1985-1986 Beckett Baseball Cards Magazines Lot of 12

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 16, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

1985-1986 Beckett Monthly Baseball Cards Magazines Lot of 12 Issues:

1985: February, May, June, October & November/December.

1986: April, May, June, August, September, October & November/December.

Issues #4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22 & 23.

40-76 pages each issue. Generally in VF+/Near Mint condition with minimal wear on spine on covers while inside contents are clean and in near mint condition. Note: Several issues have bit more wear on spine on covers. April, 1986 issue has three-inch light crease on top corner on front cover and subscription notice cut out on last page, not affecting text on previous page.

A scarce lot of early issues of baseball card magazines featuring various news and research articles on vintage and modern baseball cards, comprehensive price guide on post-war cards, alphabetical rookie baseball card index, The Readers Write, etc. Fascinating look at baseball card collecting during mid-1980s.

Interesting articles include:

The 1970 Topps Super Mystery (by Lew Lipset on discovery of several uncut sheets which revealed why Boog Powell was a difficult card and carried a premium).

1971 Topps: A Closer Look.

Type Sets: Collecting a Vintage Card of Each Set.

1921-1966 Exhibit Cards: Something for Everyone.

Collecting: An American Tradition (Superb article on 19th Century Tobacco Cards).

The Insert Card Takes Over: History of 19th Century Tobacco Cards: N172 Old Judge Cards & Others.

Pre-1900 Collectibles: Tobacco Cabinet Cards.

The Grading Controversy.

No Cards: Collectibles from the Early Years of the 20th Century (World Series Programs & Baseball Publications).

The Rest of the Story: 1963 Topps Cards.

A Swan Song and the War to End All Wars: Early 20th Century Tobacco Cards (T-206 White Border Cards).

A Time of Giants: Collecting 1910s and 1920s Baseball Cards.

1964 Topps: A Great Set for Collectors & Investors.

The Woodies: Some Strange Poses on Some Strange Cards from a Unique Set plus much more.

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