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Smithsonian baseball : inside the world's finest private collections

Author: Stephen Wong; Susan Einstein
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents photos of baseball artifacts from the world's most impressive private collections, providing historical background on the objects and information on the collectors, and includes seven essays offering advice on collecting and authenticating artifacts and organizing one's collection.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Wong; Susan Einstein
ISBN: 0060838515 9780060838515 9780061121210 0061121215
OCLC Number: 61772253
Description: x, 286 p. chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Contents: Genesis. Nineteenth century memorabilia / The Corey R. Shanus collection. Collecting 19th-century baseball memorabilia --
When it was a game. Vintage baseball games, toys, and coin-operated machines / The Dr. Mark W. Cooper collection --
Evolution. Historical evolution of the baseball, glove, bat, and catcher's gear / The Greg Gallacher collection --
A Museum of dreams. Vintage advertising display signs, movie posters, folk art, and other artistic relics / The Gary Cypres Collection --
The Legend of Honus. T206 white border series tobacco cards (1909-11) / The Brian Seigel collection --
The Essence of Provenance. Game-used bats, game-worn uniforms and jerseys, and team-signed baseballs / The Dr. Richard C. Angrist collection. Collecting game-used baseball bats --
The First time I saw Mickey. Game-worn uniforms and jerseys / The Nick Depace Family collection. Collecting game-worn uniforms and jerseys (1900-60s) --
A Theater of memories. Vintage photography, advertising ephemera, memorabilia, and high-grade baseball cards / The Marshall Fogel collection. Collecting rare and important baseball photographs --
Sweet October. World series scorecards and programs (1906-2000) / The James and Lauren Clister collection --
A Potpourri of pin-backs. Celluloid pin-back baseball buttons / The Robert Edward Lifson collection --
Take me out to the ballpark. Vintage ballpark relics and postcards / The B's Ballpark Museum collection --
A World in a grain of sand. Baseball folk art and memorabilia / The Penny Marshall collection. Collecting baseball folk art --
A Kid at heart . Vintage high-grade baseball cards / The Charles M. Merkel collection. Collecting vintage baseball cards (1915-70) --
Tokens of youth. Baseball trophies, world series and pennant rings / The Ron Leff Family collection --
Baseball abroad. Memorabilia from overseas baseball exhibition tours (1874-1934) / The Dr. Bill Sear Family collection --
It all started at Geroloman's. Vintage advertising display signs and ephemera, photography, and memorabilia / The Bill Mastro collection. Collecting 20th-century baseball memorabilia --
Coming home. St. Louis Cardinals and Browns memorabilia, world series and all-star game press pins / The Bill DeWitt Family collection --
The Language of autographs. Autographed photographs / The David Bowen collection --
The Summer of '69. Nineteen sixty nine Chicago Cubs memorabilia / The Dan Knoll collection --
Resurgence of heroes. Record-breaking home run baseballs / The Todd McFarlane collection --
Immortal brethren. Game-worn uniforms and jerseys, game-used bats, and memorabilia / The Wong Family Archives collection.
Responsibility: by Stephen Wong ; photographs by Susan Einstein.
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Presents photos of baseball artifacts from the world's most impressive private collections, providing historical background on the objects and information on the collectors, and includes seven essays offering advice on collecting and authenticating artifacts and organizing one's collection.

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