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Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World's Finest Private Collections (Anglais) Relié – 27 septembre 2005

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“A godsend for baseball geeks everywhere.” (Booklist Starred Review)

“...a magnificent album of baseball mementos--by turns, beautiful, peculiar and hilarious.” (Sports Illustrated)

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To a collector, there is no joy parallel to finding that elusive home-run ball, or a jersey worn by a legendary player. Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World's Finest Private Collections celebrates the abiding passion for our national pastime, as witnessed by the dedication of the sport's most devoted collectors.

The first book of its kind, Smithsonian Baseball features revealing stories and lavish photography highlighting 21 of the best private collections of baseball memorabilia in existence. From a rare copy of the first written rules of the game (1848) to Mark McGwire's record-shattering home-run ball (1998), these impressive collections span baseball's entire history. Some of the game's most historically significant artifacts are part of these private collections, yet most have never before been seen by the public. Marvel at the memorabilia as you read about the historical background of the objects and get to know each collector's passions and motivations. Some of the collections are all-encompassing; others focus on a specific era or type of memorabilia -- game-used bats, for example, or folk art, or celluloid pin-back buttons. One collection features only relics and memorabilia from the grand old ballparks of the past; another comprises items from overseas exhibition tours of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some of the most valuable vintage photographs and advertising displays as well as the most sought-after baseball cards are in these collections, including the famous T206 Honus Wagner, the highest professionally graded set of 1915 Cracker Jacks, and a gem-mint condition 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle. A father-daughter collecting duo has an impressive collection of World Series scorecards and programs, dating back to the inaugural series in 1903.

The book also includes seven "tips" essays. The hobby's leading experts offer advice on collecting and authenticating artifacts, and show how to build and organize your own impressive 19th-century memorabilia or baseball card collection. Weigh the benefits of having a general collection versus a very narrow one. Find out how to store and display your collectibles. Learn to distinguish between an original first-generation photograph versus a wire photo, a vintage jersey worn at home games as opposed to one worn on the road, a player's game-used bat and one made for retail sale -- and much, much more. It's the perfect gift for any baseball fan, young or old, a baseball collectible in its own right.

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great book with beautiful pictures 26 septembre 2016
Par Martin Fenge - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Great book with beautiful pictures! I like also like that it's "coffee table sized" which makes it good for decoration.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Five Stars 11 août 2016
Par David Baker - Publié sur Amazon.com
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great book lots of information
5.0 étoiles sur 5 This book is fantastic.. 22 janvier 2015
Par marty - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This book is fantastic... I highly recommend it for any fan of our national pastime. Almost every page is loaded with amazing images of vintage memorabilia and photographs and truly immerses you in the wonderful culture that made baseball such a big part of America's history for over a century.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 A great history of the game 22 décembre 2014
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You want to know baseball? Then this book is for you. A must have for all of you die hard baseball fans. Chocked full of tidbits of info. A great history of the game.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 1 picture is worth........... 4 janvier 2007
Par Harry J. Snyder - Publié sur Amazon.com
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As a lover of the old days of baseball (prior to the 1970's) , and with an interest in various types of artifacts pertaining to the old days, this book wonderfully broadened my horizons. The sections on baseball cards was especially fascinating for me as i do some collecting to add to some as i had as a kid (50's-60's).

would recommend this book to anyone remotely interested in the old days of baseball or collects baseball memorabilia.
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