Collecting Baseball Memorabilia

Author: Dan Zachofsky
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078648232X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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: 078649302X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"The book provides experts and collectors alike a guide to authentication of Baseball Hall of Fame autographs. Richly illustrated with examples of genuine and forged signatures, the studies provide examples across the players' lives. A collector will be able to compare signatures in their collection to the description in the book and determine if they own a forgery"--Provided by publisher.

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball 2d ed

Author: Jonathan Fraser Light
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476617449
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066234
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

Collector s Guide to Sports Illustrated and Sports Publications

Author: Phil Regli
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781887432726
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Brand new edition for 1999! A comprehensive collectors source for checklists and prices covering all editions of Sports Illustrated magazine. Complete with cover subjects noted and illustrated with hundreds of cover examples. The perfect resource for SI collectors!

Moving Library Collections

Author: Elizabeth Chamberlain Habich
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313293306
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Collected Books

Author: Allen Ahearn
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1883060141
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An introduction to and advice on book collecting with a glossary of terms and tips on how to identify first editions and estimated values for over 20,000 collectible books published in English (including translations) over the last three centuries-about half are literary titles in the broadest sense (novels, poetry, plays, mysteries, science fiction, and children's books); and the other half are non-fiction (Americana, travel and exploration, finance, cookbooks, color plate, medicine, science, photography, Mormonism, sports, et al).