Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sets in my Collection #10 1933 Useful Birds of America Series 6

The next to last installment of the Useful Birds of America series (in my collection, anyway) is the next set in my collection chronologically. This one features the same design as all the others, and I suspect possibly some of the artwork was reused as well, as some of them in this series have a 1915 copyright date.

It is my first set from the 1930s, which is the decade that really saw trading cards move from from being inserted with cigarettes to being inserted with candy; it is also when they moved from being marketed to adult connoisseurs to kids, something the hobby still hasn't truly shaken.

I have 9 of the 15 cards from this set, or 60%. Not bad for a set that's 82 years old!

Most of my cards from this series are actually in pretty good condition, luckily.
You can see the full checklist, and front and back scans of all my cards, on the Trading Card Database.

As a side note, the 1-year anniversary of my starting Cardboard History came and went and I totally zoned out on it. Not only did I not realize it until 2 days later, I even made a post on the 1-year anniversary and didn't even think to say anything. Duh! (11/22/2014-11/22/2015)

10 comments:

  1. Congrats on the 1 year blogoversary!! That card looks like it's in fantastic shape, something you don't see too often for something that was produced in the 1930's

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    1. Thanks! It is, I got lucky finding a whole run of them in great shape

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  2. Congrats. I guess you're sitting in the catbird seat. http://birdnote.org/show/sitting-catbird-seat

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    1. Ha! I make the same joke whenever one is in the back yard

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  3. That's a cool-looking set! I'm a sucker for cards featuring birds and livestock. Congrats on one year!

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    1. Me too. I love seeing the chicken cards you post.

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  4. Wow! I can't believe it has been one year already! Congratulations and keep posting...I learn a heck of a lot from your posts.

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    1. Thanks, I will! I might even post again tonight.

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  5. Great card Billy. Congrats on the one year. Always enjoy reading

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    1. Thanks Mark! You should be getting a box from me sometime in early December as well...Hope to get it out into the mail on Saturday, but I've said that (to myself) the last two Saturdays as well. I'm so disorganized it's almost funny

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