Thursday, February 27, 2014

New (Old) Book In My Book Stack

I got a Barnes & Noble gift card from my sister-in-law and her family for Christmas. What did I buy? Well, here's one book...

It is a paperback and the copyright date says 1973.  I don't know if that's the copyright for the book or this printing.  The trip through the postal service had worn the thin cardboard envelope through to the book binding and it had scuffed one of the edges.  At first I got a bit irritated.  But then I realized that this book, like older baseball cards, will get some wear and tear.  I'm okay with that.

Here's a review of the book from 1974, just before the baseball season opened...
Plain Dealer - March 9, 1974
Right now the book is sitting by my bed in a stack of other books I'm getting ready to read.


  1. When I was a kid in the 1970's, my best friend had a copy of this book. We both loved it because it was funny and had really old cards. I always meant to get my own copy, but I never did. Maybe I should rectify that...

  2. Great purchase.....that book will treat you right! It should be known as the bible of bb card bloggers worldwide.......with Cardboard Gods by Josh Wilker a more modern update.