One of the fantastic things about running this blog for the past few years is the number of awesome collectors it has connected with me. So please, if you have any cool hobby experiences, questions, or unique items you’d like to share, shoot me an e-mail! Here are just a few of the conversations I’ve had this month:
First, a collector reached out and shared a group of ultra-scarce unopened items with me, including a pair of rare baseball wax wrappers that I highlighted in Newsletter #35 and two cool empty boxes (a 1964 Topps Gift Box and a 1964 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Box) that I’ll be featuring in a pair of upcoming articles.
I had another great conversation about 1993 Topps baseball boxes that I featured in Newsletter #36.
It turns out I’m not the only psychopath building a hobby library. Another collector shared photos of his bookshelves, his Google Sheets reference lists, and a photo from an auction that would have been a great way to jump-start a hobby book collection.
Another collector asked me about 1989 Fleer uncut sheets, and another hobby legend shared some information about 1952 Topps Salesman Samples with me.
I was also connected with the author of the non-sports bible, one of the greatest hobby resources ever published.
In terms of hobby writing, I published ten new articles and made 18 archive additions here on PostWarCards.com. I also issued four Post War Cards Newsletters over on Substack. I’ve linked all the new material below.
Articles Published in May
Here are the ten articles I published on the blog this month.
- Mariano Rivera’s 1992 Bowman Baseball Rookie Card and a Look Back at an Iconic Set
- 13 Incredible O-Pee-Chee Uncut Sheets
- The Basketball Cards of Sihugo Green, The Player Drafted Ahead of Bill Russell
- The Mystery and Rarity of the 1960 7-Eleven Dallas Texans Football Card Set
- Iconic Design, Enduring Legacy: A Look at Thurman Munson’s 1971 Topps and OPC Cards
- Uncovering Topps’ X-Out Box Practices: A Look at a 1982 Cello Case with Original Purchase Receipt
- The Chase Continues: Exploring Upper Deck’s 1991 Autograph Heroes Series
- Cracking the Code: How to Decipher Vintage Topps Case Stamps
- Centering Woes and the Popularity of Hank Aaron’s 1954 Topps Rookie Card
- An In-Depth Inspection of the 1977 Topps Star Wars French Wax Packs and Boxes
The Unopened Archive
Here are the 15 sets I added to the Unopened Archive in May:
- 1952 Parkhurst Baseball
- 1955 OPC Rails & Sails
- 1955 Topps Rails & Sails
- 1962 Topps Baseball Bucks
- 1976 Fleer Team Action Football
- 1976 Topps Star Trek
- 1982 Topps Donkey Kong
- 1983 Donruss Baseball
- 1983 Fleer Baseball
- 1984 Topps Baseball Rub-Downs
- 1985 Topps Baseball Rub-Downs
- 1988 OPC Hockey
- 1988 OPC Mini Stars Hockey
- 1988 Topps Football
- 1992 Bowman Baseball
I’m constantly updating pages, so check back on your favorites occasionally. For example, I added this ultra-scarce 1956 Topps Football Cello Pack; PSA has only slabbed four.
The Oddball Archive
Here are the three sets I added to the Oddball Archive in May:
- 1961 Essex Meats St. Louis Hawks
- 1970 Chicago Bulls Hawthorne Milk
- 1977 Chicago Bulls White Hen Pantry
The Post War Cards Newsletter
- The Post War Cards Newsletter #33
- The Post War Cards Newsletter #34
- The Post War Cards Newsletter #35
- The Post War Cards Newsletter #36
And finally, thanks for reading PostWarCards; if there is 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.