focal point in July with SGC changing their grading structure (in terms of service levels offered) significantly. Soon after, Beckett announced a price increase for two of their fastest levels of service for grading cards. Both moves were made based on a large increase in demand for grading services.
There were a few bits of card news as well. A third card was identified in the R813 trade card set. A baseball card in the set was believed to be a standalone issue and cataloged by Frank Keetz as No. 211 but that card is actually part of a set. I identified a cricket card in it recently as a second card and a collector brought to my attention a third card for rowing.
New Sets Added
- 1942 Adam Hats Sam Taub Ring Personalities Matchbooks Set
- 1926 Boxeadores Celebres Set
- 1940-70 Boxing News Photos Set
- 1880s Brown’s Iron Bitters Tri-fold Trade Card
- 1947 D. Cummings and Son Famous Fighters Set
- 1941 Editorial Valenciana Boxeadores Set
- El Rey Boxing Cards Sets
- 1919 IFS Jack Dempsey/Jess Willard Postcards Set
- 1925 Imperial How it Happened Golf Set (C31)
- 1925 Imperial Perils of Early Golf Set (C25)1940 Kemmel Les Vedettes Set
- 1932-33 Marabou Sportserie Set1903 Mitchell’s / Three Bells Scottish Clan Set
- 1947 NBC / Dupont Cavalcade of America Babe Ruth Premium
- 1923 Romeo y Julieta La Ciencia de Boxeo Set1928 Spanish Boxing Playing Cards Set
- 1904-05 Stein Company Boxing Postcards Set
- 1921 Underwood and Underwood Jack Dempsey/Georges Carpentier Postcards Set
- 1920s Weber Baking Mystic Colored Pictures Set (D134)
- 1923 Wesley Andrews Boxing Postcards Sets