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What is this Site?

In short, Pre-War Cards serves two main functions, operating a large database of sets and also as a blog with more detailed articles and news about pre-war cards.

The sets cataloged here vary quite a bit. Most are purely sports-related sets but any sets with at least one sports card (baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf, tennis, boxing, or wrestling) are cataloged here, too. Even sets that may be mostly non-sports cards will be cataloged here if they have at least one sports card from one of those sports.

While the site is extensive, there are sets that aren’t yet covered here. If you find one of those that needs added, please let me know.

Who Runs this Hot Mess?

Anson Whaley is the owner/operator of PreWarCards.com. A lifelong collector, his personal collection consists almost entirely of pre-war cards. Primarily, he is a set collector and type card collector, but also a closet Dwight Gooden collector.

In addition to this site, he is a contributor to the Sports Collectors Daily website and also Beckett Publications in their print magazines.

Anson has been a freelance writer for nearly two decades. Links to some of his articles have been featured on the websites of ESPN, Forbes, NBC Sports, USA Today, CBS Sports, The Sporting News, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and The Cleveland Plain Dealer, among others.

Got corrections, updates, news? Contact Anson at prewarcard@gmail.com.

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