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eNews Issue #76 (August 2010)

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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. Baltimore: The 2010 National in a Nutshell
3. Latest Additions to the Website
4. Book Review: Baseball Gloves: Store Model Gloves...
5. 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 Show and Auction Calendar on the Old Cardboard website.

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August 2010

12Phone/Internet Sports & Americana Auction #5 (see website for details).
14Phone/Internet Memory Lane Auction (see website for details).
19-22White Plains, NY White Plains Sports Card Show #30 (see website for details).
24Internet 2010 Old Cardboard Texas Hold'em Tourney #8 (details).
25-26Phone/Internet Legendary Auctions (see website for details).
31Phone/Internet Schulte Auctions (see website for details).

September 2010

9Phone/Internet Internet Auction #3 (see website for details).
23Phone/Internet Goodwin & Co. Auction (see website for details).
24-26Valley Forge, PA Philadelphia Sportscard & Memorabilia Show (see website for details).
28Internet 2010 Old Cardboard Texas Hold'em Tourney #9 (details).
29-30Phone/Internet Huggins & Scott Auctions (see website for details).
30 Schulte Auctions (see website for details).

2. Baltimore: The 2010 National in a Nutshell

Note: the video is presented in High Definition. To view in full screen mode, just click on the icon at the bottom right of the video.
With the 2010 National Sports Collectors Convention now only a memory, we have endeavored to bring a flavor of the convention to our readers who were not able to attend the show. To that end, we have prepared a video that highlights many of the vintage collectors and exhibitors that attended the annual convention. This year, it was held August 4 through August 8 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

In addition to a well attended show, this year's evening activities included Orioles games held at nearby Camden Park and two live auctions of high-end vintage cards and memorabilia. The first auction, sponsored by Heritage Auction Galleries, was held Thursday evening at the Baltimore's Sports Legends Museum. The following evening, Legendary Auctions held its fourth annual sports memorabilia live auction at the nearby Maryland Science Center overlooking Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Clips of a few of the "Vintage" Crowd at National
(in order of their appearance in the above video)
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Jeff Prizner
Dave and Mary Schrader
Frank Ceresi
Chris Ivy
Andy Broome
Brett Lowman
Wm. Peebles
John Graham
J. P. Cohen
Zach Rice
Doug Allen
Brooks Robinson
Chandy Greenholt
Bill Goodwin
Wm. McAvoy
John Rameriz
Horace Marchan
John Scott
Bill Huggins
Jim Blumenthal
Josh Wulkan
Brian Terjung
Josh Evans
Bill Zimpleman
      Video Time: 7m:55s
Wayne Varner
Mike Ryan
Steve Bloedow
Chris & Christan Buckler
Jim Vesci
Bryan Dec
Ted Zanidakis
John & Judy Burk
David Bryan
Terry & Nick Knouse
Gary Engel
Robert Klevens
Alan Miller
Roger Neufeldt
Ken Cohen
Tony Arnold
Sam Quaglierini
Donna Bleam
Randy Cook
Jason Koonze
Scott Welkowsky
Brian Drent
Glen & Lisa Mechanick
Ryan Christoff
      Video Time: 15m:12s
Ray Schulte
Sandra Unitas (Johnny U's wife)
Clark Adler (Unitas' grandson)
Paige Unitas (Unitas' daughter)
Jack Ladenson
Dave Levin
Rich Klein
Mark Lodalinski
Todd Schultz
Leon Luckey
Brian Dyer
Donna Barnhart
Tom Papa
Kent Sessions
Joe Orlando
Dan Mckee
Corey Levy
Joey & Anthony Pasqua
John Rogers
Lee Behrens
Derek & Kevin Riker
Bill Cornell
Bill Serrao
Bruce Babcock

In total, over 70 attendees are profiled in the video. We apologize in advance if we misspelled any names in the above list. If your name is not listed correctly, please let us know at

As seen in the video, the Baltimore National was well attended and provided a very positive experience for most all collectors and exhibitors. We look forward to seeing you next year at the "National" in Chicago.

Note: a special recognition goes to Brett for spending a few midnight and early morning hours rendering the above video to meet the deadline for this eNewsletter. Other of Brett's videos can be viewed here.

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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 Checklists have been added for:
1934   R304   Al Demaree Die Cuts Note: As the result of the discovery of previously unknown players in the R304 set, we have posted the above Checklist. Although incomplete, it does represent the latest list of known players. Please contact Old Cardboard if you can add any additional players to the R304 set and we will make the appropriate changes to the checklist.

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

4. Book Review: Baseball Gloves: Store Model Gloves from 1880's to 1940's

Glove collectors are sure to be interested in John Graham's new book, Baseball Gloves: Store Model Gloves from 1880's to 1940's, introduced at the National Sports Collectors Convention last week in Baltimore. The 260-page volume is printed in full color on quality stock.

Following a foreword written by fellow glove collector Joe Phillips and an Introduction by the author, the book is organized into five sections--each representing a theme within Graham's collection. The first displays gloves endorsed by each of 88 Hall of Fame players dating back to the early decades of the twentieth century. The front and back of each glove is displayed along with a picture of the player and a rarity rating based on the author's collecting experience. An enlargement of the player's on-glove "endorsement" is also shown, often along with additional images of related items.

The second section displays gloves along with panels from boxes in which the gloves were distributed. Section 3 is devoted to very early glove models including a fingerless glove that dates to the 1880's.

One of the more intersting sections of the book, however, illustrates the numerous ways that the author has displayed his collection. As indicated in the example at left, such displays of gloves and related baseball memorabilia can be both creative and very appealing.

Examples of many other displays from several rooms of the author's museum quality collection are illustrated in the book.

John Graham, Baseball Gloves: Store Model Gloves from 1880's to 1940's From the collection of John Graham (Self published, 2010, Irving, Texas)

The book sells for $30 and can be ordered on the author's website.

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

Join Us for Texas Hold'em. Reminder: The 2010 Old Cardboard Texas Hold'em Series is now well underway, with seven tournaments now complete and five to go. The series is devoted exclusively to collectors of vintage cards and memorabilia, and has already seen some lively action. Series details can be found on the Old Cardboard website. We hope that you can join us for Tournament #8 to be held August 24. Good luck to all.

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.