I didn't get a single card, but I did get some books.
Ballparks Then and Now is a nice sized stiff covered book that my son gave me. It is similar to a large coffee table book that I have, but this is much more manageable to read.
Negro League Baseball looks like it is the book on the subject. It is well researched, with about 400 pages of text and another 100 pages of notes and index. I do not think this is a casual read book, nor do I intend to treat it as such.
I have recently finished reading Robert Carroll's Baseball Between the Lies. The Baseball Uncyclopedia goes way beyond that. Funny and snarky. The authors have a thing for tweaking Barry Bonds. And throwing sacred cows on the grill.
- Bases, Number of: You Should Not Try to Learn About Baseball by Watching a Television Sitcom
- Etiquette, Baseball: You Do Not Embarrass Another Baseball Fan in Front of His Date
- Fish, Raw: Sushi Does Not Belong at a Ballpark
- Jackson, Shoeless Joe: Joe Jackson is Not in the Hall of Fame Because Kevin Costner Made The Postman
These last two books are from my parents. I think that my Dad picked them out so he could read them the next time he visits. I think that Kevin, the Core Contrarian, would really like this book.
I also received some DVDs (Big Bang Theory - Season One and Monty Python - The Truth). And some chocolate. I should have birthdays more often. But now I need the time to read, watch and eat.