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insidethewrapper

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Is there a Non-Sport Book or Checklist of Exhibit Cards  ?
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Afternoon,

Although its not a Checklist per se, at one time their was a Website (Which I can't find now) which broke down most exhibit cards by the Length of the words Made In USA, or Printed In The USA or whatever the Print line said. This was done by MM and was fairly encompassing of most Exhibits.

From what I remember it would be like:

Western Subjects with 17 MM Lower case Made in USA, were printed between 1947-1952

Western Subjects with 14 MM MADE IN USA (All Caps) were printed from 1951-1955

Movie Star Cards with 23 MM Made in USA were printed from 1939-1941

NBC Radio Stars 21 MM  Made in the U. S. A. were printed from 1942-1946

I got laid off about 8 years ago one time, and remember spending days with a Caliper on a lot of 1000 that I purchased consulting this Website. I thing that there was at least 40-50 different Print runs, maybe more. I did not find any that were not identifiable using this guide.

I don't know where this info came from, but it was there.

I know that checklists for Baseball, Football, Boxing, and Wrestling are out there but have never seen a comprehensive lists of Non Sport Cards Exhibits. Anybody know of any? I don't even know how PSA & SGC decide what year to assign them, they Grade them though!

YeeHah!

Thanks

Neil




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Adam Warshaw is your man on these but there is no full checklist of Exhibits anywhere.
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movicard recently ran a context to try to find various exhibit card (Exhibit Supply Company / ESCO)  images - you might want to take a look at the thread.
https://forum.vintagenonsports.com/post/tremendous-card-contest-is-over-now-timuk-is-the-winner-10470369?highlight=exhibit+cards&trail=25

I found out quite a lot about exhibit cards through this!

If anyone wants to know more about the history of ESCO cards, I spotted a great article by George Vrechek, on the Old Baseball site, with an additional reference to Adam Warshaw's ESCO sub-site (boxingcardman). Troy (moviecard) also has a great sub-site of ESCO cards.

George's article is here:
http://www.oldbaseball.com/refs/Exhibit_Supply_Cards.pdf

moviecard's ESCO gallery is here:
http://www.moviecard.com/zamerican/exhibit/exhibit_ToC.html

boxingcardman's gallery is here:
https://imageevent.com/exhibitman

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Thanks  tim_uk for all the information. Seems like a lot of the research has already been done. Not sure why a book has not been put together yet. Those uncut sheets on  Adam Warshaw's site (boxingcardman's gallery ) are great. It's great that collectors are willing to help other collectors. Love this site.
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I have all of the Wrestling Exhibits checklisted on my wrestling card website. http://x-titles.com/wc (categorized by the years)

I am surprised Adam didn't list them in his Sports-related Exhibits book, but I guess pro-wrestling walks the line of being between sports and entertainment.
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That's why; I thought they were better listed as entertainment cards.  I did list the wrestlers in the 1921 set, the 1925 Champions set, and the 1932 Olympics set.  
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I have all of the Wrestling Exhibits checklisted on my wrestling card website. http://x-titles.com/wc (categorized by the years)

I am surprised Adam didn't list them in his Sports-related Exhibits book, but I guess pro-wrestling walks the line of being between sports and entertainment.


Very nice website.  I have a dream about finding a set entitled "Wrestling Stars of the Olympic Auditorium" or subtitled "Whoa Nelly!"

Here is a partial (fantasy) checklist:
Dick Lane (Announcer)
Jimmy Lennon (Ring Announcer)
Edouard Carpentier
The Destroyer
Freddie Blassie
Killer Kowalski
"Tricky" Ricky Starr
Gene LeBell
Mr. Moto
Enrique Romero
Haystack Calhoun
Billy Varga
Pedro Morales
Gorgeous George
Lou Thesz
"Strangler " Lewis
Bobo Brazil
Primo Carnera
Bruno Sammartino


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