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Brought to you by Kellogg’s 3-D Super Star’s card set, as told by Scott Ferkovich on The National Pastime Museum site. I have a set of these in a footlocker up in the attic. Funny how “modern” they seemed at the time. There were a number of companies that put out their own sets of […]

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The Library of Congress will host a two-day event to mark the release of Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress, “a beautifully illustrated book featuring more than 350 images (many never before published) from the late 18th century to the late 20th century,” beginning Friday, Oct. 2. The program, which features an appearance […]

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* Baseball annuals: A lament

February 10, 2009

Judging by the email I’ve received about The Bookshelf, I would guess that many of you are of an age before the Internet made instant gratification an inalienable right. If you wanted “the latest” information on the upcoming baseball season, you got it from from the annual magazines that came out in the early spring, […]

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Tom Shroder of The Washington Post contributed this sweet, nostalgic piece about discoerving a long-forgotten piece of his childhood. As I lectured my mom on this subject recently, arguing for ruthlessness in the disposition of boxes filled with old stuff, I came across a little cardboard notebook. Labeled “Official Baseball Score Book,” it opened to […]

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* Catching up, Part 1

April 8, 2008

There’s a lot of material that’s fallen by the wayside as I try to keep this blog fresh with the latest in baseball book publishing information. But in the words of the revered philosopher, Regis Philbin, “I’m only one man!” So I’m using this space to try to catch up. Some of the items might […]

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