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This Month on PostWarCards – April 2022

Earlier this month, I picked up a pair of older hobby catalogs; one is the 2003 Standard Catalog of Basketball Cards, and the other is the 2006 Standard Catalog of Football Cards.

2003 Standard Catalog of Basketball Cards and the 2006 Standard Catalog of Football Cards

For around $10, I picked up excellent references to aid me in researching sets for the oddball archive and the blog. I shared the pickups on Twitter, and it turns out old catalogs are pretty popular amongst collectors for various reasons. One collector shared the 1990 Price Guide to Football Cards, and he mentioned he uses it as a physical checklist when looking through boxes at shows. He also shared the Racing Collectibles and Die-Cast Price Guide as a reference that helped him develop a YouTube Video.

1990 Price Guide to Football Cards
Racing Collectibles and Die-Cast Price Guide

Two other collectors shared the pair of Beckett Baseball Card Price Guides and The Sport Americana Baseball Card Price Guide pictured below.

Beckett Baseball Card Price Guide Numbers 15 and 19
The Sport Americana Baseball card Price Guide Number 2

It’s common to hear collectors mention that they aren’t looking for card information for sets made later than the years these catalogs were published. Plus, pricing information is obsolete the moment most catalogs are published. If you collect or use older catalogs in unique ways, let me know how in the comments or over on Twitter.

In terms of my work on PostWarCards.com, it was a pretty exciting month with nine articles on the blog, seven new sets added to the unopened archive, and seven new sets on the oddball archive; I’ve linked them all below.

Articles Published in March

Here are the nine articles I published on the blog this month.

The Unopened Archive

Here are the seven sets I added to the Unopened Archive in March:

The Oddball Archive

Here are the seven sets I added to the Oddball Archive in March:

Be sure to check out my Twitter feed Friday mornings for a weekly thread sharing some of the best writing in the hobby. 

Thanks for reading PostWarCards; if there is ever a topic you’d like me to write about or a set you’d like me to prioritize for either archive, please reach out to me.

Happy collecting!

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