View Full Version : Sports Postcard Guide by Joseph Mashburn

05-28-2008, 11:07 AM
Posted By: <b>Carl Lamendola</b><p>I have received numerous requests for this from my post on the Jim Thorpe postcard. It is 445 pages long, covers baseball, football, boxing, golf, tennis, bowling, etc. The author can reach him via e-mail... JMashb0135@aol.com. He's a nice guy and very knowledgeable - I'm sure he can point you in the right direction to get the book.

05-29-2008, 07:36 AM
Posted By: <b>Tom D</b><p>This price guide is very informative and has lots of illustrations. I highly recommend it as a resource. <br /><br />It is available on Amazon.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Sports-Postcard-Price-Guide-Comprehensive/dp/1885940041/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1212067995&sr=8-1" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/Sports-Postcard-Price-Guide-Comprehensive/dp/1885940041/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1212067995&sr=8-1</a>

05-29-2008, 09:01 AM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Interesting, I didn't know a guide like this existed, but how "Comprehensive" can it really be? There are literally hundreds of thousands of sports related postcards that I find it hard to believe any guide could be considered comprehensive. Does it list the 13 known different Nebraska Indians baseball team postcards?

05-29-2008, 11:15 AM
Posted By: <b>Tom D</b><p>If you check the Amazon listing, you can see a few sample pages from the book to get an idea of the scope of the book.<br /><br />It is comprehensive in that it compiles more sports (i.e. baseball, football, tennis, boxing, etc.) in one place than any other resource I've seen. It has the most detailed listing of non-player type postcards that of seen. These are mostly early 20th century cartoon or humor type postcards.<br /><br />It does not list every postcard ever printed, so if that is what you want, this book will disappoint. I collect stadium postcards and it doesn't list anywhere near the thousands of postcards listed in the Crabtree book.<br /><br />That said, I've found that for postcards, there is no book that has every postcard made, so I try to build a library of resources the best I can.

05-29-2008, 03:46 PM
Posted By: <b>Carl Lamendola</b><p>It is heavily illustrated. the pricing is low on some stuff, but its the only<br />thing of its kind I have seen. Maybe BecKett should buy the rights to it and pick up where he left off.