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Collectible baseball books

Talking of baseball, our friends at Fine Books & Collections magazine have provided a fascinating article on rare baseball books. Now I can grasp the concepts behind many rare cricket books but baseball is not my strong point so this article was an education for me.

While the historians hit for accuracy in their books, the autobiographies of players often swing and miss by miles. Many early players were barely literate, and if the books weren’t ghostwritten, then their stories were as whitewashed as Tom Sawyer’s fence.

Posted by on April 2, 2008.


Categories: antiquarian, collecting

2 Responses

  1. Nice post. This is my first time I’m visiting your blog and I’ve seen some of your earlier posts too. Interesting!

    by SouthIndian.net on Nov 27, 2008 at 6:52 pm

  2. Interesting subject. What you think about this, have some thoughts. Let’s continue the conversation and discuss.

    by markez linda on Mar 28, 2009 at 12:13 am

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