The T206 Collection: The Players & Their Stories has been named one of the best books of the season by the prestigious New England Book Festival. Authors Tom & Ellen Zappala of Massachusetts will receive the award in the General Non-Fiction category on January 15 at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA.
The coffee table book has also been accepted into the archives of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY and was featured in a week-long exhibit at the New England Sports Museum in Boston. It celebrates the lives of the players featured in the 1909-1911 T206 baseball card set which includes the famous Honus Wagner card.
Released last June to very good reviews, the book also won the Independent Publishers Award for Excellence.
The Zappalas, who reside in Merrimac, MA, have recently returned from an East Coast book tour. They are currently partnering with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help find a cure for Diabetes.
Finding a cure is close to the Zappala’s hearts as two children in the family have Type 1 Diabetes. Because of this, the Zappalas will be donating $10.00 from each purchase of their personally signed, first edition book that is purchased from the author’s website www.t206players.com before baseball’s opening day 2011.