Searching for Toothpick Sam

A Baseball Card Odyssey

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About the Book

This semi-memoir recounts the author’s love affair with Topps’ 1961 baseball card set and his quest to acquire a complete autographed collection—an effort that took almost 40 years and still is one card short, #555 Sam “Toothpick” Jones. The author describes growing up in the early 1960s and details the backstory behind his mission, from the first autograph he got—Joe DiMaggio’s, in an officer’s club in Mannheim, Germany—to how he decided, 15 years later, to get signatures on each of the ’61s.

About the Author(s)

A member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Jamie Selko lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Bibliographic Details

Jamie Selko
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, appendix, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9249-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4965-8
Imprint: McFarland