In his "Opening Statement" of the inaugural issue, Lew Lipset laid out his vision: "Hopefully, TOJ will offer insights as to what's happening in the hobby, not what you read in the other hobby papers, but views and outlooks they may not see or are reluctant to print. We see no purpose in printing news that you can find elsewhere. Everything you find in TOJ will be fresh. We hope to not only keep you up to date on prices, but interpret the prices and what they mean. We want to show portraits of people in the hobby and the different ways that collectors can enjoy the hobby. We hope to feature unknown sets with the intention of making you aware of them and hopefully obtaining more information about them. We hope to have features stories, both large and small, about collectors and collectibles. My reputation is of an advanced collector who only cares about older cards, but you can be assured TOJ will carry at least one story on a modern set (post WWII) in every issue."
Presented here are the 53 Old Judge issues from 1985-1994 w/#s 1 (2), 2-4, 5, 5A, 6, 6A, 7-50, as well as 10 "Four Base Hits" sale/auction catalogs from 1990-1991. Condition is EX overall with 3-ring binder holes.