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Picker's Pocket Guide - Baseball Memorabilia: How To Pick Antiques Like A Pro (Picker's Pocket-Guide)

Brand New Ballgame Discover what the pros know with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking baseball memorabilia. Learn what seasoned collectors look for and what they value in this easy-to-follow and indispensable pocket guide. You'll Uncover:The Triple Play--Who, what, and how of baseball picking and collecting Hot Prospects--Baseball cards, balls, bats, jerseys, pennants, photographs, board games, and more Major League finds How to Play Ball--Practical strategies for valuing and flipping items The Sweet Spot--How to negotiate deals Whether for pleasure of profit, the Picker's Pocket Guide is a real find.

File Size: 51560 KB

Print Length: 208 pages

Publisher: Krause Publications (December 1, 2014)

Publication Date: December 1, 2014

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Text-to-Speech: Enabled

X-Ray: Not Enabled

Word Wise: Not Enabled

Lending: Not Enabled

Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Best Sellers Rank: #1,177,425 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #92 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Sports > Coaching > Baseball #116 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Sports Memorabilia & Cards > Sports Memorabilia #182 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Reference

The author has a nice personal touch in his writing and includes details from his lifetime of collecting. Because of that, the book is more than I expected -- it's not just lists of info, but a readable, enjoyable introduction to collecting.Also, I want to give credit to the publisher, Krause, because this is a handsome book, with high-quality printing and color illustrations on most of the pages.

I loved reading this book. It was very interesting and covered every aspect of collecting in a very quick read. It was a fun trip through baseball history and I gained a lot of information on collecting baseball cards, balls, jerseys, bobbleheads etc. It brought back many memories of collecting as a kid.

A good friend gave me a copy of this baseball memorabilia book. I have since purchased several as gifts for special baseball friends. I am not a big-time collector, much less a "Picker," but this book cuts across all levels of baseball fans and collectors. Although the book is small and "paper back," the high quality photographs and glossy presentation makes it a "coffee table" book. It is entertaining, educational and full of fascinating baseball memorabilia facts. It is much more than a pocket guide, it is a very good book. Needless to say, I give Baseball Memorabilia the highest rating.

The author admits to be obsessed with collecting, which probably sets him apart from the average fan, but this is a common sense, well thought out road map through the world of baseball memorabilia. Handsomely designed, there is enough baseball history in here to make it interesting to even non-collectors.

This book is as entertaining to read as it is informative. Amazing how many items are covered here, must read for any Baseball collector!

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