A Collector’s Guide
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About the Book
It is widely, and wrongly, assumed that books are never so valuable as when they lie unopened before us, waiting to be read. Good books bear multiple readings, and not merely because our memories fail us; the desire to repeat a good reading experience can be its own powerful motivation. And for bibliophiles, books can also be works of art, physical objects with an aesthetic value all their own.
This guide for the book-loving baseball fan is written by one of the most knowledgeable collectors in the country, author and editor Mike Shannon. Beginning with a history of baseball books and collecting, it also identifies the most sought-after titles and explains how to find them, what to pay, and how to maintain their condition.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: glossary, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
Table of Contents
1. A Short History of Baseball Books 5
2. Which Baseball Books to Collect 44
3. Where to Find Baseball Books 68
4. How to Care for Your Collection of Baseball Books 85
5. How Much to Pay for Baseball Books 93
Price Guide 103
Appendix A: Baseball Book Awards 201
Appendix B: Interview with Willis Monie 205
Book Reviews & Awards
“Shannon clearly knows his subject”—ARBA; “covers what to collect, what to pay for them, how to take care of them, all with extensive lists”—The SABR Bulletin.