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Got 'Em, Got 'Em, Need 'em: A Fan's Guide To Collecting The Top 100 Sports Cards Of All Time

Offers a retrospective of the greatest and rarest sports cards ever produced, covering baseball, basketball, football, hockey, boxing, and golf, and explores the innovations and controversies of the hobby's industry.

Paperback: 291 pages

Publisher: ECW Press (April 1, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 155022980X

ISBN-13: 978-1550229806

Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.6 x 9.7 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,652,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #86 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Sports Memorabilia & Cards > Sports Cards #2922 in Books > Sports & Outdoors > Miscellaneous > History of Sports #3615 in Books > Reference > Encyclopedias & Subject Guides > Antiques & Collectibles

Comparatively, for sports card collectors and hobbyists in general and for baseball card collectors in particular, there just aren't that many books available. When it does come to baseball card specific titles, Stephen Laroche's and Jon Waldman's "Got 'Em, Got 'Em, Need 'Em" has established itself as a welcome addition and now a classic pertaining to the hobby.Immediately what stands out is the thought out, fun graphic design on both covers, the spine, but throughout the work as well. I find the font throughout the book to be on the middle - larger size which probably lends itself to being quite readable for a diverse range of ages (perhaps like the marketing statement on Starting Lineup sports figurines applies, "Ages 4 to 104").The book itself is organized by the following principal sections:The Top 10 (cards)Stephen Laroche's Top 10 CardsJon Waldman's Top 10 Cards(Cards) 11 to 25Top 11 Hobby Innovations(Cards) 26 to 50Top 10 Blunders by Sports Card Companies(Cards) 51 to 75Ode to the '90s(Cards) 76 to 100At the very beginning of the book after the front matter and Foreward, there is a simple section on "The Lexicon of the Hobby," as well as a few pages dedicated to "The God Card: 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner."The very first card presented in the book, as the #1 Sports Card as judged by the author's is, perhaps surprisingly to some......oh no, I can't give that away! If you're that curious, I guess you'll have to read the book.

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