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The cover and the table of contents for Issue #5 are shown below.
Articles published in this issue are written by some of the hobby's most informed experts and about some of it's most interesting vintage sets. They include:
1) "Sixteen Ghosts of Cooperstown: Profiles of Lesser-Known HOFers" by David Fleitz. SABR researcher Fleitz has provided Old Cardboard with an exclusive digest of his recent book "Ghosts in the Gallery at Cooperstown" (McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC, 2005). The article (as well as the cover for this issue) is illustrated with a variety of vintage cards of these HOFers extending back into the 19th century.
2) "A & G Premium Album A16: Showcase for all 50 N28 Cards" by Charles "JC" Clarke. This beautifully lithographed album contains card images of all 50 cards (including 10 baseball players) from the 1888 N28 set. The album was originally produced as a premium redeemable for coupons issued in Allen & Ginter cigarette brands. Includes an example coupon and a colorful display of all 14 leaves from the album.
3) "Baseball Goes to the Movies...Exhibit Card Style" by Adam Warshaw. Collecting Exhibit arcade cards with both baseball and non-baseball themes is a speciality for Adam Warshaw. In this article he focuses on Exhibits that bridge the themes of baseball and Hollywood films and stars. The article is enhanced with full color (and full size) images of cards described in the narrative.
4) "1887 H807-17 Trade Cards: Early Baseball Cartoon Ads" by Lyman Hardeman. The 19th century trade card set labeled by collectors as set H807-17, or more simply the "bluish-green series," is described. A gallery of all nine cards from the set is provided, as are examples of several variations of the printed backs.
5) "2005 'National' in Chicago: Still Strong on Vintage" by Old Cardboard Staff. A wrap-up of the 2005 National Sports Collector's Conventions is viewed from the vintage baseball card and memorabilia collector's perspective. Several "museum" quality items that were showcased at the convention are highlighted.
6) Expanded Collector's Dugout Section. In addition to the above articles, Old Cardboard's Collector's Dugout section has been expanded by two pages (for this issue only). The added pages accomodate a panoramic photograph of 35 participants at a dinner during National of the Network 54 online Vintage Baseball Card forum. All collector-participants are identified along with the state in which they live.
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