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Old 09-15-2004, 12:30 PM
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Posted By: ChuckkieB

Hello all,

I've been collecting vintage cards for about a year and have recently discovered this forum. It is by far the best vintage card "gathering place" on the 'net! The knowledge and insight I've found here has converted me into a daily visitor.

My main focus so far has been the T206 set but I have been considereing branching out to the T3 and E93 sets as well. With the birth of my second child two weeks ago, my available funds will have to re-directed yet again (at least that's what I'll tell my wife!). Nonetheless, I will continue to chip away!

Finally, I've been attempting to gather up as much knowledge as possible about the beginnigs of our national pastime and was wondering if anyone can direct me to any worthwhile books regarding 19th century and early 1900's baseball. Any suggestions would be greatly appeciated.

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Old 09-15-2004, 12:45 PM
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Welcome to the board. If youa re truely interested in the originas of the game, then a membership to SABR and getting the mailing list for the 19c committee is a must. They are always talking about the origins of the game especially in the 1840s.

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Chuck-I highly recommend "Where They Ain't" by Burt Solomon-about Willie Keeler and the Baltimore Orioles @ the turn of the century; as well as the Deadball Stars books which are mentioned on another thread---Great Books

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Old 09-15-2004, 01:37 PM
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"Baseball 1845-1881" by Preston Orem
"The National Association of Base Ball Players 1857-1870" by Wright
"Nineteenth Century Stars" by SABR
"Nineteenth Century Baseball" (1871-1900) by Wright

If you have all of the above, you are covered from 1845-1900. Barry Sloate lists "collectable" resources in VCBC #3 (Sept,1995) in case you are interested in the expensive stuff; however, some of the rare books are available in reprint form. I especially recommend Spalding's book "America's National Game", which covers history from Spalding's biased viewpoint.

I also recommend picking up reading copies of Reach or Spalding Guides for the years you are interested in - most of them also contain a 'history' section, including stats.

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