Your Information Resource for Vintage Baseball Cards
eNews (July 2004, Issue #3)       

Hello vintage card collecting friends! If you are not acquainted with Old Cardboard then we invite you to take a peek at the most complete site on the internet for information about collecting vintage baseball cards. Nearly 500 (and counting!) type sets are already showcased -- each with direct links to auctions and research links to powerful search engine. The website also includes a vintage baseball card Show and Auction Calendar and much more. As a result, Old Cardboard makes a great "Alt-tab" companion for vintage card shoppers and researchers. This newsletter provides current news, site updates, new auctions, etc. For a FREE subscription to the newsletter, see the information at the bottom of this email. Your feedback is appreciated!


1.  Updated Auction and Show Calendar
2.   Announcing!!  The Old Cardboard Magazine
3OC's featured Set of the Month
4.  Floorplan of National Convention in Cleveland July 21-25
1.  Updated Auction and Show Calendar*
The following is a summary of vintage card events coming up in the next 30-45 days.  For details on all upcoming vintage card shows and auctions, see the auction calendar on our website)
July 8th              Internet                    19thCenturyOnly Internet Auction
July 12th            Internet/Catalog         Lelands 2004 All Star Auction 
July 21-25th       Cleveland, OH            The 25th National Sports Collectors Convention
Aug 20-21          Internet                     Hunt Auctions Live Catalogue Auction
Aug 27-29          Arlington, TX              Tri-Star Show, Arlington Convention Center

*To add an auction or vintage show date to our calendar just send an email to and we'll be happy to post it for you. The designates one of our sponsors with either a banner ad on the Old Cardboard website or a display ad in Old Cardboard Magazine (see announcement in next item).


2.   New!  The Old Cardboard Magazine

Our most exciting news this month is the announcement of the launch of Old Cardboard Magazine--the hard copy companion to Old Cardboard eNews and the Old Cardboard website. Old Cardboard Magazine is published quarterly (four issues per year) beginning with the Fall 2004 issue (Issue #1). Sign up now and become a Charter Subscriber (and first issue is free!) for the newest and most comprehensive resource dedicated to the vintage baseball card hobby.

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Each magazine will focus exclusively on baseball card sets produced through the first half of the nineteenth century. It will include detailed articles and stunning full color images of many of the rarest cards in the hobby.

The cover (above) and a preview of some of the articles planned for the inaugural issue of Old Cardboard Magazine can be seen below.

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3. OC's featured Set of the Month

Our Set of the Month for July is the Babe Ruth Flip Movie" set produced in 1932 by Wheaties brand cereal. With just one "card" in the set, it represents one of the earliest products in the company's long association with baseball.


The Ruth Flip Movie will be detailed in an article in Issue #1 of Old Cardboard Magazine, with a full checklist of frames. A little known feature of this flip book is that each frame contains a caption with a different batting tip--said to be the advice of the Babe himself. The checklist in the magazine will include the full text of the Babe's advice found on each of the 24 frames in the movie. The flip movie can be viewed from beginning to end in its full animated format here. Key features of the set are seen at:


4.  Floorplan of National Convention in Cleveland July 21-25
Here is a very rough sketch of the floorplan of the National convention. Old Cardboard will be at table #2048 -- be sure to come say 'hi' and take a look at the new magazine!

(editor's note: the floor plan graphic is no longer available)


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, contains well over 400 pages of descriptive information for card sets produced before 1950.

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