Your Information Resource for Vintage Baseball Cards
  eNews Issue #100 (August 2012)

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Welcome to Old Cardboard, the most complete reference resource for information about collecting vintage baseball cards and related memorabilia.  More information about this eNewsletter and its companion website and magazine are found at the bottom of this page.

1. Updated Auction and Show Calendar
2. 2012 National Pictorial Re-Cap
3. Latest Additions to the Website
4. News Briefs (A Digest of Recent Hobby Happenings)

1. Updated Auction and Show Calendar

The following is a summary of vintage card events coming up in the next 30-45 days. For the most current listings on additional vintage card shows and auctions, see the Key Events Calendar on the Old Cardboard website.

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August 2012

18Phone/Internet Memory Lane Auction (see website for details).
23Phone/Internet Goodwin & Co. Auction (see website for details).
23Internet Sirius Sportscards (see website for details).
29Phone/Internet Clean Sweep Auctions (see website for details).
30Internet Bagger's Auctions (see website for details).
29-30Phone/Internet Legendary Auctions (see website for details).

September 2012

7Phone/Internet PWCC (see website for details).
20Phone/Internet Sterling Sports Auctions (see website for details).
28-30King of Prussia, PA Philadelphia Sports Card & Memorabilia Show (see website for details).

2. 2012 National Pictorial Re-Cap

Entrance to Baltimore Convention Center
For many vintage baseball card collectors, the National Sports Collectors Convention is the highlight event of the year. The "National," as it is most often called, provides an annual gathering place for hundreds of vintage baseball card hobbyists along with thousands of collectors of memorabilia and newer cards of all sports. And despite a sagging economy, there seemed to no lack of enthusiasm among all who attended.

Old Cardboard's coverage of the event coincides with our 100th consecutive issue of this eNewsletter, which began with the May 2004 issue. Three months later, we launched Old Cardboard magazine with a booth at the 2004 National in Cleveland. And we've renewed our committment to the hobby at every National since. It's been a fun ride and we've met many lifelong collector friends along the way.

As most eNews readers will recall, we put together a 22-minute video profiling more than seventy vintage collector's at the last National held in Baltimore (2010). Many of the collectors in the video also attended this year's event. The video can still be viewed in eNews76 on the Old Cardboard website. To supplement that video, we photographed many of the highlights at this year's convention. The best of these photos are now posted on the Old Cardboard website and organized into the following categories:

  • Overview of Facilities (inside and out)
  • Views of a few of the Exhibits
  • Snapshots of a few Vintage Collectors
  • The Heritage Live Auction (Thursday evening)
  • The Legendary Live Auction (Friday evening)
  • Gathering of Net54 vintage collector (Friday evening)

We hope that you enjoy the pictorial overview and look forward to seeing you at next year's National in Chicago.

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3. Latest Additions to the Website

We are continually expanding the Old Cardboard website with more set profiles, checklists and card galleries. Recent (past 30-40 days) additions include:

Set Profiles have been added for:
1951-53   D290-1   Bread Labels

Set Checklists have been added for:
1951   D290-1   Fischer's Bread Labels

Set Galleries have been added for:
1951   D290-1   Fischer's Bread Labels

Updating the website with checklists and full set galleries for additional vintage sets is an ongoing project, so check back often to check out the latest additions. There are now many thousands of card images on the website and the list continues to grow. We welcome and encourage feedback with checklist additions, card images, error corrections and suggestions. Please send all input to

In addition to these additions to the Old Cardboard website, we continue to expand and refine our eBay Custom Search Links to make finding vintage baseball cards on eBay easier than ever. The results of these searches are continuously changing, so check back often to find the most recent listings.

4. News Briefs (A Digest of Recent Hobby Happenings)

Sterling Sports Auctions has New Owner. Sterling Sports Auctions has been acquired by longtime collector Lee Behrens. Behrens replaces Brian Dwyer, who started the site and recently took a position as Consignment Director at Robert Edward Auctions. Behrens brings with him over 20 years of collecting experience including past ownership of a card shop and partnership in an eBay consignment outlet. Sterlilng's first auction conducted under the new management is scheduled for September 20. Sterling Sports Auctions will retain the same email address ( but has a new post office mailing address at P.O. Box 866, Alexandria, MN 56308. (845) 849-1276.

Lyman and Brett Hardeman
Old Cardboard, LLC.

Old Cardboard, LLC. was established in December 2003, to help bring information on vintage baseball card collecting to the hobbyist.  Produced by collectors for collectors, this comprehensive resource consists of three components: (1) Old Cardboard Magazine, (2) a companion website at and (3) this eNewsletter. The Old Cardboard website contains more than 500 pages of descriptive reference information for baseball card sets produced fifty years ago or longer.  Each of these set summaries has a direct set-specific link to auctions and a similar link to 's powerful search engine for further research.  The website also includes a Show and Auction Calendar, an eBay Top 50 Vintage Sellers List, and much more.  As a result, the Old Cardboard website makes a great "Alt-tab" companion for vintage card shoppers and researchers.  Old Cardboard eNews provides current hobby news, upcoming shows and auctions, and updates to the website and the magazine.  It is published around the middle of each month.  For a FREE subscription to the eNewsletter, or for subscription information on Old Cardboard Magazine, please visit the website at  If you find this information resource helpful, please tell your friends.  We need your support and your feedback. Thank you.