Minnesota Twins through Memorabilia
Hardcover ISBN: 1935666681
In the pages of this unique book, the story of the Minnesota Twins is told through brief pieces of text accompanied by spectacular photos of pennants, jerseys, championship rings, ticket stubs, signed baseballs, commemorative items, and other pieces of memorabilia. The early pages cover baseball in Minnesota before the Twins arrived, when town ball, minor league teams, and exhibition games were widespread. In subsequent chapters we relive the Twins' arrival from Washington, D.C., their World Series appearances, and also the near misses. Individual achievements are also on display, from the bat with which Harmon Killebrew hit his 573rd home run, to Rod Carew's spikes and Kirby Puckett's Silver Slugger award. Memorabilia from Metropolitan Stadium, the Metrodome, and Target Field are included. The bobbleheads, Homer Hankies, programs, and other souvenirs will bring back memories, as will the entries on Halsey Hall, Herb Carneal, and other beloved announcers who have added so much excitement to the game.
Collectors, Con Men, and the True Story of History's Most Desired Baseball Card
Hardcover ISBN: 0061123927
Traces the story of the coveted and legendary 1901 T206 Honus Wagner baseball card, discussing how the card's history reflects the story of baseball while describing such factors as the card's release as a cigarette promotion and the hundreds of lives it has shaped. 25,000 first printing.
The Collector's Cabinet
Tales, Facts & Fictions from the World of Antiques
Paperback ISBN: 1848319118
Explore the wonderful world of antiques and collectables with Antiques Roadshow regular Marc Allum. Go in search of stolen masterpieces, learn the secrets of the forgers, track down Napoleon's toothbrush, and meet the garden gnome insured for $1.5 million. Eclectic, eccentric, and brimming with remarkable tales from history, The Collector's Cabinet is for all those who are fascinated by the relics of the past. Marc Allum is a freelance art and antiques writer, broadcaster, consultant, and lecturer based in Wiltshire. He has been a miscellaneous specialist on the BBC'sAntiques Roadshow since 1998.