Editor’s Notes (January 2021)

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.

Greetings, Happy New Year, and all that jazz.

I just realized that I didn’t get to an Editor’s Notes column for December. Yeah, so that’s a lie. I did realize it but in reality, last month was so hectic that I simply didn’t get around to it.

That’s mostly fine because in the way of ‘news,’ there really wasn’t too much to report. I wrote a bunch of articles but the biggest piece of actual news with regards to pre-war cards recently was a large collection of 1912 J=K Candy cards being auctioned off by Heritage. The cards are extremely rare but the real newsworthy part is that many new ones were previously unknown and added to the checklist. The big one was a Ty Cobb card that was not previously checklisted and that one fetched $50,000 in the auction.

But, hey, if you’re interested in reading the rest of the news from the year, I put together a summary of sorts in a 2020 Year in Review.

A few updates were made to existing set pages. One of the more intriguing ones to me was finally establishing the sports subset checklist of the 1925 A.C. Stereoview set. Stereoviews, if you’re unfamiliar with them, are basically cards featuring two nearly similar images. When put together an looked upon through a special viewer, they create sort of a 3D card. The card featuring a Yale baseball player is the most well known card in the set but, several other sports cards are in it, including golf, boxing, swimming, and diving. Those cards are part of a 25-card subset, which, in turn, are part of a larger 150-card subset. I was able to piece that together after some lengthy research and that gave me a much clearer understanding of the set. If you missed that, I covered the sports cards from the set in an article last month.

Other articles were printed on all sorts of subjects. To see the articles from the past month (and previous articles), simply click here.

While I don’t have much news to report, I will say quite a few sets are being planned as part of site updates. Just a matter of getting them added to the site and you can probably look for those in the next update.

Stay safe, friends —

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