Despite being made up of other sports and other sports-related items and memorabilia, I’ve always referred to my collection as a baseball card collection.
I bring this up because one of my friends was giving me a hard time about picking up so many stamp and sticker-related books for my “baseball card” collection.
I reminded him that in 1969, Topps did create a set of baseball stamps that they packaged in wax packs.
The thing is, I guess I just haven’t figured out an easier way to describe my collection to people who aren’t in the hobby, and it’s a habit going back to when I was a kid; I call everything baseball cards; just like I call facial tissues Kleenex and any dark carbonated beverage a Coke.
I guess this is why it’s called the National Sports Collectors Convention and not the National Sports Card Collectors Convention, huh?
Anyway, while I have continued to make a ton of additions to my hobby library (which you can follow along about on Twitter), I’ve also continued to add to my personal writing library here on PostWarCards.Com; 31 new articles and archive additions were made to the site this month, along with the 12th and 13th Post War Cards Newsletters. I’ve linked all the new material below.
Articles Published in October
Here are the nine articles I published on the blog this month.
- Seven Awesome Cards I Learned About from Reading Ken Reid’s Hockey Card Stories
- The Baseball Cards of One of the Worst Teams of All Time – The 1962 Mets
- The Retro Classic Sports Card Checklists
- What the 1961 Fleer Basketball Uncut Sheet Teaches Us About the Set’s First Six Cards
- An Official Letter About How Many 1991 Topps Desert Shield Cards Were Made
- Mr. Mint Alan Rosen’s Find II
- A Quick Look at NFL and AFL Trading Card Rights in the Early 1960s
- 5 Things I Learned By Reading the Vintage Hockey Card and Collectible Price Guide
- Why Didn’t Topps Print Hockey Cards in 1982 or 1983?
The Unopened Archive
Here are the 19 sets I added to the Unopened Archive in October:
- 1953 Parkhurst Hockey
- 1957 Parkhurst Hockey
- 1962 Parkhurst Hockey
- 1966 Topps Hockey
- 1966 Topps Test Hockey
- 1967 OPC Baseball
- 1975 OPC Hockey
- 1978 OPC Hockey
- 1980 Topps Football
- 1982 Topps Hockey Stickers
- 1983 Topps Football
- 1983 Topps Hockey Stickers
- 1984 OPC Hockey
- 1984 Topps Baseball
- 1985 OPC Hockey
- 1985 Topps Football
- 1985 Topps Hockey
- 1986 Topps Hockey
- 1987 Topps Hockey
I’m constantly updating pages, so check back on your favorites from time to time.
The Oddball Archive
Here are the three sets I added to the Oddball Archive in October:
The Post War Cards Newsletter
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.