‘The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book’ helped fire up a generation or two who couldn’t believe there were adults who thought cards were cool.
It remains one of the quirkiest, most colorful and just plain fun sports books ever written.
An homage to bubble gum cards when they were just that–not investments or filled with swatches of jerseys.
The guys who wrote ‘The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book’ did it only because there weren’t any real books about the cards they remembered while growing up.
With no price guides to worry about or investment angle to cover, they took the cards for what they were and created a legion of fans who found it on the shelf–and still love it 35 years later.
One of those guys was David Davis of the L.A. Times, a 1970s kid who spent part of his youth buying packs–and the other half reading the book.
Davis tracked down the authors and his story took us on a trip down memory lane to a place where that book–and the 1975 Sports Collectors Bible ruled the literary world for young baseball fans.
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