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Old 01-05-2019, 02:45 PM
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Default Surviving Copies of the 1939 United States Card Collectors Catalog

I posted this thread over on the non-sport board. Dave Hornish suggested I add it here as well.

Hi. This year will mark the 80th anniversary of J.R. Burdick's inaugural run of the United States Card Collectors Catalog (subsequently named the American Card Catalog). Published June 1, 1939, Burdick produced only 500 copies which were reportedly personally bound by Burdick and his inner circle.

So it got me thinking....500 total copies. How many surviving copies might exist today?

I found 9. Any other unique front covers to add?

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Second from the left on the bottom row looks like my copy.


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REA had this one too
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Found another one that appears to be different
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I have one and will have to see if it is one listed. But these docs, shown before, seem pertinent to the thread too.




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David - I agree, your's is already pictured.

Robert - thanks for the submissions, however both are 1939 "Bulletins" and not the catalogs I'm seeking in this thread.

Great read Leon. Confirms the count. I'd like to pick-up a couple more for $.50 a piece.

Henry has one that is missing its cover. That brings the known count to 10.

There has to be several more held in personal collections. Let's seen them boys!

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Oops, I didn't even realize they said Bulletin.

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David - I agree, your's is already pictured.

Robert - thanks for the submissions, however both are 1939 "Bulletins" and not the catalogs I'm seeking in this thread.

Great read Leon. Confirms the count. I'd like to pick-up a couple more for $.50 a piece.

Henry has one that is missing its cover. That brings the known count to 10.

There has to be several more held in personal collections. Let's seen them boys!

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I have to agree with Burdick on this one. Whenever I mount my cards into an album, I only use glue made of boiled up horses hoofs. I will only settle for the best.
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Ha. That’s really interesting that Burdick talks about soaking cards.
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I have to agree with Burdick on this one. Whenever I mount my cards into an album, I only use glue made of boiled up horses hoofs. I will only settle for the best.
Barry frequents that little sundry shoppe near Belmont Race Track, where he buys his Triple Crown Glue.
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