Standard Catalog key to identifying baseball cards The new fifth edition of the Standard Catalog of Vintage Baseball Cards is available now, and with it, the opportunity to view the current vintage baseball card market from a unique perspective.
News-Antique.com - Sep 29,2015 - IOLA, Wis. — If you look at the lineup of lots in any sports memorabilia auction these days, you’ll see why the Standard Catalog of Vintage Baseball Cards remains a top seller. Although game-used memorabilia and trophies of high-profile athletes regularly appear at auction, without a doubt, vintage baseball cards remain the major contender at auctions, shows and shops.
In addition the usual updates to values and new card listings, a notable change in this edition of the Standard Catalog of Vintage Baseball Cards is how the listings are organized. Since a card’s set of origin is a key element in identifying it and determining value, wherever possible, the sets are listed alphabetically by a key element, such as manufacturer’s name.
Among each set cards are listed by their designated number, and each card is listed with values in three grades of preservation. Leading off each type of set is an image of a card, accompanied by brief historical information about the team or the issue, along with details about variations, and the format or design of a card — to aid in identification and authentication.
The Standard Catalog of Vintage Baseball Cards boasts pretty impressive statistics, such as: Coverage of major league baseball cards produced between 1863 and 1980, includes updated values in three grades of condition, and the more than 250,000 card listings represent tobacco, bubble gum, regional, specialty issue and promotional baseball cards, as well as vintage Minor League cards. Overseeing the development of this book is the editor of Sports Collectors Digest.
Published by Krause Publications, an imprint of F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company (fwmedia.com), the new edition of the Standard Catalog retails for $32.99. Print and eBook versions are available for purchase from booksellers nationwide, and directly from the publisher at KrauseBooks.com (bit.ly/AT_NAT092915a). In addition to a discount price, by using Discount Code ATPROMO during checkout at KrauseBooks.com, free standard shipping to U.S. addresses will be applied.