Tag Archives: Miscellaneous Cards

Are Some R316 Kashin Baseball Cards Really Brody Novelty Issues?

An intriguing envelope could be the key to identifying a new pre-war baseball issue So, if you’ve found this article, you may be aware of the R316 Kashin photos set. In short, they are a set of 101 small baseball photographs of players produced around 1929-30, cataloged as R316. Little is known about the supposed publisher, Kashin, but an interesting

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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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1946 Kid Herman Boxing Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’ Title Kid Herman Boxing Year 1946 Size 3 1/2″ x 5 5/16″ Images Single-Color Ink Type Miscellaneous Number in Set 16 1946 Kid Herman Boxing Overview This somewhat mysterious set is believed to have been produced in or around 1946, though it is sometimes said their production lasted many years. The cards have the look of

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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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1933 Every Woman’s Man Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’ Title Every Woman’s Man Year 1933 Size 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Images Black and White Type Miscellaneous Number in Set 4 1933 Every Woman’s Man Set Overview These promotional cards were printed to hype a movie starring Myrna Loy and boxer Max Baer. While the cards are titled, ‘Every Woman’s Man’, that was actually not

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