Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World's Finest Private Collections by Stephen WongSmithsonian Baseball: Inside the World's Finest Private Collections by Stephen Wong

Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World's Finest Private Collections

byStephen Wong

Paperback | October 18, 2016

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Among the national treasures you'll find:

  • The only known photographic image of baseball's first organized team, the New York Knickerbockers, circa 1846.
  • Original copy of the first written rules of modern baseball.
  • One of the earliest known color advertising posters promoting the very first set of baseball cards, released in 1887.
  • Scorecard from the inaugural World Series in 1903.
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson's rookie-era game-used bat.
  • Game-worn jerseys of Ty Cobb, Dizzy Dean, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Grove, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, and Ted Williams.
Stephen Wong, a lifelong collector of rare and historically significant artifacts, spent two and a half years researching his top-selling adult book smithsonian baseball: Inside the World's Finest Private Collections. Wong has advised a number of the world's top collectors and is currently lending his expertise to an upcoming exhibitio...
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Title:Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World's Finest Private CollectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 11.62 × 9.25 × 0.63 inPublished:October 18, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061121215

ISBN - 13:9780061121210

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“...a magnificent album of baseball mementos--by turns, beautiful, peculiar and hilarious.”