Friday, May 10, 2013

Update On The Update

Work continues apace on the checklists from version 2.0 and most other edits I had planned to make have been completed.  However, some significant new information has come to my attention that will take some time to analyze and work into the narrative.  My goal now is to have the next version ready sometime in June, which will allow people who want a book version (to be available on-demand at enough time to order one and have it for the National, which starts at the very end of July.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Trading Card Guild

Here are a number of scans that could not be included in the Modern Hobby Guide due to low image resolution related to the Trading Card Guild.

Generic Trading Card Guild retail box for cello packs. This one allegedly held 1955 All American Football.  Note the 1953 copyright and generally unfinished appearance.

It looks like Topps filled these to order:

 This box was from a Mile High Card Co. auction:

I am not sure of the origin on this box but it replicates the one above but it's easier to read the text:

This red,yellow and blue themed TCG box came out around 1956 or 1957 and seems timed to the reduction of the cards to standard sizing but the red and black theme would also stick around.

I will keep adding to this page as there are a lot of TCG scans out there.