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Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession Read & Download ½ 104 Dave Jamieson Ç 4 Read & Download Read Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession To curiosities like the Horrors of War card set the legendary Mars Attacks and a profanity laced card featuring Cal Ripken s little brother It s a fun read but it also shows just how much serious work went into sustaining this one corner of pop culture ephemera Apr Copyright Reed Business Information a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reservedStarred Review Every time a rare baseball card brings a million dollar price at auction thousands of aging former collectors wistfully recall shoeboxes full of rookie cards and wonder if they lost a fortune when Mom cleaned out their rooms The answer according to Washington based award winning journalist Jamieson isprobably not Jamieson doesnt supply lists of valuable cards there are collectors journals for that rather he chronicles the history of collectible cards profiles a few uniue collectors and tracks the development of

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Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession Read & Download ½ 104 Dave Jamieson Ç 4 Read & Download Read Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession The hobby and ponders its future He profiles Jefferson Burdick an almost forgotten man who donated what was probably the greatest collection of baseball cards ever assembled to New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art over the course of a decade before his death in In tracing the history of collectible cards Jamieson shows the extraordinary lengths to which the early cigarette and card companies went to separate young boys from their money a penny and then a nickel at a time A not uncommon tactic was to issue incomplete sets to keep collectors fruitlessly buying in search of a card that didnt exist This is a fascinating history that encompasses not only the nuances of serious collecting but also the business machinations and card marketing strategies that contributed significantly to the rise of the cigarette and gum industries Superbly informative and entertaining Wes Lukowsk

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Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession Read & Download ½ 104 Dave Jamieson Ç 4 Read & Download Read Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession It s a form of megalomania of course one famous card collector once said of his hobbyand as Jamieson explains there are plenty of people willing to cash in on collectors obsessions the secondary market for baseball cards may be as much as a half billion dollars annually It used to be even stronger Jamieson got interested in the history of baseball cards when he rediscovered his own adolescent stash only to find that its value had plummeted in the mid s His loss is our gain as he tracks the evolution of the card from its first appearance in cigarette packs in the late th century through the introduction of bubble gum and up to the present The historical narrative is livened by several interviews including conversations with the two men who launched Topps for decades the first name in cards and a collector who s dealt in million dollar cards Jamieson also digresses neatly in

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  • Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession
  • Dave Jamieson
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  • 10 February 2018
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