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Old 01-21-2019, 08:00 AM
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I've been doing a lot of research on this set, and this article was GOLD to me. There is at least one detail from Scharf's recollection that is not accurate though--understandable since he was remembering the set 37 years after the fact!

Scharf places Sheet 7 in early July. However, this sheet reflected Bob Smith's July 31 move from the Reds to the Braves (card 185). Three other July transactions including Hornsby are reflected as well.

This ensures that Sheet 7 could not have been finalized until the beginning of August at the earliest. Allowing at least some time to print, cut, package, and distribute, I have to assume mid-August would be the very earliest these cards could have hit shelves.

Such a revision probably has a ripple effect to the actual release of Sheet 8 as well.
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