Sunday, March 13, 2011

'Got 'em, Got 'em, Need 'em'

Every single one of us at some time or another in our collecting career have uttered this classic phrase. Whether silently in our heads or out loud amongst a group of fellow collectors it is our mantra.

Authors Jon Waldman and Stephen Laroche have graced collectors with the latest addition to a growing number of titles regarding the Sportscard Collecting hobby. 'Got 'em, Got'em Need 'em : A Fan’s Guide to Collecting the Top 100 Sports Cards of All Time' is scheduled to be released in April of this year. The book is described as follows;

For over 100 years, kids of all ages have enjoyed the thrill of collecting sports cards. Whether it was souvenirs from their parents’ cigarette packs, pieces that came in bubble gum packages or the modern dazzlers, the simple formula of pictures and text on cardboard has been a part of North American society for over a century.

Now, take a look back at one of the most popular hobbies in history with Got ’Em Got ’Em, Need ’Em. Covering baseball, basketball, football, hockey, boxing and golf, this unique book offers a look at the greatest sports cards ever produced, including the players and personalities involved. Relive the days gone by with some of the industry’s most well-known experts as we count down the best from the business.

Plus, as a special bonus, take a look at the best innovations, the worst blunders and a special tribute to the hobby’s boom era in the 1990s.

If you plan on attending the 2011 Spring Toronto Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo make sure you are there on the Friday night, April 29th at 6pm. Jon and Stephen will be officially launching the book with a reading followed by a signing and a Q&A session. They will also be available to sign copies of the book on Saturday and Sunday at the ECW Press booth.

If you cannot make it to the show then follow this link to the ECW Press website where you can pre-order 'Got 'em, Got 'em, Need 'em'. Either way I have a feeling this book will be one that everyone will enjoy adding to their collection.


1 comment:

  1. They will both be guests at some point next month on Card Corner Club Radio as well, to coincide with the book launch. Reminds me, I should probably put up something similar on CCC