Card Collectors, con Men, and the True Story of History's Most Desired Baseball Card

ISBN-10: 0061123927
ISBN-13: 9780061123924
Authors: Michael O'Keeffe, Teri Thompson
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Since its limited release just after the turn of the twentieth century, this American Tobacco cigarette card has beguiled and bedeviled collectors. First identified as valuable in the 1930s, when the whole notion of card collecting was still young, the T206 Wagner has remained the big score for collectors who have scoured card shows, flea markets, estate sales, and auctions for the portrait of baseball's greatest shortstop. Only a few dozen T206 Wagners are known to still exist. Most, with their creases, stains, and dog-eared corners, look worn and tattered, like they've been around for almost a century. But one-The Card-appears to have defied the travails of time. Thanks to its sharp…    

Author bio:

Robin Preiss Glasser has illustrated numerous children's books including America: A Patriotic Primer, A is for Abigail, and Our Fifty States by Lynne Cheney, Daddy's Girl by Garrison Keillor, Tea for Ruby by Sarah Ferguson, and the Fancy Nancy picture books by Jane O'Connor.Michael O'Keeffe is an award-winning journalist who is a member of the New York Daily News sports investigation team. He has been a reporter and editor for more than twenty years. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.

Teri Thompson is the editor of the Daily News sports investigative team and Sunday sports section, both of which have won numerous awards under her direction. One of the first women sportswriters in the country, she spent twelve years as an award-winning sportswriter and columnist for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and worked for ESPN as a coordinating producer for SportsCenter . She is the recipient of the New York Times Fellowship for Journalists at the Columbia Law School and is a member of the Connecticut bar. She and her husband split their time between Connecticut and New York.

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Number of pages: 256 Dimensions: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.92" tall Weight: 1.012 lbs. Language: English