Collecting Baseball Memorabilia

Author: Dan Zachofsky
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078648232X
Format: PDF
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This second edition handbook provides readers with advice on obtaining autographed baseball memorabilia (balls, bats, photos, etc.), whether through in-person or through the postal service. It also provides insight into the booming online market for memorabilia, with information on online auctions as well as working with fellow online collectors. The author discusses designing a personalized memorabilia room and display, in addition to the most successful ways to authenticate memorabilia and a handy guide to acquiring the signatures of each living member of the Hall of Fame.

Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs

Author: Ron Keurajian
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476671400
Format: PDF
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"Richly illustrated with nearly 1,000 examples of both autographs and forgeries, this new and expanded edition includes signature studies of all Hall of Famers from the 19th century to the present. A market population grid lists rare and seldom seen signatures. Collectors can compare signatures to the examples to determine the genuineness of autographs"--

Moneyball Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393338398
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball 2d ed

Author: Jonathan Fraser Light
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476617449
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes over 120 photographs.

Moving Library Collections

Author: Elizabeth Chamberlain Habich
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313293306
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive guide for libraries of all sizes and types, leading the reader through critical steps in planning an effective move.

Avatar Collectors Vault

Author: James Cameron
Publisher: Whitman Pub Llc
ISBN: 9780794832674
Format: PDF, Docs
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Literally and figuratively, Pandora is a long, long way from mother Earth. Its distance of 4.37 light years is so far that humans traveling there are put into cryosleep for the journey in a spacecraft so fast that it could reach the Earth's moon in two seconds. Located in the Alpha Centauri star system, Pandora is a moon that orbits the gas-giant planet Polyphemus. Its environment is beautiful and wild but often hostile to humans, who must wear an exopack to breathe safely in its carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere. As you make your way through James Cameron's Avatar Collector's Vault 3D, you will journey through stunning terrain that few human eyes have seen the world of the Na'vi, the 10-foot-tall blue-skinned humanoids who inhabit Pandora. They have a mystical connection to Pandora's natural world, which they believe to be nurtured by and inextricably bound with Eywa, the goddess of life they worship. Enjoy natural wonders like the floating Hallelujah Mountains and Pandora's natural bioluminescence. View the moon's amazing creatures, ranging from the gentle, spirit-powered woodsprite to fearsome predators such as the thanator and the great flying leonopteryx. This interactive "scrapbook" also contains 3D glasses to further enhance your viewing experience, plus 3D Pandora removable profiles. If you are inspired by the awesome beauty of Pandora, James Cameron's Avatar Collector's Vault 3D is for you!

Seafood Handbook

Author: The Editors of Seafood Business
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470404167
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Seafood Handbook, Second Edition remains the only professional seafood reference guide. Easy to use and comprehensive, this book covers the sourcing, cooking, nutrition, product forms, names, and global supply information for more than 100 types of finfish and shellfish"--Publisher.