The Lineup Card

An Illustrated History of the Baseball Collectible

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About the Book

This is the first book to focus on a small but essential piece of every baseball game played during the last 100-plus years—the lineup card, used to record the full lineup and batting order for both teams. Drawing on input from dozens of memorabilia experts, collectors, team and league executives, umpires, coaches and managers, the author tells the story of the lineup card’s role in America’s pastime, from its history and usage to cards from famous games and the people who collect them. Nearly 200 illustrations include cards for Sandy Koufax’s 1965 perfect game, Cal Ripken’s record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game and the final game of Boston’s first World Series title in 86 years.

About the Author(s)

Tom O’Reilly is a lineup card collector who lives in Southington, Connecticut. He spent 10 years as a trade magazine journalist and editor, and has also written sports articles for publications including the Connecticut Post, New Haven Register and Sports Collectors Digest.

Bibliographic Details

Tom O’Reilly
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 220 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9160-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5086-9
Imprint: McFarland