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Old 09-12-2017, 11:30 PM
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I found another hobby article by Preston Orem that I missed when I originally wrote this post, and so I thought I would add it here for the record. It appeared in the August 30, 1961 issue of The Card Collector, published by Woody Gelman of the Card Collector's Company and then edited by Jim Zak (who is still around, and whose son is a member of this board). Zak wrote to Orem asking about his collecting history, and most of the article consists of Orem's response. Some of this is similar to what Orem wrote about in some of the other articles I posted above, but there's some interesting stuff that's new, including Orem's discussion of the rise in baseball card prices over the previous five years during which he had been collecting. Also, the beginning of the article has a picture of Orem that's different from the one (posted above) that appeared in The Sport Hobbyist in 1956. It's very tiny in the original, so I've blown it up at the end.

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:35 PM
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Thanks for posting this David. I love Preston Orem's passion for Old Judges, the most interesting card set ever.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:21 PM
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Orem's first book, Baseball 1845-1881, and the supplements that follow, are indispensable reference tools.

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Old 09-13-2017, 10:25 PM
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David, thanks for posting this piece and many other historical hobby documents. It seems to me that You have become our hobby's historian!

And, I am incomplete agreement with the sentiment expressed by Mr. Orem in his last sentence.
Seeking very scarce/rare cards for my Sam Rice master collection.
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