The Official Price Guide to Baseball Cards

The Official Price Guide to Baseball Cards

by James Beckett

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The Official Price Guide to Baseball Cards by James Beckett

Whether you want to appraise a 1987 Fleer Barry Bonds rookie card, are curious about the value of a 1997 Topps complete hobby set, or have recently bought a 2002 Bowman’s Best Joe Mauer card, Beckett’s Official® Price Guide to Baseball Cards 2003 provides all the professional advice and information you need to determine the most accurate values and the proper care for your baseball cards.

COMPREHENSIVE. This outstanding resource features the most current prices for baseball cards and provides easy-to-use, alphabetical set listings from all baseball card manufacturers from 1948 to the present, including Bowman, Donruss/Playoff, Fleer, Topps, Upper Deck, and many more.

AUTHORITATIVE. Dr. James Beckett is the leading authority on baseball card values in the United States and possesses one of the finest collections of baseball cards and autographs in the world. He is the author of numerous books on baseball cards and is the founder, publisher, and editor of many baseball card magazines.

SPECIAL FEATURES. An up-to-date market review provides you with the latest trends and information of baseball card collecting. Unique check boxes help to mark off cards as you collect. A glossary defines all the terms used in this book and in baseball card collecting. Dr. Beckett’s tips on buying, selling, caring for, and storing your cards provides a lifetime of expert advice.

Fully illustrated, this important book is a must-have for all baseball card collectors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780609810378
Publisher: Random House Information Group
Publication date: 04/08/2003
Edition description: 23RD
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.43(d)

About the Author

Dr. James Beckett III possesses one of the finest collections of sports cards and autographs in the world, has been heard on the radio and has been frequently cited in many national newspapers. He was awarded the Special Achievement Award for Contributions to the Hobby by the National Sports Collectors Convention in 1980, the Jock Jasperson Award for Hobby Dedication in 1983, and the Buck Barket Spirit of the Hobby Award in 1991.

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Isn't it great? Every year this book gets better with all the new sets coming out. But even more exciting is that every year there are more options in collecting the cards we love so much. This edition has been enhanced and expanded from the previous edition. The cards you collect -- who appears on them, what they look like, where they are from, and (most important to most of you) what their current values are -- are enumerated within. Many of the features contained in the other Beckett Price Guides have been incorporated into this volume since condition grading, terminology, and many other aspects of collecting are common to the card hobby in general. We hope you find the book both interesting and useful in your collecting pursuits.

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