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Yankee Greats: 100 Classic Baseball Cards

Yankee Greats features 100 baseball cards of the greatest and most popular Yankees from the celebrated trading-card company Topps. Showcasing original cards for hall-of-fame players such as Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra, and current heroes like Derek Jeter, this unique package provides a fun and fresh approach to revisiting America’s favorite pastime with one of baseball’s most beloved teams. Since the Yankee’s humble beginnings in 1903 as the New York Highlanders to today’s star-studded team, the Bronx Bombers have won 27 World Championships—more titles than any other professional sports franchise in history. Yankee Greats will let Yankee and baseball fans alike revel in and reminisce over so many of the players that helped make baseball what it is today, and these legendary cards will bring back fond memories for both young and old collectors.

Hardcover: 224 pages

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang; Har/Crds edition (June 1, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1419702726

ISBN-13: 978-1419702723

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 7.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,290,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #68 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Sports Memorabilia & Cards > Sports Cards #2839 in Books > Sports & Outdoors > Baseball

Any selection of the "greatest" of anything is, by definition, subjective.But that's not the problem with this interesting and intriguing effort...The print's too small. That is the problem...Really, really, too small...For a book whose target audience might well be Baby Boomers, it is unfortuate, regrettable, and, frankly, amazing. How could such good effort be wasted on a mistake such as this. The type is just too small.For a Baby Boomer to have to use a magnifying glass to read a book like this, it defeats the whole purpose.Instead of reminding us of our youth and the glory days of the Yankees, it is just another reminder of how old we really are.Good effort, great effort wasted. Almost.

Great book. Still it's more for Yankee Fans than collectors of Vintage Cards.I love the whole 1952 Topps done in a book like this with say 1 book for 1952 Series 1 , another for 1952 Series 2, etc. Also a books for 1962, 1967, 1973, 1975, 1976 and 1984

All of those names that you think of when someone mentions the New York Yankees are here, from the legends like Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, and Joe DiMaggio, to the current crop of future Cooperstown residents like Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. Yankee Greats: 100 Classic Baseball Cards features Topps cards and thumbnail sketches of some of the best players to wear the Yankee uniform. Of course, not everyone who has donned the pinstripes is inducted into the Hall of Fame. Author Bob Woods also shines the spotlight on Mel Stottlemyre, Mickey Rivers, and Don Mattingly, as well as field generals Joe Girardi, Bob Lemon, and Billy Martin.This book is more than just a book, however. Each one comes with a special pack of four baseball cards with the 2012 Topps design: Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson, and Paul O'Neill. The cards are foil-free, numbered NYY1-NYY4 with the player's full statistics on the reverse.Yankee fans and baseball card collectors alike will love Yankee Greats, but one has to wonder, are other teams' books on the horizon?

My husband reminiscences about his boyhood, especially about attending the 1950s-1960s Yankee games. A great book full of memories to give as a holiday/birthday gift. Hmmmm, would be nice to get some game tickets to slip into the book!!!!

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