Tag Archives: Miscellaneous Cards

Dating Pre-War Cards is not Always Easy

Trying to determine a pre-war card’s specific origins can be difficult

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Distinguishing Between the Five Diamond Matchbooks Baseball Sets

Here’s how to separate the Diamond Matchbook covers The 1930s Diamond Matchbook covers featured numerous baseball players of the era. These aren’t technically baseball cards in the mold that we think of them today. But they are cataloged in the American Card Catalog and very much collected. The problem is there are actually five different sets and keeping them straight

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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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Starting a Pre-War Card Collection with $100

As I wrote recently, the 1936 Goudey set is the perfect set introduction for new pre-war collectors. It’s short, affordable, and doesn’t have any expensive cards if you can handle low-grade. But what about for those that don’t collect sets? Well, I recently wrote an article for Sports Collectors Daily, highlighting some cards featuring pre-war Hall of Famers that you

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