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Third party grading companies are backed up and it’s likely not ending anytime soon Back in October, I sent a package of about 20 cards off to SGC for grading. SGC has generally been my grader of choice and the service I’ve received to date has been pretty good. This time, though, there has been a small delay. My cardsRead more
When trade cards became popular in the 1800s, few could have imagined their future importance. But those issues coupled with the emergence of American sports came together to provide the earliest sports cards and give the card collecting hobby its origins. What are Trade Cards? Trade cards, quite simply, were a mode of advertising for businesses, products, events, and allRead more
The R873 trade card set features the rough and tumble game of early football. While I had only previously ever seen two cards, a third added to the checklist not only expands the set but provides some clarification. New trade cards continue to be discovered I found the third card to this set like I have for many other early,Read more
A Look into the Challenges of Pre-War Type Collecting For the most part, I am a set collector. I like the idea of having complete sets rather than a few scattered cards here and there. I tried to focus on one set at a time but after a while, I began adding more issues and currently, I’m either passively (pickingRead more
Famed hobbyist Jefferson Burdick provided the American Card Catalog, arguably the most valuable resource in the history of card collecting. Despite that comprehensive publication and more in-depth ones that have been released since then, it’s clear that many mysteries remain surrounding pre-war cards. That’s evident in the many missing gaps, of course. For example, who printed and distributed the AnonymousRead more