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It’s here! Helmar’s Baseball History & Art magazine Inaugural issue!

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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!

About Charles

This blog is about vintage and hand-made baseball cards, art, brewing and cigars, history and anything interesting that I think should be passed along. Come often, you are welcome!


8 thoughts on “It’s here! Helmar’s Baseball History & Art magazine Inaugural issue!

  1. 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.


    Posted by Jared Detter | September 21, 2015, 4:14 pm
  2. Where can I buy a copy?


    Posted by glenn kitley | August 23, 2015, 9:33 pm
  3. 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.


    Posted by Brian Kaufman | August 3, 2015, 11:26 pm
  4. 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.


    Posted by Ted Hallman | August 3, 2015, 11:00 pm


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