He same conclusion I reached about the baseball card industry over a decade ago It needs to go back to the way it was with fewer sets fewer insert cards and cheaper Autumn Brides prices And bring back the bubble gum and cardboard This book is indispensable for anyone who collects baseball cards I wasleasantly surprised at how well written Mint Condition is the result of Jamieson being both a The Princess and the Three Knights professional journalist and a knowledgeable collector As a former newspaper editor myself I have noatience for boring wr. S the answer by tracing the complete story of this beloved The Beauty of Believing piece of American childhood Picture cards had long been used for advertising but after the Civil War tobacco companies started slipping them into cigaretteacks as collectors items Before long the cards were wagging the cigarettes In the 1930s cards helped gum and candy makers survive the Great Depression In the 1960s royalties from cards helped *TRANSFORM THE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION INTO ONE OF THE *the baseball Sticky Church players association into one of the mostowerful unions dramatically altering the game.Iters but there were no dull sections in Mint Condition My only uibble There should have been a few aragraphs explaining why it s okay to restore an old ainting or a vintage automobile but its not okay to clean trim smooth or otherwise improve the condition of a vintage baseball card For that matter coin collectors have never adeuately explained to me why it s taken for granted that cleaning or whizzing a coin lowers its value I would *love an updated commentary in light of the 2012
Swamp Find. In eighties and nineties cards went through *an updated commentary in light of the 2012 Black Swamp Find. In the eighties and nineties cards went through spectacular bubble becoming a billion dollar a year industry before all but disappearing surviving today as the rarified reserve of adult collectors Mint Condition is charming original history brimming with colorful characters sure to delight baseball fans and collectors Jamieson explores the history of card collecting through an entertaining cast of characters For anyone who can recall being excited to rip open their newest ack of cards Mint Condition is a treat Forbes. ,Black Swamp Find. In
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Really really enjoyed this book from beginning to end I ve been collecting baseball cards for about forty years and almost everything in this book was new to me The author goes all the way back to the beginning and traces the hobby to the resent day in great detail What a well researched and nicely written book I ve been collecting baseball cards since the 1970s and I learned a
lot reading this age turner I d recommend it for anyone who sreading this age turner I d recommend it for anyone who s in the hobby Interestingly the author comes to An entertaining history of baseball cards An engaging book on *a narrow but fascinating topic TheWashington Post When award winning journalist Dave *narrow but fascinating topic TheWashington Post When award winning journalist Dave arents sold his childhood home a few years ago he rediscovered a The Association of Small Bombs prized boyhoodossession his baseball card collection Now was the time to cash in on the investments of his youth But all the card shops had closed and cards were selling for next to nothing online What had happened In Mint Condition his fascinating eye opening endlessly entertaining book Jamieson find. .