Tag Archives: Jefferson Burdick

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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Breaking Down the American Card Catalog

The American Card Catalog isn’t something usedĀ much by collectors of current cards. But the effort led by famed collector Jefferson Burdick is absolutely essential to vintage (and especially, pre-war) collectors. If you’re even thinking about collecting pre-war cards, I can’t recommend the book enough. Some versions are pricey but you can sometimes find lower-grade ones on eBay or elsewhere for

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