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Family Records Document the 1924 Walter Mails Game Cards ... and Plans for a Second Set

Trying to learn more about pre-war cards can be a tedious process. But every now and then, breakthroughs occur in the hobby to give us more insight on particular issues. 3,697 more words


Obscure Pre-War Babe Ruth cards? There are a lot of them.

Babe Ruth has plenty of popular baseball cards, primarily from the late 1910s through the 1930s. The height of his popularity hit in the 1920s but even with his career winding down in the 1930s, Ruth still was featured on plenty of cards. 1,031 more words


Five Reasons Pre-War Cards Belong in Your Collection

Most baseball card collectors break into the hobby by collecting issues of current players and teams. That’s only natural. I started collecting cards back in 1986 and my focus quickly shifted to cards of New York Mets players as that was my favorite childhood team. 732 more words


Here are six of the easiest pre-war sets to complete

A while back, I wrote about the 1936 Goudey set, which is one of the easiest ways to break into pre-war cards if you’re a set collector. 1,147 more words


Fenway Breweries Overprint on 1913 Tom Barker Game Cards a True Rarity

In 1913, the Tom Barker Game was released. This game included a deck of cards that were used to simulate real baseball.

The cards were popular because, unlike some other sets, they featured pictures of actual players on them, in addition to printed actions in the border areas to dictate the game play. 1,367 more words


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. 2,338 more words