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Cardboard Gods: An All-American Tale Told Through Baseball Cards

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Cardboard Gods is the memoir of Josh Wilker, a brilliant writer who has marked the stages of his life through the baseball cards he collected as a child. It also captures the experience of growing up obsessed with baseball cards and explores what it means to be a fan of the game. Along the way, as we get to know Josh, his family, and his friends, we also get Joshs classic observations about the central artifacts from his life: the baseball cards themselves. Josh writes about an imagined correspondence with his favorite player, Carl Yastrzemski; he uses the magical bubble-blowing powers of journeyman Kurt Bevacqua to shed light on the weakening of the powerful childhood bond with his older brother; he considers the doomed utopian back-to-the-land dreams of his hippie parents against the backdrop of inimitable 1970s baseball figures such as “Designated Pinch Runner” Herb Washington and Mark “The Bird” Fidrych. Cardboard Gods is more than just the story of a man who cant let go of his past, its proof that — to paraphrase Jim Bouton — as children we grow up holding baseball cards but in the end we realize that its really the other way around.

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Wilker marks the stages of his life through the baseball cards he collected as a child. He captures the experience of growing up obsessed with baseball cards and explores what it means to be a fan of the game.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934734162
Subtitle:
An All-American Tale Told Through Baseball Cards
Author:
Wilker, Josh
Publisher:
Seven Footer Press
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Baseball players -- United States.
Subject:
Baseball cards -- Collectors and collecting.
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100420
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 24.5 oz
Age Level:
from 15

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