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You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started from Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    This book is a pretty strong read. Much better than his first b

    This book is a pretty strong read. Much better than his first book. Quick read, but pretty entertaining anecdotes about his years with famous athletes and teams. Also, a lot of good business tips and lessons. I got a lot out of it. Just wish I knew they were having this half-off special...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    Ball map

    Reses 1 outfits (post ur outfit when u arrive) 2 dance floor 3buffet 4 dj requests

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Baseball & Business...it doesn't get any better than that! A

    Baseball & Business...it doesn't get any better than that! And... from a real guy who found his gift and went for it...not talked about it but did it. It is a real 'how to' that every kid in America MUST read. Brandon is a wonderful example of being a true entrepreneur that is honored to serve customers, create jobs and give back all along the way. Great read. Dave McLurg

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    You Gotta Have Balls was a great read and gave me a lot of insig

    You Gotta Have Balls was a great read and gave me a lot of insight into the sports memorabilia business. An avid collector, I had no idea what went into getting that jersey from the players locker to my home. And the story of Brandon's rise from paper delivery boy to memorabilia tycoon was heartwarming. I'll admit, I was skeptical, but now that I've read the book I have a renewed sense of respect for him! A must read if you like sports, collectibles or success stories!

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  • Posted September 24, 2012

    Really Impressive

    I grew up a diehard sports fan, and especially a Yankees fan. So what surprised me about You Gotta Have Balls wasn’t that I enjoyed all the inside stories and anecdotes from Brandon Steiner’s time around Yankees players and executives, but how much I loved everything else.

    To be frank, I was worried that it would be simply be the former: a disposable collection of stories charting one man’s unlikely rise to the top. But while the book certainly depicts Steiner’s journey from an underprivileged, overextened youth in Brooklyn to the foremost face of the sports collectibles industry, it also provides the reader with a roadmap for similar success.

    Of course, Steiner focuses on his personal experiences: brokering deals with Brian Cashman; selling bagels and newspapers as a youth in Brooklyn; and venturing out to South Bend for a particularly interesting encounter, just to name a few. But embedded into theses anecdotes is true and helpful life and business advice, applicable and interesting whether you are a businessman or simply admire good ones.

    I’ve seen Brandon Steiner’s name pop up enough in media and on Yankee Stadium billboards to know he’s a gifted businessman. I wasn’t aware he was such a gifted storyteller as well.

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  • Posted September 18, 2012

    Brandon. I received your book the other day. I have not been ab

    Brandon.
    I received your book the other day. I have not been able to put it down Excellent reading and I don't usually read books. I am very happy for you how you came from no money and don't forget we were best of friends since we were 7 years old to the success you have become It shows Hard Work & dedication. Pays off &. You got to have balls. Great. Title.
    Sincerely
    Your Friend
    David Beyda.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    This book is an awesome read even if you have no interest in spo

    This book is an awesome read even if you have no interest in sports. This book is a terrific read to anyone who wants to learn the business of sports. I learned many solid business tips and lessons that can be applied to my current job.

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