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When Did Collectors Start Routinely Buying and Selling Sports Cards?

While sports cards were issued starting around the 1860s, most collectors didn’t start buying and selling them until much later

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Five Weird Things You Didn’t Know Existed in the American Card Catalog

The American Card Catalog is likely the most important resource in the history of card collecting. Authored by Jefferson Burdick, the book gives us the classifications for most of our vintage cards today, such as T206, E90, and a host of others. If you’re unfamiliar with the book, here’s a quick breakdown. Essentially, the book categorizes cards in different classifications

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Jefferson Burdick named a 2018 SABR Chadwick Award Recipient

Each year, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), announces recipients of its Henry Chadwick Award. The award was established in 2009 and was put in place to honor baseball’s great researchers. The organization acknowledges those as historians, statisticians, annalists, and archivists. 2018 recipients were recently named and among them is noted card collector Jefferson Burdick. Given Burdick’s contributions to

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FC24 – One Hockey Card Designation with Three Possibilities

Jefferson Burdick’s American Card Catalog primarily focuses on baseball when it comes to the sports issues featured in the book. However, other sports are also included and one of those is hockey. Burdick categorized numerous hockey sets but one that has caused some confusion relates to a food issue – specifically, cards distributed by an ice cream manufacturer. Crescent Ice

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