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The card : collectors, con men, and the true story of history's most desired baseball card

Author: Michael O'Keeffe; Teri Thompson
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 and the hundreds of lives it has shaped.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Honus Wagner; Honus Wagner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael O'Keeffe; Teri Thompson
ISBN: 9780061123924 0061123927
OCLC Number: 77476433
Description: viii, 245 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Expressway to fortune --
2. King of the hill --
3. Tobacco road --
4. A whole new stratosphere --
5. The flying Dutchman --
6. Citizen Wagner --
7. Honus gets a makeover --
8. The card gets a pedigree --
9. Marvin money --
10. PSA and the doctors --
11. Fall of a king --
12. The collector --
13. Ain't nothin' like the real thing --
14. Lost and found --
15. Fakes and frauds --
16. A white knight --
17. Million-dollar baby --
App. A. Timeline --
App. B. The most valuable baseball cards in the world.
Responsibility: Michael O'Keeffe & Teri Thompson.

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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 and the hundreds of lives it has shaped.

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