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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!
I have subscribed to this magazine and loved every page of it. For someone who is a younger fan (36 years of age) who feels like they were born in the wrong baseball era (although I love today’s baseball as well), this magazine has been a godsend. Keep up the great work, and I’ll keep up the faithful reading.
Where can I buy a copy?
Glenn, you can purchase the current issue here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Baseball-History-Art-Magazine-Cobb-Ruth-Wagner-Get-the-Inaugural-issue-/400962491861?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT Or, you take a tour and subscribe at helmarbrewing.com . Thanks, Charles
The magazine is superb. After reading the article about the search for Christi Mathewson and John McGraw’s apartment building, I am hooked. I rarely read a magazine cover to cover, but I’ll enjoy this one thoroughly.
Thank you Charles for making this such a fun sector in the hobby.
Brian, thank you. There are a million interesting baseball history stories out there; I hope to bring at least a few in front of people. Best, Charles
I can’t remember the last time that I discovered any sports collectible which held me so thoroughly enthralled. Each of the innumerable decisions that serve as the back story for every card seem to possess a single common denominator; tugging us- the decades long baseball lover, back to that feeling when we first stripped open a pack of cards in our childhood. I can not adequately express my gratitude to Charles Mandel and the staff at Helmar for sharing their love of the game – and its players – with us. Thank you Mr. Mandel. We are deeply indebted to you for rekindling a spark I had long since given up for dead.
Hello Ted, you have a way with words; perhaps a writing career is in the works. Thanks so much, Charles