Collecting Baseball Memorabilia: A Handbook, 2d ed. / Edition 2

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This second edition handbook provides readers with advice on obtaining autographed baseball memorabilia (balls, bats, photos, etc.), whether through in-person or through the postal service. It also provides insight into the booming online market for memorabilia, with information on online auctions as well as working with fellow online collectors.

The author discusses designing a personalized memorabilia room and display, in addition to the most successful ways to authenticate memorabilia and a handy guide to acquiring the signatures of each living member of the Hall of Fame.

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
savvy tips...a thoroughly accessible guide equally valuable to novice collectors and advanced hobbyist
an obvious labor of will be useful to both the novice and the seasoned collector
Miami Herald
Dan Zachofsky's book, Collecting Baseball Memorabilia, gives the passionate baseball collector a fun and detailed path toward assembling the best possible collection
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786441662
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/6/2009
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 906,715
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Broward County, Florida, educator Dan Zachofsky was named the state's Teacher of the Year in 1994. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Foreword Brooks Robinson 1

Preface 3

1 Getting Started and Acquiring Autographs 7

2 Collecting Baseballs: Single-Signature and Team Baseballs 22

3 Unorthodox Collecting 35

4 The Hall of Fame Baseball Collection 48

5 The Sleaze Factor 77

6 The Autograph Craze 86

7 The Hat Collection: Single-Signed and Hall of Fame Hats 102

8 The Bat Collection 112

9 The Photograph Collection 128

10 In Their Own Words 138

11 Designing a Memorabilia Room and Display 147

12 Spring Training and Collecting Autographs 171

Spring Training Camp Directory 191

Directory of Resources 195

Bibliography 199

Index 201

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