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The inaugural issue of Baseball History & Art is now available! Seventy-six full color, beautiful pages of baseball history with vintage Helmar-style art. Printed on thick, wonderful paper! 8.5″ x 11″, 76 pages.
If you want to learn the stories behind the player’s names, along with great art, this is the magazine for you.
This INAUGURAL issue includes:
- TY COBB die-cut, 7.5″ dia. portrait insert in the style of the popular circa 1911 “Fan for a Fan”.
- “Players We Ought to Know” features stories behind history’s most interesting players
- “Black Stars Exhibit” brings great art and bios of some of baseball’s best blackball era stars
- “Boneyards” feature on Forbes Field, Honus Wagner and the history of that great, lost ball field. Written by Mark Schraf.
- “Finding Home”, in which author Steve Hermanos tracks down and visits the apartment Christy Mathewson and J.J. McGraw shared in 1903. It is still there!
- “Ticket Stub” feature examines how a no-name rookie beat Bob Feller for the pennant. Written by Dennis Snelling.
- An insightful interview with Marty Appel about Mickey Mantle and the boys as he knew them.
- An examination and discussion of the many Helmar-T206 card backs. There’s more involved in those beauties than one might expect!
- Auction results of Helmar cards in graph form
- “The Lucky Man,” an interview with super-collector Jerry Bradley
- Mike Shannon, editor of Baseball History & Art, puts the hobby in review in a thoughtful book review
This magazine is about BOTH baseball history and collecting. It will be published on a quarterly basis…this listing is for ONLY the first issue. You will love it!