OBC - Old Baseball Cards

Library and Reference Material

Checklists

Topps Insert, Test And Supplemental Baseball Issues 1949-1980, by Dave Hornish
Tobacco Issues, by Dave Hornish
Wayne Delia's MegaChecklists
Type Card Checklist, by Dave Hornish

Articles by (or about) OBC members

OBC'S own Mike Rich - Super Collector! Gridiron Greats, issue 59
1930s World Wide Gum and Canadian Goudey, from Spike Glidden's blog page
Mike Rumley-Wells Explains What OBC Is All About

FOR COLLECTORS ONLY - The history of OBC's origins!

Volume 1, Issue 1
Volume 1, Issue 2
Volume 1, Issue 4
Volume 2, Issue 1
Volume 2, Issue 2

HOBBY PIONEER JEFFERSON BURDICK

JEFFERSON BURDICK AND THE AMERICAN CARD CATALOG, by George Vrechek
BURDICK REVISITED, by George Vrechek
ANOTHER LOOK AT THE BURDICK COLLECTION, by George Vrechek
LETTERS FROM JEFFERSON BURDICK, by George Vrechek
HOBBY ROYALTY REVISITED - AN UPDATE ON BURDICK, CARTER, GOLDFADEN AND SOLON, by George Vrechek
BURDICK'S FIRST CATALOG OF CARDS, by George Vrechek
JEFFERSON BURDICK'S BURST OF ENERGY IN EARLY 1937, by George Vrechek
THE BURDICK COLLECTION TODAY, HARD TO THUMB THROUGH BUT SLOWLY COMING INTO VIEW, by George Vrechek
THE WORLD OF JEFFERSON R. BURDICK, by George Vrechek
EIGHT 1950 ARTICLES BY BURDICK, by George Vrechek
BURDICK AND HIS BRITISH COUNTERPARTS, by George Vrechek

OTHER HOBBY PIONEERS

MEET BUCK BARKER, by George Vrechek
MEET LIONEL CARTER, by George Vrechek
IN MEMORY...LIONEL CARTER, by George Vrechek
HARRY LILIEN - PIONEER COLLECTOR, by George Vrechek
BOB SOLON - A COLLECTOR STARTING IN 1931, by George Vrechek
MEET GOODWIN GOLDFADEN, by George Vrechek
GOODWIN GOLDFADEN, PIONEER HOBBY DEALER 1914 - 2012, by George Vrechek
IRV LERNER, HOBBY VETERAN FROM PHILADELPHIA, by George Vrechek
RAY MEDEIROS, COLLECTING BASEBALL HISTORY AND FRIENDS SINCE 1941, by George Vrechek
HOBBY ROYALTY REVISITED - AN UPDATE ON BURDICK, CARTER, GOLDFADEN AND SOLON, by George Vrechek
BRUCE YEKO, FIRST FULL-TIME CARD DEALER, by George Vrechek
BOB THING, CONTINUALLY COLLECTING SINCE 1951, by George Vrechek
HOBBY ODDS AND ENDS - BERGER, LOUGHMAN, ZAK, ENGLAND, AND OBC, by George Vrechek
FRANK KEETZ, COMIC BASEBALL CARD COLLECTOR, by George Vrechek
RAY HESS, COLLECTED IN THE 30S AND SAW RUTH'S LAST GAME, by George Vrechek
CATCHING UP WITH SY BERGER, by George Vrechek
LEN BROWN, 41 YEARS AT TOPPS: HE WROTE THE CARDS, by George Vrechek
BUTCH JACOBS, HOW TOPPS PICKED THE PICTURES, by George Vrechek
THE HALL LEGACY - HALL'S NOSTALGIA, by Chris Tripler
DOUG McWILLIAMS, THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA, by George Vrechek
COLLECTOR AND SPORTS JOUNALIST DWIGHT CHAPIN, by George Vrechek
THE HOBBY IN THE 1970s - JEFF ESCUE, by George Vrechek
PAT QUINN REMEMBERS CARD-BUYING TRIPS TO VENEZUELA, by George Vrechek
SPORTSWRITER AND HOBBY PUBLISHER BOB JASPERSEN, by George Vrechek
GAR MILLER, 68 YEARS OF COLLECTING WHAT CAME HIS WAY, by George Vrechek
THE NATIONAL STREAK OF RUMIERZ, MURRY AND QUINN, by George Vrechek
GEORGE HUSBY HAS SEEN IT ALL BUT KEEPS LOOKING ANYWAY, by George Vrechek
PEOPLE IN THE HOBBY - LERNER, NAGURSKI, NOWELL AND BROWN, by George Vrechek

ALL ABOUT THE CARDS

T218s, JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU WOULD WANT IN A VINTAGE SET, by George Vrechek
UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF THE W572 BASEBALL CARDS, by Patrick Prickett
MAJOR FIND OF RARE AL DEMAREE DIE CUTS R304) IN WISCONSIN, by George Vrechek
COLLECTING 1933 - 1941, by George Vrechek
COLLECTING IN THE 50'S, by George Vrechek
A LOOK BACK HELPS EXPLAIN EXHIBIT SUPPLY CARDS, by George Vrechek
UNOPENED ARCADE MACHINES YIELD 428 MINT CARDS FROM 1953, by George Vrechek
BASEBALL EXHIBITS, STARS, VARIATIONS AND TOUGH CARDS GALORE, by George Vrechek
1952 TOPPS RED STRIPES, by Patrick Prickett
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PRINTING OF 1952 AND 1953 TOPPS, by George Vrechek
1953 TOPPS, A MUCH CLOSER LOOK, by George Vrechek
THE 1953 MINIS AND OTHER CREATIONS, by George Vrechek
VARIATIONS AND ODDITIES FROM THE 1950s STILL TURNING UP, by George Vrechek
TOPPS AND BOWMAN CARDS DURING THE WAR YEARS OF 1951 - 1955, by George Vrechek
1952 TOPPS CROSS OVERS, by Patrick Prickett
NEWLY DISCOVERED VARIATION IN 1955 TOPPS SET, by George Vrechek with Larry Leonard
HOBBY ODDS AND ENDS - VARIATIONS, COAN, BERGER, BURDICK BOXERS AND COUNTING CARDS, by George Vrechek
MYSTERIOUS 1956 BASEBALL AND FOOTBALL CARDS, by George Vrechek
SPAHN AND JOHN WERE ALL YOU NEEDED, by George Vrechek
THE 1960 SET: LEN BROWN'S FIRST BIG JOB AT TOPPS, by George Vrechek
1962 GREEN TINT VARIATIONS, by Tom Housley
POST AND JELLO SETS FROM THE 1960's, by Peter Mead
A BRIEF HISTORY OF O-PEE-CHEE, by Grant Rainsley
ELEVEN NEW VARIATIONS FOUND IN 1963 TOPPS, by George Vrechek
VARIATIONS AND PRINTING DIFFERENCES STILL TURNING UP YEARS LATER, BUT ARE WE STILL INTERESTED?, by George Vrechek
1973 TOPPS PHOTOGRAPHY: A CLOSER LOOK, by Chris Stufflestreet
TYPE CARD COLLECTING THROUGH 1987 by George Vrechek
THE FINAL SEASONS OF BASEBALL’S MVPs by George Vrechek
THE VINTAGE SPORTSCARDS BLOG, by Chris Stufflestreet
STADIUM AND SPORTS POSTCARD COLLECTING, by George Vrechek with Ray Medeiros
THE VRECHEK VINTAGE BASEBALL CARD PRICE INDEX, by George Vrechek
SUPER SENIOR PLAYERS STILL GOT GAME, by George Vrechek
AN INTERVIEW WITH GIL COAN, by George Vrechek
PEOPLE IN THE HOBBY NEWS - COAN, KEETZ, VALACAK AND ROGELL, by George Vrechek
HOW TO PACK IF YOU ARE A DEALER (SAVAGE, ROSEN, DE COURCY, TOURDOT), by George Vrechek
HOBBY ODDS AND ENDS - SUPER SENIORS, CARD INDICES, KUT OUTS, 1956 FLAT HATS, AND COBB, by George Vrechek
THE VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE, by George Vrechek
TIME FLIES AT THE 2013 NATIONAL, by George Vrechek
WAGNER, MUNSON, MOORE, AND AN OLD-FASHIONED SHOW, by George Vrechek
YOU CAN'T COLLECT EVERYTHING, BUT WHY NOT TRY? - COLLECTING VINTAGE SPORTS SETS, by George Vrechek
HOBBY ODDS AND ENDS - BERGER, MERRELL MYSTERIES, OLDEST PLAYERS, FOOTY CARDS, ETC., by George Vrechek
HOBBY ODDS AND ENDS - REMEMBERING SY BERGER, WHEN A CARD SHOW IS NOT A CARD SHOW, AND PLAYING WITH ARNIE AND ALEX, by George Vrechek
THE TOPPS VAULT IS STILL OPEN, AN INTERVIEW WITH MIKE JASPERSEN, by George Vrechek

STRICTLY FOOTBALL...AND BASKETBALL... AND BOXING... AND OTHER SPORTS

FOOTBALL 50 YEARS LATER, by George Vrechek
READY FOR SOME SUPER SENIOR FOOTBALL?, by George Vrechek
ACE PARKER (1912-2013), by George Vrechek
THE OLDEST LIVING HEISMAN WINNERS AND THEIR CARDS, by George Vrechek
FOCUS ON FOOTBALL CARD PHOTOS: ACTION AND LOGOS, by George Vrechek
FOCUS ON BASKETBALL CARD PHOTOS: LICENSING AND LIGHTING, by George Vrechek
OGDEN'S TABS BOXING CARDS - DOCUMENTING A LOST ERA, by David Luftig
THE WIDE WORLD OF OTHER SPORTS CARDS, TRACK AND FIELD, by George Vrechek with Ed Pike

NON-SPORT CARDS

THE WORLD'S GREATEST EXPLORERS FINALLY GET DISCOVERED, T118s AND T30s, by George Vrechek
ARCADE CARDS PROVIDED CHEAP THRILLS, by George Vrechek
COWBOYS AND MOVIE STARS COME FLYING OUT OF 1953 ARCADE MACHINE, by George Vrechek
IT'S FUN TO LOOK 'N SEE, by George Vrechek

PUBLICATIONS

THE FIRST ARTICLE ON BASEBALL CARDS?, by George Vrechek
HOBBY PUBLICATION HISTORY, by George Vrechek
A LOOK AT EARLY HOBBY CORRESPONDENCE, by George Vrechek
HOBBIES MAGAZINES FROM THE 1930s HAVE BURDICK JOE E. BROWN, COOPERSTOWN AND MORE, by George Vrechek
IN 1945 ESQUIRE MAGAZINE REPORTED ON THE "ERA OF THE CIGARETTE CARD\, by George Vrechek
THE HOBBY IN 1947, by George Vrechek
CARD COMMENTS MAGAZINE AND GORDON B. TAYLOR, by George Vrechek
HOBBY PUBLICATIONS FROM THE 1970S, by George Vrechek
A $1 BURDICK CARD AND BASEBALL CARDS IN A 1945 MAGAZINE, by George Vrechek
WHO'S WHO AND COLLECTORS HALL OF FAME BOOK 1970, by George Vrechek
REVIEW OF GOLDEN AGE OF BASEBALL AND BASEBALL GLOVES, by George Vrechek
DAVID KATHMAN, ENTHUSIASTIC COLLECTOR OF HOBBY HISTORY, by George Vrechek
UPDATING CATALOGS FOR VARIATION DISCOVERIES, A CHALLENGE, by George Vrechek

PLACES TO SEE

AU SPORTS MEMORABILIA STORE, by George Vrechek
THE NEWPORT SPORTS MUSEUM - EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED AND MORE, by George Vrechek
COLLECTOR JOHN HAMILTON NEWPORT SPORTS MUSEUM CLOSES, by George Vrechek
A FEW LOCAL COLLECTORS CLUBS STILL THRIVING, by George Vrechek
THE SPORTS MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES, A COLLECTING WONDER OF THE WORLD, by George Vrechek
COLLECTIBLES AT THE TOUR DE FRANCE, by George Vrechek

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