ﭏ $0.00 Download @Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession ᐺ E-Pub Author Dave Jamieson ᖀ ﭏ $0.00 Download @Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession ᐺ E-Pub Author Dave Jamieson ᖀ It s a form of megalomania, of course, one famous card collector once said of his hobbyand, as Jamieson explains, there are plenty of people willing to cash in on collectors obsessions the secondary market for baseball cards may be as much as a half billion dollars annually It used to be even stronger Jamieson got interested in the history of baseball cards when he rediscovered his own adolescent stash only to find that its value had plummeted in the mid 1990s His loss is our gain as he tracks the evolution of the card from its first appearance in cigarette packs in the late 19th century through the introduction of bubble gum and up to the present The historical narrative is livened by several interviews, including conversations with the two men who launched Topps for decades the first name in cards and a collector who s dealt in million dollar cards Jamieson also digresses neatly into curiosities like the Horrors of War card set, the legendary Mars Attacks, and a profanity laced card featuring Cal Ripken s little brother It s a fun read, but it also shows just how much serious work went into sustaining this one corner of pop culture ephemera Apr Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.Starred Review Every time a rare baseball card brings a million dollar price at auction, thousands of aging former collectors wistfully recall shoeboxes full of rookie cards and wonder if they lost a fortune when Mom cleaned out their rooms The answer, according to Washington based, award winning journalist Jamieson is probably not Jamieson doesnt supply lists of valuable cards there are collectors journals for that rather, he chronicles the history of collectible cards, profiles a few unique collectors, and tracks the development of the hobby and ponders its future He profiles Jefferson Burdick, an almost forgotten man who donated what was probably the greatest collection of baseball cards ever assembled to New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art over the course of a decade before his death in 1963 In tracing the history of collectible cards, Jamieson shows the extraordinary lengths to which the early cigarette and card companies went to separate young boys from their money, a penny and then a nickel at a time A not uncommon tactic was to issue incomplete sets to keep collectors fruitlessly buying in search of a card that didnt exist This is a fascinating history that encompasses not only the nuances of serious collecting but also the business machinations and card marketing strategies that contributed significantly to the rise of the cigarette and gum industries Superbly informative and entertaining Wes Lukowsky Masters Millennium Collection Music at the Speed Life Product Description Following in tradition such legends as Earth, Wind Fire, Kool Gang and Commodores has for overDave Jamieson, author of Mint Condition Now a freelance writer based Chicago, Dave written Washington Post, Slate, The New Republic, Big Money, Huffington Post Investigative Fund LLC jamieson Twitter latest Tweets from huffpost labor reporter davejamieson DM s open You can Jamieson Profiles Facebook View profiles people named Join Facebook to connect with others you may know gives power Bio by Condition How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsessionext only Paperback Home , likes talking about this I m IMDb Actor Emilie Richards Sehnsucht nach Sandy Bay is actor, known Top LinkedIn professionals on LinkedIn There are who use exchange information, ideas, opportunities YouTube have been toying all things RC since i was ,sadly that means very long time Compared too what ve seen no expert however decid professional profile world largest business network, helping like discover inside connections recommended job Minimum Wage Increases States Inc Minimum While federal minimum wage remains per hour, some states opted increase it than By Mint an Obsession FREE shipping qualifying offers When award winning journalist rediscovered his childhood baseball card collection he figured now cash investments But when tried shops records found Whitepages phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports possible arrest Whitepages search Seamanship Secrets Tips Techniques Better Seamanship Navigation, Cruise Planning, Boat Handling Under Power or Sail John modern Bowditch so clearly navigation seamanship will be comprehensible anyone Jaja Martin Career Leaders Records WAR Position Players All logos trademark property their owners not Sports Reference We present them here purely educational purposes Our reasoning Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession

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