Never Cheaper by the Dozen, a book published on CD last year by long-time collector Brian Powell, is now available on Kindle.
The 588-page book focuses on the stories behind some of the best known food and regional baseball sets from 1947-1971.
Author Brian Powell spent several years writing Never Cheaper, which through his research and conversations with other collectors, reveals some previously unpublished truths about sets like Bell Brand Dodgers, Post Cereal, JELL-O, Stahl-Meyer Franks, Home Run Derby and many others. Homespun anecdotes and collector interviews help delve into the time period in which each set was released with perspectives from both the year of issue and the modern collector’s search for what are often some of the hobby’s most elusive sets.
“My purpose was to write a book about a niche of cards I knew from long experience to be fascinating, but of which little had been written,” Powell told us last year. “Aside from brief price guide descriptions, even elaborate hard-bound general guides, several entries in a pair of books about important cards that was good yet provided less than a page of commentary per card, only a smattering of good features in 40 years of hobby papers, and a paragraph or two in the better auction house catalogs, there was nothing.”
The history of some of the companies and the products that contained the cards are often as interesting as the sets themselves.
Veteran collectors will recall some of the well-known hobbyists mentioned in the book and the memories of those who were avidly collecting the cards at the time.
The Kindle version of Never Cheaper is available for $9.99 on Amazon.com or free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.