Read Online ↠ Mint Condition [Book] By Dave Jamieson

Read Online ↠ Mint Condition [Book] By Dave Jamieson

Mint Condition
When award winning journalist Dave Jamieson s parents sold his childhood home a few years ago, he rediscovered a prized boyhood possession his baseball card collection Now was the time to cash in on the investments of his youth But all the card shops had closed, and cards were selling for next to nothing online What had happened In Mint Condition, his fascinating, e When award winning journalist Dave Jamieson s parents sold his childhood home a few years ago, he rediscovered a prized boyhood possession his baseball card collection Now was the time to cash in on the investments of his youth But all the card shops had closed, and cards were selling for next to nothing online What had happened In Mint Condition, his fascinating, eye opening, endlessly entertaining book, Jamieson finds the answer by tracing the complete story of this beloved piece of American childhood Picture cards had long been used for advertising, but after the Civil War, tobacco companies started slipping them into cigarette packs as collector s items Before long, the cards were wagging the cigarettes In the 1930s, cards helped gum and candy makers survive the Great Depression In the 1960s, royalties from cards helped transform the baseball players association into one of the country s most powerful unions, dramatically altering the game In the 80s and 90s, cards went through a spectacular bubble, becoming a billion dollar a year industry before all but disappearing, surviving today as the rarified preserve of adult collectors Mint Condition is charming, original history brimming with colorful characters, sure to delight baseball fans and collectors
Title : Mint Condition
Pages : 272 pages
Isbn : 0802119395
Author :  Dave Jamieson
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Language : English


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